Tag: car production

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EV startup Faraday Future looks to raise $600m

August 16, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The company is hoping to get the car, designated the FF 91 (pictured) on the market in Q3 or Q4. Faraday is reported to have got $52 million in committed funds and needs more to complete its factory in California. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, Production

Ford to Close Plants in India, a Tough Market for Auto Giants

September 10, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Co. ’s decision to stop making cars in India deals a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s domestic manufacturing drive while highlighting the difficulty foreign auto makers have gaining a foothold in the market. On Thursday, Ford said […]

Design & Planning, Process

Intel to invest $95bn in Europe over 10 years, says CEO

September 8, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The aim, said Gelsinger, was a “total project of 80 billion euros ($94.77 billion) over the next decade that would be a catalyst for the semiconductor industry, a catalyst for the entire technology industry.” “Cars are becoming computers with tires. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler production scaled back due to global chip shortage

April 22, 2021


LONDON – The global chip shortage is continuing to wreak havoc at some of the world’s biggest carmakers. Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover announced Thursday that it has been forced to stop car production for a “limited period” at its Castle […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

April 6, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

VW blames module suppliers for interrupted car production

February 16, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Reuters quotes a company executive saying: “We have communicated our demand early on. We have passed on our forecasts which have confirmed that demand. If suppliers do not trust our numbers and consult their own forecasts, we should have been […]

Design & Planning, Process

Tesla to address environmental concerns over planned German factory

June 4, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BERLIN — Tesla Inc. will rework plans for its factory near Berlin to appease environmental critics and ensure its first European outpost can start producing cars in about a year, a senior local government official said. The electric-car pioneer has […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volvo, Bombardier, McLaren, Aston and others halt production

March 25, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Aston Martin Aston Martin has announced that it will temporarily suspend all manufacturing operations at its Gayden, Newport Pagnell and St Athan plants in the UK, following the Prime Minister’s call for non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down. The plants […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Carmakers to resume China output after Coronavirus forced closures

February 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order) as compiled by Reuters: BMW’s China venture with Brilliance said on February 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on February 17. Daimler said on February 3 it plans to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Surprise! U.S. auto sales expected to finish year up from 2017

December 21, 2018

Via: Automotive News

U.S. light-vehicle sales are expected to finish the year up slightly from 2017, defying forecasts that almost unanimously called for the industry to post a second consecutive annual decline. Higher fleet deliveries, low unemployment and Tesla’s rapid production ramp-up are […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla worried by China even as deliveries surge

October 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

The California-based electric carmaker, emerging from several months of turmoil around its Chief Executive Elon Musk, confirmed numbers leaked to an industry news site on Monday that showed it produced roughly 80,000 cars in the third quarter. Deliveries reached a […]