Facilities

Swedish Startup Readies Fundraiser for Giant EV Battery Cell Plant

August 14, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Northvolt AB, a Stockholm-based battery maker, is preparing a fundraising effort to build a €4 billion ($4.5 billion) factory in Sweden with capacity to make 32 gigawatt-hours of battery cells per year.

Cummins Adding $234 million Diesel Tech Center in India

August 10, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Diesel maker Cummins Inc. is building its second-largest technical center outside the U.S. at a 16-acre site outside Pune, India.

Bosch to Open Regenerative Brake System Plant in China

August 09, 2017 at 12:32 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has begun construction of a 779 million-yuan ($116 million) factory in Nanjing, China, to make advanced regenerative braking systems for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Nexteer Opens Second Japan Office

August 08, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd. has opened a customer service center in Atsugi, Japan.

Faraday Future Shifts EV Production Plans to California

August 07, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Struggling electric vehicle startup Faraday Future Inc. has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in Hanford, Calif., a month after pulling the plug on a planned $1 billion plant in North Las Vegas.

Consortium Plans Giant Battery-Making Complex in Europe

August 03, 2017 at 1:46 AM

Terra E Holding GmbH plans to choose the European location next month for a huge lithium-ion battery plant to rival the output of Tesla Inc.’s “gigafactory” in Nevada.

GM to Halt Corvette Output to Complete Plant Upgrade

August 01, 2017 at 1:49 PM

dGeneral Motors Co. is suspending production of its Chevrolet Corvette for three months to complete previously announced upgrades to its Bowling Green, Ky., manufacturing plant.

Denso to Expand Michigan Operations

July 31, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Japan’s Denso Corp. plans to invest $75 million and add about 120 employees at its North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich.

Roechling Opens Silicon Valley Office

July 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Roechling Automotive AG has opened an office in San Jose, Calif., to support startup companies, new mobility technologies and traditional supplier and carmaker customers’ operations in California. 

Nexteer Opens Electric Power Steering Plant in Indonesia

July 26, 2017 at 9:57 AM

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd. has opened a manufacturing plant in Bekasi, Indonesia, to produce electric power steering (EPS) systems.

GM Reins in Updates for Detroit HQ

July 21, 2017 at 2:38 PM

General Motors Co. has halted plans to add interactive displays and renovate the exterior of its headquarters in the Renaissance Center building in downtown Detroit.

China Facility Marks JLR’s First Engine Plant Outside England

July 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Today Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is opening a factory in China to make gasoline engines for vehicles it builds nearby.