Facilities

Toyota Plans Proving Ground with ‘Ring-like Test Track

February 23, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing 300 billion yen ($2.8 billion) to build a research and development center in Japan that will focus on electrified and other “green” technologies.

BMW Ends Series 3 Production in South Africa

February 22, 2018 at 2:10 AM

BMW AG has discontinued production of its 3 Series sedan at its factory in Pretoria, South Africa.

Mercedes Constructing “Factory of the Future” in Germany

February 21, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has broken ground for its so-called “Factory 56” advanced manufacturing site in Sindelfingen, Germany.

GM Will Idle Flint Truck Plant for 4 Weeks

February 20, 2018 at 1:30 AM

General Motors Co. says it will idle its pickup truck plant in Flint, Mich., for most of July to update the facility’s assembly lines.

Faurecia to Open Interiors Plant in Kansas City

February 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM

France’s Faurecia SA is investing $60 million to build an assembly plant for interior components in Blue Springs, Mo.

GM Korea to Shutter One of Four Factories

February 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM

General Motors Co. says it will shut down its assembly plant in Gunsan, South Korea, by the end of May.

Tesla Touts Improved Plant Safety

February 05, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Tesla Inc. says the total recordable incident rate (TRIR) for safety at its Fremont, Calif., plant fell 25% to 6.2 per 100 workers in 2017.

Conti to Open Artificial Intelligence Center in Budapest

February 02, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Continental AG says it will open an artificial intelligence tech center in Budapest in May.

U.K. Startup Opens Electric Motor Plant

February 01, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Yasa Ltd. has opened a large-scale manufacturing plant for electric motors in Oxford, England, to meet growing demand for electrified vehicles.

Nikola Motors to Build Fuel Cell Truck in Arizona

January 31, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Salt Lake, Utah-based Nikola Motor Co. has selected a site in Buckeye, Ariz., to build a manufacturing facility for its previously announced fuel cell-powered trucks.

Denso to Open Mobility Development Center in Japan

January 31, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Denso Corp. Is opening a new research and development center in Tokyo in April that will focus on advanced driver assistance systems, automated driving and connected vehicles.

Report: Trump’s Auto Investment Revival Claim Is Short by $46 Billion

January 31, 2018 at 1:42 AM

President Donald Trump praises Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Mazda-Toyota for making the auto industry’s first major investments in the U.S. in several years. Not so, says the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.