Facilities

Toshiba to Add EV Battery Plant in Japan

October 22, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Toshiba Corp. is building a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to meet growing demand for hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

VW Readies “Dealer of Tomorrow” Plan for Europe

October 17, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand plans to launch a new sales and distribution scheme in Europe that includes direct-to-customer sales and flexible dealership and service center models.

Tesla Gets OK to Build Factory in China

October 17, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Tesla Inc. has agreed to spend 973 million yuan ($140 million) for land in Shanghai on which to build a factory with eventual annual capacity to make 500,000 electric cars—and the batteries to propel them.

Dutch Startup Plans €1.6 Billion Battery Plant in China

October 16, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Dutch battery making startup Lithium Werks BV intends to open a €1.6 billion ($1.9 billion) factory in China in 2021 to make battery cells for electric cars, industrial applications and energy storage systems.

Goodyear Rolls Out Flexible Sales and Installation Plan

October 16, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching a new sales and installation service that the company says will make tire-shopping faster and more convenient.

Schaeffler Expands Ohio Production Complex for 21st Time

October 16, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Schaeffler Group is again expanding its powertrain production complex in Wooster, Ohio.

Arizona to Create Mobility Safety Center

October 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Arizona plans to set up a facility to vet the safety of self-driving-car systems and develop techniques to investigate crashes that involve such vehicles, Automotive News reports.

Magna Adds Czech Seating Plant to Serve BMW

October 11, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Canada’s Magna International Inc. has opened a factory in Chomutov, Czech Republic, to supply seats to BMW AG for multiple vehicle programs.

Korean Supplier Opens EV Battery Separator Plant in China

October 09, 2018 at 12:58 PM

South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. is spending 400 billion won ($354 million) to build a lithium-ion battery separator plant in Changzhou, China.

Flex-N-Gate Opens Detroit Plant

October 09, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Urbana, Ill.-based Flex-N-Gate has opened a $160 million facility in Detroit to make plastic and metal exterior components for Ford Motor Co.

FCA Readies Plug-in Jeep Renegade

October 09, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it has begun preparing its factory in Melfi, Italy, to begin making a plug-in hybrid version of its Jeep Renegade mini-SUV in early 2020.

Daimler Breaks Ground on U.S. Battery Plant

October 08, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Daimler AG has begun construction of a large battery plant seven miles from its car and SUV assembly complex in Tuscaloosa, Ala.