Facilities

VW Choses Slovakia to Make New Low-Cost EV

May 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to use its small-car factory in Bratislava, Slovakia, to build a family of small electric cars for the European market, according to Handelsblatt.

Report: GM Pondered Selling its Detroit HQ Last Year

May 20, 2019 at 12:17 AM

General Motors Co. conducted exploratory talks in 2018 with Michigan business tycoon Dan Gilbert about buying GM’s Detroit headquarters.

U.K. Adds Another $36 Million for Battery Tech Facility

May 16, 2019 at 6:48 PM

The British government has pledged to contribute £28 million ($36 million) to the country’s Battery Industrialization Centre.

BMW Affirms Plans for Assembly Plant in Hungary

May 16, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Hungary’s central government says it has been assured by BMW AG that the carmaker will begin construction later this year of a €1 billion assembly plant in Debrecen and begin production by 2023.

Geely Opens Research Center in Germany

May 16, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Geely Auto Group has opened a 300-engineer research facility in Raunheim, Germany, to work on electric propulsion and advanced mobility technologies.

VW Confirms New Assembly Plant in Eastern Europe

May 14, 2019 at 12:10 PM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has approved the launch of “concrete negotiations” to build and open a new assembly plant in eastern Europe about four years from now.

Honda Says Swindon Plant in U.K. Cannot Be Saved

May 14, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Honda Motor Co. has reconfirmed it will shut down its assembly Swindon assembly plant in the U.K. in 2021, ending efforts to save the facility.

GM Will Convert Oshawa Plant into Partsmaking Facility

May 08, 2019 at 4:25 PM

General Motors Co. has agreed to convert GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., into a components factory and site for testing autonomous vehicles.

GM in Talks to Sell Lordstown Plant to EV Company

May 08, 2019 at 3:29 PM

General Motors Co. says it is in talks with Workhorse Group Inc., an Ohio maker of electric delivery trucks and buses, to buy the carmaker’s giant assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

Polestar Opens R&D Center in U.K.

May 08, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar electric vehicle unit is opening a research and development center in Coventry, England.

China’s Great Wall Opens SUV Plant in Russia

May 07, 2019 at 2:43 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. says it will begin making Haval F7 crossover vehicles at a new factory in central Russia later this month.

BYD to Build New EV Plant in China

May 06, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co. is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to construct a fourth EV manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China.