Facilities

Tesla Picks Berlin for European Factory

By: Bill Hampton - November 12, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company will erect its first European assembly plant outside Berlin.

GM Sells Lordstown Factory to EV Maker

By: Bill Hampton - November 07, 2019 at 4:23 PM

General Motors Co. has sold its shuttered auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio, to electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp. Terms were not disclosed.

Toyota Breaks Ground on Myanmar Plant

By: Bill Hampton - November 01, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. will be the latest carmaker to assemble cars locally in Myanmar.

VW’s Labor Boss Vows to Block Turkey Plant

By: Bill Hampton - November 01, 2019 at 9:36 AM

Volkswagen AG’s unions say they won’t vote to approve a big auto plant project in Turkey as long as that country continues military operations in Syria.

Report: VW to Decide This Week on Turkish Plant

October 29, 2019 at 12:28 AM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board reportedly will decide this week whether to shift plans for an assembly plant from Turkey to Slovakia.

Ford Drops 2 SUVs, Cuts Staff in Canada

October 28, 2019 at 4:55 PM

Ford Motor Co. will eliminate 450 workers at its Canadian assembly plant in Oakville, Ont., where the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT models are going out of production.

Report: Nissan Could Sell Plants in Spain, U.K.

October 24, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Nissan Motor Co. may sell off factories in Spain and the U.K. as it looks for ways to adjust production capacity to sales demand, sources tell Bloomberg News.

FCA to Build Battery Assembly Plant in Italy

October 23, 2019 at 12:10 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will open a €50 million ($56 million) plant next year at its Mirafiori complex in Turin, Italy, to make batteries from purchased cells.

VW: No Plan to Abandon Turkey Plant Project

October 22, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Volkswagen AG says its isn’t looking for other locations for the assembly plant it hopes to build in Turkey.

Polestar Names 1st N. American Retail Partner

October 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Volvo Cars Corp.’s Polestar Polestar electric vehicle unit has selected Groupe Park Avenue in Montreal as its first retail partner in North America.

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia Revive Bids for VW Plant

October 18, 2019 at 1:06 AM

Volkswagen AG’s postponement of plans for a $1.4 billion factory in Turkey has prompted previous contenders to revive efforts to win the project.

GM Offers to Spend $7.7 Billion on U.S. Plants

October 18, 2019 at 12:42 AM

General Motors Co. has offered to invest $7.7 billion in its U.S. plants if United Auto Workers union members ratify a proposed four-year labor contract next week.