Facilities

Detroit Auto Show Venue Gets a New Name

August 27, 2019 at 5:46 PM

Cobo Center, the downtown convention facility that has hosted the Detroit auto show for decades, is now named TCF Center.

Conti Ponders Plant Closures

August 26, 2019 at 1:16 AM

Continental AG reportedly may close as many as nine of its 32 powertrain factories and shed 4,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring effort.

Tesla Scouts Plant Sites in Germany

August 26, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Tesla Inc. reportedly has made initial inspections of at least two possible sites in Germany for a factory to make electric cars and battery packs.

Netherlands Opens Huge Bike Garage

August 23, 2019 at 6:20 PM

A new three-story bicycle garage in Utrecht, Netherlands, can accommodate 12,500 bikes, reportedly making it the largest such facility in the world.

Mahindra Opens Assembly Plant in Sri Lanka

August 21, 2019 at 1:04 AM

Sri Lanka is celebrating its first auto assembly plant, a facility launched by neighboring India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to make KUV100 mini-crossover vehicles from kits.

Ford, Lincoln Plan EV Crossovers for 2023

August 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Ford Motor Co. reportedly is developing two all-electric crossover models that will debut in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.

Ghana Tax Breaks Cinch Auto Plant Deals

August 16, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Ghana has agreed to grant carmakers tax breaks for as long as 10 years if they open assembly plants in the country.

SAIC Begins Construction of Huge Data Center

August 16, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corp. has begun construction of a large cloud computing and “big-data” center in Zhengzhou, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant

August 14, 2019 at 1:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.

PSA-Dongfeng Venture to Close 2 Plants in China

August 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM

PSA Group and Dongfeng Motor Group plan to close two of their four joint-venture assembly plants in China and dismiss half the venture’s employees.

Mahindra Eyes Former Buick Plant Site in Mich.

August 08, 2019 at 8:54 AM

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it might build a manufacturing plant on a 364-acre site in Flint, Mich., that was once part of General Motors Co.’s “Buick City” complex.

Fortunes Vanish for Would-Be Buyer of GM Plant

August 07, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Workhorse Group—the tiny company that wants to buy a shuttered General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio—reported second-quarter sales revenue of just $6,000.