Facilities

Indonesia Confirms Hyundai EV Factory Project

July 31, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has secured a site outside Jakarta on which to build a factory to make electric cars, according to an Indonesian cabinet official.

Tax on Tesla’s Shanghai Plant: $323 Million

July 30, 2019 at 5:44 PM

Tesla Inc. will be required by the end of 2023 to pay annual taxes of about $323 million for the factory it is building in Shanghai, according to The Nikkei.

PSA May Close Vauxhall Plant over Messy Brexit

July 29, 2019 at 2:23 AM

PSA Group says it will move production of Astra and Vauxhall cars out of Ellesmere Port, England, if the U.K.’s exit from the European Union makes local production unprofitable.

BMW Doubles Battery Capacity at U.S. Plant

July 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM

BMW AG’s giant SUV factory in Spartanburg, S.C., has doubled capacity to make batteries for its electrified models.

Ford Prepares Chicago Site to Make Hybrid SUVs

July 23, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Ford Motor Co. is spending $50 million to update a facility outside Chicago to handle final assembly of hybrid SUVs.

Denso Opens Mobility Innovation Lab in Seattle

July 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Denso Corp. has opened an Innovation Lab in Seattle, Wash.,  that will develop advanced mobility technologies and services.

Indian Company Targets 300,000 EV Charging Stations by 2025

July 16, 2019 at 8:56 AM

Mumbai-based Vakrangee Ltd. plans to expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations from 3,500 facilities across India today to 75,000 in 2022 and 300,000 in 2025.

Magna Opens $1.4 Billion Paint Shop in Slovenia

July 16, 2019 at 1:33 AM

Contract assembler Magna Steyr AG has opened a $1.4 billion paint shop in Slovenia to support its assembly plant in Graz, Austria.

VW Chooses Turkey for E. European Plant

July 12, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board has selected Turkey as the location of a new assembly plant that will open 3-4 years from now.

Toyota to Retool Plant for Next-Gen Pickups

July 11, 2019 at 5:26 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. will decide later this summer on a $400 million plan to prepare its pickup truck plant in Texas for next-generation models that share the same platform.

LG Chem Mulls 2nd U.S. Battery Plant

July 11, 2019 at 9:16 AM

South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd. is considering building a second battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to meet growing demand for electrified vehicles.

FCA Adding $788 Million EV Line in Italy

July 11, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is spending €700 million ($788 million) to equip its assembly plant in Mirafiori, Italy, to make the all-electric version of the Fiat 500 minicar.