Facilities

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.

GM Ponders $1 Billion Upgrade for Missouri Factory

May 03, 2019 at 11:25 AM

General Motors Co. has approached the governor of Missouri about state incentives for a possible $1 billion overhaul of the carmaker’s truck plant in Wentzville.

FCA Seeks $160 Million in Aid for Detroit Plant Projects

May 01, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it is angling for $160 million in state and local incentives to help pay for a $2.5 billion overhaul of two factories in metro Detroit.

Lexus to Produce NX Crossover in Canada

April 30, 2019 at 4:28 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s plant in in Cambridge, Ont., will add production of gasoline and hybrid variants of the Lexus NX crossover vehicle in 2022 for sale in North America.

Toyota Opens “Mini ’Ring” Test Track in Japan

April 29, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has opened the first section of its new Shimoyama Technical Center in Japan with a test track modeled after the famed Nurburgring-Nordschleife course in Germany.

Japan’s Nidec to Build Second EV Motor Plant in China

April 29, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Japan’s Nidec Corp. plans to invest $500 million to build a second factory in China to make propulsion motors for electric vehicles, The Nikkei reports.

Miami Apartments to Get Landing Pads for Flying Cars

April 25, 2019 at 5:47 PM

A residential skyscraper under construction in Miami will feature a “sky deck” for future flying cars.

VW and China Partner Building $751 Million EV Factory

April 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM

The electric car factory in Hefei, China, being launched by Volkswagen AG and joint venture partner Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. will have capacity to make 100,000 EVs per year.

Renovated Lambo Museum Opens in Italy

April 23, 2019 at 12:41 PM

Lamborghini SpA has reopened its renovated museum at the company’s headquarters complex in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

Waymo to Outfit Self-Driving Vehicles at Detroit Plant

April 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving unit has inked a deal to use an American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. facility in Detroit to equip vehicles with Waymo’s autonomous driving technologies.

German EV Startup to Use Former Saab Plant

April 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Germany’s Sono Motors GmbH has inked a deal with National Electric Vehicle Sweden, owner of the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile AB, to build an electric car at the former Saab plant in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Honda to Prepare Ohio Plant for Electrified Models

April 19, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans in August to begin retooling one of its assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio, to make electrified vehicles.