Facilities

Porsche to Expand Leipzig Factory for Macan EV

March 13, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Porsche unit plans to invest more than €600 million ($677 million) to prepare its factory in Leipzig, Germany, to make an all-electric version of the Macan compact crossover vehicle.

Kia May Idle Plant in China

March 12, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Kia Motor Corp. says it is studying whether to suspend production at one of its factories in China because of the slumping market there.

Tesla Won’t Close Most Stores After All

March 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM

Tesla Inc. has reversed its plan to shut down most of its retail stores in the U.S. and switch to online-only sales.

EV Startup Nio Drops Plan for Factory in Shanghai

March 08, 2019 at 12:43 AM

Shanghai-based electric car startup Nio Ltd., has abandoned plans to build an assembly plant in the city’s Jiading district after its losses nearly doubled in 2018, the Shanghai Daily reports.

GM’s Lordstown Plant Builds Its Last Chevy Cruze

March 07, 2019 at 9:40 AM

General Motors Co.’s factory in Lordstown, Ohio, assembled its last Chevrolet Cruze compact car yesterday, leaving the facility with no new product to build.

Hyundai To Suspend Operations at a Factory in Beijing

March 07, 2019 at 12:19 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to adjust to slumping sales in China by shutting down the oldest of three assembly plants it operates in Beijing with partner BAIC Group.

Mitsubishi Electric to Add 2nd Czech Plant

March 06, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. plans to build a second manufacturing plant at its complex at Slany, Czech Republic.

Report: Ford May Shutter Two Factories in Russia

March 05, 2019 at 11:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. tells Reuters it will decide this spring whether to shut down two assembly plants in Russia as part of its global restructuring.

SK to Add Second EV Battery Plant in Hungary

February 28, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Seoul-based battery maker SK Innovation Co, plans to build a second factory in Hungary to supply batteries for electrified vehicles.

Local Assembler May Buy Ford Truck Plant in Brazil

February 27, 2019 at 1:33 AM

Brazilian carmaker CAOA is negotiating to buy Ford Motor Co.’s truck plant in Sao Paulo that is slated to close later this year.

FCA Plans New Assembly Plant in Detroit

February 26, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV intends to invest $4.5 billion to upgrade five factories in Michigan and add a new assembly plant within the city limits of Detroit.

CATL Details Battery Plant Project in Germany

February 25, 2019 at 4:15 PM

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. has provided more details about the huge battery plant it is building in Germany to supply European makers of electric cars.