Facilities

Ford to Close Two Assembly Plants in Russia

March 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce on Wednesday it is closing two of three factories it operates in Russia as a cost-cutting move, Bloomberg News says.

Nissan Plans Assembly Plant in Ghana

March 25, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Nissan Motor Co. plans to open an auto assembly plant in Ghana by 2022 with capacity to make as many as 60,000 vehicles per year, according to The Nikkei.

GM to Add EV Production at Michigan Plant

March 22, 2019 at 10:49 AM

General Motors Co. confirms media reports that it will invest $300 million to prepare its assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich., to make an all-new Chevrolet electric vehicle.

Waymo to Add Second Robo-Fleet Center in Arizona

March 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving unit plans to open an 85,000-sq-ft facility in Mesa, Ariz., later this year to house, support and service the company’s growing vehicle fleet.

Trump Again Tells GM to Sell or Reopen Lordstown Plant

March 21, 2019 at 12:40 AM

President Donald Trump has again urged General Motors Co. to either sell or reopen its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, as soon as possible.

Ford Will Prepare Michigan Plant to Make EVs

March 20, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will spend $850 million over the next four years at its assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich., mainly to prepare it to make all-electric vehicles.

GM Plans $2.7 Billion Expansion in Brazil

March 19, 2019 at 2:20 PM

General Motors Co. says it will invest 10 billion reais ($2.7 billion) to expand two factories in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the next five years.

Nissan Targets Top Market Spots in Middle East

March 19, 2019 at 1:08 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is adding models and increasing capacity in the Middle East in a bid to raise its market share there by one-third to more than 20% by 2022.

Trump Urges GM to “Do Something Quickly” with Lordstown Plant

March 18, 2019 at 2:02 AM

President Donald Trump—reviving his criticism General Motors Co.’s decision to close its auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio—says he has asked CEO Mary Barra to “sell it or do something quickly.”

Hella Opens 6th Facility in India

March 18, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Hella GmbH is opening its second electronics component plant in India and its sixth facility in the country.

Toyota to Hike U.S. Investment by Nearly $3 Billion

March 14, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it is expanding a previously announced $10 billion U.S. expansion program to nearly $13 billion by 2022.

Boring Wins Initial Approval for Las Vegas Tunnel

March 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM

The Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Authority (LVCCVA) has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Co. for a high-speed underground transportation system.