Facilities

Sprint Plans 5G Test Track

January 08, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Telecommunications giant Sprint Corp. is partnering with the Peachtree Corners business technology park in Georgia to create a proving grounds for vehicle-to-everything communications using 5G technology.

Tesla Breaks Ground on Factory in China

January 07, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Tesla Inc. has broken ground at the site of its planned vehicle assembly plant in Shanghai, the company’s first factory outside the U.S.

GAC Opens EV Factory in Guangzhou

January 03, 2019 at 2:17 PM

China’s Guangzhou Automotive Group Co. (GAC) has completed construction of the first phase of its 4.7 billion-yuan ($680 million) electric vehicle factory in Guangzhou.

Fate of GM’s Lordstown Plant, Others Tied to 2019 Labor Talks

December 20, 2018 at 2:03 PM

General Motors Co. reiterates that the future of its assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be settled by talks with the United Auto Workers union next summer.

Nidec to Add EV Motor Factories in Mexico, Poland

December 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Japan’s Nidec Corp. says it will build factories in Mexico and Poland to make propulsion motors for electric vehicles.

AVL to Equip California’s New Emissions Lab

December 19, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Plymouth, Mich.-based AVL Test Systems Inc. has been chosen to provide the emission testing system for a new lab being built by the California Air Resources Board.

Grammer JV Opens Interiors Tech Center in India

December 19, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Germany's Grammer AG and Indian engineering service Ally Grow Technologies have opened a technical center in Pune.

Cooper Standard to Build New Headquarters

December 18, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. plans to move its global headquarters from Novi, Mich., to nearby Northville in early 2020.

Aptiv Opens Las Vegas Tech Center for Autonomous Vehicles

December 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Aptiv plc has added a fourth technical center for self-driving vehicles, this time in Las Vegas.

Denso Opens Electronics Plant in Tennessee

December 14, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Denso Corp. has opened a factory in Maryville, Tenn., to produce next-generation inverters for electric vehicles.

Ford to Close Transmission Plant in France

December 14, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Ford Motor Co. intends to stop production at its transmission plant in Blanquefort, France, by the end of August.

Daimler to Use Wind Energy at German Facilities

December 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to use electricity generated from wind farms at three of its factories in Germany starting in 2021.