Production

GM, Isuzu JV to Add Diesel Parts Plant in Ohio

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Dmax Ltd., General Motors Co.’s diesel engine joint venture with Isuzu Motors Co. in Morain, Ohio, is constructing a components plant in nearby Brookville.

More Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How does an investment firm see the Ford electric vehicle?

VW's New EV Platform Cuts Costs by 40%

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM

Volkswagen AG says a new chassis design made it 40% cheaper to electrify its ID.3 small car than to turn a conventional vehicle into an EV.

Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla in Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.

Tesla Get Final Production Okay for China Plant

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 6:19 PM

Chinese regulators have given Tesla Inc. final approval to mass produce electric cars at the company’s new factory in China.

VW to Add Battery Production in Tennessee

By: Steve Plumb - November 13, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to build a 198,000-sq-ft electric-car battery plant adjacent to its vehicle manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

VW, HP Test 3D Printing on Miniature Cars

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM

Hewlett-Packard Co. has 3D-printed more than 10,000 tiny scale models of Volkswagen AG’s upcoming ID.3 electric car to demonstrate the technology for potential use in high-volume production vehicles.

Lucid Motors Breaks Ground on Arizona Factory

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors aims to have the first phase of construction completed within a year for its assembly plant in Arizona.

Times to Get Tougher for Tooling Firms

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 07, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Harbour Results Inc. estimates decline in N.A. OEM tooling spend for 2020

Tool and Die Sales Set to Plunge 24% in U.S.

By: Bill Hampton - November 05, 2019 at 5:06 PM

Carmakers, who spent $8.7 billion on production tooling in North America this year, are likely to cut their investment to $6.8 billion in 2020 and $7.1 billion in 2021, predicts Harbour Results Inc.

Cold Facts on Hot Stamping

By: Ray Chalmers - November 05, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Process advances, new materials, and tooling breakthroughs are advancing the state of hot stamping