Production

VW’s Wolfsburg Plant Wins Lean Production Award

July 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Volkswagen AG’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, has been named the winner of the OEM category in this year’s Automotive Lean Production Award competition in Europe.

Mazda to Resume Limited Production in Japan

July 11, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. plans to resume one-shift operations at two plants in Japan on July 12 after production was suspended on July 7 by extremely heavy rain.

Production, Exports Rise in Mexico

July 10, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Mexico’s output of cars and light trucks rose 1% to 349,200 units in June, but domestic sales fell 6% to 119,700 units, according to industry group AMIA.

BMW to Boost Capacity 16% in China

July 09, 2018 at 5:00 PM

BMW AG says its capacity to build cars and SUVs in China will climb to 520,000 units in 2019 from 450,000 units currently.

Deadly Rains in Japan Disrupt Auto Plants

July 09, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Heavy rains in southwest Japan, which reportedly have killed 100 people in the country, also are disrupting operations at multiple auto industry sites.

Tesla Confirms Model 3’s Weekly Production Target

July 03, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Tesla Inc. confirms it met its promise to build 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans in the last week of June. The final tally was 5,031 units.

Musk Says Tesla Hit June Target for Model 3 Production

July 02, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk told employees yesterday that the company has met its promise to achieve a weekly production rate of 5,000 units of its new Model 3 electric sedan.

Tesla Races to Meet Model 3 Production Goal

June 29, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Tomorrow will be Tesla Inc.’s last day to boost output enough to reach its production goal of 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans per week.

VW Will Cut Output at Wolfsburg Over Emission Test Changes

June 26, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Volkswagen AG’s main factory in Wolfsburg will drop 1-2 days of output per week in August and September as it recertifies models for new emission test procedures.

Tesla Sets Up Production Under the Big Top

June 25, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Tesla Inc. has set up a manual production line under a huge tent outside its assembly plant in California to hike production of its Model 3 electric sedan.

Harley-Davidson May Move Bike Output to Avoid EU Tariffs

June 25, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Harley-Davidson Inc. says it may shift some production of its iconic motorcycles out of the U.S. to avoid punitive import tariffs announced by the EU in response to U.S. tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel.

Renault Will Spend €1 Billion on EV Capacity in France

June 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Renault SA says it will invest more than €1 billion ($1.2 billion) to expand production capacity for electric vehicles at four factories in France.