Production

Four Carmakers in Talks with Kenya’s Local Assembler Simba Corp.

May 31, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Kenya’s closely held Simba Corp. tells Bloomberg News it is in talks with four carmakers about assembling their vehicles locally.

Nissan Could Trim N. American Production by 20%

May 29, 2018 at 12:25 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is taking steps to reduce its vehicle production in North America by 10%- 20% this summer because of softening sales, The Nikkei reports.

Tesla Air-Freights Production Machinery from Europe

May 28, 2018 at 1:16 AM

Tesla Inc. has shipped six plane loads of production machinery from its German engineering unit to Utah in a bid to speed up battery output for its Model 3 electric cars, sources tell Reuters.

Ford Relaunching F-150 Production after Supplier Fire

May 16, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Ford Motor Co. expects to resume production of its F-Series pickup trucks, the company’s top selling and most profitable line, on Friday after a supplier plant fire idled output a week ago.

UPDATE: Impact of Supplier Plant Fire Spreads Across U.S. Carmakers

May 09, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Last week’s fire at a Michigan supplier of light-weight metal component is disrupting production for at least five carmakers in the U.S.

Skoda Will Borrow VW Capacity to Make More SUVs

April 30, 2018 at 9:27 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda brand will temporarily add production of its Karoq SUV/crossover vehicle at a VW plant in Osnabruek, Germany, to keep up with strong demand for the year-old model.

California Probes Safety Complaints at Tesla

April 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM

California says it has launched an investigation into claims that Tesla Inc. has been underreporting work-related injuries and illnesses that occur at its assembly plant in Fremont.

Tesla Will Shift Model 3 Output to 24/7 Schedule

April 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Tesla Inc. plans to crank up production of its $35,000 Model 3 electric sedan in May to an around-the-clock schedule.

Tesla Pauses Model 3 Production Again

April 17, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Tesla Inc. is suspending production of its Model 3 electric sedan for 4-5 days this month to again tackle problems with automated equipment.

Tesla Dials Back on Factory Automation

April 16, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says his push for “excessive automation” at the company’s electric-car factory in California was a mistake.

JLR May Cut 1,000 Jobs as Sales Sag

April 13, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. reportedly will trim output and about 1,000 jobs at two British plants because of softening sales.

Tesla Aims to Launch Model Y Production Next Year

April 12, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Tesla Inc. expects to begin building its Model Y small electric crossover vehicle in November 2019, sources tell Reuters.