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Ford, Lincoln Plan EV Crossovers for 2023

August 20, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Ford Motor Co. reportedly is developing two all-electric crossover models that will debut in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.

Ghana Tax Breaks Cinch Auto Plant Deals

August 16, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Ghana has agreed to grant carmakers tax breaks for as long as 10 years if they open assembly plants in the country.

SAIC Begins Construction of Huge Data Center

August 16, 2019 at 1:02 AM

Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corp. has begun construction of a large cloud computing and “big-data” center in Zhengzhou, China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.

Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant

August 14, 2019 at 1:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.

PSA-Dongfeng Venture to Close 2 Plants in China

August 12, 2019 at 12:04 AM

PSA Group and Dongfeng Motor Group plan to close two of their four joint-venture assembly plants in China and dismiss half the venture’s employees.

Mahindra Eyes Former Buick Plant Site in Mich.

August 08, 2019 at 8:54 AM

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. says it might build a manufacturing plant on a 364-acre site in Flint, Mich., that was once part of General Motors Co.’s “Buick City” complex.

Fortunes Vanish for Would-Be Buyer of GM Plant

August 07, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Workhorse Group—the tiny company that wants to buy a shuttered General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio—reported second-quarter sales revenue of just $6,000.

Indonesia Confirms Hyundai EV Factory Project

July 31, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has secured a site outside Jakarta on which to build a factory to make electric cars, according to an Indonesian cabinet official.

Tax on Tesla’s Shanghai Plant: $323 Million

July 30, 2019 at 5:44 PM

Tesla Inc. will be required by the end of 2023 to pay annual taxes of about $323 million for the factory it is building in Shanghai, according to The Nikkei.

PSA May Close Vauxhall Plant over Messy Brexit

July 29, 2019 at 2:23 AM

PSA Group says it will move production of Astra and Vauxhall cars out of Ellesmere Port, England, if the U.K.’s exit from the European Union makes local production unprofitable.

BMW Doubles Battery Capacity at U.S. Plant

July 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM

BMW AG’s giant SUV factory in Spartanburg, S.C., has doubled capacity to make batteries for its electrified models.

Ford Prepares Chicago Site to Make Hybrid SUVs

July 23, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Ford Motor Co. is spending $50 million to update a facility outside Chicago to handle final assembly of hybrid SUVs.