Facilities

Tesla Goes Big in Germany

By: Bill Hampton - December 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM

The assembly plant Tesla plans to build in Germany next year eventually will be able to make as many as 500,000 electric cars per year—and enough batteries to power all of them.

GM Loans Lordstown Plant Buyer $40 Million

December 11, 2019 at 1:47 AM

General Motors has extended an open-ended, mortgage-like $40 million loan to the buyer of its sprawling auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The deal includes an option for GM to buy back the entire facility.

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

By: Steve Plumb - December 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

By: Bill Hampton - December 09, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

Kia Opens $1.1 Billion Plant in India

By: Bill Hampton - December 06, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched a $1.1 billion assembly plant in Anantapur, India.

Bentley to Build New Engineering Center

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Volkswagen Group's Bentley unit is building a new engineering center in Crewe, England, for emission testing and electrification technologies.

BMW Investing €400 million in German EV Plant

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 10:50 AM

BMW AG is investing about €400 million ($443 million) in its Dingolfing, Germany, manufacturing plant in preparation for production of the iNEXT  electric vehicle.

Bosch Building Fuel Cell Center in China

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:27 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH will open a fuel cell development and production center in Wuxi, China, in 2021.

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

By: Bill Hampton - November 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM

BMW AG confirms it will open a factory with partner Great Wall Motor Co. to make electric Mini-brand cars in Zhangjiagang.  

Hyundai Moves Ahead on Indonesia Plant

By: Steve Plumb - November 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to build a major vehicle production complex near Jakarta.

BASF Building $10 Billion China Complex

By: Steve Plumb - November 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Chemical giant BASF SE is building a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Zhanjiang, China, to make advanced plastics for the auto and electronics.industries.

Northvolt Doubles EV Battery Capacity Target

By: Bill Hampton - November 26, 2019 at 3:27 AM

Swedish electric car battery maker Northvolt AB now aims to launch 150 gigawatt-hours of production capacity in Europe by 2030, more than twice its previous goal.