Facilities

Waymo to Outfit Self-Driving Vehicles at Detroit Plant

April 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving unit has inked a deal to use an American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. facility in Detroit to equip vehicles with Waymo’s autonomous driving technologies.

German EV Startup to Use Former Saab Plant

April 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Germany’s Sono Motors GmbH has inked a deal with National Electric Vehicle Sweden, owner of the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile AB, to build an electric car at the former Saab plant in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Honda to Prepare Ohio Plant for Electrified Models

April 19, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans in August to begin retooling one of its assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio, to make electrified vehicles.

FCA’s Minivan Plant to Get $262 Million investment

April 18, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to spend $262 million this year to prepare its minivan plant in Windsor, Ont., for a “future product,” according to Unifor union President Jerry Dias.

Construction Begins on Plant to Make Lotus Cars in China

April 09, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has begun erecting a factory in central China to make high-end Lotus cars for the local market.

Akebono Brake May Close Two U.S. Factories

April 05, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Japanese supplier Akebono Brake Industry Co. could close two of its four brake component factories in the U.S. to offset a slump in orders, The Nikkei says.

Hyundai Denies Plan for Factory in Saudi Arabia

April 04, 2019 at 6:09 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. dismisses a local news report that the company plans to build an assembly plant in Saudi Arabia.

Unifor Awaits GM Decision on Oshawa Plant

April 04, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Canada’s Unifor union hopes for a decision by the end of next week about a plan to save some jobs at the assembly plant General Motors Co. is closing in Oshawa, Ont.

Daimler Opens Mercedes Assembly Plant in Russia

April 04, 2019 at 1:39 AM

Daimler AG has launched production of Mercedes-Benz E-Class midsize sedans at a new factory north of Moscow.

Lucid Moves Forward with Plans to Launch EV Next Year

April 03, 2019 at 10:37 AM

Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors Inc. aims to break ground this spring on a $700 million manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., and begin making luxury EVs there in 2020.

SK Innovation to Open Third Battery Separator Plant

April 01, 2019 at 3:29 PM

South Korean battery maker SK Innovation Co. is erecting a $376 million factory in Poland to produce battery separators.

Bonneville Salt Flats Nets Funding for Repairs

March 29, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Utah has approved $5 million in funding as the first step to help restore the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats speed course.