Production

India’s Auto Industry Cuts Production as Sales Sag

June 11, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Carmakers in India are trimming output after wholesales plunged 20% to a five-year low of 239,300 units in May.

U.K. Economy Shrinks as Auto Production Slumps

June 10, 2019 at 12:03 PM

A sharp drop in vehicle production in March caused the British economy to shrink 0.4% between March and April, according to the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics.

Musk Says Tesla Will Build Model Y in Fremont

June 03, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he has been persuaded to launch production of the company’s next electric vehicle—the Model Y small crossover—at its assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.

Car Production in U.K. Plunges 45%

May 30, 2019 at 2:37 AM

Britain’s output of passenger cars plummeted 45% to 71,000 units in April, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports.

Panasonic: Tesla Model Y Will Cause Battery Shortage

May 13, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Panasonic Corp. warns it may run short of batteries for Tesla Inc. when the carmaker begins selling its Model Y crossover vehicle.

Mercedes Begins Production of EQC Electric Crossover

May 06, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun assembling its all-electric EQC small crossover vehicle at its factory in Bremen, Germany. The company says it is taking orders now.

Daimler Touts Low-Cost 3D Printing Process

May 03, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Daimler AG has completed a two-year pilot program for a fully automated additive manufacturing process that promises to cut costs in half for 3D-printed parts.

Car Production Skids Another 14% in U.K.

April 30, 2019 at 2:10 AM

Vehicle output in the U.K. shrank 14% to 126,200 vehicles in March, the 10th consecutive month of year-on-year decline, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Nikon to Produce Lidar for Velodyne

April 26, 2019 at 8:27 AM

Camera giant Nikon Corp., which invested $25 million in Velodyne Lidar Inc. last year, will produce lidar systems for the California-based company through its Sendai Nikon subsidiary in Japan.

UPDATE: Nissan Denies Plan to Cut Production 15%

April 19, 2019 at 10:43 AM

Nissan Motor Co. denies a Nikkei report that the carmaker intends to reduce its global production 15% in the fiscal year that began this month.

PSA May Move U.K. Astra Production to Germany

April 18, 2019 at 1:09 AM

PSA Group is near a decision shift as much as 75% of its output of Opel Astra small cars from the Ellesmere Port, England, to Russelsheim, Germany.

Volvo Launches XC40 Production in China

April 12, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Volvo Car Corp. has expanded production of its XC40 small crossover, which had been built exclusively in Europe, to a plant in Luqiao, China, to meet surging demand.