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UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

By: Bill Hampton - December 12, 2019 at 1:25 AM

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.

T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, it is VW’s only convertible. But it is an SUV. . . .

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.

Lucid Motors Hopes to Build 15,000 EVs in 2021

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Lucid Motors Inc. says it expects to produce 15,000 all-electric Air sedans in 2021 at the factory it is constructing in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Plant Utilization in Europe: Improving, But. . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2019 at 6:00 AM

European OEMs are improving their capacity utilization, but there is still a way to go

Nissan Touts Automated Powertrain Assembly

By: Bill Hampton - November 28, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is updating its flagship Tochigi auto assembly plant with a highly automated system to assemble and install hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

How LIFT Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

By: Bill Hampton - November 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) helps develop advanced manufacturing technologies and move them into practical use, says CEO Nigel Francis.

GM, Isuzu JV to Add Diesel Parts Plant in Ohio

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Dmax Ltd., General Motors Co.’s diesel engine joint venture with Isuzu Motors Co. in Morain, Ohio, is constructing a components plant in nearby Brookville.

More Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How does an investment firm see the Ford electric vehicle?

VW's New EV Platform Cuts Costs by 40%

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM

Volkswagen AG says a new chassis design made it 40% cheaper to electrify its ID.3 small car than to turn a conventional vehicle into an EV.

Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla in Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.