#FORD

Economics

U.S. Economy Shrinks at 4.8% Rate

Glum financial news, but we’ve been here before
#asia #europe #covid-19

Hybrid

Lincoln Pulls the Plug on Rivian-Based EV

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on vehicle programs
#covid-19 #Cadillac #Chevrolet

Production

U.S. Carmakers Chart Restart Dates

Big Three aim for U.S. factory relaunches on May 18
#europe #covid-19 #facilities

Business

Mary Barra and Bill Ford on the Importance of Manufacturing During COVID-19

GM and Ford’s response to the pandemic and how they’re preparing for the future are highlighted on 60 Minutes
#people #covid-19 #facilities

Batteries

Something Fun (and Fast) from Ford

If you think EVs are a drag, check out the Mustang Cobra Jet
#racing #Ford #HP

Quality

UAW Pushes Back on Production Plans

United Auto Workers says May 4 is too soon to resume auto production. The Union wants more testing to ensure safe workplaces. 
#covid-19 #facilities #Chrysler

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Inside Kevin Hunter’s Garage

Tenth in a series. Yes, he’s a designer. But he also likes the visceral enjoyment of driving (good-looking vehicles).
#Toyota #people #Lexus

Business

Putting Computers to Work Against COVID-19

VW and Denso have teamed up with quantum computer specialist, D-Wave, to support medical researchers
#Daimler #tech #covid-19

Business

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: April 17

More carmakers are poised to resume production as financial burden mounts
#Ford #GeneralMotors #Honda

Sales

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.
#europe #covid-19 #Audi

Happy Birthday, Mustang!

The storied pony car hits age 56
#chassis #Ford #HP

Production

New Pandemic Tool: Buzz-Off Alarm

Will this become a training aid for all of us?
#3M #covid-19 #facilities

Business

Ford Retunes Automotive Operations

A familiar call to improve the company’s performance
#people #Ford #Volkswagen

Labor

Honda to Make Ventilator Compressors in Ohio

More good works in the fight against the coronavirus
#people #covid-19 #facilities

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Amy Marentic’s Garage

Ninth in a series: Just because you didn’t become an astronaut doesn’t mean you give up on velocity
#Brembo #HP #Ford

Mobility

BMW, Marelli Expand Blockchain Parts Management

Deploying blockchain throughout the automotive supply chain process promises to improve parts and transaction tracking, transparency and adherence to standards.
#BMW #tech #Daimler

Business

JLR Begs CEO to Save the Day, Again

A plea to help the company survive the coronavirus pandemic
#europe #people #AstonMartin

Sales

EVs and COVID-19: Low Energy Sales

2020 will not be a good year for global EV sales, research firm predicts
#Ford #Volkswagen #GeneralMotors

Regulations

Ford COVID-19 Response, 25 Days On

The company is working with its partners tirelessly to address the needs of taking on the pandemic
#Ford #facilities #3M

Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Sales Surpass 10 Million Units

Compact SUV Joins Elite Club, Next Up Plug-In Hybrid Variant
#Ford #Honda #Lada