#FORD

Assembly

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 9

Wide regional variations persist over production plans
#asia #europe #americas

Hybrid

Shakeout for China’s EV Market

Funding dries up as market demand swoons
#Chrysler #Daimler #Fiat

Production

Rivian Delays EV Launches Until 2021

Coronavirus pushes plans back for Rivian’s electric pickup and SUV
#Rivian #covid-19 #facilities

Production

GM Inks $490 Million Ventilator Contract Under Defense Production Act

Partnership with Ventec to yield 30,000 ventilators by August
#covid-19 #facilities #GeneralMotors

Assembly

New Auto Industry Startup Target for U.S., Canada: Early May

Safety, supply chain, and sales are the big question marks for carmarkers as they consider production startup
#covid-19 #facilities #Chrysler

Regulations

Canada Caught in the Middle in CO2 Rules Fight

Current regulations align with tougher standards
#emissions #Chrysler #Fiat

Economics

A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#autolineafterhours #Ford #Audi

Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts
#asia #europe #covid-19

Production

Keeping Workers Safe from COVID-19

General Motors is instituting new policies for ventilators that likely will be carried over for cars.
#covid-19 #facilities #Ford

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Skid

Stay at home orders are keeping buyers away
#europe #covid-19 #Acura

Production

General Motors and Honda Collaborate on EVs

Honda will get two EVs built by GM on the GM EV platform with GM batteries by MY 24
#Honda #GeneralMotors #Ford

Economics

Production Outlook: A Tough Quarter, Then a Path to Recovery

Carmakers could surpass year-ago output by September
#asia #europe #americas

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.
#Dodge #Ford #Honda

Hybrid

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants
#chassis #tech #Bollinger

Production

Carmakers in a Quandary about When to Reopen Plants

It starts with worker safety, but there also is increasing uncertainty about demand
#covid-19 #Chrysler #Fiat

Assembly

Ford, GE to Start Ventilator Production

Fast-tracking ventilators and respirators
#covid-19 #facilities #Ford

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards
#Chevrolet #Chrysler #Ford

Production

Detroit Cancels 2020 Auto Show

The NAIAS venue will become a temporary hospital for Michigan’s rising number of coronavirus victims.
#facilities #Ford #Chrysler

Business

Steelcase Provides Instructions for Masks and Face Shields

PDF instructions, cutting patterns and even YouTube videos to get you going
#Ford #covid-19

Economics

Ford, GM Slow Rolling EV Ramp Up

Production plans show increasing focus on high-profit trucks
#Cadillac #Ford #GeneralMotors