#FACILITIES

Tesla Buys Land for German Factory

January 21, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Tesla secures land for German megafactory.

Volvo Plans EV Battery Plant in U.S.

January 15, 2020 at 2:36 PM

A new battery factory near Volvo's vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina shows commitment to America's electric-car market.

Nissan Braces for a Break with Renault

January 14, 2020 at 10:16 AM

A team of high-level executives at Nissan is stepping up what-if plans to go it alone should the company’s 20-year-old alliance with Renault fall apart.

Ford Super Duty: Let It Snow

January 10, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Ford says it has best-in-class snowplow rating

Bikes, Buses and Drones at SEAT

December 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM

SEAT is improving its environmental footprint, in part by taking to the air

Tesla Begins Sales of China-Built EVs

December 30, 2019 at 2:07 AM

Tesla pulled a largely symbolic marketing stunt in China today by delivering 15 locally made Model 3 electric sedans to its own employees.

Turkey Plans $3.7 Billion EV Production Complex

December 30, 2019 at 12:20 AM

The Turkish government is backing a $3.7 billion bid to establish the country's first domestic carmaker.

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

December 20, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.

GM Goes All In for Trucks

December 16, 2019 at 1:54 PM

General Motors will spend more than $7 billion in four years to defend its booming lead in U.S. truck sales.

Tesla Goes Big in Germany

December 11, 2019 at 6:02 PM

The assembly plant Tesla plans to build in Germany next year eventually will be able to make as many as 500,000 electric cars per year—and enough batteries to power all of them.

GM Loans Lordstown Plant Buyer $40 Million

December 11, 2019 at 1:47 AM

General Motors has extended an open-ended, mortgage-like $40 million loan to the buyer of its sprawling auto plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The deal includes an option for GM to buy back the entire facility.

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

December 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

Europe Okays $3.5 Billion for EV Battery Work

December 09, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Europe badly trails Asia in its ability to make battery cells for electric cars. The region is hoping $3.5 billion in seed money will help it catch up.

Kia Opens $1.1 Billion Plant in India

December 06, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched a $1.1 billion assembly plant in Anantapur, India.

Bentley to Build New Engineering Center

December 03, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Volkswagen Group's Bentley unit is building a new engineering center in Crewe, England, for emission testing and electrification technologies.

BMW Investing €400 million in German EV Plant

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.

Bosch Building Fuel Cell Center in China

December 03, 2019 at 12:27 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH will open a fuel cell development and production center in Wuxi, China, in 2021.

BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China

November 29, 2019 at 2:16 PM

BMW AG confirms it will open a factory with partner Great Wall Motor Co. to make electric Mini-brand cars in Zhangjiagang.  

Hyundai Moves Ahead on Indonesia Plant

November 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to build a major vehicle production complex near Jakarta.

BASF Building $10 Billion China Complex

November 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Chemical giant BASF SE is building a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Zhanjiang, China, to make advanced plastics for the auto and electronics.industries.