#FACILITIES

Hybrid

Fisker Plans to Have Ocean EV Made in Austria

Magna Steyr would begin production in late 2022
#Magna #Audi #MINI

Batteries

Could GM Spin Off EV Business?

An intriguing way to get Wall Street’s attention
#Cadillac #GeneralMotors #tech

Internet of Things

Nissan Manufacturing Wish List

What are the sorts of things that people at Nissan North American manufacturing ops are looking for?
#Nissan #Infiniti #facilities

Batteries

Lordstown Motors Plans IPO

Reverse merger strategy for year-end offering
#facilities #Ford #Fisker

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#SEAT #Volkswagen #europe

Assembly

Honda Office Workers Hit the Line in Ohio

Staffers requested to help with production work in Ohio
#facilities #Honda

Production

Tesla Notches Another Quarterly Profit

Easily outperforms competitors amid the coronavirus pandemic
#people #Tesla #facilities

Production

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers
#Ford #asia #GeneralMotors

Production

Big Organizational Change at Bosch

The future—as in a few months from now—is largely digital
#engineer #Bosch #facilities

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output
#europe #Daimler #MercedesBenz

Batteries

Startup Plans U.K.’s First Big EV Battery Plant

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.
#Volkswagen #europe #facilities

Production

All Toyota Plants Running for First Time in 5 Months

A testimony to persistence as factory in Venezuela reopens
#Ford #asia #Toyota

Batteries

Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.
#europe #facilities #Tesla

Economics

Will USMCA Coax Jobs to U.S.? Maybe Not

Some companies are opting to hike wages in Mexico—or pay higher tariffs
#americas #facilities #Toyota

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production
#americas #covid-19 #facilities

Assembly

Ford’s New Pre-COVID Production Target: June 22

Supply chain, healthy plants enable shorter timetable
#facilities #Ford

Assembly

Tesla Zeros in On Texas for Cybertruck Factory

A site somewhere in Oklahoma remains an option
#facilities #Tesla

Production

Honda Rebounds from Cyber Attack

Incursions reportedly hit the U.S., Europe and Japan
#Nissan #Renault #asia

Assembly

Ford Aims for Normal Output by July 6

Truckmaking facilities will lead the way.
#facilities #Ford

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure
#asia #europe #covid-19