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Assembly

Honda Office Workers Hit the Line in Ohio

Staffers requested to help with production work in Ohio

Sales

Tesla Notches Another Quarterly Profit

Easily outperforms competitors amid the coronavirus pandemic

Business

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

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers

Business

Big Organizational Change at Bosch

The future—as in a few months from now—is largely digital

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output

Batteries

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

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.

Economics

All Toyota Plants Running for First Time in 5 Months

A testimony to persistence as factory in Venezuela reopens

Batteries

Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.

Assembly

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

Some companies are opting to hike wages in Mexico—or pay higher tariffs

Assembly

100 of VW’s Mexico Staff Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Infections underscore the new challenges for mass production

Assembly

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

Supply chain, healthy plants enable shorter timetable

Assembly

Tesla Zeros in On Texas for Cybertruck Factory

A site somewhere in Oklahoma remains an option

Production

Honda Rebounds from Cyber Attack

Incursions reportedly hit the U.S., Europe and Japan

Assembly

Ford Aims for Normal Output by July 6

Truckmaking facilities will lead the way.

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: June 5

More plants open, but others are targeted for closure

Labor

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Production

Global Auto Supply Base Revs Up

Parts suppliers are cranking up production worldwide, but “normal” is months away

Quality

Ford Briefly Stops Production at 2 Plants After Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

Safety protocols get early test as industry relaunches U.S. production

Batteries

Tesla, Panasonic May Hike Battery Output

Plan would restore original capacity targets as EV production rises

Assembly

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Labor

What Suppliers Need to Know Right Now

This is a time of reckoning for the auto industry, says Paul Eichenberg. He has some recommendations as to how companies can make their way through it.

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Production

Mexico Struggles to Clarify Relaunch Rules

Maybe the third time is the charm