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Labor

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

Hybrid

Tesla, Panasonic May Hike Battery Output

Plan would restore original capacity targets as EV production rises

Production

China’s Carmakers Ease Social Distancing Rules

Masks, temperature checks, disinfection practices continue

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Production

Tesla Plant-Opening Drama Ends

Officials grant an already-reopened plant permission to open...next week

Production

If You Build (Cars), Will They Come?

VW cuts production in Europe as sales fail to materialize.

Production

Toyota May Reach Normal Output in NA in July

Pace depends on suppliers, demand, coronavirus controls

Business

Musk Rants about COVID Restrictions

Threats to move headquarters, California factory make no sense

Assembly

Tesla Rushes to Reopen Plants

Supply issues, equipment problems, COVID-19 rules blur plans

Production

Going Back to Work—Safely, Honestly

Companies like Ford have created solid protocols to get things back up and running. But it depends on the honesty of everyone to work as intended.

Regulations

Michigan Okays Auto Production Starting May 11

Step eases supply chain bottleneck for other factories too

Production

Restart Checklist for Suppliers Developed and Available

Getting your operations back up and running in light of COVID-19 is daunting. This can help

Labor

Tracking the Experience of Returning to Work

Helping companies track employee concerns about returning to work

Business

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties

Business

Toyota, VW Balk on U.S. Production Plans

Uncertainty about COVID-19 and supply chains cloud decisions

Production

U.S. Carmakers Chart Restart Dates

Big Three aim for U.S. factory relaunches on May 18

Production

VW Goes Back to Work in Europe with Safety Precautions

100-point plan implemented at massive Wolfsburg plant

Production

Steps to Get Back Into Production

Don’t forget that not everyone owns a private vehicle when you’re bringing people back to work

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

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. 

Propulsion

Lordstown Motors Aims to Keep Electric Truck Plans (Almost) on Track

An aggressive rollout of Lordstown Motors’ Endurance electric pickup has pushed to early 2021

Assembly

Final Assembly Plants Begin to Reopen in Europe

Carmakers are pilot-testing their health safety strategies.

Production

GM Expands Renewable Energy Program in Michigan

Solar and wind sources will generate 100% of U.S. facilities by 2030