#FACILITIES

Assembly

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.

Economics

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

Production

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

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Business

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

Labor

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

Marketing

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 1

Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties