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Sandy Munro and the Tesla Cybertruck

January 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Design/engineering/manufacturing expert looks at the Cybertruck. He says when he saw it, “It was love at first sight”

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.

Tesla Clarifies Details for German EV Plant

January 07, 2020 at 1:30 AM

Tesla says its next electric-car factory, due to open in Germany 18 months from now, eventually will be able to make 500,000 EVs per year.

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.

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.

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.

Nissan Touts Automated Powertrain Assembly

November 28, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is updating its flagship Tochigi auto assembly plant with a highly automated system to assemble and install hybrid and all-electric powertrains.

Panasonic Won’t Make Tesla Batteries in China

November 22, 2019 at 2:23 AM

Panasonic Corp., a major partner in Tesla Inc.’s batterymaking “gigafactory” near Reno, Nev., says it has no plans do the same in China to support the electric car company’s new assembly plant in Shanghai.

Tesla to Begin Erecting German Plant in 2020

November 15, 2019 at 2:44 PM

Tesla Inc. reportedly will begin construction of an assembly plant in Germany next spring.

GM Hamtramck Plant to Make Caddy, GMC EVs?

November 15, 2019 at 2:43 AM

General Motors Co. reportedly will use its revived Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build all-electric versions of its fullsize Cadillac Escalade and GMC Sierra SUVs.