PRODUCTION

Batteries

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”
#Volkswagen

Assembly

Mack Making Medium-Duty Trucks in Roanoke

Mack has been absent from the medium-duty market since 2002. Now it is back with two new medium-duties
#Mack Trucks

Hybrid

Tesla Outlines Next-Gen Battery and Other Future Plans

Breakthrough battery tech and $25,000 EV teased, but Wall Street wasn’t impressed
#tech #sustainability #Tesla

Production

Ford Offers to Turn Canadian Plant into EV Factory

Plan would give Canada a role in shift to electrification
#americas #facilities #Ford

Production

2021 Detroit Auto Show Moves to Late September

New date puts space between other shows
#facilities

Production

FCA Hikes Credit Line for Hybrids, EVs to Nearly $1 Billion

European line-of-credit cover research, plant retooling in Italy.
#europe #facilities

Batteries

LG Chem Spins Off Battery Unit

Wholly owned subsidiary aims to nearly triple sales in four years.
#asia #facilities

Economics

Stalled Plant Sale Stymies GM’s Exit from India

Deal hampered by tensions between India and China
#asia #facilities

Labor

Brexit Fumble Could Cost Carmakers $130 Billion

Deadline looms for last-minute trade deal on U.K. exit from European Union
#europe #facilities

Economics

Nissan Rounds Up $12.2 Billion to Buoy Turnaround

Trove will help pay for a four-year-long revival plan.
#asia #Nissan