Automotive Production

The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.

UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

By: Bill Hampton - December 12, 2019 at 1:25 AM

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.

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T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, it is VW’s only convertible. But it is an SUV. . . .

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BMW Investing €400 million in German EV Plant

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 10:50 AM

BMW AG is investing about €400 million ($443 million) in its Dingolfing, Germany, manufacturing plant in preparation for production of the iNEXT  electric vehicle.

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Lucid Motors Hopes to Build 15,000 EVs in 2021

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Lucid Motors Inc. says it expects to produce 15,000 all-electric Air sedans in 2021 at the factory it is constructing in Casa Grande, Ariz.

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Plant Utilization in Europe: Improving, But. . .

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 02, 2019 at 6:00 AM

European OEMs are improving their capacity utilization, but there is still a way to go

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Nissan Touts Automated Powertrain Assembly

By: Bill Hampton - 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.

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How LIFT Boosts U.S. Manufacturing

By: Bill Hampton - November 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Detroit-based LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) helps develop advanced manufacturing technologies and move them into practical use, says CEO Nigel Francis.

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GM, Isuzu JV to Add Diesel Parts Plant in Ohio

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Dmax Ltd., General Motors Co.’s diesel engine joint venture with Isuzu Motors Co. in Morain, Ohio, is constructing a components plant in nearby Brookville.

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More Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

How does an investment firm see the Ford electric vehicle?

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VW's New EV Platform Cuts Costs by 40%

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM

Volkswagen AG says a new chassis design made it 40% cheaper to electrify its ID.3 small car than to turn a conventional vehicle into an EV.

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Ford and Electric Vehicles—And, Yes, the Mustang Mach-E

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Yes, the Mustang Mach-E. But there is a rich history here.

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Coming Attractions: Electric Vehicle Plants

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 14, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Volkswagen will build electric vehicles in Tennessee and Tesla in Germany. Just a normal week in the auto industry.

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