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Ford, Fiat Chrysler Approach Pre-Virus Production Levels

With reopening plans continuing to roll out across the U.S., many companies have begun ramping up their production levels which were cut due to COVID-19. Recent news out of the automotive industry, which was one of the hardest hit by the shutdowns, could help lead to a potentially faster turn-around than previously expected. On Friday, Ford and Fiat Chrysler both announced that they expect to ...

Ford and Volkswagen Plan 8 Million Vehicles As Part Of New Alliance

Automotive giants Ford and Volkswagen have recently offered some more insight regarding their ongoing and expanding alliance. Chief among them: an agreement to share production of up to 8 million commercial vehicles. At a virtual Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday, Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett claimed that the assembly of the vehicles is expected to begin early next year. It will also ...

GM CEO Expects Plants To Reach Pre-Virus Levels By Late June

Since restarting production in mid-May, auto manufacturers have been aggressively working to try and get their output back up to pre-COVID 19 levels. As production continues on, it now seems that these efforts may pay off sooner than anticipated. This week, GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra stated that she expects that the company’s North American vehicle production will be close to pre-COVID ...

Auto Sales Begin To Slowly Recover After Historic Collapse

Practically every industry has been hit in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. The auto sector in particular has had it rough, with both production and sales taking a massive downturn. However, it appears that there may be signs of them beginning to recover. Current market research shows that new vehicle sales are expected to be around 1.1 million for May. This is a 32-33% decrease in sales ...

Vehicle Sales Decline in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

As the U.S continues to take measures to respond to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, different industries are starting to feel the results. One which is especially being hit is the auto industry, as sales continue to drop, with no clear indication of when things may turn around. 39 states have issued stay-at-home or “essential business” mandates as of Wednesday in order to help ...

All U.S. Automobile Production Shut Down

Only days after the United Autoworkers Union announced it had a plan to scale back operations at the Big 3 manufacturing facilities in Detroit, it appears that all production will cease in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This past Tuesday, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford Motor said they had reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers. The agreement involved ...

Auto Industry Braces for Coronavirus Impact as U.S. Cases Grow

The coronavirus, which is now classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, continues to rise in cases. In the United States especially, cases have started to spread from the coasts into the mainland. Now, the virus is even at the doorstep of the American auto industry. Late Tuesday, Michigan state officials confirmed two cases of the disease. It’s unknown if these individuals ...

Daimler Is Building Electric Garbage Trucks

Group Daimler Trucks & Buses announced this week that they have production-ready, fully electric garbage trucks ready to roll. If you think about it, garbage trucks are perfectly suited for electric power. They travel at low speeds, make frequent stops and need massive torque. A garbage truck’s route, travel distance and stopping points are planned in advance. All the stop-and-go driving ...

Ford And McDonalds Use Coffee To Make Car Headlights

With consumer concern over pollution and carbon emissions, companies large and small have made every effort to clean up their act. Some of their efforts have been mostly symbolic PR efforts with little or no actual affect their carbon footprint. Some have really dug deep to find ways to develop new sustainable materials that are more environmentally friendly. Two such companies are the unlikely ...

Strike at GM Delays Next Gen Corvette

Despite being nearly sold out, the new, mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette may not make it to showrooms as expected as UAW contract negotiations with GM grind on. As the strike continues into its fourth week, most of GM’s U.S. manufacturing operations have shut down, including the Bowling Green Assembly plant. Bowling Green is where the current front-engine C7 Corvette is built and where the ...