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Ford's Mexico engine supply problems sound a warning for global supply chains

13 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Ford in the US is facing production shortages due to COVID-19 production constraints at an engine plant in Mexico....

Tesla resilience continues to confound COVID-19 crisis

2 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Tesla's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Toyota, making it the most valued carmaker in the world....

COMMENT - Uber could jeopardise its future with cost cuts

22 May 2020 | GlobalData

Ride sharing providers such as Lyft and Uber are suffering at the hands of COVID-19. However, a balance has to be found between cash conserv...

2020 New York auto show cancelled

22 May 2020 | Glenn Brooks

This year's New York International Auto Show had been due to take place in April but in March it was delayed until August. Now it is being c...

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Q&A with Delphi Technologies CEO Richard F. Dauch

19 Sep 2019 | Dave Leggett

After the break-up of supplier giant Delphi Automotive into Aptiv and Delphi Technologies, Delphi Technologies is in transition as a specialist Tier 1 supplier of propulsion technologies to OEMs. Meeting changing fuel mix and e-mobility market needs are at the top of CEO Richard (Rick) F. Dauch's agenda. Dave Leggett caught up with him in Frankfurt to hear a progress report.

CES - Q&A with Nissan on Invisible-to-Visible

9 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tetsuro Ueda is a technology expert at the Nissan Research Center where the automaker "explores cutting-edge technologies and develops the next step in automotive excitement". Working with a small, dedicated team, Ueda's research focuses on connecting technology and humans in an enriching, seamless way. His latest development is set to create new insights through connected platforms and sensing technologies.

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Fisker to list on NYSE, merge with Spartan Energy

14 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Fisker said it had agreed a deal with Spartan Energy Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, which would result in the electric vehicle startup becoming a publicly listed company.

OEConnection acquires NuGenIT

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

OEConnection has acquired NuGenIT, a software company specialising in body shop and collision industry optimisation tools.

Rivian announces $2.5 billion investment round

13 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Rivian has closed an investment round of $2.5 billion. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Ford hits Mexico engine supply problems

10 Jul 2020 | Dave Leggett

Ford is facing production shortages in the US due to COVID-19 production constraints at an engine plant in Mexico.

Tenneco appoints Kevin Baird as COO

10 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco has appointed Kevin Baird as chief operating officer, effective 3 August, 2020. 

Amazon to use stock awards to keep Zoox workers - report

10 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Amazon plans to create at least US$100m in stock awards to retain the approximately 900 employees of Zoox, the self-driving car startup it offered to buy last month, and can walk away from the deal if large numbers of them turn down job offers from the technology giant, Reuters reported.

Toyota Alabama plant passes two expansion milestones

9 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) said its factory achieved two significant milestones in July 2020 as part of its US$288m expansion, originally announced in March 2019. After completion in 2021, the plant will add 450 new jobs and represent a US$1.2bn investment that solidifies the Huntsville facility as the automaker’s largest engine producer in North America.

GM names new EVP and president for North America

9 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors named Steve Carlisle, 58, as executive vice president and president, North America, effective from 1 September.

Gig Car Share to use Ridecell Mobility Platform in Seattle

9 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Ridecell says  Gig Car Share, powered by AAA Northern California, will use its Mobility Platform for expansion in Seattle.

GM axes US Sonic build

8 Jul 2020 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has confirmed plans to discontinue the US built subcompact Chevrolet Sonic.

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