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  • Cargo ship Dali is seen after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Automakers reroute shipments after Baltimore bridge collapse

    The port, one of the U.S.'s largest for handling auto and light vehicles, saw a record 847,158 cars and light trucks in 2023, according to the Maryland Port Administration.

  • Pictured is Archer Aviation CEO Adam Goldstein (left) and Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares with an Archer eVTOL aircraft in the background.
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    Stellantis invests further in aviation startup Archer

    Archer plans to market its first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in 2025, which it plans to build at its Georgia factory.

  • Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.
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    Courtesy of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd
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    Nissan’s new EV plan aims for significant cost reduction

    ‘The Arc’ plan includes launching new EVs, manufacturing improvements and the adoption of new technologies to boost global sales.

  • Three 2023 Fisker Ocean SUVs parked side by side.
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    Courtesy of Fisker Inc.
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    Fisker’s future in doubt after deal with major automaker falls through

    The fledgling automaker had reportedly been in talks with Nissan Motor Corp.

  • A cargo ship struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024.
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    Port of Baltimore halts vessel traffic after bridge collapse

    The loss of the Francis Scott Key Bridge is likely to disrupt the automotive shipping hub for some time.

  • An employee assembles a vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Feb. 14, 2024.
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    Retrieved from Volkswagen Group of America on March 25, 2024
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    VW plant in Tennessee to hold UAW vote in April

    It’s the first nonunion auto plant to hold a United Auto Workers election since the union won major concessions from the Detroit Three automakers last fall, according to the UAW.

  • A  fully electric 2024 Fiat 500e painted red on the road with palm tress in the background in media photo provided by Stellantis.
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    Stellantis to lay off 2% of its nonunion US employees

    The layoffs are part of long-term cost-cutting efforts and will affect engineering and software roles.

  • A black Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van outfitted with autonomous driving technology from Mobileye.
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    Courtesy of Mobileye
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    Volkswagen, Mobileye expand autonomous driving collaboration

    The companies plan to add more advanced autonomous driving features to the automaker’s production vehicles, including its Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche brands.  

  • A 2024 Toyota Prius Prime charging.
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    Courtesy of Toyota Motor North America
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    Here are the ‘greenest’ cars of 2024

    Hyundai Motor Group and Toyota Motor Corp. produce 10 of the 12 most environmentally-friendly cars in the U.S., according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s GreenerCars report.

  • People in blue shirts and protective gear working in a factory line.
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    Courtesy of GKN Automotive.

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    GKN Automotive to shutter North Carolina facility

    The closure, part of the auto parts maker's reorganization plan, will impact 247 workers.

  • A vehicle's tailpipe emitting exhaust.
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    Justin Smith/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images
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    EPA softens vehicle emissions standards in win for automakers

    The final rule steadily tightens the requirements, giving automakers more time to ramp up EV sales.

  • The Apollo robot shown on the floor of a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility.
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    Courtesy of Apptronik
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    Mercedes-Benz to pilot humanoid robots in its manufacturing facilities

    The auto manufacturer plans to use the robots to perform physically demanding or repetitive tasks that are often more hazardous to humans.

  • Shot of a programmer working on a computer code at night
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    Hiraman via Getty Images
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    In the US, companies may lead the ‘right to disconnect’ movement, leaders say

    Ultimately, “right to disconnect” laws are about company culture, said Alan King, president and CEO of Workplace Options.

  • An electric car charges at a mall parking lot.
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    Automakers score victory as Energy Department weakens EV mileage rule

    The final regulation means vehicle manufacturers will be able to sell more gas-engine vehicles through 2030.

  • The 2024 Hyundai Palisade SUV parked outside with mountains in the background.
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    Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group
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    IIHS makes top pick safety award tougher for automakers

    The changes to the 2024 award criteria are designed to encourage automakers to pursue higher levels of vehicle safety, IIHS said.

  • SHRM logo commemorates 75th anniversary
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    SHRM: Most HR pros say women face pay discrimination at work

    Managers are often left out of the conversation and don’t receive formal training on pay equity, the organization reports.

  • Autoworkers assemble a battery pack for an electric vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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    Courtesy of Volkswagen Group
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    VW plant in Tennessee seeks UAW vote, union says

    It’s the first non-union auto plant to ask for a union election since the United Auto Workers won major concessions from the Detroit Three automakers last fall.

  • The Fisker Ocean electric SUV.
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    Courtesy of Fisker, Inc.
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    Fisker to halt production, raise $150M with future in doubt

    The potential cash infusion and production stoppage could help the EV startup stay afloat as it seeks a partnership with a major automaker.

  • Businesswoman walking up the stairs to the door to achieve success, goal and career growth.
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    PixelPop via Getty Images
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    Lack of career development holds back women from leadership, survey says

    When women don’t receive the support they need, they are 1.5 times more likely than men to leave their companies to advance in their careers, DDI said. 

  • A 2024 Mazda MX-5 driving on a public road.
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    Courtesy of Mazda North America
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    Mazda names new design head for North America

    Company veteran Jacques Flynn was on the team behind the current generation of MX-5 sports car.

  • A landscape photo of the Thacker Pass land being developed by Lithium Americas in Nevada.
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    Courtesy of Lithium Americas
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    Biden administration boosts EV supply chain with $2B lithium loan

    The money will fund processing facilities at Lithium Americas’ upcoming Nevada project. General Motors has exclusive purchasing rights to all lithium production for up to 15 years.

  • A Continental branded tire.
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    Courtesy of Continental AG
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    Continental CFO announces departure

    Katja Garcia Vila will continue in the role until the auto supplier hires a replacement.

  • A sales manager explains the financial terms of purchasing a vehicle.
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    Jinda Noipho/iStock /Getty Images Plus via Getty Images
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    New car affordability remains a concern despite falling prices

    Average transaction prices were nearly 14% higher last month than in February 2021, a Cox Automotive report found.

  • Gerald Johnson and UAW Vice President Mike Booth shake hands at GM's Arlington Assembly plant in June 2023.
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    Courtesy of General Motors
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    GM hires former Tesla exec as head of manufacturing and sustainability

    Jens Peter Clausen led efforts to scale the production of EV propulsion systems at the electric automaker’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

  • Rows of silver batteries on a flat surface.
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    Courtesy of Panasonic Energy of North America.

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    Panasonic Energy, H&T Recharge sign battery can supply deal

    The EV battery maker's latest transaction is part of its goal to strengthen its supply chain in North America, the company said.

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