Manufacturing: Page 2


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    Deep Dive

    Why aren’t more women joining automotive manufacturing?

    As gender diversity remains an industry challenge, experts say companies can help tackle the problem by expanding childcare options and prioritizing career development and mentorship. 

    By Megan Ruggles • April 17, 2024
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    Courtesy of Rimac Technologies
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    BMW, Rimac Technology to co-produce battery tech for EVs

    The electric vehicle technology company expects the partnership — its largest and most ambitious yet — will help it become a high-volume Tier 1 automotive supplier.

    By April 16, 2024
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    BMW, Tata Technologies to collaborate on software-defined vehicles

    The deal adds to a trend of automakers seeking out external tech expertise to help develop next-generation vehicles.

    By April 12, 2024
  • Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song speaks on stage at the company's 2024 CEO Investor Day event in Seoul, South Korea.
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    Kia wants electrified vehicles to make up 58% of sales by 2030

    The automaker will lean more into hybrid vehicles as short-term EV demand stagnates.

    By April 11, 2024
  • A Rivian R1T nears undergoes final assembly at the automaker's plant in Normal, Illinois.
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    Rivian keeps production pace as it preps for plant retooling

    The startup’s CFO said the new technology at the facility will result in “significant cost savings.”

    By April 9, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama file for UAW election

    A “supermajority” of the more than 5,000 autoworkers at the facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW announced Friday.

    By Kalena Thomhave and Haley Cawthon • April 5, 2024
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    Ford to expand hybrid offerings, delay EV launches

    With demand for EVs decreasing, the automaker will focus on launching new hybrid models and upgrading its manufacturing facilities.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Tesla deliveries fall to lowest level since 2020

    The automaker produced over 46,000 more vehicles than it delivered in Q1 2024.

    By April 4, 2024
  • Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company, poses with the new all-electric F-150 Lightning performance truck.
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    Ford CEO Jim Farley earned over $26M in 2023

    He’s the latest Detroit Three executive to receive record compensation.

    By April 1, 2024
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    How auto supply chain managers can navigate the Baltimore port stoppages

    Automakers and suppliers should consider alternative port assessments and review their contracts and obligations, experts say.

    By Kelly Stroh • March 29, 2024
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    Retrieved from Lamar Johnson Collaborative on March 27, 2024.

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    BMW supplier investing $1.5B to expand South Carolina operations

    AESC is adding a second battery factory at the site, which will supply the automaker's EV assembly facility in Mexico.

    By Sara Samora • March 28, 2024
  • A red Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan.
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    Hyundai to invest billions in South Korea to boost EV production

    The automaker will also advance the development of software-defined vehicles and other technologies.

    By March 28, 2024
  • Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.
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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.

    By , March 26, 2024
  • An employee assembles a vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Feb. 14, 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.

    By March 25, 2024
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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.

    By March 25, 2024
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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.

    By Sara Samora • March 21, 2024
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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.

    By March 20, 2024
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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.

    By March 19, 2024
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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.

    By March 18, 2024
  • Autoworkers assemble a battery pack for an electric vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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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.

    By March 18, 2024
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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.

    By Kate Magill • March 18, 2024
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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.

    By Sara Samora • March 14, 2024
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    Schaeffler to open $230M Ohio auto manufacturing plant

    The Dover facility will produce parts like electric axles for light- and medium-duty vehicles and is expected to be finished by 2025.

    By Joelle Anselmo • March 13, 2024
  • Two workers inspect an engine component at Toyota's engine plant in Missouri.
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    Autoworkers are trying to unionize a Toyota plant in Missouri, UAW says

    The Troy facility is the first Toyota plant to publicly announce its organizing efforts since the United Auto Workers launched its nationwide campaign, the labor union said.

    By March 11, 2024
  • Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and the automaker's South America COO Emanuele Cappellano pictured together in a press photo.
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    Stellantis invests 5.6B euros in South America

    The automaker plans to launch more than 40 new products through 2030, including vehicles powered by “Bio-Hybrid” powertrain technologies.

    By March 11, 2024