Suppliers


  • A 2022 Chevy Bolt EV parked in front of a bakery in an urban setting.
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    GM, EV battery suppliers establish $150M fund to reimburse Chevrolet Bolt owners

    The automaker reached a previous agreement with LG Electronics in October 2021 to cover roughly $2 billion in recall costs.

    By May 21, 2024
  • Freewire Technologies on the verge of terminating operations

    The EV charging supplier, which already pulled out of non-North American markets in February, is seeking funding amid financial challenges.

    By Brett Dworski • May 17, 2024
  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS model lineup parked in a city.
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    Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz AG
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    Mercedes-Benz Q1 profits down nearly 30%

    The automaker attributed lower volumes to product transitions and supply chain bottlenecks.

    By May 16, 2024
  • The first 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ on display at General Motors' Spring Hill production facility in Tennessee.
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    Electric vehicle makers have been racing to shift their supply chains to qualify for the credit. The latest changes give them more time.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Courtesy of Asahi Kasei.

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    Honda supplier to build integrated battery separator plant in Canada

    Asahi Kasei’s 180 billion yen ($1.2 billion) factory is part of a joint venture with the automaker.

    By Sara Samora • May 6, 2024
  • Mexico's presidential candidates stand at podiums during the country's second presidential debate on Sunday, April 28, 2024.
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    Retrieved from Instituto Nacional Electoral on May 01, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 3, 2024
  • The new Volkswagen ID. CODE concept vehicle in blue.
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    Courtesy of Volkswagen Group
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    Volkswagen looks to boost tech, cut costs in China

    The country’s transition to electric vehicles and growing local competition is making it harder for overseas automakers to stay competitive.

    By April 29, 2024
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    5 auto carriers propose $180M merger

    Florida-based Proficient Auto Transport is leading the roll-up of the companies, whose largest customer is General Motors.

    By Colin Campbell • April 22, 2024
  • Robots help build a Ford Ranger at the automaker's Michigan Assembly Plant.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    Ford, GM, Honda collaborate on standardized Scope 3 emissions reporting

    A new supplier questionnaire can streamline how suppliers report on climate goals and consumption.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 18, 2024
  • Jana Rosenmann, the new president of Piston Automotive, is pictured.
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    Piston Automotive names new president

    Jana Rosenmann joins the Southfield, Michigan-based company from automotive supplier ZF Group, where she led a division.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Kendrion to sell automotive business to Solero Technologies

    The transaction is expected to expand Solero Technologies' product offerings, geographic footprint and customer base.

    By April 17, 2024
  • A Michelin Pilot Sport EV tire.
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    Courtesy of Michelin North America
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    Satisfaction gap widens between EV and ICE tires

    BFGoodrich, Continental, Falken, Goodyear, Hankook, Kumho and Michelin are among the top-performing original equipment tire brands, according to a J.D. Power study.  

    By Kalena Thomhave • April 16, 2024
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    The great stagnation: Workers feel replaceable amid hiring push

    A disconnect between employer perceptions and worker realities around advancement points to an opportunity for worker upskilling, a report said.

    By Carolyn Crist • April 16, 2024
  • 2023 Acura MDX Type S infotainment system.
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    Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.
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    US private equity firm buys majority stake in Panasonic Automotive

    The companies expect the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

    By April 10, 2024
  • President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Maryland Transportation Authority Police headquarters, near the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, on April 05, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Port of Baltimore’s only unaffected terminal gets $8M grant to double auto capacity

    New parking lots at Tradepoint Atlantic will allow Sparrows Point to welcome more ships after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, President Joe Biden said.

    By Colin Campbell • April 9, 2024
  • Lutz Meschke, Porsche AG Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Finance and IT (left), and Qasar Younis, CEO of Applied Intuition. The two companie will jointly develop automotive software.
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    Porsche and Applied Intuition to jointly develop vehicle software

    The partnership also aims to help the automaker better manage and provide vehicle updates.    

    By April 8, 2024
  • A person holds SteerLight's compact lidar-on-a-chip next to their right eye to show its compact size.
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    Courtesy of SteerLight
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    Stellantis invests in lidar startup SteerLight

    The company’s solid-state lidar sensor uses low-cost silicon photonics technology and has no moving parts.

    By April 2, 2024
  • A cargo ship struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 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
  • A rendering of a white building with a road and parking lot with cars and green landscape in front of it.
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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 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.

    By Colin Campbell • March 26, 2024
  • 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.

    By Sara Samora • March 21, 2024
  • 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.

    By Kate Magill • March 18, 2024
  • 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.

    By March 15, 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