Breana Noble

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Bollinger Motors to Build Battery Packs for Its Electric Trucks

The Bollinger battery pack Bollinger Motors has filed a patent for a streamlined battery pack. (PR Newswire)

Oak Park, Mich.-based electric-vehicle startup Bollinger Motors on Oct. 15 said it will produce its own battery packs for its vehicles according to a new design it developed and for which it has submitted a patent.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FCA, Waymo Extend Autonomous Partnership

Waymo vehicle Four years ago, FCA began providing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to test self-driving technology. (Waymo)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google affiliate Waymo said July 22 they are extending their partnership in the development and testing of autonomous vehicles for commercial delivery and for future FCA products.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
July 22, 2020
Business, Safety, TCA

Some Fiat Chrysler Workers Walk Out Over COVID-19 Fears

Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Seventeen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV employees in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant’s paint shop stopped working over concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic, though production continues, the automaker confirmed March 16.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
March 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, TCA

Two Fiat Chrysler Plants Will Idle for Two Weeks Amid Slow Sales

Fiat Belvidere plant Fiat Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant. (

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario, and Belvidere, Ill., will idle for two weeks this month following a year of declining sales for the minivans and SUVs built in those plants.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
January 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fiat Chrysler Posts Record North America Earnings, Margins in Q3

Fiat logo Bob Edme/Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV delivered record third-quarter pre-tax earnings in North America and a best-ever 10.6% margin, the automaker said Oct. 31, a sign to its would-be French partner, Groupe PSA, that it could be a strong ally on the continent.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
November 1, 2019