automaker

Government, Business

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Seek to Restart Factories

An employee works inside a Toyota manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., in August 2019. An employee works inside a Toyota manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., in August 2019. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps March 26 to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 26, 2020
Government, Business

Automakers Seek Assistance After Trump Says He’ll Help Industry

President Trump speaks during a teleconference with governors at FEMA headquarters in Washington on March 19. President Trump speaks during a teleconference with governors at FEMA headquarters in Washington on March 19. (Evan Vucci/Bloomberg News)

Automakers and parts suppliers both asked lawmakers for stimulus measures to help the U.S. car industry cope with the coronavirus, with President Donald Trump signaling he’s willing to assist the sector.

Ryan Beene and Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2020
Business, Safety

Automakers Shut North American Plants Outright Over COVID-19 Fears

UAW assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 in September 2018. UAW assemblymen work on a 2018 Ford F-150 in September 2018. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Concerns about the spreading coronavirus forced most of North America’s auto plants to close, at least temporarily.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

China Auto Sales Plunge in February

Attendees at BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 Attendees look at cars from BYD at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on April 16, 2019. China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% year-over-year in February 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China’s auto sales plunged 81.7% in February from a year ago after much of the economy was shut down to fight a virus outbreak, an industry group reported March 12.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
March 12, 2020
Business, Safety

N.Y. Auto Show Likely to Be Delayed to August Because of Virus

2019 Mazda CX-5 The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is shown at the New York Auto Show on April 17, 2019. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

The annual New York auto show probably will be pushed back to August from April due to the coronavirus.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
March 10, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Auto Industry’s Coronavirus Fears Shift From Supply to Demand

Cars in showroom Cars in a showroom. LMC Automotive cut its 2020 sales forecast for the U.S. by 300,000 cars to 16.5 million — the fewest since 2014. (Getty Images)

Automakers and suppliers across the globe have been scrambling to keep production going after the coronavirus shuttered parts plants across China. But now a bigger fear is emerging: Consumers may be in no mood to buy cars and trucks.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2020
Business

China’s Auto Production to Drop 15% Because of Virus, Supplier Aptiv Says

An employee uses a forklift to transport vehicle panels in a Chinese automobile plant in 2018. An employee uses a forklift to transport vehicle panels in a Chinese automobile plant in 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Automakers probably will dial back production by 15% in China this quarter after extending holiday shutdowns due to the potentially deadly coronavirus, a top supplier said.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Palladium, Used in Catalytic Converters, Soaring Again

Pallidium Pallidium by Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

The palladium rally continues to defy all expectations.

January 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Consumer Reports Finds Vehicle Redesigns Come With Glitches

2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show The 2019 Mazda CX-5 at the New York Auto Show on April 17, 2019. Consumer Reports found Mazda to be one of the most reliable brands. (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

DETROIT — When it comes to buying a new car, the latest and greatest may not be the most dependable.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 14, 2019
Government, Business

Automakers Facing Antitrust Probe to Meet With DOJ

Department of Justice building Four automakers are set to meet with the Justice Department the week of Sept. 30. (YingYang/Getty Images)

Automakers that are under U.S. antitrust scrutiny over an emissions agreement reached with California regulators are set to meet the week of Sept. 30 with the Justice Department, according to a person familiar with the matter.

David McLaughlin | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2019

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