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Mar 19th, 2021
Trump Guts Obama Climate Effort
The mileage standard would have encouraged automakers to ramp up production of electric vehicles and more fuel-efficient gas and diesel vehicles.
Mar 31st, 2020
GM: We're Going Fast on Ventilators
Experts on managing factory production say GM is already making an extraordinary effort to shift to ventilator production.
Mar 30th, 2020
Major Autos Push for Factory Restart
Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps to re-open their plants by mid-April.
Mar 26th, 2020
Factories Pivot to Fight Coronavirus
Redirecting plants to make completely different products will take a long time and a huge effort.
Mar 23rd, 2020
NTSB Blames Drivers, Tesla, Lax Regulations
The NTSB, in a report issued Thursday, said the design of the Autopilot system contributed to the crash because it allowed the Tesla driver to avoid paying attention.
Mar 20th, 2020
Ford Suspends Dividend
Ford’s shares fell to $4.37 yesterday morning, a level not seen in over a decade.
Mar 19th, 2020
North American Auto Plants Close
The Detroit 3 alone will idle about 150,000 workers.
Mar 18th, 2020
Automakers Agree to Partial Shutdown
The agreements came Tuesday night after union officials spoke individually with General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Mar 18th, 2020
UAW Presses Companies to Close Factories
UAW wants Detroit's three automakers to idle their factories for two weeks to keep its members safe.
Mar 17th, 2020
Automakers Dodged Parts Shortage
Now, they face fast-moving new threats that seem beyond their control.
Mar 16th, 2020
Pilots Made Fatal Decision Before Crash
Data in the Ethiopian update could renew questions about the pilots’ actions – in particular, their decision to turn MCAS back on.
Mar 10th, 2020