As carmakers restart factories, they look at steps to protect workers from COVID-19

May 18, 2020
Among the steps General Motors says it will take: providing additional protective gear, and taking workers' temperatures when they arrive.
There are about 1,500 workers on a typical shift in a car factory, according to one industry analyst.
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U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
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How did Volkswagen conquer the world?

Jul 28, 2015
For the first time, Volkswagen edges out Toyota as the world's biggest car maker.

Carmakers bet on green future

Dec 31, 2012
Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally kisses the hood of the brand new all electric Ford Focus at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show on January 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

Nov 30, 2012
The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.

Peugeot: Rescued, but constrained by bailout

Nov 28, 2012
Last month, Peugeot secured a $9 billion lifeline from the French government to stay out of bankruptcy. In return, French politicians want the struggling company keep jobs, not cut them.

European automakers face dark present, uncertain future

Nov 27, 2012
Carmakers in Europe are seeing plunging sales and rising costs -- sound familiar? Will European automakers rebound like their U.S. competitors?

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Chrysler ramps up SUV production

Oct 29, 2012
Despite higher gas prices, demand remains strong for SUV's.

Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.

You go, Sweden

Feb 19, 2009
The board of car company Saab is reportedly meeting right now to go over the details of reorganizing. This move is short of bankruptcy but would...