Manufacturing

Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford

Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.

Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure

Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.

UPDATED: 4/20/18 9:21 am ET - adds details

Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe

Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.

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GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal

GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.

PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies

PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.

Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says

Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of increased ties between Mercedes and Volvo's Chinese owner, Geely.

UPDATED: 4/17/18 8:44 pm ET - adds details
Tesla shifts to 24/7 Model 3 output to hit weekly target

Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.


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