FCA cuts prompt Faurecia to close 2 plants, lay off 348 near DetroitTue, 11, Oct 2016
Faurecia North America plans to lay off 348 employees and close two metro Detroit plants as a result of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinuing production of its Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart models.
Tesla should play by the rulesMon, 10, Oct 2016
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is attempting to blackmail the governor of Michigan into making an exception for him and let him sell cars directly to customers. Tesla has to learn to play by the rules sooner or later.
UAW confirms return of Ford Bronco, RangerMon, 10, Oct 2016
Ford will launch its Ranger compact pickup and a revived Bronco SUV in the U.S., according to the chairman of UAW Local 900's bargaining unit for Ford's plant in Wayne, Mich., where the two vehicles would be produced.
Chinese auto glassmaker Fuyao to invest $70 million in Mich. plantThu, 06, Oct 2016
Fuyao Automotive North America plans to invest $70 million to transform the former American Blind & Wallpaper Factory building in suburban Detroit into an automotive glass plant and r&d center.
Average fuel economy slips again in Sept., Mich. researchers sayWed, 05, Oct 2016
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in September dropped 0.1 mpg from August to 25.2 mpg, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute reported today.
FCA plans new test track at Sterling Heights plantTue, 04, Oct 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is planning to build a new test track, among other improvements, as it prepares to produce the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, according to municipal government documents.
Ford employees moving into former department store near HQ this monthTue, 04, Oct 2016
Ford employees will move into the former home of Lord & Taylor at the Fairlane Town Center near the automaker's headquarters in Dearborn later this month.
Tesla must make viable case to sell directly in Michigan, governor saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors has yet to make a case for selling cars directly to Michigan consumers, according to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. In 2014, Snyder signed a bill explicitly banning the direct sale of vehicles to consumers. Despite the law, Tesla applied for a dealership license in Michigan but was denied on Sept. 15.
FCA awarded $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at Sterling Heights plantTue, 27, Sep 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won a $4.6 million grant to hire 700 employees at its Sterling Heights Assembly plant as it prepares to build the next generation of the Ram 1500 pickup.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.