Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta says it is better to limit orders to what can be delivered in a timely manner rather than to potentially aggravate Ariya customers by making them wait too long.
Automakers such as Honda have been forced to slash production due a shortage of microchips and now face an increase in costs amid China's COVID-19 curbs and the war in Ukraine.
Keeping the flow of new Toyotas and Lexuses coming to U.S. dealers amid dozens of simultaneous threats falls to two executives who manage it all the Toyota way.
Toyota Motor North America's announced plans to build a battery plant may require the Japanese automaker to build another assembly plant in the U.S.
Toyota Boshoku, the automaker's main seating and interior supplier, is answering the call for future robotaxis and drone delivery docks.
The gap between putting in a semiconductor order and taking delivery rose for the ninth month in a row to an average of 21.7 weeks in September, Bloomberg reported.
Huge investments are going into U.S. EV battery production capacity. But that will require upstream parts and materials that are not common to the North American industry.
Two years of disruptions caused by the pandemic, the microchip shortage and a wide range of supply chain challenges are prompting automakers and suppliers to pursue a better sense of where their parts are.