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Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025

Sep. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025.

Ford family member named head of global brand merchandising

Sep. 27, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A member of a new generation of Ford family members is taking on another leadership role at the automaker. Alexandra Ford English, the daughter of Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, was named global brand merchandising director for the Dearborn,...

Honda's Indiana factory adds new model to production line

Sep. 26, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Production has started on a new car model at Honda’s factory in southeastern Indiana. Honda executives, workers and several state officials marked the start of mass production for the 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Greensburg plant during a...

Toyota to field Tundra TRD Pro truck next season in NASCAR

Sep. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toyota will use its Tundra TRD Pro in NASCAR's Trucks Series next season as part of an overhaul to the vehicles used in the third-tier series. The Tundra TRD Pro was unveiled before Friday night's race at Las Vegas Speedway. It will make its...

Mercedes-Benz joins European EV battery joint venture

Sep. 24, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is teaming up with Stellantis and TotalEnergies in a European electric vehicle battery joint venture, Automotive Cells Co. Each will hold a one-third stake in the venture, which will have an investment of more than 7 billion euros ($8.2...

Companies, activists push to speed zero-emission truck sales

Sep. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officials from companies with fleets of trucks are urging governors across the country to embrace a rule meant to speed the adoption of zero-emission trucks and reduce a potent source of greenhouse gases spewed from the large commercial vehicles. In a...

EU legal advisor: Diesel software faces strict limits

Sep. 24, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser said Thursday that software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude doesn't conform to the 27-nation bloc’s laws laws unless it prevents...

Shortages cause 'bottleneck recession' for German industry

Sep. 24, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shortages of semiconductor chips and other raw materials are continuing to hit Germany's manufacturers, as bottlenecks leave companies struggling to fill orders from a rebounding global economy. Widespread friction in supply chains sent a...

GM invests $300M in China's self-driving car company Momenta

Sep. 23, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

General Motors is investing $300 million in China's self-driving car company Momenta. GM said Thursday that the investment will speed up the development of next-generation self-driving technologies in China. The move is also part of a plan GM announced three months ago to...