The Japanese automaker said that after a shut-down of more than six months, there was no sign it would be able to re-open.
The investment in battery production is a significant step forward for the global automaker whose emissions-cutting efforts have focused on hybridisation over EVs.
Plants in China’s Sichuan province, including those run by Toyota and Foxconn, have been told to suspend operations amid electricity shortages
Renault halts industrial activities in Russia as OEMs partially resume operations despite ongoing conflict
Renault Group halted activities in its manufacturing plant in Moscow, the company announced this week
Toyota has announced an additional $90m investment in two US manufacturing facilities to expand hybrid transaxle and engine capacity for electric vehicles.
The first 2023 CX-50 SUV has rolled off Mazda’s new Huntsville assembly line, marking the Japanese carmaker’s return to US-based manufacturing following a 10-year hiatus.
General Motors has announced $6.6 billion worth of investment across Michigan to construct a new manufacturing plant and develop EV pickup production.
Volkswagen Group in China has announced that it will be closing a plant in the city of Tianjin, as well as a component factory, following resurgent Covid-19 cases in the coastal city.
Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky will become a production centre for the company’s dual fuel cell development, serving commercial vehicles.
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OEMs, suppliers and EU officials are considering how best to develop Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing to mitigate current and future shortages, but the broad gaps at many levels – including for older, larger chips – mean there will be no magic bullet
Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.
Robotics have enabled major productivity gains in manufacturing, but as the technology becomes more affordable and labour gets harder to find and more expensive, it could start to play a bigger role in the plant logistics and warehousing, too, helping workers do their jobs more safely and quickly.
Toyota takes financial ownership of the TPCA joint-venture operations in Czech Republic, maintaining current production for both companies
The Japanese OEMs have announced an additional $830m investment into their new production facility in Alabama, US. Funding for the joint-venture has increased to $2.3 billion, up from the $1.6 billion originally announced in 2018
Across the group, the OEM anticipates lower consumption and more compact paintshop design as a result of deploying the new technology