Nissan Halts Production Due to Virus Outbreak at Chip Supplier

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With microchips still being hard for auto manufacturers to acquire, production slowdowns or pauses have still remained common. The latest is Nissan, which is halting production at one of their American plants due to new virus-related supply complications. On Wednesday, the company announced they would be halting production at their Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant for …

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Toyota to Invest $800M, Add 1,400 Jobs to Indiana Plant

The auto industry is rebounding strongly from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Demand for new cars has been rising, and the future prospects of electric vehicles have many companies preparing for a ramp-up in overall production efforts. One company that seems to be making moves to address this is Toyota, which has announced a …

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Wallbox Begins Scouting for U.S. Manufacturing Location

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As electric vehicles grow in popularity, so does their need for charging stations. This has resulted in impressive growth for charging solution companies like Wallbox and the Barcelona-based company is now scouting out locations for their first U.S. manufacturing facility. Wallbox Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Enric Asunción said in a statement that the company’s …

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U.S. Now Facing Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage as EV Production Ramps Up

The current semiconductor shortage has severely impacted many American industries, especially the automotive industry. Manufacturers have had to slow down or completely halt production in order to maintain enough semiconductors in reserve. Now, experts think that a new shortage may be on the horizon regarding lithium-ion batteries. While Tesla has dominated the electric vehicle space …

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Ferrari Debuts Their First Hybrid

986 horsepower. All-wheel drive. Turbocharged V8. Hybrid? Yes, hybrid. Ferrari unveiled their most powerful production car ever this week, the SF90 Stradale. In development for a number of years, the new Ferrari is powered by a turbocharged, 90-degree, 4.0-liter dry sump V8, which is what you would expect to find in a Ferrari. What makes …

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Hydrogen-powered Truck Manufacturer Purchases Land For New Factory

Nikola Motors

Hydrogen-powered truck manufacturer Nikola has purchased 389 acres of land in Pinal County, Arizona to build a factory to manufacture their hybrid, hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks. A Class 8 truck is defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33000 lbs. such as tractor trailers. Founded in 2014 in Salt Lake City, …

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Tesla Suffers Manufacturing Delays Due to Production Flaws

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is experiencing delays in the production of its first mass market car the Model 3, according to a number of media sources. The manufacturing delays are due to flaws in the production process and quality control systems. The future growth of Tesla as a large scale manufacturer of electric vehicles depends …

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