Sergio Marchionne says that the next Jeep Wrangler is not fully aluminum, which might keep production in Toledo, OH. Also, the company is working with NHTSA to fully comply with the agency's requests for the upcoming public hearing.
Malaysian government-linked companies to lease Tesla Model S. Wanxiang is hosting students in China to visit technology sites and learn Mandarin. The building where Chevrolet Spark EV motors are made has been LEED certified.
Smith, FDG Form Joint Venture For Commercial EVs In US
Pennsylvania is extending its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG Electric Vehicles have formed a joint venture to build commercial EVs for US fleets. Zero Motorcycles will match the $1 million grant awarded from the California Energy Commission for R&D and assembly at its Santa Cruz headquarters.
Four FCA US assembly plants, all of the engine factories, and many transmission-building sites are staying open all summer to keep up with demand. Usually there would be a two-week summer shutdown during the year.