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Extended-Range Plug-In Maker Plans Return To Action

Newly renamed automaker ready to bring in more people for its Southern California factory.


Volvo is headed to South Carolina, where it will build a factory capable of producing 100,000 vehicles, including the world's supply of S60s.


Robots And Software And Cars, Oh My

Tesla is considered by Forbes to be the world's most innovative company.


Wanxiang-Owned Plug-In Vehicle Maker Plans Comeback

Fisker looks to hire about three-dozen people starting this week for its new Southern California factory.


Ford will cut its normal summer break in half at 16 factories in order to keep up with demand for the company's trucks, SUV, and crossovers. Workers will get one week off in late June, rather than the usual two.


GM is doing whatever it can to boost production of the Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyon at the Wentzville Assembly plant in order to keep up with high demand for the pickups.


General Motors is investing $439 million into the factory in Bowling Green, KY, that builds the Chevrolet Corvette to build a new, more efficient paint shop there.


Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.


Plant Tab May Hit $5 Billion When All Said And Done

Tesla has spent $62 million so far prepping its Gigafactory in Nevada.


Ford announces plans to expand its engine plant to be the largest in Mexico, and build its first transmission facility south of the border, as part of a combined $2.5-billion investment.


Hyundai is considering a factory in Mexico in the coming years once the company grows a little more in the country. The plant would likely be in the state of Nuevo Leon, near the forthcoming Kia plant.


Mercedes-Benz is building a $500-million factory in Charleston, SC, to build the next-gen Sprinter domestically. Construction of the plant will begin in 2016, and it will cover 200 acres.


CEO Ralf Speth confirms that Jaguar Land Rover will eventually need an assembly plant in the US, but a number of factors mean it won't be happening quite so soon.


General Motors is scheduling downtime at its Orion Assembly and Oshawa factories to adjust the supply of several models. This is at least the third planned idling at Orion this year.


Former Tata boss, Ratan Tata, confirms that Jaguar Land Rover is at least looking at locations in North America to build a future factory. The plant might not necessarily be in the US, though.


A recent labor dispute in the UK may be souring Jaguar Land Rover on a reported US factory, with the company looking at Austria and Turkey instead.


But Not Before A New Factory And Another Surprise Arrive This Year

Pagani is currently working to complete the remaining 29 Huayras and its new factory before it's ready to release the Huayra Roadster... and maybe another surprise.


The US exported more vehicles than ever in 2014, and about half of those went to Canada and Mexico. The lingering effects of the financial crisis made the US a cheap place to build, and a growing global demand for crossovers made the world want our cars. It might not last, though.


Subaru has decided not to open a joint venture factory in China with Chery, even if the Chinese government gave it permission. The Japanese brand looked at the numbers and decided that it would have to double its sales just to maintain the same profits from exporting from Japan. Growth in the Chinese market may also be slowing.


Take a tour of the Porsche 911 engine factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, as the company's flat-six mills are made in this video. The place is hypnotic in its efficiency to watch each part slowly come together to create these famously fantastic mills. Hardly any noise rises above the hum of the assembly line.


In racing, there are the haves and the have-nots. Marussia is sliding into the latter category, but its demise now means that Haas has a European base of operations for its new American F1 team.

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