Fiat attempt to resume some Italian production could be hindered by lockdown

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

A possible extension of Italy’s lockdown could frustrate an attempt by Fiat Chrysler to restart some vehicle production at three Italian plants next week, a union representative said. Italy has prohibited travel within the country and ordered a freeze on all non-essential business-related activities, which includes the auto industry, until April 3 to deal with […]

Two arrested after chase discovers stolen car and drugs in Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol car

The Moniteau County Police chased down and arrested two individuals on Wednesday in a stolen car for multiple charges, including large amounts of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The Missouri State Highway Patrol informed the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office that they were in pursuit of a vehicle west of Boonville. After the Highway Patrol lost contact […]

Uber starts ‘UberMedic’ service to help healthcare workers in India

Uber Technologies Inc

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it has started a new service ‘UberMedic’ to help transport frontline healthcare employees to medical facilities and other critical areas throughout India given the coronavirus crisis. “Uber is providing a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers and assist the government fight against the spread of COVID-19. Working closely […]

Japanese automakers brace for US sales as coronavirus impacts clients

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

As the U.S. auto industry braces for the biggest slump since the 2008 financial crisis because of the coronavirus crisis, analysts are counting the cost for Japan’s automakers — whose fortunes depend largely on the US, which is the world’s second-largest car market. To reflect declining U.S. demand, Goldman Sachs cut its combined operating profit estimate for […]

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

Geely Holding warns of coronavirus crisis after 35% 2019 profit drop

Geely automobile holding

Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings on Monday stated 2020 may be one of the “most difficult years” in its history, as pressure emerging from the coronavirus crisis on production and sales is likely to continue in the near future. The automaker also said the decline in sales drove net profit down 35% in the last year when the country’s […]

TVS Motor Company pledges $3.3 million to Indian PM’s relief fund

TVS Akula 310

TVS Motor Company on Monday announced an additional Rs. 25 crore ($3.3 million) contribution to the PM’s Relief Fund (PM-CARES) to help with the battle against coronavirus pandemic, together with its Group Companies TVS Credit Services, Sundaram-Clayton and among others. The development comes in line with the continued activities being conducted through Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the CSR arm of […]

BAIC, Didi plan car leasing service amid new car sales decline in China

Didi Chuxing logo

Chinese automaker BAIC Motor and transportation company Didi Chuxing plan to collaborate with other industry players to lease BAIC’s cars to customers as new car sales have declined. The companies, which have a joint venture to create the next-generation connected-car systems, will collaborate with electric vehicle (EV) battery maker CATL, State Grid, Postal Savings Bank of China and Uxin to build […]