Nissan to start resuming of U.S. auto plants on June 1

Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor stated on Wednesday it prepares to start resuming its closed U.S. auto manufacturing operations from June 1. Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant located in Canton, Mississippi and powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee plant to restart production on June 1, followed by its Smyrna, Tennessee vehicle assembly plant on June 8. The Infiniti […]

Ford closes two U.S. assembly plants because of COVID-19 infections

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Ford Motor on Wednesday shut down two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking early havoc with the automaker’s plan to resume North American production and start making its most profitable automobiles again. Ford closed its Dearborn, Michigan, plant because of a positive COVID-19 test by one worker, while its Chicago assembly plant […]

Washington investigates car dealerships for possibly violating stay-home order

Seattle, Washington

The Washington state is investigating dozens of car dealerships for possible violations of the governor’s stay-home order in April to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to documents read by Q13 News. Most vehicle dealerships throughout the state have been earning really low in the past six weeks to comply with the stay-home order, with some […]

Tesla files lawsuit against California county over plant shutdown

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Tesla remains opposed to Alameda County’s lockdown as it affects its facility Tesla has filed a federal lawsuit Saturday against Alameda County in California challenging its shutdown of the company’s main factory as a part of lockdown implemented for controlling the spread of the coronavirus. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the county’s May 4 health […]

Michigan governor Whitmer allows manufacturers to reopen on May 11

Detroit Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday stated the state’s factories can resume on May 11, removing one of the last significant obstacles to North American automakers bringing thousands of laid-off workers back to work while the coronavirus continues to spread. While resume the manufacturing sector, Whitmer also extended her state’s stay-at-home order by about two […]

Michigan governor to announce manufacturing can reopen in state

Detroit Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday is expected to make announcement regarding the reopening of the state’s factories, removing one of the last major obstacles to North American automakers bringing thousands of laid-off workers back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, two people familiar with the matter said. Companies will be told they can start […]

Uber to require riders and drivers wear masks to reduce coronavirus risks

Uber Technologies Inc

Uber and Lyft hopes that the increasing use of face masks to deal with the coronavirus outbreak will make customers comfortable enough to use their ride-sharing services. Uber will soon require both passengers and drivers to wear masks or face coverings in certain markets. The company told CNN that Uber would reveal the new policy in coming weeks. […]

UAW gives its approval to Fiat Chrysler to reopen North American plants

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The United Auto Workers, the union that represents U.S. hourly workers at Detroit automakers, has given its tacit approval on Tuesday for the automakers to resume production amid the coronavirus pandemic, after Fiat Chrysler stated it expected to resume its North American plants on May 18. The United Auto Workers union has been negotiating with […]