Suzuki extends Gujarat plant shutdown till 31st March due to coronavirus

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Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Ltd on Tuesday stated Maruti Suzuki has decided to extend its plant shutdown till 31st March because of coronavirus. Previously, the shutdown was till 25th March 2020. Maruti Suzuki informed BSE about the extension in duration of closure of the Suzuki Gujarat Plant. SMG manufactures vehicles on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki India. It currently […]

Volkswagen to close factories in Mexico due to spread of coronavirus

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German automaker Volkswagen will temporarily shut down its factories in Mexico’s Puebla and Guanajuato states in order to preserve public health, the company’s Mexican unit stated, amid increasing worries over the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdowns will take effect on March 30 and will be in effect through April 12, the statement noted. The […]

Renault suspends production at joint facility of Renault-Nissan in Chennai, India

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Renault India on Monday announced that they are temporarily suspending production at its alliance manufacturing facility in Chennai because of the spread of coronavirus. The French automaker did not mention the time period of suspension. “The health, safety and well-being of all Renault workers, dealers and other partners, their families and community at large is of […]

Kia temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant in India

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South Korean automaker Kia Motors on Monday announced that it has suspended all its operations at its solitary manufacturing plant located in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh, India with immediate effect. The decision has been taken in response to the spread of coronavirus. It also stated the operations have been stopped until further notice. All Kia dealerships are operating […]

Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

Panasonic to suspend production at Tesla joint venture due to coronavirus

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Panasonic stated on Saturday it will temporarily stop production at its battery joint venture with U.S. electric automaker Tesla Inc in Nevada due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Japanese electronics company, which provides battery cells for Tesla’s electric vehicles, will reduce operations at so-called Gigafactory 1 early next week before shutting down for 14 days, […]

Volkswagen tests ventilator output to combat coronavirus crisis

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German automaker Volkswagen stated on Friday it was joining other automakers across the world to find out use of 3D printing to make hospital ventilators in order to combat the coronavirus crisis. Governments are enlisting automakers such as Ford, General Motors, Ferrari and Nissan to increase production of ventilators and other equipment they are short […]

Jaguar to stop production at UK facilities from next week

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Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover stated it would temporarily suspend production at its UK manufacturing facilities starting from next week to fight the spread of coronavirus. The automaker said it intends to restart production at the facilities in the week of April 20. Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plants located in Brazil and India are continuing […]