Suppliers


  • Ford started resuming production and operations in the United States today. The company has implemented robust safety and care measures globally to help support a safe and healthy environment for the
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    Automakers accelerate drive for fossil-free steel

    Volvo is leading the industry for steel and aluminum decarbonization. Mercedes, Tesla and Ford follow.

    By S.L. Fuller • July 12, 2024
  • Chevrolet Traverse SUVs on the assembly line at GM's Lansing Delta Township assembly plant.
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    GM increases supply chain visibility with Optilogic

    The Cosmic Frog software enables GM to analyze and solve issues related to suppliers, individual parts and more.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 2, 2024
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    Manufacturing is ‘stuck’: June PMI

    Caution continues to run through the industry as manufacturers hesitate to spend on labor and production with interest rates still high.

    By Kate Magill • July 2, 2024
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    CDK restores service for small group of car dealers

    The software vendor said it will restore critical services in phases, but warned some integrations with third-party vendors might be delayed.

    By Matt Kapko • June 27, 2024
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    CDK cyberattack stalls industry as car dealers disclose widespread impacts

    The car dealership software vendor discovered a cyberattack June 19 and has told customers it will restore systems within days.

    By Matt Kapko • June 24, 2024
  • The entertainment screen of the Kia EV3 showing icons of streaming apps for Netflix, YouTube and others.
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    LG launches suite of products for software-defined vehicles

    AlphaWare can integrate with existing OEM vehicle systems and help automakers create immersive experiences for drivers and passengers.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Ultium Cells workers ratify UAW contract

    The General Motors supplier will pay workers $35 an hour by October 2027 under the ratified deal.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Retrieved from Georgia Ports Authority on June 18, 2024
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    Hyundai EV campus fuels Georgia ports volume growth

    The automaker’s more than $5 billion manufacturing campus is already driving growth in the state, despite production slated to start in Q4.

    By Alejandra Carranza • June 21, 2024
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    Hino Motors to close Arkansas plant, lay off 1,300 workers

    The Toyota subsidiary plans to close its largest U.S. plant as it exits the auto parts business.

    By Sara Samora • June 20, 2024
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    Former Honda SVP named CEO of Piston Group

    Mamadou Diallo will help manage the company’s overall performance, including financial management, planning and reporting.

    By June 12, 2024
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    CPKC’s next distribution center to aid automotive growth

    The railroad expects the 30-acre facility will help it move finished vehicles more efficiently.

    By Larry Avila • June 12, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By Larry Avila • June 11, 2024
  • The interior of a 2023 Kia Telluride SUV as viewed from the passenger side showing the seat layout.
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    Kia recalls up to 463K Telluride SUVs for seat motor fire risk

    The automaker’s safety engineers discovered a micro switch misalignment was causing continuous motor operation on some vehicles.

    By June 11, 2024
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    UAW reaches tentative agreement with Ultium Cells’ Ohio facility

    The deal includes increased wages for Lordstown workers, which most will see immediately upon ratification.

    By June 10, 2024
  • GlobalFoundries employees stand in a clean room inside a fabrication plant.
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    Chip manufacturers feel the crunch as automakers reassess EV plans

    Amkor and GlobalFoundries were among the semiconductor companies that saw a dip in automotive chip orders in Q1.

    By Kate Magill • June 10, 2024
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    Canada border disruption? What shippers should know about a possible strike

    If a strike happens, shippers can expect lengthy delays moving freight on trucks between the U.S. and Canada.

    By Larry Avila • Updated June 7, 2024
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    Musk redirected Tesla’s Nvidia chip shipment to X, xAI

    Tesla may face months of delays for a $500 million order of data center GPUs used to train its autonomous driving systems.

    By June 7, 2024
  • Pictured is Joseph Fadool, BorgWarner's newly appointed Chief Operating Officer.
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    BorgWarner names new COO amid EV restructuring

    Joseph Fadool will oversee the supplier’s operations as it reorganizes its business units to execute its “Charging Forward” strategy.

    By May 31, 2024
  • Fermata Energy has partnered with the City of Boulder on a vehicle-to-grid charging project
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    Vehicle-to-everything bidirectional charging pilot launches in Colorado

    The pilot will explore reducing the costs of electric vehicle adoption.

    By Robert Walton • May 31, 2024
  • The exterior of the Ultium Cells battery cell factory in Warren, Ohio showing parking spaces equipped with electric vehicle chargers.
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    Ultium Cells, Redwood Materials to partner on EV battery recycling

    Tesla supplier Panasonic also plans to use recycled cathode materials from Redwood for its battery factory under construction in Kansas.

    By May 23, 2024
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    BMW imported cars to the US using parts from banned supplier: Senate report

    The automaker shipped at least 8,000 Mini Coopers that used components from a company based in China's Xinjiang region.

    By May 22, 2024
  • A 2022 Chevy Bolt EV parked in front of a bakery in an urban setting.
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    GM, EV battery suppliers establish $150M fund to reimburse Chevrolet Bolt owners

    The automaker reached a previous agreement with LG Electronics in October 2021 to cover roughly $2 billion in recall costs.

    By May 21, 2024
  • Freewire Technologies on the verge of terminating operations

    The EV charging supplier, which already pulled out of non-North American markets in February, is seeking funding amid financial challenges.

    By Brett Dworski • May 17, 2024
  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS model lineup parked in a city.
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    Mercedes-Benz Q1 profits down nearly 30%

    The automaker attributed lower volumes to product transitions and supply chain bottlenecks.

    By May 16, 2024
  • The first 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ on display at General Motors' Spring Hill production facility in Tennessee.
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    Electric vehicle makers have been racing to shift their supply chains to qualify for the credit. The latest changes give them more time.

    By May 8, 2024