Electric Car Sales Climb Sharply Despite Shortages

A scarcity of semiconductors and raw materials held back production, but buyers remain enthusiastic.

#automobiles, #batteries, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #hyundai-motor-co, #kia-motors-corp, #nissan-motor-co, #stellantis-nv, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Who Is Financing Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Caucus? Corporations You Know.

The flow of corporate money to politicians who voted to overturn the 2020 election is helping fund a continuing attack on our democracy.

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Tesla’s Sales Jumped in the First Quarter, Bucking Industry Trend Again

The electric carmaker maintained its momentum from last year even as larger automakers continue to struggle with parts shortages.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp

China’s Covid Lockdowns Set to Further Disrupt Global Supply Chains

A surge in Omicron variant infections has prompted Chinese authorities to lock down residents, close factories and stop truck traffic, snarling already frayed supply chains.

#apple-inc, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dongguan-china, #foxconn-technology, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jilin-province-china, #quarantines, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Toyota Stops Production After Possible Cyberattack at a Supplier

A supplier to the automaker said it shutdown its computer network to respond to what might have been a hack or a virus.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shutdowns-institutional, #toyota-motor-corp

Auto Production Restarts After the Ambassador Bridge Is Cleared

But the industry might not return to normal for days, and it still faces a chronic chip shortage that has stunted global production.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #ontario-canada, #production, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stellantis-nv, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #windsor-ontario

Canada Border Blockades Leave Automakers Scrambling

Some companies are resorting to U.S.-Canada crossings hundreds of miles from the bridges that protesters have blocked.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #general-motors, #ontario-canada, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #stellantis-nv, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

Blockades of U.S.-Canada border crossings could hurt the auto industry, factory workers and the economy, which are still recovering from pandemic disruptions.

#ambassador-bridge, #automobiles, #bridges-and-tunnels, #canada, #detroit-mich, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #michigan, #ontario-canada, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #unifor, #united-states-economy, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

Why This Could Be a Critical Year for Electric Cars

Booming in a depressed market, battery-powered vehicles are a plus for the climate but pose a big threat to carmakers and parts suppliers that are slow to change.

#automobiles, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #casesa-john-a, #center-for-automotive-research, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #keogh-scott, #lithium-metal, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #porsche-ag, #southern-states-us, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars

The yawning disparity between the performance of the electric car company and established automakers last year reflects the technological change roiling the industry.

#automobiles, #batteries, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Toyota Topped G.M. in U.S. Car Sales in 2021

After struggling to produce cars because of a global computer chip shortage, automakers are trying to move quickly to making electric vehicles.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #japan, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #stockpiling, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

A Nostalgic Quest to Buy a 1986 Toyota MR2

The pursuit of a car wistfully recalled from the writer’s youth begins with an exhaustive online search and ends with an auction victory and a special delivery.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #toyota-motor-corp

Toyota to Cut November Production 15% Amid Chip Shortages

The automaker had initially planned to produce a million vehicles in November, but it now projects it will make 850,000 to 900,000 vehicles next month.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #toyota-motor-corp

Supply Chain Crisis Has New Car Buyers Turning to Backup Options

Amid a shortage of new cars, many buyers have been forced to kick the tires of overlooked models and brands.

#automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #nissan-motor-co, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #used-cars

Tesla Reports Record Quarterly Deliveries Amid Chip Scarcity

The electric-car maker has weathered the global shortage of semiconductors better than more established rivals.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp

General Motors, Honda and Toyota Sales Hit by Chip Shortages

Challenges in the global supply chain have held down production and depleted inventories.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #computer-chips, #consumer-behavior, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #shortages, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.

Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.

#china, #columbia-sportswear-company, #cork-ireland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #european-union, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #south-dakota, #suez-canal, #target-corporation, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

Tom Hanks Sells 4 Vehicles From His Collection

His marquee item in the auction, an Airstream trailer bought in the “Sleepless in Seattle” era, brought in over $200,000.

#airstream-division-of-thor-industries, #antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #bonhams-1793-ltd, #collectors-and-collections, #hanks-tom, #toyota-motor-corp

How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.

#automobiles, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #lucid-motors-inc, #stellantis-nv, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

How Mazda Rode Out the Pandemic While Rivals Slipped

Its sales climbed, and it racked up awards for safety and more.

#alabama, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mazda-motor-corp, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp

Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mazda-motor-corp, #mercedes-benz, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

The country’s stance would seem to put it on the wrong side of market trends. But with its huge investment in gasoline-electric hybrids, it has big reasons to proceed slowly.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #japan, #japan-automobile-manufacturers-assn, #nissan-motor-co, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #innovation, #lithium-metal, #start-ups, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #energy-efficiency, #environment, #fines-penalties, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manhattan-nyc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #toyota-motor-corp

Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

#austria, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #bosch-robert-gmbh, #china, #computer-chips, #continental-ag, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mexico, #nxp-semiconductors-nv, #playstation-video-game-system, #renesas-electronics-corp, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation, #shortages, #tesla-motors-inc, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

Carmakers Put Their Biggest Faces Forward

They look as if they could strain spaghetti: Grilles are making a design statement.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #design, #general-motors, #genesis-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #jeep-division-of-chrysler, #lexus-division-of-toyota-motor-corp, #toyota-motor-corp

The Pandemic Sank Auto Sales. Vaccines Could Bring Buyers Back.

Carmakers say new models should also help lift the industry in 2021, after a 15 percent decline in its slowest year since it recovered from the Great Recession.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #shutdowns-institutional, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states, #united-states-economy

California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

Automakers Are Making Cars, but Virus Surge Puts That at Risk

Some workers are calling on the industry to shut down plants in states where virus cases have increased sharply in recent weeks.

#automobiles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #missouri, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-automobile-workers