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Auto Blog News Feed: GM, Ford are in talks to build medical ventilators for coronavirus fight

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:02

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General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday they were in talks with White House officials about how they could support production of medical equipment like ventilators that may be needed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. GM Chief Executive Mary Barra spoke to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow about the issue after the Detroit automaker announced it will suspend North American production through March 30.

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Auto Blog News Feed: UPDATE: Tesla factory reportedly operating despite coronavirus lockdown order

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 19:32

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Tesla Inc's vehicle factory in California appeared to be operating normally on Wednesday despite an order by local officials to comply with a three-week lockdown in the San Francisco Bay Area to rein in the spread of coronavirus. Thousands of cars were visible in the factory's employee parking lot in Fremont, California, and employees were going to work, Reuters witnesses said. Several 18-wheeler container trucks were seen pulling into the factory grounds, they said.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Coronavirus, cash concerns leave EV maker Nio with uncertain future

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 18:38

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The carmaker, seen as a challenger to Tesla Inc , has been hurt by dwindling demand and reduced government subsidies for electric vehicles in China, the world's largest car market. Last month, it signed https://www.reuters.com/article/nio-funding-electric/update-1-chinese-ev-maker-nio-in-talks-with-hefei-on-funding-plants-idUSL3N2AP2L8 framework agreements with Hefei's city government to raise more than 10 billion yuan and set up new manufacturing facilities. Vehicle sales in China fel

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Auto Blog News Feed: UAW union sought two-week plant shutdown over coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:19

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UAW President Rory Gamble in a letter to members seen by Reuters said General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV were not willing to do so and instead asked "for 48 hours to put together plans to safeguard workers in their facilities." The UAW said that period expires later today and the union will "evaluating what the companies submit today." Gamble added the automaker will be "put on notice that the UAW will use any and all measures to protect our brothers and sisters

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