The Italian producer MTA, which makes electrical elements for cars, has been compelled to shut its manufacturing facility in Codogno after the Covid-19 outbreak in northern Italy. It said the closure would have a knock-on impact on production at Fiat Chrysler’s crops within the nation earlier than spreading to other carmakers across Europe.

To begin with, conventional benefits for sedans, similar to higher gas mileage, now not carry as a lot weight with American shoppers when deciding what category of vehicle to buy. This can be attributed to effectivity enhancements in larger automobiles, which have been traditionally viewed as ‘gas guzzlers’.

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The first in a two-part collection which analyzes the changing preferences of Americans for vehicles and explores how carmakers ought to reply. From there, the paper examines why autos with conventional gasoline powertrains are more and more falling out of favor with governments and …

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Focus is shifting from what forms of vehicles to produce to revolutionary driver experiences. Nothing is that straightforward, of course, particularly given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic and its influence on companies (and supply chains).

Ventec will use GM’s logistics, buying and manufacturing experience to construct more of the critically important ventilators. While it could be troublesome to retool an auto assembly line, the companies have 3D printers for elements, ‘clear rooms’ in some plants that would meet FDA standards and Tyvek fits used in paint shops that might be re-purposed. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) says it manufacturing and donating a couple of million protective face masks for emergency staff per month. Production capability is being installed this week and the company will start manufacturing face masks within the coming weeks with initial distribution across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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