Kentucky officials expect to continue its partnership with Argonne National Laboratories when it opens facilities in Lexington later this year to develop rechargeable car battery technology. “It fits in very well with where we understand where Toyota and Ford Motor want to move with future vehicles,” said Len Peters, secretary of the Energy and Environment… Continue reading Kentucky Continues Auto Sector Business Growth
It’s been more than a month since production increased at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky after a weeks-long parts shortage. The shortage was caused by the April earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which severed and disrupted supply chains. All of Toyota’s 13 North American plants saw production drop as a result. “We were fortunate… Continue reading Toyota Official Says Parts Shortage Hardly Noticeable at Georgetown Plant
Toyota Motor Company officials say North American production will rise to 70 percent of normal in June as the company begins to recover from a parts shortage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The company cut production to about 30 percent in May by idling factories for several days or reducing production hours.… Continue reading Toyota Production to Increase Faster Than Expected
Due to a shortage of parts from Japan, the Toyota Motor Company will shut down its North American factories.
Spokesperson Mike Goss says the shutdowns will likely begin this month and last until earthquake-damaged plants can resume operations.
A French automotive interiors manufacturer will open a plant in Louisville next year.
Faurecia Interior Systems will produce components for upcoming vehicle models out of a plant near Middletown.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again If you listen to the news, you’ve heard a lot about Detroit lately, none of it very good. This week, State of the Re:Union and host Al Letson travels to Detroit to move beyond the headlines and explore the Motor City.
The government’s Cash for Clunkers program, ends at 8 tonight. Some local auto dealers say it’s definitely created a buzz — but they’re not quite ready to call it a success. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Car dealers around the region say that the program has brought more customers to their showrooms and moved hundreds… Continue reading Some Dealers Having Problems with Cash for Clunkers
As General Motors emerges from bankruptcy, one dealer says no amount of restructuring will help sales return to previous levels.
A local General Motors and Chrysler dealer says he and his fellow car sellers will persevere, even those who are losing their franchises with the automakers.
As Chrysler enters bankruptcy and General Motors restructures with government funds, Ford remains viable. That’s according to longtime automotive writer Jerry Flint.