Category: Automotive production

  • Apple Is in Early-Stage Talks with Two China’s Battery Makers about an EV

    Apple Is in Early-Stage Talks with Two China’s Battery Makers about an EV

    Apple continues seeking potential partners in developing its self-driving vehicle. News saying Apple is in talks with some companies periodically appears and disappears. This time, we’ve known thanks to Reuters that the technology giant is negotiating with China’s CATL and BYD battery suppliers. it is currently unclear if they came to an agreement or not, […]

  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Production Put on Pause Due to a Parts Shortage

    2021 Chevrolet Corvette Production Put on Pause Due to a Parts Shortage

    The production pause caused by the “temporary supply issue” would extend through the next week. According to General Motors, the parts shortage is unrelated to the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage. Initially, the automaker planned to restart production of the 2021 Chevy Corvette from June 1. The company suspended new sold orders for the 2021 […]

  • Tesla ditched radar from Model 3 and Model X

    Tesla ditched radar from Model 3 and Model X

    In return, U.S. key rating groups, namely Consumer Reports and IIHS, yanked safety ratings for those vehicles. What is this about?  Tesla decided not to equip the Model 3 and Model Y with a front radar saying that a vision-only system (Tesla Vision) is” ultimately all that is needed for full autonomy.” So, starting from […]

  • Ford Intends to Decrease Cost of Its EV Batteries

    Ford Intends to Decrease Cost of Its EV Batteries

    Automakers strive for cutting the cost of electric vehicles to make them more affordable. Ford Motor Co is no exception. During a recent Capital Markets Day presentation, the company announced its plans. They include the development of new IonBoost battery packs, a new dedicated platform for fleet / commercial usage, an increase in investment in […]

  • Semiconductor Chip Shortage Could Affect 2021 Ford Bronco Production

    Semiconductor Chip Shortage Could Affect 2021 Ford Bronco Production

    Though Ford reports the chip shortage won’t have an impact on the Bronco production, there are some indications to the contrary. Global semiconductor chip shortage does affect supply chains. Ford already had to cut production of the F-150, along with other U.S.-made vehicles. As it has become known, the manufacturer sent a memo to its […]