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Steel makers to battle auto use of lightweight aluminum


Automakers, spearheaded by Ford’s transition to an all-new military grade aluminum intensive F-150 pickup truck, have signaled the end of an era. The steelmakers in turn want to prove them wrong. The latest auto revolution seems to be upon us – after decades of using aluminum only in certain components or for niche models (remember Audi’s aluminum Space Frame?), Ford is ...
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Is the auto industry back to its bad habits?
With sales slowing down, car makers have recurred to big discounts but also to six or seven-year loans to buyers who would have been turned down in the past because ...
After regulator fine, automakers announce investments in India
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Russian government to revive car scrappage scheme
In an all out effort to rescue an automotive industry that has been skydiving lately, the Russian government will pledge 10 billion rubles (207 million euros) to reintroduce an incentive ...
Japanese makers question Philippines expansion strategies
The automakers from Japan that have local production facilities in Philippines are growing dissatisfied with the government’s reluctance to restart a sliding auto manufacturing industry. The top Japanese automakers are now ...
UK: analysts warn of stalled sales in the future
The automotive industry in Great Britain is in great shape. The sales and production output have returned to levels only seen before the 2008-2009 crisis and the shabby recovery of ...
Auto industry sales to rise 11% in July
July is expected to bring an 11% increase in the new cars and trucks sales, as U.S. consumers took advantage of sales, leasing deals and lending. Chrysler is expected to report ...
Aluminum price could rise on automotive demand
According to the new chief of Japan’s Aluminum industry association, if other carmakers follow in Ford’s footsteps and release models made from the lightweight metal, its price could rise by ...
Silicon Valley chipmakers struggle to reach autos
Intel, Qualcomm or Nvidia – well known for their computer and phone chips – struggle to make their way into the automotive world, which is fast approaching the heralded era ...
US: elections for UAW are now based on neutrality
America’s auto union, the UAW, has been heavily basing its wins lately on an old labor movement system – neutrality agreements. These are rarely employed today, besides the ones claimed ...

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