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US: Ford expects to lower summer downtime

US: Ford expects to lower summer downtime

Ford Motor, the second largest US automaker, has recently said it was going to lower the traditional North American factory summer shutdowns to one week instead of two, gaining almost 40,000 units thanks to the strategy. Six assembly facilities and ten factories will be affected by the plan, with the […]

US: average fuel economy down in April

US: average fuel economy down in April

The US auto market is still booming and the fact that gasoline prices remain very low has triggered a resurgence in the sales of larger pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles – they accounted for at least 56 percent of the total of vehicles sold across the United States. The […]

Volkswagen creates group for its heavy-truck units

Volkswagen creates group for its heavy-truck units

Volkswagen is set to quickly find a replacement for Ferdinand Piech, who has quit after 13 years as the automaker’s chairman following a public feud with the brand’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn. At Volkswagen AG’s annual shareholder meeting that took place today, Winterkorn said that “The executive committee and the supervisory […]