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That Giant New Toyota-Mazda Car Plant in Alabama Could End Up Even Bigger Than Expected

The prized $1.6 billion car factory awarded to Alabama by Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor could be an even bigger win than expected, as the site’s size leaves plenty of room for future expansions. 489 more words

International

Strong new policies needed for electric vehicle adoption in Canada

With a National Zero Emissions Vehicle Strategy expected to be released in Canada in early 2018, two reports released in December decry Canada’s  slow progress to date, and make policy recommendations to speed up electric vehicle adoption.   282 more words

Government Policy

18 May 2017 (AFR) - World's carmakers hit pothole as sales fall in key markets - Carmakers are getting that 2009 breakdown feeling

(18 May 2017, AFR, p12, by David Fickling)

‘The world’s auto industry just hit a pothole. Car sales in Western Europe fell 6.8 per cent in April, their biggest drop since 2013, as a late Easter and the effects of tax changes sapped demand in the UK, the region’s second-biggest market. 55 more words

1.Market Observations

Tesla’s Big Model 3 Bet Is Riding on This Risky Strategy

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor’s market value.

Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. 846 more words

OneTime

Ontario investing in transit, vehicle R & D

On March 31, the Government of Ontario announced  that it will invest  $13.5 billion in the GO Regional Express Rail  project – expanding the existing GO commuter rail system in the Toronto-Hamilton area by building 12 new stations and  increasing  the frequency of service. 324 more words

Government Policy

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Having grown up in Alabama prior to the auto plants arrival, I can see how being 3rd world status would attract certain industries to the area.

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