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Stellantis Introducing 84 Hour Work Week in Sterling Heights

Stellantis is reportedly bringing back a controversial policy that would have skilled trade workers doing 12 hour days for 7 days a week as a way to maximize shift coverage. The original arrangement had staff pushing long hours only to be rewarded with a full week off. But it was temporarily nixed after workers complained […] The post Stellantis Introducing 84 Hour Work Week in Sterling Heights appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, UAW, Sterling Heights, Shap, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Auto Workers, Factory News, Work Week, Stellantis, Skilled Trade, Skilled Trade Workers


Nio falls as Chinese EV maker says chip shortage will dent second-quarter production

This photo taken on January 9, 2021 shows the NIO ET7, the flagship sedan for the Chinese electric car manufacturer, during its launch ceremony in Chengdu, in China's southwest Sichuan province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images) Nio stock fell by nearly 10% Tuesday after the electric car maker said it expects to produce 7,500 units per month in the second quarter.  Nio said it had be...
Tags: Auto, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Trends, Markets, Ford, Chips, Semiconductor, Sichuan, Chengdu, Fiat Chrysler, Nyse, Ev, Li, Jac


Non-negotiable 'destination fees' are rapidly increasing on new vehicles, but there are ways to offset them

A car shopper looks at a window sticker in a dealership. Tim Boyle/Getty Images A new investigation conducted by Consumer Reports found that destination fees are rising. The fees are non-negotiable but are also not advertised in a vehicle's base price. To offset the rising fees, Consumer Reports recommends that buyers negotiate the bottom line. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If you've ever examined a car's window sticker, there's usually something added onto the ve...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Car Buying, Autos, Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler, Don, Ford Bronco, Chrysler Dodge, Kristen Lee, Mike Monticello, Bronco Sport, BITranspo


Here are some of the car models most likely to be in shorter supply due to the global chip shortage

New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images Car dealerships are already reflecting the slowdown in manufacturing due to the global chip shortage. Shoppers may see higher prices and lower availability of certain car models. Car companies began halting production in January and expect to lose billions this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A global shortage of computer chips has caused s...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, Mexico, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Dodge, Honda


QOTD: What Should Happen to Chrysler and Dodge?

Stellantis leadership is going to have some tough decisions to make in regard to Chrysler and Dodge. While both brands are a shadow of their former selves, Fiat Chrysler viewed their rightsizing as more of a distillation process. Despite lacking the full complement of vehicles necessary to occupy every segment, the two have the oversized American […] The post QOTD: What Should Happen to Chrysler and Dodge? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Charger, Dodge, Pacifica, Fiat. Chrysler, Qotd, Durango, Challenger, News Blog, PSA Group, Question of the Day, Stellantis


Industry leaders urge Biden to take action as a critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Ford plants. A group of executives at US chip companies urged Biden to prioritize funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Japan, News, Congress, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford, Chrysler, Sia


A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota


A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


FCA & Groupe PSA Complete Merger to Create Stellantis, World’s Fourth-Largest Automaker

The merger between Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA), which led to the creation of Stellantis N.V. (Stellantis), is official as of January 18th, 2021. The name derives from the Latin verb “stello,” meaning “to brighten with stars.” Stellantis Brands The merger of Groupe PSA and FCA will bring the following automakers together under the Stellantis namesake. As of this writing, Stellantis will be considered the world’s fourth-larges...
Tags: Milan, Berlin, Paris, Fca, Autos, New York Stock Exchange, Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Michigan, Audit Committee, Kevin Scott, Euronext, Henri de Castries, Carlos Tavares, Car News, Mercato Telematico Azionario


Amazon’s newest product lets companies build their own Alexa assistant for cars, apps and video games

Amazon is selling access to the underlying technology stack of Alexa to let companies — starting with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — build their own intelligent assistants with unique voices, skills and wake words. The new Alexa Custom Assistant product, which was announced Friday, can coexist and cooperate with the Alexa assistant. Theoretically, this means an automaker could choose to use the custom assistant to interact with drivers on specific products and services tied to the vehicle as well a...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Fca, Alexa, Fiat Chrysler, Amazon Amazon, Alexa Custom, Alexa Custom Assistant


Amazon’s newest product lets companies build their own Alexa assistant

Amazon is selling access to the underlying technology stack of Alexa to let companies — starting with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — build their own intelligent assistants with unique voices, skills and wake words. The new Alexa Custom Assistant product, which was announced Friday, can coexist and cooperate with the Alexa assistant. Theoretically, this means an automaker could choose to use the custom assistant to interact with drivers on specific products and services tied to the vehicle as well a...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Fca, Alexa, Fiat Chrysler, Amazon Amazon, Alexa Custom, Alexas Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alexa Custom Assistant


Dodge sold 4 Vipers last year despite the iconic American muscle car being discontinued in 2017

The Dodge Viper is one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever made. Dodge Fiat Chrysler published its annual US sales report on Tuesday. The automaker sold four Dodge Vipers in 2020, according to the report. The Dodge Viper was discontinued in 2017. The automaker also sold three Jeep Patriots, despite the car being discontinued at the end of 2016. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As automakers roll out their end-of-year sales reports, it's always entertaining to ke...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Fiat Chrysler, Vipers, Dodge Viper, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Vipers, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Dodge Fiat Chrysler, Vipers FCA


After Merger With PSA, Chrysler’s Brand Future Is Uncertain

The Chrysler brand is nearly 100 years old--and may soon be kaput. Its fate hangs in the balance after shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group--a French auto manufacturer best known for the Peugeot and Citro?n brands--have approved a merger that'll see the two companies combine to become Stellantis. Set to soon become the fourth...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Chrysler, Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler, PSA Group, PSA Chrysler


Customized Jeeps From the Factory?

Customized Jeeps direct from the factory? That could be a possibility. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is building a $23 million vehicle customization facility with Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator production nearby at their Toledo Assembly Complex. According to a story in the Toledo Blade, Toledo mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced a pending purchase agreement with FCA, saying he […] The post Customized Jeeps From the Factory? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Accessories, Jobs, Sales, Production, Heritage, Fca, Suspension, Autos, Tires, Jeep, Branding, Fiat Chrysler, Incentives, Gladiator, Cosmetics, Enthusiasm


GM dumps Trump to side with California in emissions rules fight

General Motors is changing sides in a battle over whether states — and specifically California — can set tailpipe emissions regulations and other rules meant to mitigate climate change that are stricter than the federal government. The automaker said Monday it will no longer back the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to prevent California from setting its own rules, Reuters reported. CEO Mary Barra reportedly sent a letter to several environmental groups stating that the automaker was “immediately...
Tags: Obama, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Automotive, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Reuters, Air Resources Board


FCA, PSA Group Schedule Shareholder Meetings to Finalize Merger

The merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group is reportedly progressing smoothly, with the involved parties announcing general meetings for their respective shareholders on Wednesday. Scheduled to take place on January 4th, the summit is being held “in order to approve the merger of their companies to allow the creation of Stellantis, which will […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Fca, Mergers, Antitrust, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, Stellantis, FCA PSA Group Schedule Shareholder Meetings


Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora

Eighteen months ago, Uber’s self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank’s Vision Fund. Now, it’s up for sale and a competing autonomous vehicle technology startup is in talks with Uber to buy it, according to three sources familiar with the deal. Aurora Innovation, the startup founded by three veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry who led programs at Google, Tesla and Uber, is i...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Texas, Montana, Softbank, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Toyota, Travis Kalanick, Carnegie Mellon, Fiat Chrysler, Aurora, Lewandowski, VW Group


FCA Could Face $840 Million in New U.S. Regulatory Fees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said that it might be looking at $840 million if it wants to settle a Justice Department investigation into excess diesel emissions and threw some mild shade at regulators. The manufacturer noted that the U.S. appeals court’s August ruling that overturned the Trump administration’s July 2019 rule that suspended a National […] The post FCA Could Face $840 Million in New U.S. Regulatory Fees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Fca, Autos, Fines, Emissions, Justice Department, Fiat Chrysler, Trump, Nhtsa, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Emissions Regulation, New U S Regulatory Fees


Honda Pooling with Tesla for EU Emissions Compliance

Honda Motor Co. will be accompanying Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in pooling its emissions with electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla in an attempt to adhere to CO2 limits mandated by the European Union. For 2020, the average emissions of all vehicles sold within the region must not exceed 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Companies failing to […] The post Honda Pooling with Tesla for EU Emissions Compliance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Tesla, European Union, Autos, Fines, Honda, Emissions, Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Carbon Credits, Honda Motor Co, News Blog, Tesla Inc, Emission Fines, Enviornmental Regulations, CO2 limits


Fiat Chrysler plans to bring a Ram electric pickup truck to market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during the company third-quarter earnings call, puts to rest rampant speculation, which was fueled by previous comments from Manley, that the automaker was planning to join what promises to become a crowded new category. The Detroit Free-Press was the first to report the comments. “I do see that there will b...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, North America, Electric, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Free Press, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Manley, Rouge, Hawthorne California


Fiat Chrysler plans to bring an Ram electric pickup truck to market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during the company third-quarter earnings call, puts to rest rampant speculation, which was fueled by previous comments from Manley, that the automaker was planning to join what promises to become a crowded new category. The Detroit Free-Press was the first to report the comments. “I do see that there will be a...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Gm, North America, Electric, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Free Press, Mike Manley, Manley, Rouge, Hawthorne California


Jeep Easing Electrification Into Japanese Market, World to Follow

One of the main reasons Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with PSA Group is to help soften the financial blows of battery development, we literally just talked about it. But the French automaker has its own reasons for wanting to get into bed with the FCA, namely its rather diverse list of subsidiaries — with Jeep […] The post Jeep Easing Electrification Into Japanese Market, World to Follow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Japan, Fca, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Plug-in Hybrid, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, PSA Group, 4xe, Renegade 4xe


European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group are reportedly in the homestretch of their $38 billion merger deal and on the cusp of becoming Stellantis — the planet’s fourth largest automaker by volume. The plan is to join forces to help absorb the monumental cost of developing alternative energy vehicles (like EVs) without losing any brands or shuttering […] The post European Regulators Finally Approve PSA/FCA Becoming Stellantis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Industry, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, European Comission, Stellantis


This former Tesla CIO just raised $150 million more to pull car dealers into the 21st century

“I have to choose my words carefully,” says Joe Castelino of Stevens Creek Volkswagen in San Jose, California, when asked about the software on which most car dealerships rely for inventory information, to manage marketing, to handle customer relationships and to otherwise help sell cars. Castelino, the dealership’s service director, laughs as he says this. But the joke has apparently been on car dealers, most of whom have largely relied on a few frustratingly antiquated vendors for their dealer...
Tags: Startups, TC, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ferrari, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Jose, Volkswagen, Index Ventures, Fiat Chrysler, Advent, Advent International


Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways [UPDATED]

Canada’s preferred choice in unions, Unifor, warned that contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were progressing slower than anticipated over the weekend. By Wednesday, news of a strike had begun brewing over social media. Local 444 was issuing FCA-WAP bargaining updates on Twitter and Facebook that included marching orders in the event that the day’s […] The post Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways

Canada’s preferred choice in unions, Unifor, warned that contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were progressing slower than anticipated over the weekend. By Wednesday, news of a strike had begun brewing over social media. Local 444 was issuing FCA-WAP bargaining updates on Twitter and Facebook that included marching orders in the event that the day’s […] The post Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Facebook, Unions, Canada, Fca, Autos, Automotive Industry, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Unifor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Union News, Contract Negotiations


FCA-PSA Merger Terms Tweaked

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group announced a few revisions to their planned merger on Monday. Unfortunately, ditching the Stellantis moniker when they become the world’s fourth-largest automaker wasn’t among the changes listed. Because it still sounds like a medication for people with arthritis. Ask your doctor is Stellantis is right for you. Don’t take […] The post FCA-PSA Merger Terms Tweaked appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Don, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, PSA Group, Stellantis


Daimler AG to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Business, News, California, Washington, Germany, Environment, Cars, California News, Sport, Soccer, Vw, Associated Press, Epa, West Virginia University


Maserati's flashy new supercar is the start of a reinvention — and that's just what the storied Italian brand needs

Maserati MC20. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The MC20 supercar, Maserati's new flagship halo car, represents the first of Maserati’s “new era” of vehicles. Following the MC20, Maserati will launch 13 new cars from now through 2024. All-electric versions of those cars are also in the works. The new cars will take design cues and technology from the MC20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If in the past few years you've found yourself wondering what, exactly, was up at Maser...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York City, Trends, Analysis, Ferrari, Fca, Autos, Sunday Times, Jalopnik, Neptune, Romeo, Business Insider, Fiat Chrysler, Bush, Don


Ford Chosen by Unifor as Canadian Bargaining Target

Unifor has selected the Ford Motor Company as its target for collective bargaining. Once negotiations conclude, the union will be using the terms established with the automaker to lay the groundwork for pattern deals with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. While the talks have not yet begun, we already know Unifor wants to cement […] The post Ford Chosen by Unifor as Canadian Bargaining Target appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, 2020, Fca, Gm, Autos, Collective Bargaining, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Unifor, UAW, Ford of Canada, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Contract Negotiations



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