Tag: production

GM Signs Agreement to Build Battery Processing Facility

The all-electric roadmap at General Motors continues apace. This week, the company announced plans to form a joint venture with a group called POSCO Chemical, an outfit that has nothing to do with our News & Social Media Contributor despite sharing a curiously similar surname. GM’s plan calls for the parties to construct a facility […]

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M1 Successor? BMW Previews 750-Horsepower XM Hybrid Concept

<img data-attachment-id="1780076" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/11/m1-successor-bmw-previews-750-horsepower-xm-hybrid-concept/p90445541_highres_bmw-concept-xm-studi/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458.jpg" data-orig-size="4025,2637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7RM4","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1635407124","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.125","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="BMW XM Concept" data-image-description=" BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1780076″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-610×400.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-450×295.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-768×503.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/P90445541_highRes_bmw-concept-xm-studi-e1638302280458-120×79.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It’s been decades since BMW introduced a dedicated M car, so imagine our surprise when we learned the next one […]

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Rumor Has It Rivian Will See More Production Delays

Find Reviews by Make: By Tim Healey on November 23, 2021 <img data-attachment-id="1773930" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/09/rivian-completes-first-production-vehicles-intended-for-customers/rivian-final-production/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1364" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="rivian final production" data-image-description=" rivian ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1773930 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Rivian may be experiencing more production delays. Maybe […]

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Oil Output Is Increasing, Possibly Easing Prices, a Report Says

The International Energy Agency said Tuesday that oil supplies were catching up with demand, potentially easing upward pressure on prices. The agency, which is based in Paris, said that the oil market remained “tight by all measures, but a reprieve from the price rally could be on the horizon.” A drop in oil prices would […]

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Producers of Alec Baldwin Film Scrutinized After Shooting

The “Rust” producers are a rather motley band — a “ragtag group,” as The Hollywood Reporter called them this week. Five of the six were physically on the New Mexico set on the day of the shooting, according to the spokeswoman for the producing team. They were not, however, in the immediate area where Mr. […]

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From Westerns to ‘Stranger Things,’ Hollywood Is Big Business in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — When the makers of “Stranger Things” were scouting for locations this year, they zeroed in on one of the most sought-after hubs in the United States for new film production: New Mexico’s high desert. Never mind that much of the sci-fi thriller’s new season is set in a fictional Indiana town and the […]

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Toyota, Stellantis Announce North American Battery Plants

<img data-attachment-id="1758996" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/04/south-korean-battery-firms-reach-settlement-georgia-factory-approved/electriccarlithiumbatterypackandpowerconnections/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,570" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Shutterstock","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright (c) 2020 asharkyu\/Shutterstock. No use without permission.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Electric,Car,Lithium,Battery,Pack,And,Power,Connections","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="lithium-ion electric car battery battery assembly EV battery" data-image-description=" Asharkyu/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-450×257.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-610×348.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1758996″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-610×348.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”348″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-610×348.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-75×43.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-450×257.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-768×438.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/shutterstock_1757106191.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Automakers Toyota and Stellantis separately […]

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Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal, Averting Strike

LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers — camera operators, makeup artists, prop makers, set dressers, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairstylists, cinematographers, writers’ assistants — reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with […]

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Hollywood’s Behind-the-Scenes Workers Reach Deal on New Contract

LOS ANGELES — You might say that the people behind the cameras have found their voices. Late Saturday, a union representing Hollywood’s version of blue-collar workers — camera operators, makeup artists, prop makers, set dressers, lighting technicians, editors, script coordinators, hairstylists, cinematographers, writers’ assistants — reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with […]

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Don’t Blame Workers for Inflation

Inflation is up and wages are up. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers rose 5.5 percent in the 12 months through September, which was the most since 1982, except for a few other months of the pandemic. But don’t blame rising wages for inflation. I have two charts that demonstrate that workers are […]

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Car Loans Get Longer, Rentals Vehicles Get Older

<img data-attachment-id="1769266" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/07/carmax-on-used-car-buying-spree-as-market-madness-continues/windshieldpricestickeronausedcarlotforsale/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058.jpg" data-orig-size="3888,2592" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Shutterstock","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright (c) 2011 Gunter Nezhoda\/Shutterstock. No use without permission.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Windshield,Price,Sticker,On,A,Used,Car,Lot,For,Sale","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Windshield,Price,Sticker,On,A,Used,Car,Lot,For,Sale" data-image-description=" Gunter Nezhoda/Shutterstock.com ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1769266″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/shutterstock_76962058-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While nobody needs to tell you that the economy isn’t in good […]

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Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Leads Screenwriting Fellowship For Black Women

NewsOne Featured Video Mogul and comedian Kevin Hart is on a mission to change the narrative around racial and gender representation in the realm of entertainment. According to Deadline, the Philadelphia native’s production company has teamed up with NBCUniversal and the Sundance Institute for the creation of a screenwriting fellowship program for Black women. The […]

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UK Vehicle Registrations Fall Into Bottomless Pit

<img data-attachment-id="1678584" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/06/ask-bark-did-i-throw-away-the-key-to-a-new-car/shutterstock_731078407/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="inflatable tube man wacky waving style dealer lot" data-image-description=" Gretchen Gunda Enger/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678584″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_731078407.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite manufacturers still managing to turn a profit, the automotive […]

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Will Chip Shortage Dethrone GM’s Sales Dominance?

Ninety years. That’s the amount of time that General Motors has led the sales charts in the U.S. That may change this year, according to industry bible Automotive News, because of the ongoing microchip shortage. Toyota has outsold GM in the U.S. for two consecutive quarters now, despite a September decline of 22 percent as it, […]

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Lordstown Motors Will Work With Foxconn, a Contract Manufacturer

Lordstown Motors, a troubled electric truck maker, said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement in principle to work with Foxconn, a contract manufacturer best known for assembling Apple’s iPhone, to develop its electric vehicles and ultimately could sell its Ohio factory to the Taiwanese company. Lordstown said the sale of the factory could […]

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Lucid Motors Becomes an Automaker

<img data-attachment-id="1775086" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/09/lucid-motors-becomes-an-automaker/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1067" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection" data-image-description=" Lucid Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1775086″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/lucid-air-pre-delivery-inspection.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Production of the 2022 Lucid Air started this week, adding another automaker to the North American roster. The […]

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Rivian Completes First Production Vehicles Intended for Customers

<img data-attachment-id="1773930" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/09/rivian-completes-first-production-vehicles-intended-for-customers/rivian-final-production/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1364" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="rivian final production" data-image-description=" rivian ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1773930″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/rivian-final-production-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite EV startups taking a lot of flak for habitually overpromising, sometimes on a level that approaches criminal fraud, […]

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German Automakers Aren’t Interested in Returning to Normal

<img data-attachment-id="1725276" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/06/bmw-looks-to-shed-about-6000-positions-ends-av-partnership-with-mercedes/shutterstock_592669268/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="BMW logo, bmw gille" data-image-description=" Sklo Studio/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1725276″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/shutterstock_592669268.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With supply chain hiccups crippling the automotive industry’s ability to conduct business as normal, resulting […]

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