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Tesla to Add Robots to California Assembly Plant

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FREMONT, CA—Tesla Motors Inc. has halted production at its assembly plant here for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and prepares to build its Model X sport-utility vehicle. The $100 million upgrade will add 25 robots with a goal of boosting production by 25 percent.

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Evana Automation Ships 24-station Assembly and Test System

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EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation Specialists has shipped a 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems.

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Green Energy Initiatives Drive GM Orion

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The General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant sits in the shadow of a large landfill. But, the 4-million-square foot factory, which is home to the Chevrolet Sonic and the Buick Verano, uses that to its advantage. The plant derives a significant portion of its power from landfill gas.

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VW to Assemble Midsize SUV in Tennessee

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CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen is set to commence production of the new midsize SUV at its assembly plant here. The company plans to invest around $900 million in the production of seven-passenger SUV, a move which will create 2,000 jobs.

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Automotive Supplier to Add 140 Jobs in Michigan

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AUBURN HILLS, MI—Automotive supplier Hirotec America will build a new $26 million assembly plant here, add 140 jobs.

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Toyota Hiring at WV Assembly Plant

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BUFFALO, WV—Human resource company Manpower is seeking to fill jobs at Toyota’s assembly plant here.

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Auto Industry Shatters Recall Record

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WASHINGTON—With six months left in 2014, automakers have already recalled more vehicles in the United States than in any other year on record.

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VW to Cut Electricity, Water Usage at India Assembly Plant

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PUNE, India—Volkswagen plans to reduce energy consumption at its assembly plant here by 436 megawatt hours per year by equipping the assembly line with high-volume, low-speed fans. The carmaker also aims to reduce water usage at the facility by 1,636 cubic meters annually.

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Scrapped Chevrolet Volt Battery Covers Double as Bat Boxes

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JACKSON, MI—More than 2,000 bats could have a new home at Consumers Energy hydro power plants thanks to collaboration between the utility, General Motors and a Boy Scout from Clarkston, MI. Using scrap Chevrolet Volt battery covers donated by GM, 16-year-old Matthew Netherland and some helpers built 30 bat boxes in a few months.

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Detroit Three to Shorten Summer Shutdowns

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DETROIT—Brisk sales of pickups and SUVs are causing the Detroit Three automakers to eliminate or shorten their traditional two-week summer shutdown at many U.S. plants.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


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