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auto industry discussion

Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:15 pm

Discuss the auto industry and news related to it here, not necessarily about EVs (PHEVs, EVs, FCEVs, etc.) I'll start.

Automakers forced to cut production amid global shortage of computer chips
https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/ ... s-n1254311

Meet the sausage that’s one of Volkswagen’s most popular products
http://newsroom.vw.com/company/meet-the ... -products/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:13 pm

Volkswagen looks to claim damages from suppliers over chip shortages -magazine
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/volkswag ... 43553.html

Germany urges Taiwan to help ease auto chip shortage
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/taiwan-s ... 10657.html

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Re: auto industry discussion

Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:15 pm

Toyota hikes profit forecast 54%, shrugs off global chip supply issues
Toyota has enough chips to cover its targets, at least for now
https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/10/toy ... ip-crisis/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:48 pm

Toyota to suspend output from nine factories in Japan due to earthquake
Earthquake was a magnitude 7.1 aftershock to the Fukushima quake of 10 years ago
https://www.autoblog.com/2021/02/16/toy ... arthquake/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:24 pm

Volkswagen CEO tweets, Musk-style, on market-cap milestone
'The market has been waiting for our #BEV-ramp-up'
https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/03/vw- ... arket-cap/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:25 am

Car seat foam shortage threatens to derail auto production, report says
Following the devastating Texas winter storms, suppliers are reportedly "scrambling."
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/car- ... er-storms/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:08 pm

Why Toyota had a big pile of chips when semiconductor shortage dealt others a bad hand
'Toyota was ... the only automaker properly equipped to deal with chip shortages'
https://www.autoblog.com/2021/03/09/toy ... -shortage/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:26 pm

Toyota president warns Apple that it will need to provide 40 years of support for ‘Apple Car’
https://9to5mac.com/2021/03/11/toyota-a ... s-support/

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Re: auto industry discussion

Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:56 am

Renesas says it will take at least a month to restart fire-damaged chip line
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-rene ... SKBN2BD05K
About two-thirds of production on the advanced 300mm wafer line affected by Friday’s fire is automotive chips, CEO Hidetoshi Shibata told an online briefing.
...
Renesas may not be able to replace all the destroyed equipment within a month, Shibata said, meaning that a return to full production could take longer.

The company, he added, may be able to rely on other plants to replace around two-thirds of the lost production, which is worth around 17 billion yen ($156 million) a month.
These have some pics of the fire:
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021 ... upply.html
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/S ... month-halt

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Re: auto industry discussion

Thu May 13, 2021 12:29 pm

https://youtu.be/L6x0SEPxT3c is a result of the chip shortage.

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