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FCA CEO Mike Manley visits the Sterling Heights, Michigan plant on March 17.

United Auto Workers union confirms the death of third Fiat Chrysler plant worker due to COVID-19

The United Auto Workers union announced that an FCA worker died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, marking the third FCA employee to die from the disease.
Ford's Kentucky Truck plant.

Ford says it will restart some US and Mexico factories in first half of April

Ford said it would restart limited production in Mexico on April 6, and in the US on April 14. The US plants build pickup trucks and commercial vans.
The Geely Icon.

Chinese carmaker Geely will airdrop car keys by drone so people can buy new cars without having contact with others

Geely now not only sells an SUV with a filtration system meant to combat the coronavirus, it also offers a contactless way of having it delivered.
A worker checks a 2020 Ford Explorer car at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

Ford says it won’t restart North American factories at the end of March because of the coronavirus outbreak

"Ford's top priority is the health and safety of our employees, dealers, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders," the company said.
An employee of Hamilton Medical AG tests ventilators.

Ford is working with 3M and GE to produce respirators and ventilators, and the UAW to make medical equipment, as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies

Ford is looking to repurpose components and could use its factories to produce the much-needed products.

Ford and Toyota are shutting down plants in Asia and India, and BMW will idle its US factory during the coronavirus pandemic

Last week, Ford shut down operations in Europe, North America, and South America. Almost the entire US auto industry moved to idle itself last week.
An employee of Hamilton Medical AG tests ventilators.

GM will make ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic rages and hospitals face unprecedented stress

The healthcare system has raised alarms about running out of ventilators to assist the most severely ill patients at hospitals.

Ford, GM, Hyundai, Honda and other automakers have announced assistance to customers hit by the coronavirus pandemic

Measures range from payment delays to 90-day, no-payment terms on new purchases to zero percent financing deals.
What isn't he telling you?

10 things your car mechanic won’t tell you

It never hurts to be educated when dealing with car mechanics.
Ford's Kentucky Truck plant.

The global car industry shut down in less than a week as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the planet. This timeline reveals exactly how the unpreceden...

Carmakers had endured the Great Depression, two world wars, and the financial crisis, but they have never dealt with anything like this.