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10 Apr 2011 10:41


Biz, World: How the Japan quake and tsunami has affected the auto industry

  • parts Many auto manufacturers — especially in Japan — are struggling to return to their normal level of production after last month’s earthquake hurt numerous key factories in Japan.
  • labor Manufacturers at Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to get their workers back on the job very soon — but only at half-time. Toyota’s U.S. factory workers also haven’t had as much work lately.
  • colors Ford, which isn’t Japanese, has its own problems — see, a key metallic pigment they use comes from a factory near Fukushima. Good luck getting a “tuxedo black” car. source

03 Mar 2010 10:34


Biz: Let’s make sure every major car manufacturer does a recall

  • 540,000 Nissan vehicles recalled source

02 Aug 2009 02:43


Biz, Tech: Nissan: Your car has low emissions? Well OUR car has none!

The Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric car, goes 160 km on a charge, goes as fast as 140 km and will use a lithium-ion battery pack. source

09 Feb 2009 11:04


Biz: U.S. automakers aren’t alone: Nissan announces massive layoffs

  • 20,000 jobs will go away into the ether source