President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to contrast General Motors, which he rebuked this week after the automaker announced plans to lay off thousands of U.S. workers as part of a broad restructuring move, with American steelmakers and other car makers. "Big Steel is opening and renovating plants all over the country," while "auto companies are pouring into the U.S.," he said in a tweet cheering the country's strong economic growth of late. So is Mr. Trump correct? Steel: Mostly false One steel company has disclosed plans to build a new plant in the U.S. Steel Dynamics this week said it's planning a new flat-rolled steel plant somewhere in the Southwest, with construction expected to start in 2020 and to start operating by the end of 2021. The facility will employ about 600 people and serve "southern U.S. energy and construction sectors, which consume considerable amounts of flat roll steel products." The factory will also make products geared to auto … [Read more...] about Fact check: Are steel and auto companies investing big in the U.S.?
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Motoring by Press Association 03/10/2018, 12:34 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Mazda’s iconic engine is to return in 2020, with the Japanese firm confirming plans to bring back the rotary configuration. Set to feature as a range extender for a hybrid vehicle, the rotary engine will have multiple electrification technology advantages thanks to its compact dimensions and high-power output, says Mazda. Rather than using pistons and cylinders like a conventional internal combustion engine, a rotary unit uses a single rotor for propulsion. Mazda didn’t invent the rotary engine – that honour belongs to German mechanical engineer Felix Wankel, who received a patent for the tech in 1929 – but the manufacturer arguably made the configuration iconic. The rotary has appeared in some of the firm’s most famous vehicles – mostly significantly its line of RX sports cars. The last Mazda to use … [Read more...] about What goes around comes around… Mazda confirms return of rotary engine
A DRIVER has been arrested on suspicion of causing the death of a passenger killed when a Mazda being followed by police crashed into a lamppost. The 23-year-old man died following the smash in Burnley, Lancs, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Prior to the crash, the car had been requested to stop by the police and was being followed. The silver Mazda 6 - which was carrying three men inside - ploughed into a lamp post at 1.25am in Burnley, Lancashire. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched an investigation following the fatality because the police were pursuing the car when it crashed. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries following the deadly smash in the early hours on Saturday. The 23-year-old front passenger was pronounced dead at the scene while a 26-year-old rear seat passenger was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious back and leg injuries. Meanwhile, tributes have been paid to the 23-year-old man, who has not been named by police, and … [Read more...] about Driver, 24, arrested after passenger killed when Mazda crashed into lamppost while being followed by police
By Kamila Aliyeva South Korean Rooper teikom Co. Ltd plans to start production of electric cars in Asaka, the company’s director, Sung Ying Song said, Uzbek media outlets reported. “The total cost of the project will be $2 million, and we plan to start manufacturing cars by the end of next year,” he told reporters. Chinese companies are actively seeking to cooperate with Uzbekistan in this direction. For example, the Changan Automobile Group reported that the company intends to organize the production of electric cars in the Fergana Valley. Investments in the amount of $15-$20 million in the creation of a site for a large-head assembly of over a thousand electric vehicles a year, where 100-150 people will work, are planned by Chinese automakers. Foreign investors are confident that their cars will become worthy competitors to the gasoline Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet Nexia, both in terms of price and quality. At the second stage, full-scale localization of production … [Read more...] about South Korean company plans to produce electric cars in Uzbekistan
Gallery PUBLISHED: 15:51 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:51 29 August 2018 The spacious, new Donalds Volvo showroom at Futura Park. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell The Donalds Group has shown its confidence in the Volvo and Mazda car brands and Ipswich itslef with a £6m relocation to two new state-of-the-art dealerships. The new Donalds Mazda Ipswich showroom at Futura Park. Picture: Andy RussellThe Donalds Group has moved its Ipswich Volvo and Mazda operations into new separate dealerships at the town’s Futura Park in a £6m plus relocation.The plan had originally been to just relocate its Volvo franchise and leave Mazda in the West End Road dealership.Donalds group marketing manager Benjamin Grant said that he motor group, seeing a bright future for both brands, decided to invest in creating adjacent dealerships at Futura Park.“There would have come a point when our old Mazda building was too small and needed an update.”The Volvo showroom has a … [Read more...] about Donalds Volvo and Mazda move to new £6m dealerships in Ipswich