COVID-19 Update: Staying At Home and Connected

There have been plenty of responses to the COVID-19 situation that has permeated into this country. It was reported that the USA now has the most confirmed cases in the world. This has prompted continued responses from governments and the automotive industry to try to stem this virus from doing further damage to society and the economy.

COVID-19 Update: Ford, FCA to The Rescue

Ford announced on Tuesday, March 24 that they will start producing more than 100,000 plastic face shields for "medical professionals, factory workers, and store clerks" per week at one of their assembly plants in Michigan. They will also produce ventilators, as well as Powered Air-Purifying Respirators, for patients, healthcare professionals, and first responders, as well.

Commentary: COVID-19 vs. The World

COVID-19 has begun to crimp several people's livelihood. It has become a global pandemic that has taken lives, quarantined others, and caused panic in various places on Earth.

Commentary: No Auto Show This Week in Geneva

However, things are different in Geneva this week. PALEXPO was ready to welcome hundreds of media professionals, industry people, and the general public for the 90th edition of the Geneva International Auto Show.

Commentary: Sunset Across The Pacific

To summarize, General Motors announce that they will "cease Holden sales, design, and engineering operations by 2021" and end Chevrolet brand sales in Thailand by the end of 2020. Furthermore, Great Wall Motors will most likely buy the production facility in Thailand from GM.

V&R Stories: Fantasy Car Shopping on My Birthday

First off, "fantasy shopping" can be a terrible idea. You go to an automotive retailer – preferably one with high-end vehicles – take a look at their inventory and dream in broad daylight over it. You're doing this knowing damn well that you may ever afford to buy that vehicle.

Commentary: Is Everything OK at Nissan?

Then, came all of the repercussions stemming from Ghosn's arrest. The latest being a potential split of the Alliance by Renault, leaving Mitsubishi with Nissan. It will be an interesting set of developments on how the split will take place and Nissan's response when it comes to future product and technology development.

The Speculator: How To Combine FCA with PSA

Over the years, I found some serendipity in speculating anything coming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – even when they were part of the "merger of equals" with Daimler AG. It comes as no surprise when Allpar.com posted something about how Chrysler and Dodge might survive when FCA and Groupe PSA are fully integrated into one entity.