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.
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.
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.
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.