Companies have tussled over payments since at least 2006
Sep 3, 2009 11:28 AM
Three tidbits from the world of Nissan: • Cash for clunkers lifted August sales of the Versa, but the truck segment is still wheezing. • The auto maker is preparing to bring to market more than $1 billion in debt backed by auto loans that will be covered by a Federal Reserve program aimed at making the credit-card, student-loan and auto-loan markets more liquid. • Cars.com calls the Altima one of the most improved cars of the last decade: "Its accomplishment since 2002 is how it's provided sportier looks and driving than the big dogs have, without sacrificing livability."
Sep 2, 2009 7:28 AM
Harley-Davidson officials have told Kansas City's economic developers their city is no longer being considered for the possible relocation of a 2,300-employee manufacturing plant. That leaves Murfreesboro and two Shelbyvilles.
Sep 1, 2009 7:27 AM
Six months after saying so in code, Nissan and Chrysler have ended their vehicle-development partnership wherein Nissan supplied small cars and Chrysler built full-size trucks.
Nissan spokesman Fred Standish said Fiat wasn't involved in any of the discussions. Standish stressed that the company was committed to stay in the North American truck market. "We are looking at a variety of options," he said.
Aug 27, 2009 7:28 AM
The auto manufacturer is replacing the batteries in its Smyrna factory-floor tugs with methanol fuel cells, a move it says will save it hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Oorja's OorjaPac fuel cell sits on the fork lift and funnels electrons to the battery pack, charging it as the day progresses. Filling up the fuel cell at the beginning of a shift, ideally, provides enough power for the day. The charging infrastructure – otherwise known as a pump – costs less than a tenth of what a battery bay will run, claims Oorja.
Aug 25, 2009 10:26 AM
Harley-Davidson is scouting four cities — including Murfreesboro — as potential sites for its manufacturing facilities in near York, Pa., which employ about 2,300 people.
Klein said the visits are part of a two-path study in place, with one analyzing how to make the York County operations cost-effective where they are now, and another analyzing the best possible relocation opportunities. Through the process, the four sites being visited this week came up for a number of reasons, but Klein did not get into specifics.
Aug 19, 2009 7:34 AM