The Indiana plant will manufacture 10,000 or more ventilators per month after mass production begins in mid-April, GM says. Demand for ventilators, which help COVID-19 patients breathe, is vastly outstripping supplies as the pandemic spreads.
J.D. Power dropped the low end of its full-year, new-vehicle forecast to just 12.1 million light vehicles, while it maintained the high end at 14.8 million. Before COVID-19, the company predicted 2020 sales of 16.8 million.
Lincoln takes first place once again for the week of March 23, not for the Aviator commercial featuring a solitary Matthew McConaughey but with new creative emphasizing the power of sanctuary right now.
When will OEM plants re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic? Sharing insight is Thomas Kowal, vice president-business development of Seraph, which helps companies manage and control the impact of plant closures.
Current CAFE targets call for U.S. cars and light trucks to increase about 5% annually to an average 46.8 mpg by 2025. The revised rule will raise the standards 1.5% each year through model year 2026, to an average 40.4 mpg.