Production

UK Car Production Down 95 Percent In May As Factories Start To Reopen

It’s the lowest May output since 1946.

UK car manufacturing facilities remained quiet in May despite production officially restarting at various factories. That’s the story told by new figures from the country’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which show last month’s output was down 95 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

May 2020 was the industry’s worst May since 1946, with just 5,314 cars rolling off British production lines – a 95.4 percent drop compared with the 116,035 that were built in May 2019. That said, the figure does represent a sizeable increase on the 197 cars built in April this year, when the coronavirus lockdown was at its most stringent.

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Even though some factories restarted production last month, including Bentley’s Crewe plant and Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull facility, they were still operating at a fraction of their normal capacity. According

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HBO Production Company Sued For $8M After Massive Car Dealership Fire

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613 Automotive Group was being used for the I Know This Much Is True HBO series when the blaze broke out.

A car dealership in Ellenville is suing an HBO production company for $8 million after the location was destroyed by a massive fire after being used as a set for the television series I Know This Much To Be True, according to the Record Online. The series stars Mark Ruffalo. The lawsuit was filed by 613 Automotive Group and issued to Calling Grace Productions due to negligence.

On May 9th, 2019, just after midnight, a fire erupted at the dealership and completely engulfed the 10,000-square-foot facility while torching dozens of vehicles. Some of the cars were owned by the dealership while others were antiques that were put in place by the production company to use on set. According to the source, the

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Lamborghini Isn’t Just Resuming Production This Week. It’s Also Unveiling a New Car.

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Lamborghini wants to get back to business as usual. But in the case of the famed Italian supercar specialists, that doesn’t just mean resuming production.

Late last week, the automaker announced in a press release that production would resume at its factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese on Monday. And if that weren’t enough to set the hearts of auto enthusiasts aflutter, the company also plans to unveil a new car on Thursday.

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While Lamborghini is raring to get back to work, the marque stressed that production will resume in accordance with government guidelines. Additionally, the automaker has worked with the local union to develop a strategy that will ensure the safety of all its workers. It also pledged to continue to monitor the “contagion’s evolution” and said that it would be ready to adjust protocols as needed.

”We are ready

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