Words such as “unprecedented” are too often used casually, but the impact of coronavirus on the manufacturing industry is just that; the automotive industry in particular faces challenges never before experienced in peacetime, and never on a global basis. In the face of disrupted supply chains, falling demand and societal lockdown, the entire industry is preparing to grind to a halt. The enormity of such a situation is only now becoming clear.
As the situation unfolds, this page will keep Automotive World readers updated on the latest developments.
Automotive World has also published a special report, ‘How is the auto industry responding to the coronavirus?’, which takes a first look at the impact of the pandemic on vehicle production, suppliers, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), trucking, electric vehicle battery production, and what the automotive industry can learn from China’s experience of tackling COVID-19….