Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is collaborating with its dealers to begin a Drive 4 UR Community program to gain funding for local nonprofit organizations. The shares traded down $0.05 (0.47%) recently at $9.48.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): Opel, which is the German unit of U.S. automaker General Motors, is nearing an agreement to cease production at its factory located in Ruesselheim for 20 days this year, German radio station hr-iNFO stated, without citing anyone or anything. The shares traded down $0.13 (0.60%) recently at $21.50.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) is to test and refine electric-vehicle-charging technology in the Indianapolis area beneath a partnership with Duke Energy Corp. This was announced on Wednesday morning. “This is an opportunity to deepen the relationship with Toyota, to work on R&D,” stated Paul Mitchell, who is president and CEO of Energy Systems Network, which is an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit clean-technology initiative involved in the project. The shares traded up $0.74 (0.90%) recently at $82.64.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC) has begun a new dealer program intended to support Honda Power Equipment, Honda Engines, and Honda Marine product dealers that are participating in the global sustainability initiatives of the company. Also, Honda has created a new Eco-Guide to complement its new dealer program, illustrating particular practices that Honda dealers will be able to undertake that will dovetail with, and extend the robust range of, Honda environmental strategies designed to satisfy the needs of a changing environmental landscape. The shares traded up $0.08 (0.24%) recently at $33.43.
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will open a service center this fall in San Rafael, which will be one of only a few dozen of the centers the company intends to operate worldwide by the years conclusion. The Palo Alto-based company is to lease 8,000 square feet in a multi-tenant industrial complex at 470 DuBois St., off Andersen Drive, claimed Mark Carrington, of Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank, which represented the landlord. The shares traded up $0.85 (2.92%) recently at $29.96.
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