au·​to·​mak·​er | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce automaker (audio) , ˈä-tō-\

Definition of automaker

: a manufacturer of automobiles

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The automaker is using technology from another electric model, the e-up!, to do so. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Vintage VW Beetles and Buses Are Going Electric," 6 Sep. 2019 But the automaker’s fiercest fans are probably less concerned with what makes the Taycan’s power, and more curious about what makes it a legit Porsche. Wired, "With the Taycan, Porsche Launches into the Electric Future," 4 Sep. 2019 The Detroit automaker has been working on a new generation of the Escape, a popular compact SUV that has seen slipping sales in recent years amid aggressive competition and little change to the model. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Ford Motor Co. reveals $550 million investment for its Louisville Assembly Plant," 29 Aug. 2019 And through its Lincoln plant and suppliers, the automaker is responsible for 45,647 jobs in the state, the study found. William Thornton |, al, "Honda has $12 billion annual impact on Alabama’s economy," 27 Aug. 2019 For 2020, the automaker is enhancing those features. Dallas News, "Chevrolet adds a Buckle To Drive feature to its Teen Driver safety system," 22 Aug. 2019 However, supporters of the effort say it’s unclear automakers will be able to satisfy the Obama-era requirements. Los Angeles Times, "Trump plan to ease fuel-economy rules would boost drivers’ costs, study finds," 9 Aug. 2019 However, supporters of the effort say it’s unclear automakers will be able to satisfy the Obama-era requirements. Jennifer A. Dlouhy,, "Trump safety pitch for easing car standards rebutted by study," 7 Aug. 2019 Both automakers are under investigation by NHTSA for potentially being slow to fix faulty vehicles. Tom Krisher, The Seattle Times, "Hyundai finds new engine problem, prompting another recall," 30 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of automaker

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of automaker

US : a company that makes and sells cars : an automobile manufacturer

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