The power outage that affected parts of the Midwest and Northeast U.S., as well as a good portion of Ontario, took its toll on North American production in August. Blackout cost industry 49,500 vehicles. In total, Ward’s estimates August North American output will come up short by 64,600 units with 49,500 of that directly related to the blackout. Because of requested restrictions on electricity use by the Ontario government, Canada production bore the brunt of the losses at an ...

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