General Motors says ventilators ready for delivery in the US

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General Motors has started mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The task is being carried out under contract to the US Department of Health and Human Services. In less than a month, Ventec, GM’s supply chain and its manufacturing, logistics, legal, and talent acquisition groups […]

General Motors starts production of ventilators for U.S. government

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General Motors stated on Tuesday it had started producing ventilators in the volume required to treat severely ill coronavirus patients and would make deliveries of the first batch of the medical equipment to the U.S. government this month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nine contracts amounting to almost $2.6 […]

General Motors, Philips to supply 73,000 ventilators to U.S. in $1.1 billion effort

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The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) on Wednesday awarded two contracts worth over $1 billion to make ventilators required to treat severely sick coronavirus patients and prepares to declare five more contracts later this week. HHS awarded automaker General Motors a contract for $489 million to produce 30,000 ventilators, while it also declared […]

Fiat Chrysler, GM try discounts, online buying to lift declining U.S. sales

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With auto showrooms closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors moved to reboot demand with seven-year, no-interest loans and programs permitting customers to purchase vehicles online. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s new “Drive Forward” marketing program consists of online shopping tools that will for the first time let U.S. consumers to finish […]

Trump invokes Defense Production Act but GM says it’s already moving fast

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About eleven days ago, American automaker General Motors put hundreds of employees on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But President Donald Trump, said the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which allows the government broad authority to direct […]

General Motors agrees to $120 million settlement over ignition suits

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General Motors has accepted to a $120 million settlement over defective ignition switches that allegedly caused cars to stall and air bags to deploy, and in some cases triggering deadly accidents. The deal, which must be authorized by a judge, would resolve hundreds of lawsuits filed before the American automaker sought bankruptcy protection in 2009. Under the settlement, […]

General Motors speeds up ‘Project V’ to build ventilators in Indiana

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General Motors and medical equipment maker Ventec are accelerating efforts under a partnership code-named “Project V” to construct ventilators at a GM plant located in Kokomo, Indiana, to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. GM stated that work at its Indiana plant, which makes small electronic components for vehicles, is part of the effort to expand […]