General Motor’s Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

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General Motors’ self-driving car company will try to deliver on its long-running promise to offer a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designated to remove the need for human operators to transport people around crowded locations. The service is currently being developed by automaker’s Cruise subsidiary will depend on a boxy, electric-powered […]

General Motors moves over 1,350 temporary employees to full-time jobs

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General Motors stated on Wednesday that over 1,350 hourly workers at its assembly plants in the United States will move into full-time jobs in the first quarter of 2020. The employees are from 14 General Motors production facilities located in Michigan, Indiana, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky, the company stated. “We are […]

U.S. agency upgrades investigation into 1.7 million GM vehicles

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated Tuesday that it is upgrading an investigation into 1.7 million General Motors vehicles for windshield wiper failures. The auto safety agency started the investigation in November 2018 to see if the automaker needed to expand a 2016 recall of 2013 model year Chevrolet Equinox and GMC […]

U.S. will finalize new fuel-efficiency rules next year, says Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Friday that his administration will finalize its rollback of Obama-era automobile emissions standards next year and expected it would provoke the latest legal challenge by California. The administration had pointed out in recent months it could finalize its proposed revisions to the requirements prior to the end of 2019. […]

GM and LG Chem to build $2.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant

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General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem stated on Thursday they will invest $2.3 billion to construct an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, forming one of the world’s largest battery facilities. The plant, to be constructed near GM’s closed assembly plant located in Lordstown in northeast Ohio, will employ over 1,100 […]

Electric cars won’t go mainstream until we fix these problems, says GM president

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Mark Reuss is president of General Motors, who has written the following lines ins his recent article: The automotive industry is hurtling toward a future that will modify the transportation just like the electricity changed how we light the world. Electric and self-driving vehicles will modify the automotive landscape forever — it’s only a question […]

California to halt purchasing GM, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

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California stated on Monday it will stop all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers supporting U.S. President Donald Trump in a fight to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California bought $58.6 million in vehicles from General […]

GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota thanked by Trump on California emissions fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked General Motors, Toyota Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other significant automakers for “standing with” his efforts to block California from setting its own vehicle emissions regulations for cars and trucks. “California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers,” Trump tweeted. The automakers’ […]

Ex-governor criticizes GM for backing Trump on tailpipe emissions

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Former California Governor Jerry Brown criticized General Motors Co on Tuesday for taking side with the Trump administration in its bid to block California from setting its own fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission regulations for passenger cars and trucks. “It’s really something at this very moment when California is burning that General Motors jumps on […]

GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler support Trump on California emissions challenge

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Significant automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles, the companies stated in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday. The move by companies such as General Motors, Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor, and Fiat Chrysler […]