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 […]

Corvette, America’s longest-running sports car, set for modification

CEO Mary Barra stands with a camouflaged next generation Chevrolet Corvette

The world of supercars is known by makes from across the pond — Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren. The Chevrolet Corvette, America’s longest-running sports car, who is preventing from world domination because of its front-mounted engine is in the incorrect place. With her announcement that the next-generation Corvette is to be unveiled July 18, General Motors CEO […]

GM boss will not appear before Canada legislators on plant shut down

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra will not come before Canadian legislators to discuss concerns about the automaker’s future in the country, but lower-ranking executives will appear, a lawmaker stated on Thursday. GM stated in November it would shut down its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant by year-end, part of a global restructuring affecting four other plants […]

GM CEO Mary Barra faces harsh criticism over Mexico investments

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra came under criticism from members of Congress from Michigan for building a new vehicle in Mexico yet ending production at five North American assembly plants and removing almost 15,000 jobs. On the second day of meetings on Capitol Hill, Barra dealt with a tough session with normally supportive lawmakers from […]

Senators, union press General Motors CEO on plant closings, job cuts

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra, facing increasing criticism, will meet with Ohio’s two U.S. senators on Wednesday regarding the automaker’s strategies to idle five North American plants and slash up to 15,000 jobs. Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, stated in a joint statement they are going to “press” the automaker […]

General Motors to cut jobs and production as U.S. sedan sales decline

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General Motors stated on Monday it will slash production of slow-selling models and cut its North American workforce in the face of a decreasing market for traditional gas-powered sedans, moving more investment to electric and autonomous vehicles. The announcement is the biggest North America restructuring for the U.S. No. 1 automaker since its bankruptcy a […]