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Auto Assembly Plant Restarts  – Yes, Maybe and Unknown

FCA, GM, and Volkswagen announced planned to restart production at four plants during the week of 31 May 2020. Continue reading

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Data Show GM Automated Safety Systems Prevent Crashes

The GM active safety systems evaluated are addressing a wide range of common crashes that cause a large amount of injuries, property damage and cost to GM customers and society. Continue reading

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General Motors Target Automaker in UAW Contract Talks

Gary Jones, of course is under an investigation by the FBI in the fraudulent diversion of Funds from FCA Fiat that were supposed to support UAW worker training. He refused to stand down as president during the contract talks as criminal investigations ensue. Continue reading

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Unifor Saves Some Canadian Jobs as GM Blinks on Oshawa

This fight has international ramifications stretching beyond next year when the Canadian autoworkers and the UAW contracts expire at the Detroit Three. While not official, this makes the beginning of bargaining table battles that will cast a large shadow on the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Continue reading

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IndustriALL Endorses Global Agreements to Fight and Shape Policy on the Growing Number of Auto Plant Closures

So whither auto plants with their well-paid, highly skilled and heavily unionized work? Plant closures and retrenchments in several countries is worrying for unions. Continue reading

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Honda Joins with Cruise and General Motors to Build New Autonomous Vehicle. Honda Investment Of $750 Million Values Cruise At $14.6 Billion

In the auto industry a new production vehicle takes roughly four years and about a billion dollars to design and bring to market. That’s if there is an existing assembly plant – if not, add another billion dollars – and an experienced team ready to move. Continue reading

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GM Ups Ante Calls Out Other Automakers on EVs?

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles (383 kM) from its 60-kWh battery pack that is made in Korea. What the future holds depends energy prices, and EV prices – roughly $40,000 or more with options for a Tesla Model 3 or Bolt mid-size car. Continue reading

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U.S. Leads Powertrain Aftermarket but Trails in Trends

Mexico’s hot climate contributes to vehicle overheating and powertrain component damage along with poor road conditions in many areas, increasing powertrain wear and tear. How this differs from U.S. conditions was not clear. As was the silence on where the U.S. sold parts were built. Continue reading

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Maven Launches City Car Sharing in Atlanta

The growth is impressive and part of a growing trend that threatens the traditional auto industry business model Continue reading

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GM Invests in Orion Assembly Plant Again

The 2011 UAW-GM National Agreement is up for renewal by this September, with the two-tier wage system a major potential point of contention between the Detroit Three and the UAW. Continue reading

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56 Dead from GM Ignition Switches

However, 1,388 more cases are under review, and 1,198 were submitted without documentation to back the claim, according Feinberg’s latest update on his website. Continue reading

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GM Probe on Deadly Cobalt Ignition Switches Clears Top Management as 15 Engineering, Legal, Policy Heads Roll

GM CEO Mary Barra said the Valukas findings were “extremely thorough, brutally tough, and deeply troubling. Overall the report found that, from start to finish, the Cobalt saga was riddled with failures which led to tragic results for many.” Continue reading

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Jim DeLuca to Head GM Global Manufacturing

DeLuca is currently Vice President of Manufacturing for GM International Operations. During 2013, GM launched more than 40 vehicles and more than 20 powertrains around the world, but the automaker is still struggling with commonality and the loss of scale that the overly complex GM lineup causes. Continue reading

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Chuck Stevens Named GM CFO

General Motors today named Chuck Stevens as executive vice president and chief financial officer Continue reading

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See the USA in a Chevrolet, but Not Europe

Cadillac is finalizing plans for expanding in the European market to expand its distribution network during the next three years as it prepares for numerous product introductions. It sounds like the same strategy as the old Chevrolet one, but the difference is GM will not be competing against itself. Cadillac “only” has to compete against Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz… Continue reading

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