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General Motors pulls out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

General Motors has decided to pull out of Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments.

GM to invest $2.2 billion in Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan

Detroit - General Motors is investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to make it a state-of-the-art facility building electric and self-driving cars. The automaker said Monday the plant will provide 2,200 jobs.

General Motors sells Lordstown plant to EV truck startup

Startup automaker Lordstown Motors announced late Thursday it has purchased the General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio for an undisclosed sum. The company intends to manufacture electric trucks in Lordstown.

GM restarts production at assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario

General Motors says the ongoing strike by its U.S. auto workers hasn't prevented it from restarting production at its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

UAW — Negotiations with GM have 'taken a turn for the worse'

The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors will continue, as the union on Sunday said talks between the sides have “taken a turn for the worse.”

UAW strike against GM now hitting both sides of the border

The continuing strike by General Motors union workers has now cost the automaker more than $1 billion during the third quarter, J.P. Morgan estimates - creating parts shortages for GM plants in Mexico and unrest in Canada.

GM furloughs 1,200 more workers as strike enters 2nd week

General Motors told more than 1,200 workers in the U.S. and Canada they were being temporarily laid off as of Monday because of the United Auto Workers' ongoing strike against the automaker.

UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since 2007

Detroit - The United Auto Workers (UAW) union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. The 49,000 members will go on strike just before midnight on Sunday.

General Motors recalls over 3.5M pickups and SUVs for brake issue

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

Op-Ed: Trump again distorts the facts on the state of the auto industry

President Trump stepped up his attacks on General Motors Friday and called on the company to move jobs back to the United States from overseas. As usual, Trump distorted the facts he tweeted about the auto industry.

GM and Volkswagen shift focus from hybrids to electric vehicles

General Motors and Volkswagen have decided to go all-in on electric vehicles, at the expense of the hybrids in their US lineups. That's a major change for the automakers.

General Motors and Ford recall trucks over engine block heaters

General Motors Co said Friday it is recalling 368,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks equipped with engine-block heaters for fire risks after 19 reports of fires. Ford Motors also has a recall over engine block heaters.

GM invests $300 million in Orion Assembly Plant, adds 400 jobs

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.

General Motors shows stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit

It looks like Mary Barra's restructuring plan is beginning to pay off. GM's fourth-quarter earnings, released Wednesday, beat Wall Street expectations on tighter cost controls and higher truck sales.

GM begins first round of layoffs — axing 4,000 workers

Detroit - General Motors began involuntary layoffs on Monday, hoping to complete the latest round of cutbacks before releasing its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

GM restructuring puts thousands of auto-parts jobs in jeopardy

The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake.

It's unlikely there will be a Chevrolet Volt successor

When General Motors announced its massive global restructuring plan in November, the company also confirmed the end of production for the Chevrolet Volt, among other models. However, rumors have persisted that the Volt will be replaced.

Cadillac will be GM's lead EV in challenge to Tesla

Cadillac is expected to become General Motors' lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

General Motors hits 200,000 EV sales in fourth quarter

General Motors hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months.

GM closures — Blame continued decline in U.S. car sales, tariffs

General Motors' stunning announcement on Monday that it plans to close up to five assembly plants in North America and slash its workforce angered President Trump, who views the U.S. economy as a reflection of his presidency.

General Motors to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario

As part of its global restructuring program, General Motors will cut car production, stop building several slow-selling models, and slash its North American workforce by 6,300 people.

GM is seeking names for two new electric bikes it announced

General Motors(GM) has unveiled two new EV's that are not cars or trucks, but bicycles. One is foldable and the other is compact. This is part of a larger plan for an electric future for the company.

GM's zero-emissions plan could reduce the number of EVs sold

Last Friday, GM asked the government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles. It sounded like a great idea - but there may be a flaw in the proposal.

GM offering buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in N.A.

General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The offer was announced on Wednesday and is focused on salaried workers with 12 or more years of service.

Honda joins GM in opposition to EPA freeze on emission standards

Washington - On Friday, Honda joined with General Motors in its opposition to the EPA's proposed freeze on emission standards, upping the stakes and asking federal officials to negotiate with California and other states in working out a comprehensive national plan.

Senate bill could give electric vehicle tax credit a big boost

Washington - Tesla Inc and General Motors, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

GM, Tesla activate features for EV owners in Florence's path

As Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast of the United States, both General Motors and Tesla remotely activated features in their cars that could be of use in an evacuation.

GM increases Chevy Bolt EV production 20 percent to meet demand

Lake Orion - The Chevy Bolt EV has proven to be more popular than expected in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea - so much so that General Motors will increase production of the electric car by 20 percent in response to higher-than-expected demand.

A down market for passenger cars causes GM to cut 1,500 jobs

General Motors plans to cut a shift at its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio, cutting as many as 1,500 workers, in an apparent reflection of the downturn in the market for passenger cars.

GM and Cruise reveal 4th generation steering-wheel free Cruise AV

On Friday, GM unveiled the first image of its upcoming autonomous fourth-generation Bolt EV-based vehicle – the “first without a steering wheel or pedal.” They are now seeking U.S. government approval for the fully autonomous vehicle.
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