Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

UAW Petitions to Organize GM-LG Energy Ohio Battery Plant

The United Auto Workers filed a petition to gain union membership for the 900 workers at the Ultium Cells LLC battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio, that is jointly owned by General Motors Co. and Korean partner LG Energy Solutions.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Driverless Car Development Taking Longer Than Anticipated

Autonomous vehicle companies and suppliers have collectively spent around $75 billion developing self-driving technology, with scant sign of meaningful revenue emerging from robocar services.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo, C.H. Robinson Driverless Trucks Haul Beer to Houston From Dallas

Waymo, Alphabet Inc.’s driverless-vehicle unit, said it has carted in excess of 1 million pounds of Modelo and Corona beer over 220 miles a day to Houston from Dallas under a pilot program with C.H. Robinson for Constellation Brands Inc.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Auto Industry Banks on EV Sales to Rental Fleets

Auto sales to rental fleets used to be seen as a sign of failure. With the dawn of the electric vehicle age, that’s changing.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Pushes Past Glitches to Map Robotaxi Expansion

It was a bit surprising when Cruise, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s 80% owned by General Motors, said it planned to expand its robotaxi service to Phoenix and Austin over the next three months.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Bets on EVs for the Masses With $30,000 SUV

GM expects to make the electric model of its popular Chevrolet Equinox SUV available for sale in about a year with a $30,000 price tag.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla, Nikola Race for Up to $40,000 Incentives

The Inflation Reduction Act would give up to $40,000 tax credits per heavy-truck purchase, suggesting that competition to get the Tesla Semi to compete with Nikola will heat up.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 12, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

GM Misses Profit Estimates as Chip Shortage Crimps Output

General Motors Co. reported weaker second-quarter profit than analysts’ estimates as semiconductor shortages kept production volumes in check. The automaker also warned it is bracing for tougher times ahead.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2022
Business, Fuel

With Blazer EV, GM Now Has a Rival to Tesla’s Model Y

General Motors Co. will start selling a battery-powered Chevrolet Blazer next year, giving it a direct competitor to Tesla Inc.’s Model Y, the nation’s best-selling electric SUV.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Faces Scrutiny After Snafus

General Motors Co.-backed self-driving startup Cruise is facing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and its own board of directors after a pair of on-road incidents raised questions about how ready the company is to expand its services.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2022