David Welch

Business, Logistics

GM Works to Shield US Truck Plants From Virus Disruption

The General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Michigan in September 2019. The General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Michigan in September 2019. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is working to maintain the flow of parts to some of its most profitable U.S. plants to keep them from becoming the next factories to be idled due to the coronavirus spreading in China.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2020
Business

GM to Rely on Cash-Cow SUVs to Overcome Auto Market Weaknesses

GM vehicles before being painted at their complex in Flint, Mich., in February 2019. GMC Silverados and Sierras before being painted at a complex in Flint, Mich., in February 2019. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. predicted robust sales of new trucks and big SUV models will help it avert the kind of earnings decline this year that its rivals are bracing for.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2020
Business, Autonomous

GM’s Super Cruise to Join Tesla’s Autopilot in the Passing Lane

Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The race for first place in hands-free driving will intensify later this year when General Motors Co. begins selling an advanced version of its Super Cruise system.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2020
Business

GM Confirms Detroit Plant Going All-Electric Next Year

Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks to media at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. affirmed plans to build electric pickups and SUVs at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and scheduled the start of production for late next year.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Unveil Its First Autonomous Vehicle

GM's Cruise will unveil its first autonomous truck today. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a conventional, human-driven car.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

GM Promotes 1,350 Temp Workers to Full-Time Status After Strike

GM A Chevrolet Volt on the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck Assembly plant. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. delivered on one of the key promises made in its labor contract that ended a 40-day strike in October by giving 1,350 temporary staffers full-time status.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Set to Revive Hummer Brand With Electric Truck and SUV

Hummer A modified electric Hummer H1 sport utility vehicle on display at the Kreisel Electric GmbH research center and battery assembly plant in Rainbach, Austria, on Oct. 9, 2017. (Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is moving forward with plans to revive its polarizing Hummer brand, this time as an electric truck instead of an emblem of gasoline consumption, according to people familiar with the matter.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Loans Ohio Plant Buyer $40 Million to Launch Electric Truck

GM A banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the now-shuttered General Motors Lordstown plant. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. loaned the buyer of its half-century-old assembly plant in Ohio $40 million to help the cash-strapped startup roll out an electric pickup truck.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM to Build $2.3 Billion Battery Plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors CEO Mary Barra General Motors CEO Mary Barra. The new plant will not be at the site of the closed Chevrolet Cruze compact factory. That plant was sold to an electric pickup-truck startup called Lordstown Motors Corp. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. and its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., will jointly invest $2.3 billion in a new electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, the same city where the automaker controversially idled and then sold a 53-year-old compact-car factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM CEO Mary Barra Charges Ahead With Electric Cars but Shuns Hybrids

Mary Barra Mary Barra speaks at a past event. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

If General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra had her way, the auto industry would forget about selling hybrid electric models and instead concentrate on getting more battery-powered vehicles into showrooms.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2019

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