Kalea Hall

Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

GM to Halt Midsize Truck Production on Chip Woes

A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee at work A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee works on a midsize truck. (Melissa Vaeth for General Motors)

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is halting production for two weeks at its Missouri midsize truck plant due to a global semiconductor supply constraint, the automaker said March 24.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s BrightDrop to Make EV600s for Merchants Fleet

Merchants EV600 Merchants Fleet

DETROIT — Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company, plans to purchase commercial EV vans from General Motors Co.’s newly formed company BrightDrop.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM Introduces ‘Ultium Drive’ to Power EVs

A teaser image of the GMC Hummer EV, which will debut on Oct. 20. A teaser image of the GMC Hummer EV, which will debut on Oct. 20. (GMC)

General Motors Co.'s future electric vehicles are expected to be powered by five drive units and three motors known as “Ultium Drive,” which will help the company transition its lineup to all-electric, the automaker said Sept. 16.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
September 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Cadillac Set to Debut First All-Electric Vehicle

Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. (Cadillac)

Cadillac is turning to its next chapter as an electric-vehicle brand with the debut of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq crossover.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Michigan Governor Signs Orders to Advance Mobility

Gretchen Whitmer Whitmer via Al Goldis/Associated Press

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive orders Feb. 25 to create a council on future mobility and electrification, establish the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and to appoint a chief mobility officer.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 26, 2020
Business, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Poised to Begin Electric Transformation

GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

The last Chevrolet Impala will roll down the line next week at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, making way for the plant’s next phase: electric vehicles.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 19, 2020
Business, Autonomous

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Will Build Cruise Origin Self-Driving Shuttle

The Cruise Origin driverless shuttle stands during a GM Cruise reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. The Cruise Origin driverless shuttle stands during a GM Cruise reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is expected to announce on Jan. 27 plans to build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology, TCA

App Aims to Increase Communication in Intermodal Industry

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Paul Burgoyne has been in the transportation industry for 25 years, and the Poland, Ohio resident knows the ins and outs of the industry, and its problems.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
September 25, 2017