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Business, Equipment

GM Spending $760 Million to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

The exterior of the General Motors Toledo Transmission Operations facility in Toledo, Ohio The exterior of the General Motors Toledo Transmission Operations facility in Toledo, Ohio. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press, File)

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drivelines for electric vehicles.

September 23, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

PG&E to Test GM’s EVs as Backup Power for Homes

California Blackout Homes stand during a blackout in Sausalito, Calif., in 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Western U.S. utility giant PG&E Corp. and automaker General Motors Co. are working together to see if electric vehicles can be tapped as a source of backup power for homes in Northern California.

Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2022

GM Grabs $2 Billion Windfall as Used-Car Prices Hit Record

GM Grabs $2 Billion Windfall as Used-Car Prices Hit Record A Chevrolet Volt on the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck Assembly plant. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

There’s a big upside to record used-car prices: auto lenders such as GM Financial are cashing in.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2022
Business, Technology

GM Enters Electric Pickup Battle With 400-Mile Silverado EV

General Motors Electric Vehicle General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra delivers the virtual keynote at CES 2022. Headlining GM’s CES 2022 is the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV. (Steve Fecht/Chevrolet)

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra showed off the company’s electric Chevrolet Silverado at the CES exhibition, announcing that the pickup will go on sale in spring 2023 to compete with battery-powered trucks from longstanding rival Ford Motor Co. and newcomer Rivian Automotive Inc.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Plots Mass-Market EV Push

General Motors Electric Vehicle GMC gives a first-look at its upcoming electric Sierra Denali pickup, previewing the truck’s unique and premium exterior lighting sequence. (General Motors)

General Motors Co. has talked up its electric vehicle plans for years, and even generated buzz by resurrecting Hummer’s gas-guzzling name in the form of an electric pickup truck. Now comes the tough part: selling mass-market EVs.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

GM Factory ZERO Grand Opening Event Marks Automaker's Growth in EV

GM Factory ZERO Grand Opening Event Marks Automaker's Growth in EV Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this assembly advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future. (Jeffrey Sauger/General Motors)

General Motors will host the grand opening of Factory Zero in Detroit-Hamtramck next month to start building new electric vehicles, the automaker said Oct. 27.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
October 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM, Ford Halt Some Production as Chip Shortage Worsens

GM Idles Truck Plants Again on Chip Shortage After August Sales Slump GM will be closing several plants due to chip shortages. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

DETROIT — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks..

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Looks for Location for Second US Battery Factory

GM Construction at the first battery facility in Lordstown, Ohio. (Roger Mastroianni for General Motors)

General Motors is looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with joint venture partner LG Chem of Korea.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment

Ford Ends Ventilator Production After Making 50,000

Making ventilators at Ford factory Ford Motor Co. assemblyman Malcolm Brumwell puts together a ventilator at the automaker's Ford Rawsonville plant May 13, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is ending production of ventilators and returning the factory where they were built to full-time auto-parts output after completing delivering 50,000 ventilators to the government.

August 31, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Army Corps to Hold Hearing on Proposed Battery Plant at Lordstown, Ohio

Lordstown plant Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News

Plans to build a $2.3 billion electric battery assembly plant near General Motors Corp.’s shuttered automobile plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be reviewed during a March 12 public hearing in Lordstown.

Joe Napsha | Tribune Review (Pittsburgh)
February 26, 2020