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Business, Technology, TCA

GM to Rename Michigan Plant ‘Factory Zero’

GM factory zero sign Carlos Osorio/AP

DETROIT — General Motors Co. on Oct. 16 renamed its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant “Factory Zero,” a sign of GM’s deepening commitment to an electric future that insiders call “zero zero zero.”

Kalea Hall and Daniel Howes | The Detroit News
October 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise Unit OK’d for Automated Tests in San Francisco

The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle The GM Cruise Origin electric driverless shuttle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s Cruise unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver, joining Amazon .com Inc.-backed Zoox Inc. and a handful of other self-driving startups.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Considers Boosting Stake in Nikola in Reworked Deal

Signage is displayed outside Nikola's headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. Signage is displayed outside Nikola's headquarters in Phoenix on Sept. 15. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is considering revisions to its deal with embattled Nikola Corp., according to people familiar with the discussions, and may seek a higher stake in the startup now that its valuation has fallen after allegations of deception.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Steve Girsky Rises From Matchmaker to Chairman at Nikola

Steve Girsky, pictured here in 2013, will assume the role of Nikola's executive chairman. Steve Girsky, pictured here in 2013, will assume the role of Nikola's chairman of the board. (Jock Fistick/Bloomberg News)

With Trevor Milton having stepped down as executive chairman of Nikola Motor Co. Sept. 21, the spotlight now falls to new chairman of the board Steve Girsky.

David Welch and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
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

GM Signs Deal With Honda to Develop Future Products

GM and Honda have reached a deal to share vehicle platforms and technology. GM and Honda have reached a deal to share vehicle platforms and technology. (Associated Press)

General Motors and Honda have a deal to share vehicle platforms and technology in North America starting next year.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
September 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

GM CEO Mary Barra to Meet With Ivanka Trump at Job Training Site

GM CEO Mary Barra will host Ivanka Trump at the company's training center north of Michigan on Sept. 2. GM CEO Mary Barra will host Ivanka Trump at the company's training center north of Michigan on Sept. 2. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will meet Sept. 2 with President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, who is scheduled to tour the automaker’s training center north of Detroit.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

GM to Double Down on China After Tesla Grabs EV Lead

Electric GM vehicles in Shanghai, China. GM outlined its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China on Aug. 19. (Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is accelerating its push into the fast-growing electric-car segment in China, the world’s largest market, seeking to challenge sales leader Tesla Inc. and a slew of local contenders.

August 19, 2020
Business

GM’s CFO Resigns to Join Fintech Startup Stripe

The GM Technical Center in Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s chief financial officer is stepping down after two years to take a job at a financial technology company in an unexpected move prompting the automaker to appoint an acting successor.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2020
Government, Business

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM’s Bribery Allegations ‘Preposterous’

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are “preposterous” and read like a script from a “third-rate spy movie,” FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Aug. 10.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 10, 2020

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