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  • Big Three U.S. Automakers Agree to Not Mandate Vaccines for UAW Union Members

    11/25/2021 3:00:43 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 24, 2021 | Sundance
    A big win for medical privacy and the principles of freedom. Ford, General Motors and Stellantis have agreed the United Auto Workers union members will not be forced to take the mandatory vaccine as a condition of employment. [UAW Announcement] Additionally, the vaccine status of the workers will remain private with a policy of private and voluntary disclosure. UAW – At a meeting Monday evening, the COVID-19 Joint Task Force, comprised of the UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, has aligned on a policy of voluntary and confidential disclosure of vaccination status for UAW members. Each company will provide additional...
  • Biden screeches tires of electric Hummer at GM factory in Detroit

    11/17/2021 2:51:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/17/2021 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden on Wednesday burned some rubber in Detroit — taking the wheel of an all-electric Hummer during a visit to a new General Motors factory. “Anyone want to jump in the back, or on the roof?” Biden asked reporters after flooring the vehicle’s accelerator. “These suckers are something else!” Biden said before taking the car for another spin.
  • GOP Rep. Nehls: We Shouldn’t Fund Electric Charging Stations in $1.2 Trillion Bill, GM and Tesla Should Pay for Them

    10/03/2021 6:47:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 102 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2 Oct 2021 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Saturday’s “Fox News Live,” Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) argued against funding for electric vehicle charging stations in the $1.2 trillion spending bill by saying that the government doesn’t build gas stations and “General Motors and Tesla should be paying for these.” Nehls said that while he does support spending on roads and bridges, he objects to spending on charging stations for electric vehicles, and “We shouldn’t be using taxpayer dollars to fund that. When’s the American — when has government ever built a gas station? So, why are we spending billions of dollars on putting these electrical vehicle stations...
  • Fearing battery fires after recalls, people are selling their Chevy Bolt EVs back to GM

    09/20/2021 1:01:25 AM PDT · by blueplum · 36 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 18 September 2021 | Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business
    (CNN)After Bart Schoenfeld's Chevrolet Bolt EV was recalled for the second time, he'd had enough. GM had warned that some of the cars could have a manufacturing defect that might cause them to catch fire. For safety's sake, the automaker recommended Bolt owners restrict their use of the car to avoid straining the batteries, and park them away from their homes.... ...In a process that took weeks to finally work out, Schoenfeld sold his Chevrolet Bolt EV back to GM for a price that was at about $10,000 more than he would have gotten simply by trading the car in...
  • GM extends recall to cover all Chevy Bolts due to fire risk

    08/20/2021 2:30:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8/20/21
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles sold worldwide to fix a battery problem that could cause fires. The recall raises questions about lithium ion batteries, which now are used in nearly all electric vehicles. President Joe Biden wants to convert 50% of the U.S. vehicle fleet from internal combustion to electricity by 2050 as part of a broader effort to fight climate change. The recall announced Friday adds about 73,000 Bolts from the 2019 through 2022 model years to a previous recall of 69,000 older Bolts. GM said that in rare cases the batteries...
  • U.S. to Set Electric-Vehicle Sales Target of 50% by 2030. General Motors, Ford and Stellantis executives with union leaders are expected to join President Biden in announcing voluntary targets

    08/05/2021 7:42:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 74 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 5, 2021 | Katy Stech Ferek and Ben Foldy
    WASHINGTON—Roughly half of all cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. by 2030 would be electric, hydrogen-fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles under voluntary targets set to be announced Thursday by the Biden administration and backed by auto makers, contingent on government support. In a joint statement, General Motors Co. , Ford Motor Co. , and Chrysler maker Stellantis NV said their commitment hinges on federal funding for manufacturing and supply-chain research and development, purchase incentives and an EV-charging network. The auto makers said the voluntary targets for EV sales “can be achieved only with the timely deployment of...
  • Chip Shortage Leads to ‘Dead’ Cars On Factory Lots, GM Halts Truck Production

    07/23/2021 5:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    TTAC ^ | July 22, 2021 | Tim Healey
    Have you heard the one about the dead cars? No, not the ones we find in junkyards, but the ones that haven’t had life yet, thanks to the chip shortage. These so-called “dead” cars are vehicles that have rolled off the assembly line, otherwise ready for sale, sitting in fields or on lots near the factories that produced them, just waiting for chips The New York Times even recently recounted an anecdote from a dealer principal who took a pilgrimage to a Ford factory to see all the “dead” cars for himself. We weren’t able to pin down a reliable...
  • GM recalls Bolt EVs again because some batteries may pose fire risk

    07/23/2021 4:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 23, 2021 | Jamie L. LaReau
    General Motors is recalling tens of thousands of Chevrolet all-electric Bolt hatchbacks for the second time in less than a year because of a potential fire risk. The company made the move on Friday after two Bolts caught fire without impact recently. GM is confirming that at least one of the Bolt fires was battery related and happened despite the owner getting the fix from the first recall. This time, GM said it would recall all 2017-19 model-year Bolts. In total, the recall involves 68,000 vehicles globally; of those, 50,925 are in the United States. The vehicles contain high voltage...
  • Toyota Just Toppled GM as America’s Best-Selling Carmaker

    07/17/2021 12:18:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    MotorBiscuit ^ | July 13, 2021 | Savannah Keaton
    Toyota tops many automotive lists. Even if one of the brand’s vehicles doesn’t take the number-one spot, the Japanese automaker often boasts the most well-reviewed vehicles. And now, Toyota has done it again, this time by beating General Motors in U.S. sales.
  • GM warns some Bolt owners to park outdoors due to fire risk

    07/14/2021 4:18:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    News 19 ^ | Jul 14, 2021
    General Motors is telling owners of some older Chevrolet Bolts to park them outdoors and not to charge them overnight because two of the electric cars caught fire after recall repairs were made. The company said Wednesday that the request covers 2017 through 2019 Bolts that were part of a group that was recalled earlier due to fires in the batteries. The latest request comes after two Bolts that had gotten recall repairs caught fire, one in Vermont and the other in New Jersey, GM spokesman Kevin Kelly said. Owners should take the steps “out of an abundance of caution,”...
  • 1,600 Layoffs Coming at Northern Illinois Jeep Cherokee Factory

    05/19/2021 7:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    5 Chicago / ap ^ | May 15, 2021
    Some 1,600 jobs are being cut at a Jeep Cherokee factory in northern Illinois as automakers continue being plagued by the global shortage of semiconductors. The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Friday it was cutting one of the two work shifts at its Belvidere Assembly Plant as of July 26. That could result in the layoffs of 1,641 workers, .... the factory’s situation “has been further exacerbated by the unprecedented global microchip shortage,” Tinson said. The Belvidere facility has been idled since late March, with Stellantis repeatedly delaying the reopening that is now not expected...
  • GM Announces $1 Billion Investment in Mexico to Build Electric Vehicles

    04/30/2021 7:57:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2021 | John Carney
    Less than one day after President Biden proclaimed American workers would build the electric vehicles necessary to bring us into the zero admissions future, General Motors said it plans to invest more than $1 billion in Mexico to produce electric vehicles. The automaker said Thursday it would make a $1 billion investment in its Ramos Arizpe production facility. The plant will begin producing at least one electric vehicle beginning in 2023, the company said.
  • Ford, GM join calls for Biden to slash US emissions by at least 50% by 2030

    04/21/2021 4:06:23 PM PDT · by DFG · 61 replies
    CNET ^ | 04/21/2021 | Sean Szymkowski
    General Motors and Ford joined over 400 businesses on Wednesday calling on President Joe Biden to set an ambitious emissions target for the US ahead of a planned climate summit. The letter, whose signatories account for more than $4 trillion in annual revenue, urged Biden to cut the country's emissions by "at least 50%" below 2005 levels come 2030. As the US works to reduce emissions by 50%, the companies signaled Biden should also put the country on a path toward carbon neutrality by 2050. "To restore the standing of the US as a global leader, we need to address...
  • Layoffs Planned for GM Plant on Lexington Ave. in Rochester (Upstate NY)

    04/09/2021 8:00:41 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 33 replies
    Rochester News Layoffs Planned for GM Plant on Lexington Ave. in Rochester Apr 9, 2021 Layoffs are planned this summer at the General Motors plant on Lexington Avenue. Union representatives say 255 hourly and salary workers will lose their jobs in August. That's nearly one-third of the people working there. GM is now using an outside supplier for fuel injectors. And the union has been told if the plant doesn't get new work from GM, the plant will close in about a year and a half.
  • GM is betting its electrified future on a revolutionary new battery system

    04/06/2021 3:15:17 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 86 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | 4-6-21 | Andrew Tarantola
    When the Hummer EV SUT (sport utility truck) and its newly-unveiled SUV variant hit dealer show floors in the fall of 2021 and 2023, respectively, they’ll be among the first models in GM’s new electrified lineup to be built atop the company’s Ultium battery system. General Motors is no stranger to the electric vehicle market. GM began its electrified venture in 1996 with the EV1, one of the very first viable battery-powered sedan models produced by a major automaker which continued its run until being discontinued in 2003. It was superseded by the BEV2 platform of which the 2016 Chevy...
  • Look out Tesla, SAIC's $4,500 electric car takes China by storm

    02/13/2021 8:04:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    BEIJING -- On the showroom floor of a SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile dealership in Chongqing, a salesman enthusiastically recommended the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV, an electric car that has quickly won over Chinese drivers since its nationwide launch in July. The boxy compact lives up to its name, measuring less than 3-meters long and 1.5-meters wide, yet can still accommodate four people. The price starts at 28,800 yuan ($4,460), though the most popular model, with air conditioning, goes for just over $5,000. "If you make a 13,000 yuan down payment, the rest will be interest-free," the salesman said. Though the Hong...
  • 13 Woke Corporations Fighting Back Against Texas Mask Mandate Repeal

    03/04/2021 5:13:16 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 64 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | March 4, 2021 | Kyle Becker
    Major corporations in Texas and Mississippi are reassuring their customers they will continue to enforce mask mandates and other CDC guidelines in reaction to the state governors’ recent announcements. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott led the way, and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves followed soon after, by repealing state-wide mask mandates and lifting lockdown orders on Tuesday. The new state guideliness give businesses the green light to return to 100% capacity. The following 13 major corporations have already released statements or responded to inquiries that confirm their mask mandates and other coronavirus guidelines will continue to be in force despite states lifting...
  • Inside GM’s Plans to Convert Its Factories for EVs

    02/20/2021 3:49:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 20, 2021 | Mike Colias
    General Motors Co. GM 0.79% is betting its future on electric cars. By mid-decade it plans to spend $27 billion on manufacturing 30 electric models and developing driverless cars. By 2035, it expects to have phased out gasoline-engine options completely and to be selling only electric vehicles, a technology that currently generates about 2% of sales and no profit for the company. Planning for this transformation at the factory level is the responsibility of Gerald Johnson, a GM lifer who took over global manufacturing operations in 2019, and who is spearheading a $2.2 billion gut rehab of a factory in...
  • Having Already Dropped for Years, US Auto Sales Plunged to 1970s Level in 2020

    01/11/2021 7:42:43 AM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 1-7-21 | Wolf Richter
    During the infamous year 2020, with all its distortions and shifts, automakers delivered 14.46 million new vehicles in the US, retail and fleet combined, down 15.4% from 2019, the largest year-over-year percentage decline since 2008 (-18%). Topping off years of declines, 2020 took auto sales back to levels first seen in the 1970s. Every recession has left a deep scar on auto sales. But over the past 20 years, it has taken many years to get back to the prior highs, only to then watch sales plunging again. The last high was in 2016, which had barely eked past the...
  • GM unveils new logo to emphasize its pivot to electric vehicles

    01/10/2021 9:21:52 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 56 replies
    The ^ | Jan 8, 2021 | Andrew J. Hawkins
    General Motors debuted a new logo meant to convey the automaker’s renewed commitment to the production and sale of electric vehicles. The company is also launching a new marketing campaign to underscore that commitment, as it seeks to compete with Tesla and other automakers that are rushing new EVs to market. It’s been about a decade since GM has last tweaked its logo, but this update represents the starkest change in the company’s 113-year history. The most obvious change is the use of a lowercase “gm” in the logo, after previously only using capital letters. The underline has been shortened...