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Weak demand dims electric future


Consumer resistance and trade disputes mean the future may not be so electric after all as vehicle makers express caution on zero emission vehicle targets.

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AMS Automotive Evolution North America 2024


The second AMS Evolution North America Conference returns to connect manufacturing leaders and experts as they steer automotive production towards greater innovation, flexibility and sustainability than ever before.


Volkswagen workers in Tennessee vote to join UAW


The result of the vote was clear, with 2,628 workers casting their support for the union against 985 nays. This victory makes VW’s Chattanooga’s the first foreign-owned car plant in the southern US to unionise through an election since the 1940s, marking it as a monumental win for the UAW.

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Google’s Clausen takes GM manufacturing mantle as EVP Johnson retires


Major leadership changes at GM as Gerald Johnson retires after 44 years. Google’s Jens Peter Clausen steps in while Mike Abbott steps down for health reasons.

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Challenges looming for US vehicle production


EV production in the US is facing headwinds from both weakening demand and foreign competition.

(From left to right)  GM's Charlie Freese, FCSM's Suheb Haq and Tetsuo Suzuki, and Honda's Jay Joseph.

GM and Honda JV ‘FCSM’ begins producing hydrogen battery fuel cells


GM-Honda collaboration FCSM kicks off hydrogen fuel cell production at its Michigan plant, setting a new standard in sustainable battery technology

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GM appoints ex-Tesla executive to new VP of batteries role


The newly created role further emphasises GM’s focus on EV - and battery - manufacturing to deliver profitable, low cost, high performing EVs to customers at scale. 


Is cost-cutting the newest trend among OEMs in Europe 2024? Watch this space…


As Renault and VW move towards major and comprehensive cost-cutting projects, with the squeeze of uncertainties and inefficiencies, is this liable to spread?

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Ford scales down planned Michigan EV plant, GM scraps EV target


Ford has downsized its planned EV plant in Marshall and GM has scrapped EV production targets as consumer EV demand dwindles.

General Motors’ acquisition of gigacasting expert Tooling & Equipment International (TEI) could signal a significant change in its EV manufacturing

GM secures ex-Tesla gigacasting specialist TEI: portents of a production pivot?


GM’s recent acquisition of TEI, a company with a notable history of collaboration with Tesla in pioneering gigacasting technology, has set the automotive industry abuzz. With an estimated value approaching $100m the strategic move may indicated GM’s positioning to bolster its manufacturing capabilities in gigacasting.


UAW workers ratify deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis


Members of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) have ratified the tentative deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis following weeks of strikes against the Detroit ‘Big Three’.

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Impact of UAW strikes could leave suppliers at financial risk


Despite tentative deals, the impact of the UAW strikes on Ford, GM and Stellantis could have already put suppliers at financial risk.

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Back in the USA


The AMS Automotive Evolution North America event delivered expert panels and a fully engaged audience. Here are some of the highlights from the sessions.

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift


In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

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UAW strikes against Ford, GM and Stellantis: UAW strike costs GM $1.1 bn


The strikes are targeting one facility from each OEM to begin with, but the union said this could increase as time goes on. 

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UAW workers start strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis


Union members begin their strike following failed negotiations with the OEMs for a new contract.


Big three strikes ‘potentially a major economic crisis’


If strikes do happen following the 14th September deadline, expert lawyers say there will be a devastating impact on the automotive industry.

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GM pauses production of trucks due to parts shortage


The production pauses come at an already challenging time for GM due to recent union negotiations. 

Hyundai & GM sign Asset Purchasing Agreement (APA) for Taleagon plant

Analysis: Hyundai’s plan to acquire GM India’s plant will boost market share and EV capacity


Hyundai’s acquisition of GM India’s Talegaon plant signals intent to boost Indian manufacturing and further accelerate EV production plans.

This strategic investment will further help reinforce GM’s efforts in EV batteries, accelerate our work on affordable battery chemistries like LMFP and support our efforts to build a US-focused battery supply chain

GM announces $60m Series B investment in AI-powered battery materials trailblazer Mitra Chem


GM and Mitra Chem will work together to develop “advanced iron-based cathode active materials (CAM), like lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP), to power affordable and accessible EV batteries compatible with GM’s EV propulsion architecture, the Ultium Platform.”

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