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AMS Environment and Sustainability 2020 – Greener production, battery recycling, decarbonising materials and more

2020-11-24T11:49:00+00:00By AMS

For the automotive industry environmental sustainability is not just important for the vehicles they produce, it is also a key factor in the production process. This edition of AMS takes a close look at sustainable production, utilising recycled materials and renewable energy sources

It's claimed the plant, which will be about the size of 30 football fields, will have an annual capacity of more than 30 gigawatt hours and room for expansion

Lordstown development moves GM closer to all-electric future

2020-11-09T16:29:00+00:00By AMS

GM says it will create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio with the construction of its Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown

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GM invests $4 billion to prepare Spring Hill and Detroit-Hamtramck plants for EV production

2020-10-22T13:55:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

General Motors is moving forward with investments to equip its factories to produce electric vehicles (EVs). The Spring Hill, Tennessee plant gets a $2 billion upgrade to produce the Cadillac Lyriq and the and Detroit-Hamtramck plant will see $2.2 billion invested to produce the recently unveiled GMC Hummer EV.

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GM restarts Corvette assembly after supply shortage

2020-10-19T14:50:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

General Motors has confirmed that it restarted production of the Corvette sports car in Kentucky on Monday after a week of shutdowns that resulted from parts shortages.

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Event preview – Surcar North America: Virtual Summit 2020

2020-07-30T10:24:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Automotive coating experts set the scene as networking opportunities reconvene

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Composite case study: curved rear bumper beam of the Corvette Stingray

2020-07-06T16:36:00+01:00By Gareth Price

Performance vehicle structures have long made extensive use of composite materials and the new generation of GM’s flagship sportscar, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, continues the push. A key composite component of the new Corvette Stingray is a curved carbon fibre rear bumper beam, created through a bespoke application of radius pultrusion…

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North America: GM and FCA schedule production restarts

2020-05-06T13:37:00+01:00By Gareth Price

General Motors sets 18 May target; FCA’s global network on standby for further restarts

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GM prepares to build ventilators at Kokomo

2020-04-09T19:03:00+01:00By Nick Holt

General Motors is readying its Kokomo electronics components facility and training staff to begin volume production of Ventec Life Systems’ critical care ventilators

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Calling stop on automotive supply chains: How long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

2020-03-20T13:49:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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GM adds extra shifts at Lansing area assembly plants

2020-03-02T17:43:00+00:00By Nick Holt

General Motors will add more than 1200 new jobs at its Grand River and Delta Township assembly plants to support SUV and new sedan production

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US giants in Asia: Part 2 – China checks and churns

2020-03-02T14:43:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises  

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US giants in Asia: Part 1 – down and nearly out in India

2020-02-25T15:44:00+00:00By Ian Henry

As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland

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GM assigns Detroit-Hamtramck as its first EV-dedicated plant

2020-01-29T10:35:00+00:00By Gareth Price

General Motors has announced plans to make Detroit-Hamtramck its first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant

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GM invests in engine plant upgrades

2020-01-17T13:06:00+00:00By Gareth Price

General Motors has announced further upgrade programmes for two of its US engine plants, Spring Hill and Tonawanda

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GM Arlington: expansion and inspection on the Texas SUV lines

2020-01-13T15:05:00+00:00By Gareth Price

Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020

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Stumbling blocks on the Korea path

2019-12-10T14:25:00+00:00By Ian Henry

Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports

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GM to make new engine in Tonawanda

2019-07-24T09:00:00+01:00By AMS

US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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GM hedges bets on pick-ups

2019-06-13T09:40:00+01:00By AMS

GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

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GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

2019-05-31T13:58:00+01:00By AMS

General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

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