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Ford Battery Farley Scrum

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

2023-11-27T16:27:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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?

2023-11-21T15:26:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2023-11-20T16:49:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-11-15T17:45:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-10-23T20:07:00+01:00By Nick Holt

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

2023-10-15T21:52:00+01:00By AMS

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

2023-09-19T09:37:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-09-15T06:59:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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


Big three strikes ‘potentially a major economic crisis’

2023-09-06T14:41:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-08-29T12:16:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-08-24T09:23:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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

2023-08-22T13:07:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

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.”

Supply and manufacturing issues hav continue to put the squeeze on GM’s Ultium battery-employing EV production levels

GM faces ongoing Ultium technology-related battery production delays slowing EV output

2023-08-15T15:28:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

The OEMs Cadillac Lyriq and BrightDrop van manufacturing levels continue to be impacted due to battery module assembly issues.


India’s light vehicle demand is rising again, and so is manufacturing investment

2023-07-20T16:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?

GM invests $920m in its ICE DMAX engine plant in Ohio

GM set to invest $920m in Ohio DMAX engine plant

2023-06-20T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

This is the latest in a string of investments that GM has announced for both its ICE and EV facilities. 

GM invests in its Fort Wayne ICE truck plant

GM invests $632m in Fort Wayne ICE truck assembly plant

2023-06-14T14:48:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Fort Wayne is the latest in a string of investments made by the carmaker in both ICE and EV manufacturing. 

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GM and Mercedes-Benz both sign up for green steel

2023-06-12T16:38:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The two companies have signed seperate deals for green steel, with GM focusing on supplying its North American plants, and Mercedes-Benz on its European factories. 

GM to invest $1billion in its Flint plants for the production of ICE trucks

General Motors to invest $1 billion in Flint ICE truck plants

2023-06-06T11:44:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The funding is the latest in a string of investments, with $1bn in body, assembly and stamping, even as GM ramp up EV and battery production investments.

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GM and POSCO to build battery material facility in North America

2023-06-05T14:30:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

General Motors (GM) and POSCO Future M are planning to build a new battery material facility in North America, in the second phase of their joint venture estimated to exceed $1billion.

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China: European, US and Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers rebalance production and supply chains

2023-03-28T10:00:00+01:00By Ian Henry

AMS looks at the changing role of the Chinese operations of European and other long established brands’ operations in China and their changing roles in the global auto sector

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