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UAW Expands Strike Actions Amid Tense Negotiations

The UAW intensifies strike activities at Detroit auto factories, impacting key operations and challenging negotiations on wages and worker disparities.   UAW announces walkouts at Ford's assembly plant in Chicago and a GM factory near Lansing, Michigan. As of Friday noon, 25,000 workers, representing 17%...

UAW Strike’s Impact on U.S. Auto Market: GM Faces Risks, Toyota Could Gain

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The ongoing UAW strike against Detroit car companies may benefit Japanese automakers, particularly Toyota, as domestic car affordability becomes challenging.   UAW's strike, combined with high interest rates, may push U.S. consumers toward Japanese car brands. General Motors (GM) is most vulnerable to sales disruption...

Ford and GM Announce Thousands of Temporary Layoffs

Layoffs blamed on UAW labour action Small strike actions taken as contract talks continue Talks between the United Auto Workers union and the automakers their members work for are going slowly. And that's resulted in the announcement of hundreds of temporary layoffs from Ford...

Detroit Auto Workers Go On Strike, Challenging Major Automakers

For the first time, workers from all three major Detroit automakers have gone on strike, highlighting significant disparities in contract negotiation demands.   ·      Approximately 13,000 U.S. auto workers strike against Detroit's three major car manufacturers. ·      The strike sees workers demanding significant wage increases and better...

Biden Administration Allocates $15B to Legacy Automakers to Retrofit Factories for EV Production

The U.S. government's $15 billion funding aims to support legacy automakers in adapting existing factories for EV manufacturing, encouraging industry transition.   ·      The Biden administration allocates $15 billion to retrofit existing factories for EV and battery production. ·      Legacy automakers facing EV transition challenges stand to...

Operations Temporarily Halted at Ultium EV Battery Plant Due to Chemical Leak

A recent chemical leak at the Ultium Cells facility leads to a pause in operations and a thorough federal investigation.   Cathode mixing slurry leak leads to operational pause at Ultium Cells' battery plant. No employee exposure or injuries reported during the incident. OSHA investigation...

Honda and Acura will both Adopt NACS Charging in Future EVs

This is not surprising since the Prologue and ZDX will be built by GM, who will also use NACS. This means Acura and Honda EV drivers will have access to Tesla’s Supercharging network. No date has been set for this and the first...

Cadillac Could be Working on Two New Electric Sedans

Rumours say these models will be similar in size to the CT4 and CT5. A liftback design like the Celestiq is likely for both. These sedans should be sold around the world, including in North America. A rumour says that Cadillac could be working...

GM Could Continue Producing the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt Until December

The small EV has been cancelled and production was supposed to end on November 7. The automaker could now continue building the Bolt EV and EUV for about a month longer. This should help keep customers satisfied until the next generation arrives. New reports...

Battery Troubles are Limiting the Production of General Motors Electric Vehicles

The company has difficulty sourcing enough Ultium batteries for its vehicles. Only one factory currently produces these batteries, with three others set to come online next year. Ultium batteries are used in all of the company’s new EVs, from the Chevrolet Equinox EV...