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US: GM focuses electric vehicle development and production in Michigan


The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will get a timely replacement next year – in January, in time for a NAIAS official presentation – and the parent automaker, GM, is focusing its resources on the model. Although details are still scarce – we do know that as the technology has evolved, the new Volt is getting an electric range bump – GM ...
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US: Tesla gets sales ban in Michigan
The state, home to the three biggest US automakers, has enforced a law that banns Tesla’s direct sales practice, the fifth state in America to do so, in the latest ...
US: Tesla talking to suppliers to support ban fight
Michigan, the state where the US motoring capital Detroit resides, has seen its legislature change a few words in the law to protect the franchised dealers and ban Tesla’s direct ...
US: Tesla could be banned from selling vehicles in Michigan
Here’s an odd turn of events in the ongoing turf war between the California-based electric automaker and the US dealers – the Model S could get a sales interdiction in ...
US: first woman to head a Ford dealership dies aged 84
Irma Elder, CEO of Elder Automotive Group, was the very first woman in America to own and head a Ford dealership in the Detroit area. She died on September 30, ...
US: automakers supporting autonomous and connected advancements at the University of Michigan
Most of the global automakers have embarked into a form of research or development towards the next generation of vehicles: automated cars or the ones equipped with technology to communicate ...
US: Michigan lures GM and auto suppliers with incentives
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Report – GM to invest $450 million in Michigan factories
According to the Detroit News, which cited sources close to the matter, General Motors plans to set up an investment of $450 million, with an official announcement on the matter ...
US: GM to build new stamping facility in Michigan
According to state officials, General Motors is ready to invest $162 million to add a stamping plant at its Lansing Grand River facility, which would create an additional workforce of ...

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