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Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

Sep. 22, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker will invest in Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based...

US probes Takata air bags in 200 models from 20 automakers

Sep. 21, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Over 30 million air bags in more than 200 models from 20 car and truck makers are being investigated by a U.S. safety agency because they have the potential to explode and hurl shrapnel. In a document posted Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

GM says production starts on replacement batteries for Bolts

Sep. 20, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

General Motors said Monday that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October. GM said supplier LG has restarted production at plants in Holland and Hazel...

NHTSA opens new investigation into Takata airbags

Sep. 20, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety regulator has opened an investigation into a potential problem that surfaced last year with 56 million Takata airbags but that the agency eventually deemed safe based on industry research. The National...

Ford adding 450 jobs to meet demand for new electric truck

Sep. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to spend $250 million and add 450 jobs at three Michigan plants to meet demand for the new F-150 Lightning. Ford already has taken more than 150,000 reservations for the new electric version of its immensely popular F-150...

Canadian battery recycling firm to build plant in Alabama

Sep. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

VANCE, Ala. (AP) — A Canadian company that recycles lithium-ion batteries is building a plant in west Alabama near the factory where Mercedes will build electric vehicles, officials said. Li-Cycle announced the move recently, WBRC-TV reported. ...

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

Sep. 05, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed. A surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant in several...

Auto supplier plans $50 million expansion in Alabama

Sep. 04, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A German auto supplier plans to expands its facility in Alabama and will hire 125 new workers. REHAU is marking its 25th anniversary in Cullman, Alabama, and recently secured a contract to build exterior polymer-based components for Mercedes-Benz...

Korean company to make auto parts in Washington County

Aug. 26, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

TELFORD, Tenn. (AP) — A Korean manufacturer of auto parts is making its first expansion into the U.S. in Tennessee, state officials said. Officials with Sungwoo Hitech America said the company is investing $40 million to bring manufacturing operations to the town of...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...