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GM to recall some 2021 cars for faulty air bag warning light

Jun. 11, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency approved a request by General Motors to recall four 2021 vehicle makes due to a malfunctioning air bag warning light. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that the cars in question...

Kentucky plant unveils expansion tied to electric vehicles

May. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

A global auto parts supplier on Thursday announced a $51 million project adding 250 jobs at a rural Kentucky plant in an expansion tied to auto industry plans to ramp up electric vehicle production. The stepped up output at the Firestone Industrial Products plant in...

Ford: Electric vehicles to be 40% of global sales by 2030

May. 26, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford expects 40% of its global sales to be battery-electric vehicles by 2030 as it adds billions to what it's spending to develop them. The automaker said in a presentation for investors Wednesday that it will add about $8 billion to its EV development...

GM now says it will support union at new battery factories

May. 25, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors now says it will support efforts by the United Auto Workers union to organize employees at two U.S. electric vehicle battery factories that it's building in Ohio and Tennessee with a joint-venture partner. The company's statement Tuesday...

Ford CEO: Electric vehicle demand will transform industry

May. 21, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A new electric version of Ford's immensely popular F-150 pickup truck might just be the catalyst that hastens America's transition from gasoline to battery-powered vehicles. Jim Farley, the company's new CEO, calls the introduction of an electric...

Ford's big bet: Fans of F-150 pickup will embrace electric

May. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that...

Korean firm to invest $10M, hire 285, to make battery parts

May. 20, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — A Korean auto supplier will invest $10 million and hire 285 people northeast of Atlanta to make parts that will accompany electric vehicle batteries that SK Innovation will produce nearby. Duckyang Industrial Co. said Thursday that the plant in...

Daimler Truck says batteries, hydrogen are the future

May. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The world's largest truck and bus maker is charting an ambitious zero-emission future and says it's not that far off - despite higher costs and the current lack of support infrastructure. Daimler AG's truck division says it plans to shift most...

New Ford venture to build 2 electric vehicle battery plants

May. 20, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is forming a joint venture that will build two North American factories to make batteries for roughly 600,000 electric vehicles per year by the middle of this decade. The deal with battery maker SK Innovation of Korea, announced Thursday, sets up a...

Guilty plea, 50-year-sentence in fatal shooting at factory

May. 10, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a fellow assembly line worker at an Alabama automobile parts plant in 2019. State news outlets report that Angela Mayo, 30, pleaded guilty to a murder...