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Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

GM invests $300M in China's self-driving car company Momenta

Sep. 23, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

General Motors is investing $300 million in China's self-driving car company Momenta. GM said Thursday that the investment will speed up the development of next-generation self-driving technologies in China. The move is also part of a plan GM announced three months ago to...

Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign, adds hybrid powertrain

Sep. 21, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is dumping the big V8 engine in the latest redesign of its Tundra full-size pickup truck, a bold move in a market that likes big, powerful engines. The 381 horsepower, 5.7-liter V8 will be replaced by a base 389 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6...

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...

Today in History

Sep. 16, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2021. There are 106 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 16, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for...

GM to invest $50M in Detroit education, jobs, neighborhoods

Sep. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to education in Detroit, employment opportunities and city neighborhoods. The automaker said Tuesday that it is working with the city on the initiative and that the funding will go...

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...

GM, Ford halt some production as chip shortage worsens

Sep. 02, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of computer chips is getting worse, forcing automakers to temporarily close factories including those that build popular pickup trucks. General Motors announced Thursday that it would pause production at eight of its 15 North American...

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California's largest lake

Aug. 31, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — Near Southern California’s dying Salton Sea, a canopy next to a geothermal power plant covers large containers of salty water left behind after super-hot liquid is drilled from deep underground to run steam turbines. The containers connect to tubes that spit out...

Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California's largest lake

Aug. 31, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — Near Southern California’s dying Salton Sea, a canopy next to a geothermal power plant covers large vats of salty water left behind after super-hot liquid is drilled from deep underground to run steam turbines. The vats connect to tubes that spit out what looks...