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FILE - This Oct. 17, 2018 photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles.  The country, and the world, will need thousands more for drivers to accept vehicles that are powered by batteries alone. But automakers and charging companies are struggling to raise the numbers now because they’re investing before demand arrives. With more than 40 fully electric vehicles on the market in the U.S. or coming within the next three years, however, auto and charging company executives say the demand is on the way.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Plug it in: Electric car charging station numbers are rising

Jul. 31, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When the electric car revolution arrives, will there be enough places to plug in? There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more if drivers are going to adopt...

FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Even though General Motors was able to reopen its U.S. factories for the last half of the second quarter, the company still lost $806 million from April 2020 through June. The Detroit automaker had to close its plants from March 18 to May 18 due to the coronavirus, but production didn’t resume fast enough to hold off a net loss. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Plant closings send GM to 2Q loss, but signs of improvement

Jul. 29, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Even though General Motors was able to reopen its U.S. factories for the last half of the second quarter, the company still lost $806 million from April through June. The Detroit automaker closed its plants on March 18 and they remained idle for two months due to the coronavirus. Production...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of their contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM CEO expects virus to ebb, economic recovery by early 2021

Jul. 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The auto business used to be pretty simple. Crank out vehicles that people want to buy and collect profits. It’s gotten a whole lot more complicated since Mary Barra took over as CEO of General Motors in 2014. She has cut costs and streamlined management, closed factories and sold...

FILE- In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 file photo, robots work on an electric car ID.3 body at the assembly line during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up despite a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

Jul. 15, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up better than the overall market amid a deeply painful recession, mainly thanks to the action of governments....

Court overturns order to have GM, Fiat Chrysler chiefs meet

Jul. 6, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An appeals court on Monday said the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler don't have to meet to settle a lawsuit between the two automakers. The court overturned an extraordinary decision by a federal judge in Detroit who had ordered GM's Mary Barra and FCA's Mike Manley to get together...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo Fiat Chrysler's CEO Mike Manley is interviewed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Three federal appeals judges have delayed a court-ordered meeting between the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to try to settle a lawsuit over corruption by union leaders. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman last week ordered Manley and GM CEO Mary Barra to hold the meeting before July 1. But GM on Friday asked the federal appeals court in Cincinnati to overturn the order and remove Borman from the case. In an order issued Monday, June 29, 2020 three appellate judges delayed Borman's order to provide time to consider legal points raised by GM. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Appeals court delays meeting between GM, Fiat Chrysler CEOs

Jun. 29, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three federal appeals judges have delayed a court-ordered meeting between the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to try to settle a lawsuit over corruption by union leaders. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman last week ordered GM CEO Mary Barra and FCA CEO Mike Manley to hold the...

GM wants judge removed in legal fight with Fiat Chrysler

Jun. 26, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors asked a federal appeals court Friday to overturn an order that requires its CEO to meet with the head of Fiat Chrysler by next week to try to settle a lawsuit related to corruption by union leaders. GM also asked the appeals court to remove U.S. District Judge Paul Borman from...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of GM's contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday, June 23, 2020, by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered with cash and other perks. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Judge orders GM, Fiat Chrysler CEOs to meet, settle lawsuit

Jun. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered with cash and other perks. GM has accused Fiat Chrysler of...