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Ford pledges to work with community near future factory

Jun. 21, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker's planned electric truck factory, a project expected to create thousands of jobs and change the face of the region. More than 200...

US files 4th labor complaint on Mexican workers' rights

Jun. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

The United States on Monday filed its fourth labor complaint about purourted violations of union organizing rights in Mexico. The complaint was filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact, which requires that Mexico enforce a law that says employees are allowed to freely...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 06, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 31, 2022. Editorial: Auto future is Michigan’s to lose U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg likely didn’t drive on Michigan’s “damn roads” to get to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference this week, hosted at the...

Nissan exec: turnaround plan working, US factories to grow

Jun. 06, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Two years ago, struggling Nissan Motor Co. announced a restructuring plan to cut costs and revamp its aging model lineup in an effort to rebuild sales as the coronavirus pandemic eased. Jérémie Papin, the company's chairman for the Americas, says...

West Virginia fire department trains on electric car fires

Jun. 04, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington Fire Department is taking steps to prepare for emergencies involving electric vehicles. The fire department became the first career department to receive electric vehicle fire and incident training from the West Virginia University Fire...

Ford plans to add 6,200 jobs in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri

Jun. 02, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Ford will add 6,200 factory jobs in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio as it prepares to build more electric vehicles and roll out two redesigned combustion-engine models. The company says it will invest $3.7 billion in the three states between now and 2026. It also...

Stellantis, Controlled Thermal in lithium hydroxide deal

Jun. 02, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

Automaker Stellantis has reached a deal to have Controlled Thermal Resources Ltd. supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide for its electric vehicles in North America. CTR will supply Stellantis, the company that combined PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, with up to 25,000 metric tons per...

Ford CEO sees electric vehicle price war as EV costs decline

Jun. 01, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford's chief executive says he expects the cost of building electric vehicles to fall to the point that in coming years automakers will be battling each other for sales of EVs priced around $25,000. CEO Jim Farley told the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on...

Battery storage necessary for solar power expansion

May. 30, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PARRISH, Fla. (AP) — A key to the future of Florida’s electric grid is a device that could be confused for a computer server. This apparatus is actually a battery module. By themselves, each of the components is as powerful as 2,000 iPhone batteries. But together, as a collection...

Phoenix cops find 1,200 catalytic converters as thefts soar

May. 27, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man was facing multiple theft charges Friday after detectives found more than 1,200 catalytic converters packed into a storage unit, a case that highlights a national surge in thefts of the pricy auto parts that play a critical role in reducing vehicle emissions. ...