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How one GM auto plant’s UAW union workforce is learning to make EVs

UAW Local 5960 member Kimberly Fuhr inspects a Chevrolet Bolt EV during vehicle production on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. Steve Fecht for Chevrolet In 2015, Marland “Lanny” Brown learned how to build an all-electric car. A member of United …

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Why CEO Mary Barra is confident GM can beat Tesla in electric vehicles

GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra addresses investors Oct. 6, 2021 at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors DETROIT — In September 2017, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and her top executives visited the automaker’s design dome, considered hallowed ground within the …

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Apple CarPlay could be a trojan horse into the automotive industry

Apple is using the iPhone’s popularity to push itself into the auto industry. Automakers are a little unsure how they feel about this. Apple announced the next generation of its car software CarPlay in June. It takes over the user interface on all interior screens, replacing gas gauges and speed …

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Baidu’s robotaxi can drive without a steering wheel, car price slashed

Baidu unveiled on July 21, 2022, the sixth generation of its self-driving electric car built for ride-hailing rides — at a cost nearly 50% below that of a model announced last year. Baidu BEIJING — Chinese tech giant Baidu announced Thursday it has cut the price of its robotaxi vehicles …

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Panasonic new factory in Kansas to produce batteries for Tesla, EVs

An aerial view of the Tesla Gigafactory near Sparks, Nevada Bob Strong | Reuters Panasonic is planning to build a new battery factory in Kansas to produce high-capacity cells for Tesla, according to a report out Wednesday from Nikkei Asia. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has scheduled a news …

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Volkswagen CEO says EV outlook is very good

An ID. Buzz photographed at a plant in Hanover, Germany, on June 16, 2022. Supply chain constraints — including those related to semiconductors — have been a major challenge for automakers in recent times. Ole Spata | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The CEO of German automotive giant Volkswagen sought …

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Self-driving cars from GM’s Cruise block San Francisco intersection

A robot car of the General Motors subsidiary Cruise is on a test drive. Andrej Sokolow | picture alliance | Getty Images Automotive and tech executives have long promised that autonomous vehicles would drive better than humans, but that wasn’t the case for a fleet of Cruise cars in San …

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New car quality declined 11%, blame supply chain problems: J.D. Power

Billboards at the Ziegler Cadillac, Buick and GMC Dealership in Lincolnwood, Illinois, the United States. U.S. General Motors Co. Joel Lerner | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images New vehicle quality declined by 11% this year amid parts shortages, shipping snarls and global trade disruptions, according to J.D. Power’s 2022 …

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Electric vehicle raw material costs doubled during pandemic

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Raw material costs for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according …

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Amazon loses two Black execs: Alicia Boler-Davis, David Bozeman

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images Amazon is losing two top executives who lead warehouses and transportation. Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment and a member of the company’s leadership team, and David Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services, are departing the company, according to people familiar with …

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