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Sep. 20—Pontiac — M1 Concourse, where preparations are wrapping up for the launch of the six-day Motor Bella auto show on Tuesday, sits on a site steeped in automotive history. The complex spans 87 acres and includes a racetrack, luxury garages, event space and property once used by the truck manufacturer Rapid Motor Co. And for many years, General Motors Co. owned the site and operated ...

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A Seattle engineering company is building one of the world's first zero-emission engines for a massive mining truck in a warehouse packed with "Star Wars" memorabilia and machines named after "Saturday Night Live" characters. The company, called First Mode, is led by a former NASA rocket scientist. It will soon ship the 45,000-pound engine to a South African platinum mine, where it will ...

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Sep. 10—Detroit — Robert Shobe used to watch the sunrise from the back porch of his home on Beniteau Street before the engine plant behind his house expanded to become a new Jeep assembly plant. Now, the 59-year-old Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient prefers to stay indoors. A new paint shop sits behind his backyard. The brick foundation holding up ...

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Sep. 2—General Motors is reviewing production schedules at the Kokomo facility after announcing Thursday it was pausing production at eight assembly plants during the next two weeks due to the global computer chip shortage. The company said it's shuttering plants around North America, including the facility in Fort Wayne, which builds Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks. ...

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Just how important is California in the fight against climate change? California was the first state in the nation to place a limit on carbon emissions, setting an example that was followed by other states and other countries. When state lawmakers here committed to reaching 100% renewable energy by 2045, more than a dozen states did the same. After California began requiring that automakers ...

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Two years after Lordstown Motors bought the former General Motors plant that built the Chevy Cruze in northeast Ohio, little is clear about the direction the electric truck startup is going in or what its future holds. What is clear is Lordstown Motors has been shrouded in troubles and mystery — raising questions about GM's loyalty to it. GM owns 7.5 million shares of Lordstown Motors stock ...

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In its first half year in existence, Stellantis reported billions of dollars in profits but the global chip shortage hit the company's cash flow by billions of dollars as well. Stellantis, which formed in January from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot maker PSA Group, released its half-year results early Tuesday, touting profits across all segments and record results in North ...

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Rivian, which pushed the production launch of its Illinois-built electric truck back to September, is already scouting locations for a second assembly plant down the road. The startup EV truck manufacturer confirmed it is looking to build a second factory, with multiple states bidding for the project, but said Friday the Normal plant remains at the center of Rivian’s production plans. “Normal ...