GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck to Factory ZERO; $2.2B investment to reconfigure it to all EV assembly

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General Motors announced its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly built more than 4 million vehicles since its opening in 1985.

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ArcelorMittal opens tailored blanks operation in Detroit

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ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, selected the city of Detroit as the company’s first wholly-owned manufacturing operation in the state due to its proximity to leading automakers, access to talent and support from local and state governments. The city of Detroit approved a tax incentive package to support the operation.

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2020 Detroit Auto Show cancels amid COVID-19 pandemic; expected conversion of TCF Center to field hospital

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will cancel its June 2020 show in Detroit in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s expected plans to repurpose TCF Center into a temporary field hospital.

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Detroit Diesel is going electric, in pivot to keep powering Freightliner

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Detroit Diesel will manufacture electric powertrains for the upcoming Freightliner eCascadia semi truck and Freightliner eM2 medium-duty truck, according to a press release from Daimler Trucks, parent company

GM to invest $2.2B at Detroit-Hamtramck to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs; GM’s first fully-dedicated EV plant

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billion at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Detroit-Hamtramck will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant. Hourly employees at Detroit-Hamtramck are represented by UAW Local 22.

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Michigan, Cavnue to create corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles between Ann Arbor and Detroit

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This public-private partnership will explore the opportunity and viability of this project working with state and local partners, stakeholders, and communities across the corridor from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

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Ford, Bedrock and Bosch exploring highly automated vehicle technology in Detroit to help make parking easier

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Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit using Bosch smart infrastructure.

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Report: Nissan and Detroit startup Hercules could pair up for electric truck

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Nissan is in talks with Detroit-based startup Hercules Electric Vehicles to develop an electric pickup truck, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

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GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

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GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after. With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids.

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First Detroit Electric SP:01 Built, Sold--But U.S. Won't Get It

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The first Detroit Electric SP:01 sports car has finally rolled off an assembly line, but it's not headed for anyplace near the company's namesake city. Despite its name, the Detroit Electric sports car isn't being built in the U.S.--and Detroit Electric set up a production facility in Leamington Spa in the U.K. UK plug-in cars Detroit Electric

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New Karma in Detroit!

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Fisker's Karma is a production-ready plug-in hybrid, - meaning TODAY, not 2010 - and it's coming to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15th

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1917 Detroit Electric Vs 2014 BMW i3: A Century Of Electric Cars

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The 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 in these photos was painstakingly restored over a period of years by owner Donald Davidson, who is only the car's third owner in 98 years. plug-in cars Historic Detroit ElectricWhat a difference a century makes, more or less. It's shown with Electric Auto Association board member Chris Neff's 2014 BMW i3 REx, which may be able to out-accelerate the.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut at Detroit auto show

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The end-of-year holiday season is just really starting, but information on Detroit auto show debuts next month is coming in. Detroit Auto ShowA new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. The company said Tuesday morning that it will show a prototype of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight.

VW unveils long-wheelbase Tiguan at Detroit

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Volkswagen unveiled the new long-wheelbase 2018 Tiguan at the Detroit show. Engineered specifically to meet the desires of US customers, the all-new Tiguan adds a more sophisticated and spacious interior, flexible seating and high-tech infotainment and driver assistance features. As with the new Atlas ( earlier post ), the Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture. Compared with the current model, the new Tiguan has far more interior space; at 185.2

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Detroit Electric to outline future product plans at LCV 2017

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>UK-based electric vehicle start-up Detroit Electric will outline its future product plans during its first appearance at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicles (LCV) 2017 event on 6 and 7 September at Millbrook. To help fulfil this strategy, Detroit Electric is in the midst of a major recruitment drive, with between 150 and 200 posts to fill by next spring.

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Downtown Detroit, a charging desert, finally gets DC fast chargers

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auto industry has long been downtown Detroit. Detroit almost made it to the end of the decade without a single DC fast charger. The home base for the U.S.

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Tesla layoffs, US-built VW electric car, an electrified Detroit: The Week in Reverse

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Which Chinese automaker showed an electric minivan in Detroit? Detroit Auto ShowWhat upcoming SUV will underpin a new "elegant" electric from Lincoln? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 18, 2019. Last week, the CES show in Las Vegas was something of a disappointment for visitors.

VW to unveil new electric ID concept model in Detroit

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family model—a multi-functional electric vehicle—at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. concept to appear in Detroit. concept vehicle in Detroit forges links between the origins of the Volkswagen brand and its electric future. Volkswagen will present a new I.D. Like the I.D.

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In pivot to electric trucks, will Detroit automakers have a manufacturing advantage?

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The Tesla Model S took established automakers by surprise, allowing Tesla to carve out a niche in the marketplace. But things might be different with the upcoming crop of electric pickup trucks from Tesla and others, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

Changan opens Detroit RD center

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Chang’an Motor has established the first R&D center by a Chinese automaker in Detroit; opened 18 January, the center will focus on chassis development. People’s Daily. According to Xu Liuping, president of Chang’an Motor, the R&D center will play a key role in the company’s overseas expansion following its already operating R&D centers in Italy, Japan and Britain.

Motiv Power Systems secures $60M to scale EPIC all-electric chassis, establish Detroit operations

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These funds will support the overall growth of Motiv, including opening a new engineering and manufacturing facility in Detroit, Michigan, as well as facilitate further growth in the large-fleet customer segment. Establishing an engineering and manufacturing center in Detroit will strengthen its Midwest presence, bring Motiv closer to customers and partners in the region, and enable manufacturing growth through its partners.

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First production Detroit SP:01 EV rolls off assembly line

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The first production Detroit Electric SP:01 ( earlier post ) has rolled off the line at the company’s Leamington Spa (UK) manufacturing facility. The new SP:01 is destined for one of Detroit Electric’s export markets to be delivered to the EV company’s first customer. Every Detroit Electric comes with built-in bi-directional charge and discharge capability.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

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But now Volkswagen is showing a second Tiguan plug-in hybrid concept at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, hinting that the production Tiguan may in. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in carsWhen the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. Called the Tiguan GTE, it was never confirmed for production.

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Rinspeed Oasis electric urban car to appear at CES, Detroit Auto Show

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Its latest work will be displayed at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show and the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, which run within days of each other next month. Detroit Auto Show Rinspeed CES self-driving carsSwiss design firm Rinspeed does not produce vehicles for sale, but it has built quite a number of unusual concept cars over the years. The Rinspeed Oasis is a self-driving electric car designed to.

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Obama Visits Detroit Auto Show, Checks Out Chevy Bolt EV Electric Car

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presidents in history have visited the Detroit Auto Show in its century-plus of existence: Dwight D. At various points during the day, the president lauded the ongoing recoveries of the city of Detroit itself as well as the domestic automakers, including the. Detroit Auto Show obama Barack Obama plug-in cars Government loans Government grantsOnly three U.S. Eisenhower in 1960, Bill Clinton in 1999, and now Barack Obama, yesterday.

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Polestar EV brand plans 15 more US showrooms—including Detroit

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Volvo spinoff brand Polestar is adding more showrooms—and not just in the coastal cities considered most friendly to electric cars. Polestar on Monday announced plans for 15 new showrooms, with the first set to open this spring in Austin, Boston, and Denver.

2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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Detroit Auto Show VideosPickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of.

Ricardo supporting Detroit Materials in commercialization of innovative lightweight steels

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting, the global management consulting subsidiary of Ricardo plc, is providing support to start-up Detroit Materials (DM) for strategy and supply chain development to assist in the commercialization of its ultra-high performance structural materials into the automotive, truck and transportation sectors in support of structural lightweighting initiatives. Detroit Materials has developed extremely strong, castable low-alloy steel.

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2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Green Car Concepts, Production Cars

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isn't going to see a shred of snow over the Christmas holidays, and Detroit in early January isn't looking too green either. Thus far, we know of just a handful of concept cars and new production models that could be described as green to be revealed or displayed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Detroit Auto ShowThe Northeastern U.S.

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VW unveils 2019 Jetta at Detroit; MQB-based, lower price

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unveiled the new 2019 Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Volkswagen of America, Inc., The Jetta is one of the world’s most successful sedans, with more than 17 million models sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1979; more than 3.2 million of those vehicles have been sold in the United States. The new generation is now based off of Volkswagen’s MQB platform; compared with the current car, the new Jetta grows outside in every direction.

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New lightweight metals institute will be headquartered in Detroit

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The new $148-million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama ( earlier post ) will locate in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and the city announced today. The ALMMII facility will be located at 1400 Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit. Eventually, two dozen employees will be based at the Detroit facility.

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2019 Honda Insight prototype to debut in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

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On Thursday, a concept version of what will be the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan was unveiled before its public debut at next week's Detroit auto show. Detroit Auto ShowAny new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Honda released photos and some details of what's called the "Insight.

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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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Detroit Auto Show taxiThe Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans.

Volkswagen to present new long-wheelbase Tiguan at Detroit show

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Volkswagen will unveil the new long-wheelbase variant of its Tiguan SUV in a world premiere at the beginning of January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Beginning in the early part of summer, the longer Tiguan—with up to seven seats—will be launched successively in North America, China and Europe.

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End date for ICE, Detroit electric pickups, electric van upfits, Lincoln Corsair plug-in: Today’s Car News

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And could the Detroit automakers’ manufacturing base become a strength as electric pickups ramp up? California is asking President Biden for a date for ICE vehicles to be phased out. Soon we’ll have more Ford electric-van upfit possibilities.

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BAIC EV opens new R&D center in Detroit

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Earlier this month, China-based EV maker BAIC EV, opened a new R&D center in Detroit, Michigan, which will help the company evaluate overseas market demand, obtain core EV technology, build on brand influence, and eventually provide support for their international layout. The Detroit R&D Center will work closely with BAIC’s other centers in Silicon Valley and Aachen, Germany, and integrate resources in battery, motor, and vehicle development and design.

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Detroit Diesel to pay $28.5M to settle MY 2010 diesel emissions complaint from EPA and DOJ

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Detroit Diesel will pay $28.5 Under the settlement, Detroit Diesel will spend $14.5 Detroit Diesel will also pay a $14 million civil penalty. Detroit Diesel intends to target areas for the replacement projects that do not meet Clean Air Act standards for certain air pollutants and areas with low-income communities. From approximately 5 January 2010 through approximately 1 June 2010, Detroit Diesel sold the engines for on-highway use in heavy duty vehicles.

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Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

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While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars subcompact Fuel EconomyThat car--codenamed 'AE' for now--will go on sale within a year of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, the car that has defined hybrid efficiency for more than a decade. And in its domestic.

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Detroit Electric signs joint venture with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group; $1.8B investment

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Detroit Electric has signed a joint venture deal with Far East Smarter Energy Group of China, which has helped secure a total investment of $1.8 The joint venture will invest US$370 million into Detroit Electric’s European operations over the next four years. The focus of this new technical and manufacturing center will be the development of a family of Detroit Electric vehicles for launch in the coming years.

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Daimler announces new Detroit powertrain component brand based on Detroit Diesel in North America

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Based on the existing Detroit Diesel brand, the “Detroit” brand will encompass all powertrain-related truck components. The Detroit brand powertrain components will be available across the entire DTNA product range, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star trucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and the buses produced by the leading US school bus producer, Thomas Built Buses.

Chevrolet and Ford cruise into Detroit Auto Show leading with truck introductions

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Chevrolet and Ford each are entering the Detroit Auto Show this week on the heels of major truck introductions: for Chevrolet, the next-generation Silverado full-size pickup; for Ford, the return of the Ranger mid-size pickup. Silverado. The introduction of the next-generation Silverado comes 100 years after the brand delivered its first trucks to customers in January 1918.

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Motiv Power Systems electric EPIC chassis to be assembled by Detroit Custom Chassis alongside gasoline-powered Ford F-59 chassis

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Motiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, announced a commitment from Detroit Custom Chassis LLC (DCC) to install Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis on the base Ford F-59 platform, which is assembled by its affiliate Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP), both owned by Spectra.

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Rivian R1S Spotted Testing Around Detroit Still Wearing Camouflage

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The R1S has already been fully reveled, so why is this particular prototype still partly hidden