Dearborn, MI Cars

General Motors to Invest $51M+ at Indiana Foundry

General Motors Co. in Detroit announced plans to invest more than $51 million to install state-of-the-art equipment at its Bedford, Ind., aluminum die casting foundry to support the manufacturing of drive unit castings for the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV and other current casting operations. The renovation work will begin immediately....
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Detroit News

GM plans to invest millions at Orion for new battery pack line

General Motors Co. plans to invest $160 million at its Orion Assembly plant for construction of a new battery pack assembly line, The Detroit News has learned, suggesting to experts the facility could be the next plant transitioned to build the automaker's new electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker filed a...
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Michigan vehicle owners will get $400 insurance refunds next spring

If you own an insured car, SUV, motorcycle, truck or recreational vehicle registered in Michigan, a $400 check is coming to your mailbox between next April and June. That's because the state's Catastrophic Claims Association will issue $3 billion in insurance refunds — $400 per vehicle. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who...
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Eastpointe, Roseville plan drive-thru holiday events, parade of lighted vehicles

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Santa Claus is coming to town!. It might look a little bit different this year, but officials in the cities of Eastpointe and Roseville are inviting residents of their cities to “drive-thru” holiday events at their respective city halls this month. For those who’d rather stay home, a parade of vehicles decorated in holiday lights will once again be making its way through Roseville neighborhoods.
Marietta Daily Journal

Stellantis CEO in Detroit: COVID-19 pandemic shows people want cars

For Carlos Tavares, the man who controls the fate of Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge, the pandemic, and what it has wrought, has been eye-opening. Crises, which began with COVID-19 and spread into the semiconductor shortage that has tested the resilience of the supply chain, driven up vehicle prices and limited what vehicles are on dealer lots, have revealed something amazing yet simplistic, Tavares, who is CEO of Stellantis, told a group of journalists in Detroit on Tuesday.

AIAG in Southfield Collaborates on Automotive Recycled Content Standards

The Supplier Partnership for the Environment (SP) in Washington, D.C. and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in Southfield have announced the publication of a new guidance document, “Measuring Recycled Content of Automotive Products.”. The document is designed to outline a common industry-supported definition and straightforward approach for measuring...

New report shows Michigan still has highest car rates in US, race a factor

DETROIT – Michigan drivers will have some money coming back to them from their auto insurance spring 2022. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer confirmed that refunds of $400 per vehicle will be issued. The money comes from a surplus received by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. Refunds should start to arrive after March 9.
Grosse Pointe News

Fire Engine 3 dedicated to Jensen at traditional push-in ceremony

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — In the late 1800s, when fire engines were horse drawn, they had to be unhitched and manually pushed back into the garage upon returning from fires. As it was officially placed into service Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Farms’ new 2021 Rosenbauer Commander Chassis was ceremoniously pushed into the firebay in a celebration reminiscent of the past. Although fire trucks have become too weighted to push by hand over the centuries, requiring one officer to back the vehicle in while everyone else “pushes,” the tradition of a push-in ceremony continues to mark the entrance of a new apparatus into service in many departments.

Ford Engineers Continue to Hit It Out of the Park With Design Features

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI — December 1, 2021. Giving credit where credit is due, Ford design engineers continue to hit home runs for the manufacturer in 2021. Just look at the success of the new Bronco. America has fallen in love again with the iconic nameplate reintroduced with an exciting new look and the latest in technology.

Ford Launches VIIZR, a Field Service Tool Built on Salesforce

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced the launch of VIIZR, a new field service tool built on Salesforce designed to meet the needs of small business owners such as plumbers, electricians, and heating and ventilation technicians. VIIZR is designed to help small businesses simplify key commercial activities such as...
Detroit News

GM sees 'better flow' of chips, runs overtime at some plants

General Motors Co. has no plants down this week because of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, and the Detroit automaker has scheduled overtime at several plants in recent weeks. "We are currently seeing a better flow of semiconductors in our supply chain, our North American assembly plants are now back...

Ford clears its backlog of defective 2021 Bronco roofs

Ford says it has now cleared the backlog of 2021 Broncos that had accumulated at its Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Mich., while they waited for replacement hard tops. Those models have been fitted with new roofs and will begin shipping by the end of the year as the company promised back in September when replacement tops began trickling in.

Allison Transmission Partners to Build Electric Rally Truck

Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions with an electrification engineering center in Auburn Hills, announced a three-year partnership agreement with Team de Rooy, multiple-race winner of the famous Dakar Rally, to develop electric trucks for motorsports. Testing will be completed on an...

Ford shifts return to work hybrid model to March as COVID situation remains fluid

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has shifted its plan for a return-to-work hybrid model to March as the state of the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid. The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it will begin a pilot phase for select employees in February and March. The company had previously said it would not return to work under a hybrid work model before January.