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  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS model lineup parked in a city.
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    UAW wins majority support at Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama

    The facility is the second nonunionized automotive plant in the U.S. to earn support for collective bargaining since last fall, the United Auto Workers said.

  • A view of the interior of Nouveau Monde Graphite's battery materials plant in Bécancour, Quebec.
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    Panasonic Energy fortifies battery supply chain with new graphite deal

    Nouveau Monde Graphite is also growing its capacity as more battery companies and automakers secure additional suppliers for their North American supply chains.

  • Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares.
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    Stellantis CEO made over 36M euros in 2023

    Carlos Tavares’ compensation soared 56% year over year, according to the automaker’s 2023 annual report.

  • A smartly-dressed male auto sales representative is showing a digital tablet to a young Black couple in a car showroom.
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    New vehicle sales rose to over 1.2M in February

    Sales rebounded thanks to mild weather, strong inventory levels, and larger incentives and discounts, one analyst said.

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    EnerSys plans South Carolina lithium-ion battery factory

    The plant is part of an agreement with France-based battery maker Verkor, which produces batteries for automaker Renault Group’s premium and Alpine electric models.

  • An all-electric Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ parked.
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    Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz AG
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    Mercedes-Benz delays EV goal amid slowing demand

    Low-cost EV sales are growing faster than more expensive luxury models, a company executive said.

  • An auto worker at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Tennessee inspects components of the ID4 electric SUV.
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    UAW to spend $40M to organize non-union autoworkers and battery plants

    More than 10,000 non-union autoworkers have signed cards since the UAW launched a nationwide organizing drive in December.

  • A tire warehouse with a moving vehicle in the center.
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    TBC’s first chief supply chain officer will help company leverage tech, data

    The automotive tire distributor appointed Chris Stearman to manage its end-to-end operations, including manufacturing, distribution and procurement.

  • A red 2022 Jeep Wagoneer SUV on the road with water in the background.
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    Stellantis shakes up sales organization in North America

    The reshuffle aims to increase the automaker’s focus on business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales.

  • A woman behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade IQ with a pillar-to-pillar dashboard display in view.
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    Courtesy of General Motors
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    GM nearly doubles Super Cruise road network miles

    The automaker increased the number of usable miles from 400,000 to 750,000.

  • A Rivian R1T nears undergoes final assembly at the automaker's plant in Normal, Illinois.
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    Rivian to lay off 10% of salaried workforce

    A company spokesperson said the hourly manufacturing workers at its plant in Normal, Illinois, would not be affected.

  • An LG Energy Solution site.
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    LG Energy Solution, WesCEF expand lithium supply deal

    The partnership will supply the battery maker's North American manufacturing sites and produce more IRA-compliant vehicles.

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  • 2024 Ford Expedition Timberline driving off-road.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    UAW, Ford reach local deal, staving off strike at Kentucky Truck Plant

    Local 862 was prepared to strike on Friday if the tentative agreement was not reached.

  • Rendering of Rivian's $5 billion EV manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs, Georgia.
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    EV battery plant construction booms even as automakers hit the brakes

    The U.S. may need 60 billion batteries and 40 large-scale gigafactories to meet EV demand in 2030, one expert said.

  • United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain speaking during a livestream event.
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    United Auto Workers. (2023). "UAW President Shawn Fain Livestream Update 10/6/23" [Video screenshot]. Retrieved from YouTube.
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    Nearly 9,000 UAW members could strike at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant

    The autoworkers want Ford to address health and safety issues, “as well as Ford’s continued attempts to erode the skilled trades” at the plant, the union said.

  • Four 2023 Fisker Ocean models parked.
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    Courtesy of Fisker Inc.
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    Fisker stock is at risk of delisting

    The EV startup has six months to boost its share price above $1 per share to stay on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • A photo of Seth Cutler, Ionna's newly appointed CEO.
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    Ionna appoints former chief engineer of Electrify America as CEO

    The company, which received regulatory approval this month to begin operations, plans to install a minimum of 30,000 EV chargers in North America.

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  • Construction workers build the “Signature Bridge,” replacing and improving a busy highway intersection at I-95 and I-395 on March 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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    Infrastructure law may increase transportation’s GHG emissions as states spend more on highways

    The White House is also expected to delay the transition to EVs in a revision to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions regulation.

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  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    Waymo updated its vehicle software after ‘rare scenario’ in Phoenix

    The action comes as federal regulators increase scrutiny of AV ride-hailing companies’ safety measures following a Cruise incident last fall.

  • The headquarters of automotive supplier Continental.
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    Courtesy of Continental AG
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    Continental to ‘streamline’ R&D staff amid corporate overhaul

    The automotive supplier also plans to develop new technologies for software-defined vehicles.

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  • Production line workers dressed in blue uniforms with yellow stripes on sleeves and wearing a white mask and blue hairnet, collecting baked biscuits from the conveyor belt .
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    Front-line workers are more likely to be anxious and depressed, survey finds

    Employers have a vested interest in educating these essential workers about their well-being options, meQuilibrium’s chief science officer said.

  • A light gray Chevrolet Bolt EV parked outside at a charging station at a Chevrolet dealer in Colma, California.
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    Dealers reimbursed $135M for clean vehicle tax credits since Jan. 1

    The Clean Vehicle Tax Credit offers consumers the option of a point-of-sale discount of $7,500 for the purchase of qualifying vehicles.

  • An overhead view of Stellantis' STLA Medium EV platform with the powertrain components highlighted in orange.
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    Stellantis to produce EV drive modules in Hungary

    The modules, which combine an electric motor, reduction gearset and inverter into a single unit, should begin production in late 2026.

  • UAW union members strike holding signs with the city in the background.
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    Michigan is no longer a ‘right-to-work’ state

    The change allows unions to charge nonmembers a fee for representing them in contract negotiations and labor disputes.

  • Three 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickups driving.
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    Courtesy of Rivian Automotive
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    Rivian names former Meta, Amazon exec as marketing head

    The move comes weeks before Rivian launches the R2, the automaker’s smaller, more affordable electric crossover.