Volvo Buses launches New Global Electromobility Offer

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Buses is expanding its electromobility offer worldwide with the launch of the new Volvo BZL Electric chassis. It provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers. “We are committed to leading the transformation of our industry…

Gov. Whitmer, Ford Announce 450 Jobs & $250 Million Investment for F-150 Lightning Production

DEARBORN, Michigan  —  Michigan  Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Ford leadership, Director of UAW Region 1A Laura Dickerson, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Dan Kildee at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, on Friday to announce that Ford’s electric vehicle facility is complete, and the first F-150 Lightning pre-production trucks are leaving the factory for real-world testing. Ford also announced plans to invest an…

GM Defense Awarded $36.4 Million Contract to Build Heavy-Duty Surburbans for U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of State has awarded GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, a contract to develop and validate next generation Large Support Utility Commercial Vehicles (SUV) for future fleet production in support of the Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). As part of the total development contract valued at $36.4 million,…

GM to Invest $50 Million in Detroit Nonprofit Programs

DETROIT, Michigan  –– General Motors today announced it will invest $50 million into Detroit-based nonprofit programs that expand access to education and employment opportunities and strengthen city neighborhoods. The initiative, launched in collaboration with the City of Detroit, is part of GM’s strategy to promote sustainable solutions through projects that help Detroiters learn, work and…

Jeff Koons X BMW. Artist Creates Special Edition of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

MUNICH, Germany — Jeff Koons, together with Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG, announced that the artist will create a special edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. The luxury 8 Series Gran Coupe will be for sale in a limited collector’s edition after its world premiere at Frieze Los Angeles in February…

Volvo Trucks acquires heavy-duty truck manufacturing operation in China

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks announced that it has agreed to acquire JMC Heavy Duty Vehicle Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd., which includes a manufacturing site in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, for an amount of RMB 0.8 billion (approximately SEK 1.1 billion). The objective is to start production of the new heavy-duty…

GM President Mark Reuss To Speak at The 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference

MACKINAW, Michigan — Mark Reuss, President of General Motors Co., will partake in this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference on Tuesday September 21, 2021. Reuss will discuss the future of Michigan’s signature automotive and mobility industry, during the opening of the Conference. He will share GM’s strategy to lead in electric and autonomous vehicles and how…

General Motors Welcomes Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to Tour Factory ZERO in Detroit-Hamtramck

DETROIT, Michigan – General Motors today welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to Factory ZERO. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence accompanied the tour. During the visit, GM highlighted Factory ZERO’s latest progress as it is retooled into the company’s first fully dedicated EV assembly plant with contiguous battery assembly. Factory ZERO will play…

Kia America Announces Highest July Sales In Company History

IRVINE, California  — Kia America today announced record July sales of 70,099 units. Following the company’s best first-half year sales in history (Jan-Jun 2021), the month of July was punctuated by best-ever sales for Carnival MPV and best July performances from K5, Sportage and Telluride. July sales were up 34-percent year-over-year. Carnival MPV posted its fourth consecutive…

Aston Martin introduces all-new Configurator

GAYDON, England  — Aston Martin has launched an all-new configurator, designed to elevate the luxury brand’s online digital experience for customers, fans and dealer partners. A key component of the brand’s transformation plan “Project Horizon” is the rejuvenation of the customer journey, and the new configurator is an important part of that process. Aston Martin…