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General Motors is investing $175 million in the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant to install new equipment to produce the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

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Michigan Plant Once Built GM Vehicles, WWII Bombers

Federal government commits about $250,000 to convert historic factory site to self-driving technology center.

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The next stage in GM's $5.4-billion factory renovation initiative will see it upgrade the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that handles production of the GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado.

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The first batch of long-wheelbase Volvo S60 Inscriptions are making their way from the Geely plant in Chengdu, China, via Shanghai to the United States.

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Will Owners Have To Go The Aftermarket Route For Cupholders?

Tesla runs into supplier problems with its Premium Center Console item, cancels orders.

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Lamborghini and the Italian government appear to have reached an agreement for the automaker to build its new CUV in its home country.

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GM is doing whatever it can to boost production of the Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyon at the Wentzville Assembly plant in order to keep up with high demand for the pickups.

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Hyundai's US chief expects to bring a crossover pickup to market within the next decade, previewed by the Santa Cruz concept showcased earlier this year in Detroit.

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First Stage Of Restoration Includes Custom Wrap For Pedestrian Bridge

Fernando Palazeulo is restoring the 40-acre Packard Plant complex in Detroit, starting with the pedestrian bridge over East Grand Boulevard: he's had it draped in a covering that makes the bridge look like it did in 1930.

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Plus: Notes On Takata, Mazda, And Motorcycle Fatalities

We recap the week's event's with a focus on the Chevy Corvette factory expansion. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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General Motors is investing $439 million into the factory in Bowling Green, KY, that builds the Chevrolet Corvette to build a new, more efficient paint shop there.

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Sergio Marchionne says that the next Jeep Wrangler is not fully aluminum, which might keep production in Toledo, OH. Also, the company is working with NHTSA to fully comply with the agency's requests for the upcoming public hearing.

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Aston Martin is nearing a decision on building a plant to handle production of the DBX crossover, and Alabama is reportedly the most logical choice.

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That Battery Plant Is Really, Really Big. It's Also Quite Large.

A new video shows the new Tesla Gigafactory from the air, and gives a sense of just how big this battery plant is going to be.

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Wanxiang Hosts American Students

Malaysian government-linked companies to lease Tesla Model S. Wanxiang is hosting students in China to visit technology sites and learn Mandarin. The building where Chevrolet Spark EV motors are made has been LEED certified.

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EV Maker Will Hire Estimated 6,500 For Massive Facility

Tesla starts hiring for engineering, facility management positions for Gigafactory near Reno.

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Plus: Notes On Volvo, The Ford GT, And Top Gear.

We curate the week's events with a focus on the growing Toyota-Mazda partnership. Plus other news and notes from the industry.

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Plant That Once Sat Idle Will Ramp Up

LG Chem holds job fair to double workforce at electric vehicle battery factory in Michigan.

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Smith, FDG Form Joint Venture For Commercial EVs In US

Pennsylvania is extending its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG Electric Vehicles have formed a joint venture to build commercial EVs for US fleets. Zero Motorcycles will match the $1 million grant awarded from the California Energy Commission for R&D and assembly at its Santa Cruz headquarters.

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To Win In China, You Must Be Big In The United States

Volvo is building a plant in South Carolina as part of its drive to become a global automaker, instead of a European niche brand. Here's what it means.

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Four FCA US assembly plants, all of the engine factories, and many transmission-building sites are staying open all summer to keep up with demand. Usually there would be a two-week summer shutdown during the year.

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