CARSON CITY, NV—A Chinese-backed electric car company, Faraday Future, plans build a $1 billion assembly plant near Las Vegas, marking the second time in just over a year that Nevada has landed a coveted project from the budding industry.
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI—A General Motors assembly plant in Flint, MI, could be the first to be affected by a parts shortage because of a strike at auto supplier Nexteer Automotive. More than 3,200 UAW members at Nexteer went on strike early Tuesday after the auto supplier rejected a new proposal from the union.
BEDFORD, IN—General Motors Co. will invest more than $127 million in its casting operation here and create approximately 127 jobs. GM says the expansion involves production of new aluminum engine blocks and components.
Traveling more than 1,800 miles across the Australian outback in a standard automobile is an extremely tough challenge for any driver. Imagine how much more difficult it is to traverse this harsh terrain in a solar-powered vehicle with little or no track record of reliability.