General Motors draws criticism with announcement of $1B electric vehicle plant investment in Mexico

(WXYZ) — The United Auto Workers is blasting an announcement by General Motors that they are investing more than $1 billion in a new paint plant in Mexico.

General Motors announced the investment in the Arizpe Ramos Manufacturing Complex in a Spanish language press release on their GM Mexico website.

The press release states that the goal is to make the plant the fifth GM manufacturing site in North America to produce electric vehicles. Both the Orion plant that the Factory Zero plant GM is building in Detroit are also included in those 5 plants.

Work on the plant has

Read More

Tesla Crash Suspected of Involving Autopilot Draws Investigation

Michigan State Police said the driver of a Tesla Model Y had the vehicle’s advanced driver-assistance system, known as Autopilot, engaged when he plowed into a police vehicle Wednesday on a Lansing, Mich.-area highway. Troopers had pulled over to investigate a separate crash and had their emergency lights on, police said. No one was injured.

At least three crashes involving Teslas in recent weeks have resulted in probes by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency is also investigating a crash last week in Detroit and an accident last month north of Houston. Local law-enforcement officers said this week

Read More