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Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has just signed House Bill 5606 effectively prohibiting Tesla from operating factory direct in state. The bipartisan legislation was overwhelmingly approved 38-0 in the Senate, and 106-1 in the House of Representatives. “This bill does not, as some have claimed, prevent auto manufacturers from selling automobiles directly to consumers at retail […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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Johnson Controls will work in tandem with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Mich. on automotive batteries. Johnson Controls, a provider of vehicle energy storage for ICE, hybrids and EVs, announced today, January 29, its partnership with LTU to identify and validate new energy storage technologies within the total vehicle system. The company explained this […]

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General Motors has nearly tripled the size of its Global Battery Systems Laboratory to a point where it is now the largest battery lab in North America owned and operated by a major auto manufacturer. The latest addition of 50,000 square feet brings to 85,000 the total square footage of the lab. GM said the […]

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GreenTech Automotive, an American manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, and JAC Motors, a leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, announced during the Shanghai auto show a strategic partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger, all-electric sedan to be assembled in the United States. Both companies said the sedan will combine JAC’s Rejoice vehicle platform with GreenTech […]

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A U.S. Energy Department inspection of LG Chem’s still-under-construction battery plant in Holland, Mich. found trained, but idled workers were paid to play cards, board and video games – and LG Chem billed Uncle Sam $842,000 for tens of thousands of man hours for this. Citing vagaries in the rules, and ultimately blaming the non […]

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