President Joe Biden spoke about his $1.2 trillion bill, which includes an estimated $7.5 billion for electric vehicle chargers. The President made the case that the bill will help America boost green energy manufacturing and curb carbon emissions while adding jobs.
Biden used the factory as a backdrop to bolster his plan to electrify vehicles by 2035, but to promote the bipartisan infrastructure law that was just passed and the Build Back Better plan - he believes will create an economy to help make that happen.
This isn't the first time the president has visited Michigan since his tenure in the White House began. It's not even the first time his visit coincides with an electric vehicle focus.
"I don’t think it would be done anywhere else other than a low-income community full of Black people," said Robert Shobe. "I’m just going to say it flat-out."
The semiconductor shortage is having a chilling effect at GM. The automaker confirmed it's removing the heated seat option from several 2022 models to help conserve supply.
Biden, who has championed the auto industry's transition to Electric Vehicles, will be on hand at the site, which was formerly known as the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the award is the first it has paid to a whistleblower and is the maximum percentage allowed by law to be paid out.
Under the legislation, monitoring systems to stop intoxicated drivers would have to roll out in all new vehicles as early as 2026.
On Saturday, President Joe Biden said the massive new infrastructure bill passed by Congress Friday would result in 500,000 EV charging stations. That's not exactly right.
The Allen Park police auction is Saturday.
A review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found at least 13 auto safety rules were past due. That includes a rear seat belt reminder requirement that could save hundreds of lives a year.
LG Electronics has reached a deal with General Motors to pay as much as $2 billion to reimburse the automaker for the cost of recalling Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to battery fires.
"We've been smelling things and we've had people around here going to the hospital, children going to the hospital for asthma, breathing attacks, coughing attacks, tightness of the chest," Shobe said.
GM's announcement follows its competitor's massive electric vehicle campus plan in Kentucky and Tennessee.
For the second day in a row Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is playing defense on why the state of Michigan did not make a bid on the new Ford Motor Company electric car plants totaling $11 billion.
Ford plans to make the largest-ever U.S. investment in electric vehicles at one time by any automotive manufacturer and, together with its partner, SK Innovation, plans to invest $11.4 billion and create nearly 11,000 new jobs at the Tennessee and Kentucky mega-sites.
The Mustang Mach-E is the first all-electric vehicle to pass Michigan State Police testing.
"Who knows if there’s a cancer cluster in the next 15 to 20 years in this surrounding area? Well it's too late at that point to really know," said resident Josh Digue.
Ford is investing $50 million in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company.
"We have received more than 150,000 reservations since it was revealed back in May." said Jeff Marentic, Ford Vehicle General Manager North America.