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Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn’t Because of Brexit

Honda plans to close its only car plant in the UK, the European Union says it’ll fight back in a trade war with the U.S., Carlos Ghosn gets ready for trial, General Motors puts its money where its SUVs are, and McLaren stands by its anti-SUV mindset. All of this and more in The Morning […]

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Amazon and GM’s Investment in Rivian Could Jump-Start The Electric Pickup Truck Game

Two big companies might be getting serious about electric truck and SUV startup Rivian, luxury automakers fall behind “mainstream” ones in reliability, Tesla scrambles to send Model 3s to China and more for The Morning Shift of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Employees Say Racist Shit Is Still Happening at Ohio Plant After Multiple Lawsuits

Last November, a suit filed in federal court alleged that General Motors failed to address workplace racism at its transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio. “Whites only” bathroom signs and nooses left hanging were just a few of the things black workers said they were subjected to. And it seems like the behavior hasn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Black Supervisors Allege GM Did Nothing to End Racial Harassment in Toledo Plant

Last November, a lawsuit came to light that alleged General Motors’ transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio had become a hotbed of racism. After enduring nooses hung in public spaces and “whites only” bathroom signs, several black workers teamed up to sue GM. Now, more information has come to light as former supervisors…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Strong U.S. New Vehicle Sales Are Ending Soon but Trucks Still Make All the Money

Analysts predict the end of the car-sales party coming soon, Detroit’s Big Three duking in out with truck sales all the same, Mercedes-Benz is still the king of luxury here and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Renews ‘Zora’ Trademark as Mid-Engine Corvette Nears Production

The mystical mid-engine Corvette has been rumored to be called the Zora before. Obviously, we have no proof until the damn thing finally debuts, but we do have clues. One of them is a trademark that General Motors filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office last month. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Get Ready to Say Goodbye to GM’s $7,500 Electric Car Tax Credit

Saying farewell to tax credits for certain electric vehicles in the United States, Carlos Ghosn’s jail time, record EV sales in Norway and payment extensions for people affected by the U.S. government shutdown. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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My Entire Family Drove Our 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix, The Car That Taught Me How to Love Cars

By the time the keys to my first car—a 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix—ended up in my hands, it had passed through just about everyone in the family leading up to me. My mom had first purchased it used, followed by my dad after their divorce. He’d finally retired it in favor of a slightly newer […]

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Tesla’s Leasing Partner Isn’t Doing So Hot: Report

Tesla’s leasing partner unable to fund leases, Hyundai and Kia owners taking the automakers to court, General Motors’ planned electric and autonomous overhaul, continuing problems between Renault and Nissan, and more job cuts. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Workers Hung ‘Whites Only’ Bathroom Signs and Nooses at Toledo Plant: Lawsuit 

A new lawsuit filed in federal court alleges General Motors failed to address a rampant culture of racism at its Toledo transmission plant. There, black workers were subjected to “whites only” bathroom signs, routinely called racist slurs, and nooses were left hanging in plain sight on numerous occasions, the suit…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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