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China Charges Ahead

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Reading East Coast papers like the Wall Street Journal, you could be forgiven for thinking the future of electric vehicles are in doubt. There are rational concerns about Tesla’s viability – the hefty federal subsidy it’s relying on to stay … Continue reading »

Don't Hate California Because It's Exciting

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After 30 years with GM, Denise Gray, the director of global battery systems engineering, is leaving on March 5 for a senior management position at an as yet unnamed battery company. “But really,” asks Fast Company magazine, “who can blame … Continue reading »

Does NUMMI Play a Role in the Toyota Recall?

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In case you were wondering, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. was not directly responsible for Toyota’s sticky accelerator pedals, the initial cause of last month’s massive recall. Also, NUMMI won’t be doing any work related to the fix. Lance Tomasu, … Continue reading »

Video: NUMMI on "This Week in Northern California"

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If you take your news best via video, I summarized the NUMMI story on KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” last Friday night. Check out the video below — the NUMMI talk begins at 9:31 in.  (That said, it’s worth … Continue reading »

Tensions Rising As NUMMI Closure Looms

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On March 31st, the New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI) plant in Fremont, California — a 25-year joint venture between GM and Toyota — will shut down. Last June, GM pulled the plug. In August, Toyota warned it would do the … Continue reading »

Auto Workers to Get More Federal Aid

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About 5,000 NUMMI employees are set to get additional federal assistance when the Fremont auto plant shuts down next March. Less than a month after the state applied for the aid, the U.S. Department of Labor approved the additional benefits … Continue reading »

NUMMI Suppliers Brace for Worst

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Toyota’s decision to shut down its operation at Fremont’s NUMMI auto plant early next year will send ripples throughout the region and the state. Beyond the 4,500 workers the plant employs, there’s a network of suppliers and vendors throughout California … Continue reading »

Toyota to Abandon NUMMI

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Toyota’s board of directors voted early today to end the company’s contract with NUMMI, the joint venture with GM begun in 1984. A spokeswoman confirmed Toyota’s plans to end production at the Fremont plant in March of next year. NUMMI’s … Continue reading »

GM Dumps Fremont Partnership

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General Motors today said it’s pulling out of its joint venture facility with Toyota. New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) in Fremont currently has 5,400 employees. The Detroit automaker had come to the decision as part of its ongoing restructuring … Continue reading »