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UAW-Made Chevrolet Bolt named North American Car of the Year

DETROIT — Chevrolet Bolt EV is the 2017 North American Car of the Year. The Bolt EV’s recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, following the Corvette Stingray and Silverado’s wins in 2014 and the Colorado’s award in 2015. The Chevy Bolt EV is built by members of UAW Local 5960 at General Motors Orion Assembly, a complete vehicle assembly plant located 30 miles North of Detroit, Michigan. Since beginning production in 1983, UAW members at Orion have built 15 different models ... Read more

UAW Members at Local 5960 to Build Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT —  General Motors announced today that workers at UAW Local 5960, Orion Township assembly plant will build test fleet Bolt EVs equipped with fully autonomous technology. The plant currently manufactures the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Sonic. The new equipment will include LIDAR, cameras, sensors and other hardware designed to ensure system safety, leveraging GM’s proven manufacturing quality standards. The test fleet vehicles will be used by GM engineers for continued testing and validation of GM’s autonomous technology already underway on public roads in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as part of the Michigan testing fleet. Since the beginning of ... Read more