GM Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 megawatt power plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity for its St. Catharines factory and offset rising energy costs in Ontario.
It would be the largest-scale automotive application of carbon fibre, whose long, labour-intensive production process and high cost relative to steel and aluminum have limited its use mostly to luxury vehicles and sports cars.
AutoCanada can now take full control of General Motors stores now that the automaker has lifted its ban on public ownership.
GM plans to use carbon fibre for the beds of its redesigned full-size pickups to improve performance and reduce weight. Carbon fibre is considerably stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum, but it's more expensive.
GM Canada doesn’t have immediate plans to offer the Marketplace app, which allows in-car purchases such as food through the car's infotainment system. GM will use a U.S. launch to evaluate expansion.
Canadian auto sales totalled 159,072 vehicles in November, down 1.1 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Scotiabank Economics says that "the crossover utility craze remains in full force."
General Motors will temporarily lay off workers at its Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant as the company adjusts production to address a weakening North American car market.
Top executives from the Detroit Three automakers met with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday amid tension over the Trump administration’s efforts to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Unifor's strike at the Chevrolet Equinox assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., put a dent in September Canadian factory motor vehicle sales, which fell by 5.9 per cent that month. The strike cost GM 20,000 vehicles.
Ride-hailing company Lyft, financially backed by General Motors, is bringing its service to Canada. It should be operating in Toronto by the holidays.
The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 will receive a more sculpted grille, a smoother body and the brand's new signature LED running lights. Spy photographers caught the redesigned pickup testing on public streets with very little camouflage, providing the best look yet at the truck.
The General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., is running on three shifts, six days a week, building Chevrolet Equinoxes, according to a company spokesman.