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Holden invites dealers to negotiate compensation packages via video chat
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25th May 2020
3 min read

Holden invites dealers to negotiate compensation packages via video chat

General Motors says it will not reduce its compensation to dealers, even though the US car giant claimed a fortnight ago it had new calculations which estimated showroom owners may only be entitled to a fraction of the original sum offered. General Motors Holden has invited its network of 185 dealers – which operate 203 showrooms – to a video conference in the second week of June.
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Senator offers to buy Holden for $1
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14th May 2020
5 min read

Senator offers to buy Holden for $1

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Queensland Senator James McGrath offered to buy the Holden brand from US car giant General Motors for $1 in an extraordinary speech in federal parliament last night. Senator McGrath also accused General Motors of using the global coronavirus crisis to prolong compensation negotiations with Holden dealers, after announcing in February it would axe the iconic Australian car brand by the end of this year.
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Right-hand-drive Corvette in doubt for Australia as GM stops development
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28th Apr 2020
4 min read

Right-hand-drive Corvette in doubt for Australia as GM stops development

The Chevrolet Corvette is in danger of not making it to Australia after General Motors in Detroit stopped engineering development of all vehicles during the COVID-19 lockdowns. A report out of the US – based on a leaked copy of a secret internal General Motors document – claims GM’s executive director in charge of program management, Michelle Braun, “recently issued a blanket order pausing all future car and truck development, including for the Corvette”.
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Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures
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9th Apr 2020
2 min read

Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures

As carmarkers around the world prepare to resume assembly on the other side of COVID-19, a few have started devising plans based on protocols learned during ventilator production, as reported by Reuters.
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Liam Murphy
General Motors shifts gear to produce 10,000 ventilators per month
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27th Mar 2020
2 min read

General Motors shifts gear to produce 10,000 ventilators per month

General Motors will mass-produce more than 10,000 ventilators per month as it ramps up efforts to help health authorities combat the deadly coronavirus in the US. The US car giant has formed a partnership with medical supplier Ventec Life Systems to manufacture “critical care” ventilators. Part of a General Motors facility in Indiana – that specialises in automotive electrical components – has been repurposed for the health emergency.
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