When General Motors & # 39; destined employees are currently in office, Fiat Chrysler approves clearance, new land for a new plant and more tomorrow morning, May 6, 2019.
First Giving: Tough Situation  When General Motors announced in November this November that it would close five North American plants and divide around 14,000 jobs, the news was devastating to its employees. Now, almost six months later, here's how things stand today.
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Some of the jobs that were in danger were 2,800 active hourly jobs, and currently about 500 of the employees are not working, Detroit Free Press reports. Two of the plants-Detroit Hamtramck and Warren Transmission-are still in operation and GM has told the outlet that it is trying to put 1500 employees back into the system.
From the story:
In late April, GM had transferred approx. 1 305 of the nearly 2,800 who were hit by jobs in their other US factories, said the company's spokesman Dan Flores. Here is the breakdown:
- 593 workers transferred from Detroit-Hamtramck after the Chevrolet Volt and Buick LaCrosse production ceased.
- 670 from Lordstown Assembly in Ohio.
- 28 from Warren Transmission.14 from Baltimore Operations.
Lordstown is idle, but Detroit Hamtramck will run until January, employing 700 hours of workers who continue to build the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 sedans.
Warren Transmission will idle in early August and Baltimore settles down this week, Flores said.  The transferred employees have gone to:
- Flint Assembly in Flint
- Spring Hill Assembly in Tennessee
- Toledo Transmission Plant B
- edford Casting Operations in Indiana
- Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana  Wentzville Mount in Missouri
- Tonawanda Engine Plant in New York
Currently, 508 US workers who have been laid off still need transfers. The expiry reports that 700 others are still on Detroit Hamtramck and 265 at Warren Transmission (GM confirmed that Free Press's math was accurate).
A GM spokesman told the withdrawal:
"There are still employees about to be placed. We want opportunities elsewhere as we work through 2019, including in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Arlington, Texas, as they prepare for the launches. "
It's a very difficult situation. Many of these workers have families and children to care for, as well as long stories, some spanning generations, with the company on these plants; A move is not always easy. But they also need money and health insurance because they have bills and mortgages to pay.
And there is no guarantee that more cuts will not come in the future.
2. Gear: Fiat Chrysler Settles
The way back in the distant country in 2017, sued the US government FCA over breaches of the Clean Air Act because the company allegedly had installed "defeat units" in its 3.0 liter diesel cars and did not tell anyone about it.
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On Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco approved a $ 307.5 million civil settlement from FCA to nearly 100,000 US fraudsters, reports Reuters.
From the story:
During the settlement approved by Judge Edward Chen, approximately 100,000 owners and tenants of the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 liter diesel cars from model year 2014 to 2016 will receive payments to have software refills completed. Most owners will receive $ 3,075 payments.
Present owners and tenants have until February 2021 to file a claim and until May 2021 to complete the repair and receive compensation, while previous owners have to submit a claim until August.  This approval follows the FCA's first announcement of its intention to settle in January. The total value of the automaker's various settlements is estimated to reach about $ 800 million. The payouts, according to Reuters, include:
- $ 27.5 million from Robert Bosch GmbH to resolve claims from owners because it provided emission control software (FCA pays $ 280 million of $ 307.5 million total)
- $ 311 millions from FCA in total civilian orders to US and California regulators, with $ 105 million worth of extended warranties
- $ 72.5 million from FCA in state-owned civilian orders
- $ 33.5 million from FCA to the state of California to "Compensate for Major Emissions and Consumer Requirements"
- $ 66 million from both FCA and Bosch to the lawyers who represented the owners.
There is no doubt that increased control of emissions from Dieselgate was part of the reason FCA was caught.
3. Gear: A New FCA Assembly Factory
While we are on the theme of FCA, there are some good news for the Detroit area employees: The city agreed to pay for a large territory, as a new FCA assembly facility will be built .
The city is willing to fork over $ 107.6 million to nearly 215 acres of land for a new $ 1.6 billion composite facility, Reuters reports. The cost will be shared between Detroit and the state of Michigan.
FCA has also said it wants to invest $ 900 million to "retool and modernize" the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, which apparently will create 5,000 new jobs. 19659015] But what should be built at this new factory? Maybe the rumored FCA mid-size truck? A return of the Viper ?? I'm probably ahead of myself; Plants take years and years to build.
Will it even be a world again after it's finished? Who will say!
4. Gear: A good reminder for Sedan Stans
If you love, love, love sedans and hate, hate, hate that the world is currently being transferred by big trucks and SUVs / crossovers, then I have a useful reminder for you: Sedans is usually thousands of dollars cheaper than their larger counterparts.
Data drawn from KBB by Detroit Free Press shows this quite clearly. Here is a list of popular cars and the average number of buyers paying for them:
- Honda CR-V $ 28,387; Chord $ 26,330
- Nissan Rogue $ 27,938; Altima $ 26 241
- Toyota RAV4 $ 29,817; Camry $ 26,919
- Ford Escape $ 28,572; Focus $ 20,887
- Ford Ecosport $ 24,365; Fiesta $ 17,267
- Hyundai Kona $ 24,137; Elantra $ 19,625
- Chevrolet Equinox $ 30,296; Cruze $ 21,330
- Mazda CX-5 $ 29,899; Mazda 6 $ 26,556
- Mazda CX-3 $ 23,964; Mazda 3 $ 21,969
So next time you're in the market for a car and feel drawn on the crossover because all your basic friends have them, look deep inside yourself. Ask yourself why is that you want that crossover. Because if you can live by sitting a little longer in traffic, and you realize you don't really need all that storage space, then maybe you should go next.
In addition, it will probably save you money. Everyone likes money.
5. Gear: A Very Ambitious Plan
Currently, Los Angeles is known as gridlock luck. Traffic is terrible, smog is a problem, but driving is really the only way to get around, because the public transport system is still not where it needs to be. But the city's mayor has a plan for a more sustainable LA. And that is, ambitious.
This is how Mayor Eric Garcetti's big vision shows, according to Detroit News:
Mayor's sustainability plan manages a city where in the mid-2030s 80% of cars are driving On electricity or zero emissions fuel, 80% of electricity comes from renewable sources, and Angelenos runs 2000 fewer kilometers each year than they do now.
On the transport front, the mayor's office hopes to reduce the time Angelenos users drive from an average of 15 miles a day now to 13 miles by 2025 and 9 miles by 2035. The plan assumes that it is greatly facilitated through initiatives already under way, including a massive development of public transport and a proposed "overload pricing" Pilot that would make driving more expensive in some traffic area areas.
More significantly from a climate emission point of view, the plan is called to increase the share of electric or zero emission cars in the city from 1.4% last year to 25% by 2025, 80% by 2035 and 100% by 2050.
Garcettis The sustainability plan also requires all new buildings built in the city to be "net coal" by 2030, with the city's entire building mass converted to zero emission technology by 2050. It is also likely to be a major boost because it may require households, landlords and building owners replaces all gas-powered heating and cooling systems, washers, dishwashers and ovens with electrical appliances or cleaner fuels.
As EV becomes more affordable and the city installs multiple charging stations, people will be more willing to make the change. It will probably be a big boost, but it must happen.
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