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General Motors will invest $300 million in its Orion Assembly plant outside of Detroit to produce a new battery-electric vehicle at the same plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Sonic.

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Ford Realigns Production Toward SUVs, EVs, and AVs

Ford is expanding its capacity to produce more Expedition large SUVs, a next generation of battery-electric vehicles, and its autonomous vehicles in 2021 as part of a significant realignment of resources, the company has announced.

FCA Invests $4.5B in Jeep, Ram Expansion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $4.5 billion in five Michigan assembly plants so it can build more Jeeps, including electrified models, and continue production of the Ram 1500 Classic pickup that has been offered mostly to fleet purchasers, the company announced.

VW to Invest $800M in EV Production

Volkswagen AG will invest $800 million to expand its Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant to establish it as the base to manufacture battery-electric vehicles for the North American market starting in 2022, according to the automaker.

Ford Building its F-150 Hybrid at Rouge

Ford will produce a gasoline-electric hybrid F-150 pickup at its Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Mich. within two years, the company announced during a celebration at the plant commemorating 100 years of building vehicles.

Plug-in Hybrid Jeep Wrangler Set for 2020

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has awarded the contract for a key component of its plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler that's expected to arrive in 2020 as one of more than 30 FCA nameplates with electrified power by 2022, FCA has announced.

Toyota Investing $373M in Five Plants

Toyota will invest $373.8 million in five assembly plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain that will make its debut in the Highlander Hybrid, the automaker announced.

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Nissan's Decherd Powertrain Plant

Nissan Motor Company recently took automotive journalists on a tour of its Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tenn., in conjunction with its media launch of the TITAN XD V-8 gasoline model. The Decherd Powertrain Plant produces more than 1 million engines for nine of the OEM's models it sells in the U.S., in addition to the Patrol, which is sold in Japan. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Chris Wolski.