GM still plans to sell Lordstown plant to EV startup after UAW strike

General Motors Ends Production At Lordstown Assembly Plant

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General Motors has reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers to end a month-long strike, and the automaker’s idling manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio will officially close as part of the deal. But a planned sale of the facility to a new electric truck startup called Lordstown Motors, which is partially owned by struggling electric vehicle maker Workhorse Group, is still on, The Verge has learned.

“It’s still our intention to sell the plant to Lordstown Motors,” Jim Cain, GM’s senior manager for sales and executive communications, tells The Verge.

News of the sale to Workhorse was first announced by President Trump in May, who touted it as “GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO!” The president had previously berated GM for wanting to close…

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GM still plans to sell Lordstown plant to EV startup after UAW strike