The ohio win for blue collar worker is important. Im sure everyone pitched in to make this thing work ...
The momey to build up the facility and then of course the product itself sounds like a Rivian competitor to some degree....so even GM saves face after the ford defeat of investing in rivian...
Sounds like a win win all around and the UAW will need to sign on to the deal ...one way or the other the workers want jobs..
Im sure some federal funding could find its way to workhorse to move this deal along.
Trump wants swing states like michigan, ohio, wisconsin to vote for him in 2020...
He is laying the ground work....
Everybody involved, gm, workhorse, the ohio displaced workers, trumpy, the tax payers can all benefit...hell even the environmentalists get a slice of good news on this deal...
An electric pickup truck....
If a government contract can give them the US postal service vehicle sales that would nt be the worst thing either...
Pretermined route, central charging capability, low speed stop and go...
It would be good for the environment as well...
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GM closes Lordstown. Public backlash.
GM sells to Workhorse. Public happy again.
Workhorse fails to remain viable; goes bankrupt; Lordstown closes again. Public backlash.
GM successfully redirects the backlash to someone else. A masterful deflection.
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Yes, because I follow news about electric vehicles in general, I heard about Workhorse long ago. I agree with those who think it looks like a Silverado from an alternate universe, but I think I also see actual Silverado parts, like the wheels.
The irony is that I saw video about some bad news concerning Workhorse, apparently my favorite reporter is too busy following the price of Tesla vehicles, which seems to change about daily, to have caught this yet.
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GM and Workhorse held preliminary talks on a potential deal...potus catches wind of the talks and decides to send his tweet declaring the plant sold prematurely to get the appearance that jobs are saved. His reasoning is because in this post fact-driven society, we really don't care if the jobs were actually saved or not, we only care about the initial buzz from "saving" the jobs on day 1. Weeks/months from now when the deal falls apart and the plant never re-opens, nobody will remember that these jobs now lost for certain were never saved to begin with.
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First, I did not read all of the articles linked in this thread.
Why does Workhorse want this location? The union is already making waves and most likely will end up unionized. I'd be looking down South to build my Workhorse truck, away from the unions. Do they want it for the supply chain or is GM offering a deal they can't pass up? It would have to be a really good deal to make me want to deal with unions, though Workhorse could have capital restrictions and no choice but to take the deal today and worry about the unions tomorrow.
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I think "Sold" is a bit premature or optimistic.
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Sincerity and a bargain basement price go a long way in expediting a transaction.
It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.
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