Crash investigators are increasingly concerned about the risks lithium ion batteries pose.
Since November GM and Unifor have agreed to new contracts that include up to $1.8 billion in new investments in the automaker's Canadian assembly plants.
Toyota returns its electric efforts to Japan with the C+Pod, a two-seat battery-powered runabout it says paves a new road in EV micromobility.
It's the first time a brand has won multiple North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards in a single year since Chevrolet did so in 2014 with the Corvette Stingray and Silverado.
The American off-road icon plans to add 18 more dealers in Japan in a bid to increase sales by almost half in the next three years.