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GM reorganizes BrightDrop EV unit, business head leaving

A general view of ZEVO 600 by the automaker General Motors (GM) Brightdrop unit’s CAMI EV Assembly, Canada’s first full-scale electric vehicle manufacturing plant, in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada December 5, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

DETROIT, Nov 16 (Reuters) – General Motors (GM.N) said on Thursday it was reorganizing its BrightDrop electric commercial vehicle unit to make it less independent and reduce costs, and that the unit’s head, Travis Katz, would be leaving.

GM said CEO Katz was leaving at an unspecified date, but did not elaborate on the reason for his departure.

GM said BrightDrop, the unit it launched in early 2021, will no longer operate separately from the parent company. When it was first launched, officials talked about BrightDrop as a startup within GM that had operational freedom.

Now, its teams will be fully integrated into GM, “so…

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