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GM settles lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over ignition switches

General Motors has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches.

General Motors Ends NHTSA Safety Oversight, Promises to Keep in Touch

General Motors’ safety practices are no longer under the watchful eye of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The three-year oversight period was part of a settlement GM reached with U.S. regulators back in May 2014, resulting from its failure to recall defective ignition switches attributed to 124 deaths and countless injuries. Show More Summary

The Camaro’s Nurburgring Record Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That… Actually, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Period

Another month, another fresh batch of Burgerkingring-related stupidity. This time it’s the General Motors PR machine and its ever-reliable Southern California appendix stirring the hype for the new Camaro ZL1 1LE, which obtained a seven-minutes-and-change time when driven by an engineer around the course. Show More Summary

Tesla reportedly wants to develop its own music service

2 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

It may not be enough for the electric-car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service, too, a move that would pit the company against market leader Spotify, and the aggressive efforts by Apple to […]

Hummer factory gets second life making electric cars

A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don't need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms...Show More Summary

America’s hungriest wind and solar power users: big companies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions.

Growing Trend: GM Canada Extends Summer Shutdown at Two Factories

General Motors Canada will idle a pair of Ontario factories longer than usual this summer as it struggles with lagging demand. If that sounds familiar, it’s because GM has taken the exact same approach with two factories in the United States. Show More Summary

2018 Cadillac XTS: You’ve Seen the Face, Now Ask About the Seat Foam

Thanks to China’s media, as well as General Motors’ aggressive pursuit of new buyers in that populous, prestige-seeking country, we’ve already seen the facelifted 2018 XTS sedan. The Chinese market model appeared a month ago, powered by a downsized motor you won’t find in U.S. Show More Summary

General Motors to Turbocharge Its Engine Offerings for 2018, Literally

Rising emissions regulations are forcing many automakers to adopt forced induction across the board. While some, like Mazda and Honda, have been milking naturally aspirated engines for all their worth, even they have turned to turbochargers to do some of the heavy lifting. Show More Summary

GM's Cruise Automation Wades Into HD Mapping to Aid Autonomous-Car Efforts

A small autonomous-cars company owned by General Motors Co. is getting into the high-definition mapping business, a move that could help the Detroit auto giant compete with Google and others in the race to develop self-driving vehic...

General Motors Proposes New Supplier Park In Texas

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

General Motors continues to invest in their American facilities, committing most recently to a new supplier park at the Arlington Assembly Plant in Arlington, Texas. The new supplier park will have two industrial manufacturing and warehouse buildings comprising more than 1.2 million square feet. The forthcoming park will support future vehicle production, house over 1,200 […]

Lyft Aims For 100% Renewable Energy & Self-Driving Bolt Fleet

General Motors makes the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. General Motors also has a half billion dollar investment in Lyft, the on-demand taxi service that competes head to head with Uber. In the future, the Chevy Bolt may be the backbone...Show More Summary

Temporary Shutdowns Insufficient; GM Eliminates Shift at Chevrolet Malibu’s Kansas Assembly Plant

In September 2017, General Motors will be forced to lay off a large number of workers at its Kansas City, Kansas assembly plant where the Chevrolet Malibu is built. Only two days ago we learned General Motors would stretch the Fairfax...Show More Summary

GM to open manufacturing facility in Arlington, add new jobs

June 16 (Reuters) - U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Friday it plans to open a manufacturing facility for its suppliers at its Arlington assembly plant in Texas, adding more than 850 new jobs. STOCK PRICE FOR GM Full price information Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

The American Dream Is Fading Everywhere, But Almost Nowhere Faster Than Michigan

For three generations, the odds of out-earning your parents has dropped. Today, it's no better than a coin flip. In 1977, Bryan Kaminski walked out of high school and into an Ypsilanti factory. By 19, the General Motors employee, making what amounted to $26 an hour in today’s dollars, had enough money to buy a house. Show More Summary

GM Touts Autonomous-Ready Production Capacity

general motors has boldly stated that it has the ability to run mass-produced autonomous vehicles down its existing production lines - something it claims separates it from its competitors. general motors ceo mary barra says chevrolet...Show More Summary

General Motors Extends Summer Plant Shutdowns, Layoffs Likely to Follow

If your current employment involves building a sedan for a domestic automaker, there’s both good and bad news awaiting you. General Motors is extending summer breaks at certain assembly plants and there may be an opportunity for some workers to extend that time off indefinitely, resulting in the least welcome vacations imaginable. Show More Summary

Like GM’s Current Midsize Trucks? Good, Because Colorado and Canyon Are Hanging Around Until 2022

General Motors evidently hopes you like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon the way they are. The midsize truck twins, which arrived in second-generation form nearly three years ago, won’t be replaced for another five years.  According...Show More Summary

GM extending summer factory shutdown as car sales slow

General Motors will extend shutdowns at some of its factories this summer as sales slow and inventories fill up.

General Motors Assembles First Round of Driverless Test Vehicles

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

General Motors recently announced the completed production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV test vehicles. The fleet is equipped with GM’s latest autonomous technology, and will join the more than 50 other Bolt EV test vehicles already in service. Show More Summary

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