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GM China auto sales flat in June despite broad price cuts

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co vehicle sales in China were roughly flat for June as broad price cuts introduced earlier in the year failed to boost demand. GM and its Chinese joint-venture partners sold 246,066 cars in June, virtually unchanged from the same month a year ago, the U.S. Show More Summary

The Road Ahead: Toyota Tops Tesla, Boasting 312-Mile Range For Mirai

13 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Toyota's statement last week that its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will get 312 miles between fill-ups is a shot across Tesla Motors bow. Toyota's Jim Lentz announced on Tuesday at a conference in Colorado that the automaker's upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) [...]

Strong truck, SUV demand helped Ford, GM raise prices in June

(This version of the July 1 story corrects Kia Motors U.S. sales to up 6.9 percent, not 3.6 percent in last paragraph) By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Strong demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks in June helped General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co offset slowing demand for sedans by allowing them to raise prices on their trucks. Show More Summary

Drunken biker caused friend’s wife’s death: prosecutors

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Jeremy Perez, 28, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the wreck early Saturday.

Economic Statistics for 1 Jul 15

Motor vehicle sales weakened in June, dropping -3.4% from May, but were still strong at a 17.2 million annual rate. Challenger reports that Layoff announcements rose to 44,842 in June from 41,034 in May, well up from an unusually low 31,434 in June 2014.  ADP estimates that private payrolls rose a larger-than-expected 237,000 in June, against analysts’ […]

Chart Of The Day: U.S. Automaker Market Share In America – June 2015 YTD

General Motors generated 17.7% of the U.S. auto industry’s new vehicle sales in the first-half of 2015, a slight decline from the 17.8% market share earned by GM in the same period one year ago. GM, the top-selling automobile manufacturer...Show More Summary

Are you heading to D.C.’s motor vehicle inspection station? Not so fast.

The DC motor vehicle inspection station will be closed Wednesday due to “system issues,” authorities said. The motor vehicles department said those whose registration expired Tuesday or will expire Wednesday may get a 30-day temporary sticker. Read full article >>

Motor vehicle fuel economy standards - easier, cheaper than thought

New research finds automakers can meet the US 2025 fuel economy targets more easily and cheaply than had been expected — all without resorting to a slew of expensive electric vehicles, but through development of "conventional" technologies and designs.

More 2017 Jaguar F-Pace Teaser Photos, As Tour De France Support Car

Its introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show is still more than three months away, but the Jaguar F-Pace will appear in public wearing only light camouflage at the Tour de France. Jaguar's first-ever utility vehicle will serve as a support vehicle for Team Sky rider Chris Froome and his teammates during Stage One of the hugely popular bike race...

GM Might Have Found A Way To Make Money Off Used Batteries

The business press was quick to call the car a challenge to Tesla Motors’ Gen III electric vehicle, another high-range EV expected to go on the market also in 2017. It is clearly a concept car but it is also production ready. Its specifications are broad enough to meet the needs of a wide range of consumers. Show More Summary

Delaware judge dismisses shareholder lawsuit over GM recall

(Reuters) - General Motors Co said a judge in Delaware has dismissed a lawsuit by shareholders who wished to recoup losses stemming from the recall of millions of vehicles with an ignition switch defect linked to several deaths. TheShow More Summary

DM Blade Lays Claim To Being First 3D-Printed Supercar

You may remember that Local Motors recently went out and created a 3D-printed car. Over the course of 44 hours, the Local Motors printer whirred and processed and then spat out a nearly complete vehicle. Components necessary for movement were then added in, and this included bits like the suspension, battery, motor, and wiring. Now a new company...

The Non-Elitist Electric: GM Revs Up Marketing Message For Chevy Bolt

Chevy Spark EV. It sells at mass-market prices. Last week saw General Motors come out swinging in its bid to win over -- preemptively -- car buyers waiting for the Holy Grail of electric vehicles. That would be a 200-mile-range all-electric sedan that doesn't break the bank.  The first car that comes [...]

GM CEO says electric vehicles should be for everyone, ‘not just the elite’ (GM, LNKD)

General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra knows that the road to fully electric vehicles is a long one, and that’s why she’s making sure her company takes it one step at a time.    Affordability is key to the future of electric vehicles, Barra said in an interview with LinkedIn’s executive editor Daniel Roth. Show More Summary

Private Equity Firms Circle Australian Car Finance Company

Carlyle Group and TPG are in discussions to buy Esanda, Australia’s second-largest motor vehicle financing business.

CHP officer indicted in alleged bribery scheme at DMV

A veteran California Highway Patrol officer has been indicted in an alleged bribery scheme at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in El Cajon -- the second such scandal to hit that office in recent years.

Trolley/Diesel Mechanic

Job Description Using a variety of hand and power tools, performs routine physical labor and maintenance duties on rail vehicles, related equipment, and/or other motorized vehicles; assists more experienced mechanics in performing maintenance,...Show More Summary

GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre

Drove my Chevy to the levy data centre because its storage capacity was high General Motors is already testing its new Chevy electric prototype at its Milford Proving Ground – where its data centre is powered by its own vehicles' recycled batteries – and seems to be well ahead of Tesla in rolling out its distance-driving electric vehicle.…

General Motors To Allow Wireless Download Of New Features

When it comes to vehicles these days, these four wheeled rides tend to get smarter and smarter – there are no two ways about it. In fact, our vehicles have become more connected than ever before to our lives, and this would also mean requiring a greater level of coordination and updates. Show More Summary

GM working on over-the-air updates for future vehicles

Over the past few weeks, General Motors has focused on bringing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to its vehicles. While this functionality is great for drivers, the company's current infotainment ecosystem still relies on being updated at dealerships -- which can be a hassle to some people. Show More Summary

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