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    Ultium Cells, the company that GM and LG Chem formed together to manufacture battery cells for electric vehicles, is breaking ground on the future site for a battery plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The site will produce the Ultium battery cells that will eventually go into the Cruise Origin, the...
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Tuesday that American traffic deaths declined for a second year in a row in 2018. Data indicates a 2.4 percent decline in roadway fatalities last year, with bicyclists and pedestrians being the only groups to see risk moving in the...
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    As reports point to progress in efforts by General Motors and the UAW to reach a tentative collective agreement and resolve the now 12-day-long strike, the automaker has removed a contentious element of the drama. Announced Thursday, GM will resume covering workers' health benefits. GM withdrew...
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    GM has just reported second-quarter earnings. And thanks to pickup sales and cost cuttings, net income was up 1.6 percent. That's a net income of $2.4 billion on revenues of $36.1 billion. Those revenues, though, were down 1.9 percent and earnings before interest and taxes were down 5.6 percent...
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    General Motors' Renaissance Center headquarters dominates the Detroit skyline, announcing America to Canadians even before they reach Windsor. A symbol of industrial might and the big business of autos, the 5.5 million-square-foot complex has been home to the biggest of the Big Three since GM...
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    GM's latest trademark is for the name Envista. Which suggests that there might be a new Buick model on the way. The listing is on the USPTO website and was uncovered by GM Authority. General Motors filed the patent for the name on March 19th. The filing says they are intending to use the...
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    Canada's auto union has been aggressively lobbying for GM to assign product to its Oshawa Assembly Plant. GM feels, though, that the Unifor's latest strategy goes too far. The automaker threatened to sue Unifor over an ad it decided to run during the Canadian broadcast of the Super Bowl anyway...
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    Turmoil continues for GM workers at plants expected to shut their doors, but the stock market seems to be liking the planned cuts. BMO Capital Markets has upgraded the company from "market perform" to "outperform" earlier this week. BMO Analyst Richard Carlson put two factors behind the change...
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    General Motors reported mixed sales results for the fourth quarter of 2018. Down 2.7 percent compared with the same period the year before. But not all of the news was bad. For a start, that was better than performance at Ford. The Blue Oval saw sales drop 8.8 percent in December and 3.5...
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    The changes keep happening at the top of the hierarchy, as Mark Reuss takes the presidency of General Motors, the company announced today. Reuss takes over from Dan Ammann, whom it had been previously announced would step down to take over Cruise, GM's autonomous vehicle unit. At the time...
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    A new patent from GM shows what could be an interesting new feature for the Corvette. One that might even explain the reported delays before the C8 car arrives for our viewing pleasure. Power-open doors, with an application drawing that sure looks like a Corvette. The application was filed way...
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    Not to be outdone by Ford Motor Company's Bay Area bikeshare program, General Motors has unveiled two new, two-wheeled vehicles that are sure to get any Camaro ZL1 owner's pulse racing. We've poked fun at the Blue Oval's non-car efforts of late, but entering the pedal-powered field is serious...
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    General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by...
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    Everett Eissenstat, former top economic advisor to the Trump administration, has been hired by GM as its Vice President for global public policy. At GM, he will reportedly help the global corporation navigate the Trump administration's tariff threats and will report directly to CEO Mary Barra...
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    For all its old school pickups and pushrod V8s, GM can also be a remarkably future-facing company. A quick look at its back catalogue reveals a range of futuristic cars and concepts that came well before their time, and GM is digging into that history to whet your appetite for a future product...
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    General Motors is trying to restart diesel, and the plan begins in the home of Fiat. GM Powertrain Torino is the facility that develops most of the automaker's new diesel powertrains. Like the name says, the facility is located in Turin, better known as the home of Fiat. It's one of the only GM...
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    General Motors has named a new CFO, replacing longtime jobholder Chuck Stevens who is retiring this year after more than 40 years with the company. The new CFO is Dhivya Suryadevara, a Harvard Business School graduate who has been with GM since 2005. Suryadevara has been VP of GM Corporate...
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    Even though General Motors gleefully offloaded its European division to the French, it still maintains a slight presence in the region. A powertrain engineering center in Turin, Italy remains in the GM fold, which gave the automaker an opportunity to dish on a much-maligned propulsion source...
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    General Motors is getting a new software package that will help the automaker to build lighter parts and more efficient vehicles. It is the first automaker to use a new generative design software package from computer-aided design firm Autodesk. Generative design is a new type of software that...
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    The first quarter of 2018 was never going to be a good one for GM and, indeed, net income dropped by 59% as compared to Q1 2017. The first three months of 2018 were roundly poor for GM. Earnings before interest and taxes also declined by 27%, while revenue fell by 3.1%. General Motors has long...
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