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GM invests $300 million in Orion Assembly Plant, adds 400 jobs

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit.

General Motors shows stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit

It looks like Mary Barra's restructuring plan is beginning to pay off. GM's fourth-quarter earnings, released Wednesday, beat Wall Street expectations on tighter cost controls and higher truck sales.

GM begins first round of layoffs — axing 4,000 workers

Detroit - General Motors began involuntary layoffs on Monday, hoping to complete the latest round of cutbacks before releasing its fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

GM restructuring puts thousands of auto-parts jobs in jeopardy

The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake.

It's unlikely there will be a Chevrolet Volt successor

When General Motors announced its massive global restructuring plan in November, the company also confirmed the end of production for the Chevrolet Volt, among other models. However, rumors have persisted that the Volt will be replaced.

Cadillac will be GM's lead EV in challenge to Tesla

Cadillac is expected to become General Motors' lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

General Motors hits 200,000 EV sales in fourth quarter

General Motors hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months.

GM closures — Blame continued decline in U.S. car sales, tariffs

General Motors' stunning announcement on Monday that it plans to close up to five assembly plants in North America and slash its workforce angered President Trump, who views the U.S. economy as a reflection of his presidency.

General Motors to close plants in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario

As part of its global restructuring program, General Motors will cut car production, stop building several slow-selling models, and slash its North American workforce by 6,300 people.

GM is seeking names for two new electric bikes it announced

General Motors(GM) has unveiled two new EV's that are not cars or trucks, but bicycles. One is foldable and the other is compact. This is part of a larger plan for an electric future for the company.

GM's zero-emissions plan could reduce the number of EVs sold

Last Friday, GM asked the government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles. It sounded like a great idea - but there may be a flaw in the proposal.

GM offering buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in N.A.

General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America. The offer was announced on Wednesday and is focused on salaried workers with 12 or more years of service.

Honda joins GM in opposition to EPA freeze on emission standards

Washington - On Friday, Honda joined with General Motors in its opposition to the EPA's proposed freeze on emission standards, upping the stakes and asking federal officials to negotiate with California and other states in working out a comprehensive national plan.

Senate bill could give electric vehicle tax credit a big boost

Washington - Tesla Inc and General Motors, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.

GM, Tesla activate features for EV owners in Florence's path

As Hurricane Florence approached the East Coast of the United States, both General Motors and Tesla remotely activated features in their cars that could be of use in an evacuation.

GM increases Chevy Bolt EV production 20 percent to meet demand

Lake Orion - The Chevy Bolt EV has proven to be more popular than expected in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea - so much so that General Motors will increase production of the electric car by 20 percent in response to higher-than-expected demand.

A down market for passenger cars causes GM to cut 1,500 jobs

General Motors plans to cut a shift at its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio, cutting as many as 1,500 workers, in an apparent reflection of the downturn in the market for passenger cars.

GM and Cruise reveal 4th generation steering-wheel free Cruise AV

On Friday, GM unveiled the first image of its upcoming autonomous fourth-generation Bolt EV-based vehicle – the “first without a steering wheel or pedal.” They are now seeking U.S. government approval for the fully autonomous vehicle.

GM to deliver autonomous car with no steering wheel

A further step towards the completely autonomous vehicle: General Motors plans to have a vehicle on the roads with no steering wheel or pedals by 2019.

General Motors idles Detroit plant, lays off 1,500 workers

Detroit - General Motors confirmed on Thursday it was idling its Detroit-Hamtramck plant for six weeks starting in mid-November and will cut car production by about 20 percent when the plant reopens.

GM acquires Strobe Inc. to speed up autonomous car research

General Motors (GM) announced on Monday it had acquired a company that specializes in laser-imaging technology geared toward enhancing the development of autonomous vehicles.

GM factories power towards 100 percent renewable energy sources

All General Motor's Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities will soon meet their electricity needs with 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to GM’s new purchase of 200 MW of wind power, it was announced on Wednesday.

GM to lay off 1,100 as it shifts production and cuts third shift

Lansing - General Motors Company will lay off 1,100 employees in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan when it cuts the third shift.

Op-Ed: GM sends some sunshine before Trump's inauguration

General Motors announced Tuesday just a few days before Trump's inauguration that it would invest an additional $1 billion in U.S. factories and would move some production from Mexico to the U.S.

Op-Ed: Ford Mexico plant cancellation not really what it seems

Ford Motor Company has learned to keep its mouth shut and just let President-elect Trump take the credit for stuff it was going to do anyway. Now Trump is claiming he is responsible for Ford's cancellation of a Mexico assembly plant on Tuesday. Really?

GM and NASA use space tech to give workers robotic hands

General Motors builds a ton of cars. Last year, the company sold more than 3 million cars, trucks, and SUVs just in the US.

Op-Ed: Starbucks tax deals, 'Back to the Future' day and more

New ideas and technologies have completely changed the way we live, learn, and work. So, the next question is: What will our world look like in 2045, 30 years from today?

'People died in our cars': GM announces $900M ignition settlement

Detroit - US automaker General Motors will pay $900 million dollars to settle criminal charges related to faulty ignition switches in its vehicles that resulted in scores of deaths.

Report: Fiat Chrysler company offered merger to GM

Detroit - The largest U.S. automaker refused to even consider an offer to merge with Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, according to published reports.

GM now admits 100 died due to their faulty ignition switches

General Motors said on Monday it approved the 100th case of compensation for a death caused by a faulty ignition in one of their small cars. That number may grow much higher and litigation lawyers say that many deaths may never be accounted for.
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General Motors is recalling more than 51,000 crossover utility vehicles, including the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse (pictured) and GMC Acadia, to recalibrate a faulty fuel gauge.
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