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GM And Ford CEOs Now Say Shareholder Value Is No Longer What Matters Most

The CEOs of General Motors and Ford claim the business world needs a shift in priorities, Geely’s hard hits in the home market foretell of more bad things to come, Walmart is suing Tesla and much more on The Morning Shift of Wednesday, August 21, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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There Is No Hybrid Future At GM And Volkswagen

As automakers around the globe lean on hybrids as a way to enable compliance with fuel consumption and emissions standards, two of the world’s leading manufacturers have decided to completely scrap that genre of vehicle from their lineup. General Motors and Volkswagen aren’t here to play: they’re going fully electric.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Prepares to Get Dunked On at the Democratic Debates in Detroit

The Democratic debates in Detroit promise to take on problems in the auto industry, car sales might still be plummeting, and the world is still a tough place for low-emissions and autonomous vehicles. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, July 30, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Prepares to Get Dunked On at the Democratic Debates in Detroit

The Democratic debates in Detroit promise to take on problems in the auto industry, car sales might still be plummeting, and the world is still a tough place for low-emissions and autonomous vehicles. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, July 30, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Contract Negotiations Between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three Are Probably Going to Get Ugly

Negotiations between the UAW and Detroit’s Big Three are already tense, autonomous systems are re-shaping how we produce car parts and trends seen from car inventories. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, July 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Texas Firebrand Ross Perot Clashed With General Motors’ Insular, Bureaucratic Culture

Many of the things people criticize General Motors for today are things it’s always been criticized for: it is insular, bureaucratic, thinks the world begins at Lake Michigan and ends at Lake Erie, enthralled by its own glory days and can’t make the hard calls needed to keep a business afloat. So what happens when […]

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GM’s Cruise Self-Driving Prototypes Are Riddled With Technical Glitches, Safety Concerns: Report

Last time we checked in on General Motors’ Cruise autonomous-vehicle arm, it was worth a surprising $19 billion, because the dream of a self-driving world is one people are willing to dump loads of cash into, growing skepticism or not. That $19 billion, though, has apparently gotten Cruise a whole lot of on-road…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM’s New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn’t Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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General Motors Will Build a New Chevy Bolt-Based Electric Car in Michigan

GM’s been making headlines lately because of plant shutdowns and job cuts, but now for some not-terrible news: The company says it will add 400 jobs in Michigan as it invests $300 million into a new electric car, which will be sold in addition to—and based on the architecture of—the Chevrolet Bolt.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s Why the Quad 4 Was One of GM’s Most Important Engines Ever

In the 1980s, General Motors was hurting badly. It was the Roger Smith era, during which the company’s U.S. market share would end up dropping from the mid 40 percent range to the mid 30s. To help stop the bleeding, The General needed something to compete with the imports. More specifically, it needed an efficient,…Read […]

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Honda to Close Its Only British Car Plant in 2021, but Says It Isn’t Because of Brexit

Honda plans to close its only car plant in the UK, the European Union says it’ll fight back in a trade war with the U.S., Carlos Ghosn gets ready for trial, General Motors puts its money where its SUVs are, and McLaren stands by its anti-SUV mindset. All of this and more in The Morning […]

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