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Cower In Your Homes, The GMC Hummer EV Comes Out In December

The GMC Hummer EV has spent two years in development, biding its time until it was ready to face down the U.S. highway system. Now it’s on the precipice of release: Starting in next month, the 9,000-lb behemoth will begin making three-second 0-to-60 runs on roads near you. Look on General Motors’ works, ye mighty, […]

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The EV Boat Company That GM Just Bought Into Looks Pretty Promising

General Motors is dipping a toe back into the marine power business. The announcement of GM taking a $150 million stake in a boat startup on Monday may come as surprising to some, but buying into a company that’s making electric boats is just another part of the company’s transition to electric vehicles.Read more… Continue […]

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The Chevrolet Bolt’s No-Good, Very-Bad Year Is Going From Bad To Worse

2021 was far from a banner year for the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors recalled every single example on the road — an estimated 141,000 vehicles from model years 2017 to 2022 — after 16 of them caught fire. In a few of those cases, the fires happened after “permanent” software updates had been installed on […]

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Cadillac Is Trying Too Hard

Cadillac has fully immersed itself in the EV reinvention game. Obviously it’s far from the only brand doing that, but you kind of have to respect General Motors for the strength of the commitment. The company told its entire Cadillac dealer network to get with the times or get out, and it’s clearly attempting to […]

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Not To Be Left Out, Toyota Wants To Start Making Batteries Too

Toyota’s getting serious about buildin’ batteries, Apple’s getting serious about making a car (again), and Stellantis is getting serious about not selling Chryslers in Australia anymore. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 19, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Not To Be Left Out, Toyota Wants To Start Making Batteries Too

Toyota’s getting serious about buildin’ batteries, Apple’s getting serious about making a car (again), and Stellantis is getting serious about not selling Chryslers in Australia anymore. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 19, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM’s Crown Achievement, The Bolt EV Is On Sale And Buyers Don’t Even Know It Exists

Bursting into flames isn’t the only problem the General’s prized Chevy Bolt is facing. A recent Cox Automotive study on EVs shows many prospective EV buyers were not even aware the bowtie brand even offered the compact EV. Read more…

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At $17,500, Could This 1990 Chevy Corvette ZR-1 Make You King (Or Queen) Of The Hill?

They say a picture speaks a thousand words and the seller of today’s Nice Price or No Dice ZR-1 tests the limits of that adage by letting the ad’s images do all the talking. Let’s see if we all like what they’re saying.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Chip Shortage Has Come For GM Crossovers’ Heated Seats

Much like my kitchen last time I tried to make nachos, the auto industry is entirely out of chips. Carmakers are cutting features left and right to ration what little silicon is left, with General Motors in particular shipping vehicles without wireless charging, HD radio, or level 2 driver assist features. Now, the…Read more… Continue […]

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The Chip Shortage Has Come For GM Crossovers’ Heated Seats

Much like my kitchen last time I tried to make nachos, the auto industry is entirely out of chips. Carmakers are cutting features left and right to ration what little silicon is left, with General Motors in particular shipping vehicles without wireless charging, HD radio, or level 2 driver assist features. Now, the… Read more…

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7 Of The World’s Most Insufferable Auto Executives

As an automotive journalist, I am forced to spend a truly unholy amount of time considering men like Elon Musk — men whose talents are often outshined by the consistently obnoxious secondhand embarrassment-inducing things they do. Musk, though, isn’t the only automotive executive who has subjected the world to his…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Thinks It Has Finally Turned The Corner

Toyota is going back to full production in Japan, a monitor says that the UAW is still far from perfect, and now selling to rental car companies is cool or something. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 12, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Old GMC Transit Bus Was Converted Into The Perfect RV

I often write about custom-built RVs that most of you shudder and run away from. I admit, I’d be perfectly happy to drive a janky bus/motorhome. But I just stumbled across an RV conversion so good that it looks like it could have rolled out of an Indiana motorhome factory. This 1993 GMC RTS-II started […]

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This Old GMC Transit Bus Was Converted Into The Perfect RV

I often write about custom-built RVs that most of you shudder and run away from. I admit, I’d be perfectly happy to drive a janky bus/motorhome. But I just stumbled across an RV conversion so good that it looks like it could have rolled out of an Indiana motorhome factory. This 1993 GMC RTS-II started […]

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The Full List Of Car Companies Signed On To Bring Emissions To Zero Is Pretty Short

The powers that be have the chance to sign on to a pretty low-key and non-binding pledge to bring emissions to zero. You might not be surprised at how few carmakers (and car-making nations) have signed on. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 10, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Full List Of Car Companies Signed On To Bring Emissions To Zero Is Pretty Short

The powers that be have the chance to sign on to a pretty low-key and non-binding pledge to bring emissions to zero. You might not be surprised at how few carmakers (and car-making nations) have signed on. All that and more in The Morning Shift for November 10, 2021.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Ford Nearly Lost Rivian To General Motors

At this point, we’re more than well aware of the fact that both Ford and Amazon have invested in electric startup Rivian, which has promised to build electric delivery vehicles, electric trucks and electric SUVs. But there was a point in time where General Motors very well could have taken Ford’s place. Read more…

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GM Is Using A Shuttered Microchip Plant To Store Thousands of Chipless Trucks

General Motors has not been having a great time recently. The chip shortage has tanked the company’s output, drastically reducing sales, but those numbers are based on finished cars. The General has consistently been pumping out nearly-finished trucks from plants like those in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Is Using A Shuttered Microchip Plant To Store Thousands of Chipless Trucks

General Motors has not been having a great time recently. The chip shortage has tanked the company’s output, drastically reducing sales, but those numbers are based on finished cars. The General has consistently been pumping out nearly-finished trucks from plants like those in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Thieves In Milwaukee Have Stolen Over 5,300 Kias And Hyundais This Year

Owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are dealing with a frustrating situation. About 70 percent of the cars stolen in the city are Hyundais and Kias and there’s no sign of it stopping.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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