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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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The UAW Has No Reason Not to Push for Everything

The UAW kind of sucks, but it is still a union, and therefore inherently good. They started negotiations this week for new contracts with the Big Three, ahead of their current contracts’ expirations in September. It wants the usual things—more pay, better job security, better benefits, etc.—but it’s also bargaining at…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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GM Is Trying to Avoid Recalling Takata Airbag Inflator-Equipped Trucks and Some Folks Aren’t Happy

Japanese auto safety supplier Takata admitted that certain airbag inflators that it supplied to General Motors for use in GMT900 trucks were defective. But GM continues to petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, saying that the trucks are actually safe and don’t need to be fixed. Unsurprisingly,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Nissan-Renault Alliance Is Disintegrating: Report

More Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance drama, General Motors’ fight with the United Automobile Workers union, Walmart’s plan to go driverless and profit, Geely’s new autonomous-software partner, and how London will handle that little “pollution” problem it has. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Hummer Back?

General Motors has big plans for electrification, already promising 20 new electrified models in the next few years. But it’s also working on an EV truck platform, which reportedly is being considered for an electric revival of ostentatious off-road brand Hummer, of all things.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The VW-Ford Partnership Is Going Autonomous

Ford and Volkswagen are ready to become partners in autonomy, GM is funneling more money into trucks, and, yes, there’s a hell of a lot more Renault-Nissan drama to catch up on. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, June 12, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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Trump Administration Identifies Who Will Pay For the Trade War: You

A Trump administration official contradicts Trump over the trade war with China that will affect cars and much more, Lotus is getting a ton of investment, there’s a shakeup at Fiat Chrysler, and more for The Morning Shift of Monday, May 13, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Confirms It’s Making an Electric Pickup Truck

Pickup trucks are the blood that runs through Detroit automakers veins, and it’s nearly impossible to see a future without them. With Ford and Rivian recently making all this noise about preparing to introduce electric trucks in the near future, General Motors doesn’t want to feel left out. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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