GM

Government, Business

Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators

GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. GM's Flint Assembly plant stands idle in Flint, Mich., on March 23. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump on March 27 ordered General Motors Co. to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, invoking a federal law that gives him vast powers over industry in crises and acting as the company is within weeks of starting production on the equipment.

March 27, 2020
Business

GM’s Draw-Down Preserves Dividend, Signals Edge Over Ford

Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., in 2019. Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., in 2019. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. joined Ford Motor Co. in tapping its credit lines to stock up on cash, but the bigger automaker is signaling superiority over its Detroit rival by leaving its dividend intact for now.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

GM Shows 13 EVs in Bid to Match Tesla

GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus GM's all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Mich., on March 4, 2020. (Steve Fecht/General Motors via Associated Press)

DETROIT — General Motors, trying to refashion itself as a futuristic company with technology to compete against Tesla, rolled out plans March 4 for 13 new electric vehicles during the next five years.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 4, 2020
Business, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Poised to Begin Electric Transformation

GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

The last Chevrolet Impala will roll down the line next week at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, making way for the plant’s next phase: electric vehicles.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

GM Works to Shield US Truck Plants From Virus Disruption

The General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Michigan in September 2019. The General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Michigan in September 2019. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is working to maintain the flow of parts to some of its most profitable U.S. plants to keep them from becoming the next factories to be idled due to the coronavirus spreading in China.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2020
Business

GM to Rely on Cash-Cow SUVs to Overcome Auto Market Weaknesses

GM vehicles before being painted at their complex in Flint, Mich., in February 2019. GMC Silverados and Sierras before being painted at a complex in Flint, Mich., in February 2019. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. predicted robust sales of new trucks and big SUV models will help it avert the kind of earnings decline this year that its rivals are bracing for.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2020
Government, Business

CARB Chair Chides GM, Toyota for Backing Trump on Fuel Rates

Vehicles drive in traffic down a California freeway in September 2019. Vehicles drive in traffic down a California freeway in September 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

California’s top environmental official criticized General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. for backing the Trump administration’s attempt to revoke the state’s authority to regulate auto emissions, saying she hoped car companies had learned by now to work with the powerful agency.

Ryan Beene and Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2020
Business, Autonomous

GM’s Super Cruise to Join Tesla’s Autopilot in the Passing Lane

Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The race for first place in hands-free driving will intensify later this year when General Motors Co. begins selling an advanced version of its Super Cruise system.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2020
Business

GM Confirms Detroit Plant Going All-Electric Next Year

Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. Mark Reuss, now president of General Motors, speaks to media at an auto show in Detroit in 2016. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. affirmed plans to build electric pickups and SUVs at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and scheduled the start of production for late next year.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2020
Business, Autonomous

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Will Build Cruise Origin Self-Driving Shuttle

The Cruise Origin driverless shuttle stands during a GM Cruise reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. The Cruise Origin driverless shuttle stands during a GM Cruise reveal even in San Francisco on Jan. 21. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is expected to announce on Jan. 27 plans to build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
January 24, 2020

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