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Business, Technology, Fuel

GM’s Mary Barra Boosts Stock as Tech Story Gains Credibility

GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

All General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27 billion and a bit of braggadocio.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion Funding Round for Cruise

A Cruise autonomous vehicle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise in a deal that will bring the software giant’s cloud and edge-computing capabilities to the venture.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM Announces New Electric Delivery Van, Electric Pallet

GM's EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP) GM's BrightDrop EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP)

The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Changes Corporate Logo to Plug Its EV Strategy

GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. (GM)

General Motors Co. is changing its corporate logo for the first time in 56 years, giving it a new lowercase script that is designed to look more modern.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GMC Sierra Goes Hands-Free

A GMC Sierra Denali truck seen in Chula Vista, Calif. The GMC Sierra Denali truck is displayed at an event in Chula Vista, Calif., in January of 2019. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

GMC says it will offer its hands-free driver-assistance feature Super Cruise on its Sierra pickup sometime in 2022.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola, GM Sign New Scaled-Back MOU

Nikola Tre Nikola Tre by Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Corp. and General Motors Co. announced a new nonbinding memorandum of understanding for a global supply agreement that would integrate GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Classes 7-8 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2020
Government, Business

GM Pulls Support From Trump’s Battle With California on Emissions

GM CEO Mary Barra, left, attends the USMCA signing ceremony at the White House on Jan. 29. GM CEO Mary Barra, left, attends the USMCA signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 29. GM previously supported President Trump revoking California's ability to set tougher emissions standards. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. will withdraw from the legal battle between the Trump administration and California officials over the state’s authority to set automobile emissions rules, a major shift in the contentious fight that has fractured the industry.

November 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

GM to Recall 7 Million Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

GM logo. Paul Sancya/Associated Press

The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM logo. Matt Rourke/Associated Press

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years. The technology also will increase the range per charge to as much as 450 miles.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

General Motors Plans 3,000 Hires for EV Development

A charging plug is connected to a GM Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle. Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. is going on a hiring binge to accelerate its development of electric vehicles.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2020

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