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General Motors

General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is a linchpin of the U.S. automotive industry, selling millions of vehicles every year - 8.3 million in 2018, to be precise – and employing more than 170,000 workers. More familiarly known as GM, the auto company counts iconic brands Buick and Cadillac under its corporate umbrella, as well the more utilitarian GMC brand and the budget-conscious Chevrolet badge.

Formed in 1908 in Flint, Michigan, General Motors has a long history with the Great Lakes State. Alongside the Ford Motor Company, GM’s presence in the region and its creation of popular cars under various brands are some of the main reasons that Detroit is so widely known as Motor City. GM is a Fortune 500 company and frequently appears in the top 25 of that list as one of the largest U.S. corporations by revenue.

Here at Torque News, we cover a wide variety of stories involving General Motors, from new models and announcements to the company’s latest technology developments and electric vehicle initiatives. GM plans to release more than 20 new electric models across its major brands by 2023 and you’ll hear about all of them on this site, as well as the latest and greatest from GM’s existing models.

By Mary Conway on June 27, 2023 - 8:54PM
The Department of Defense is contracting with GM Defense to find ways to store battery power in remote locations. The ultimate goal is to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels but also make the military more agile in responding to remote and dangerous areas.
By Peter Neilson on June 20, 2023 - 7:33PM
US Army's ambitious plan to deploy all-electric tanks hits a roadblock as battery technology struggles to deliver the power required. With no EVs currently on the battlefield, the Army seeks a 20-fold increase in battery charging capabilities. The quest for breakthroughs in the consumer and utility sectors is crucial for the military's vision. Find out the challenges and potential impact on reducing casualties and enhancing stealth capabilities.
By Peter Neilson on June 19, 2023 - 2:44PM
General Motors (GM) and Samsung SDI, two giants in the automotive industry, have unveiled plans for a groundbreaking joint venture battery factory in Indiana. The ambitious project, with an estimated investment exceeding $3 billion, aims to bolster the production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs)
By Justin Hart on June 9, 2023 - 7:56PM
With the recent news that both Ford and GM have elected to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) for fast, 400V or level 3, electric vehicle (EV) charging, the effort to electrify the American auto fleet has reached a turning point. I think NACS has won the fight and the other fast charging standards will be phased out.
By Timothy Boyer on June 5, 2023 - 9:53AM
Does price mean anything when it comes to choosing which automatic transmission fluid to use in your car? Find out now not whether paying more is really getting more with this synthetic ATF fluid comparison that demonstrates a clear difference between cheaper, midrange, and more expensive brands.
By Justin Hart on May 24, 2023 - 4:18AM
Both GM and Ford have publicly stated they are out to take the lead in moving the world off of fossil fuels and on to an electric vehicle (EV) future. Both have set their sights on beating Tesla, the currently dominant EV brand more or less in every major world auto market. I have been skeptical of their stances and strategy all along. Now, I’ve found some other analysts that agree.
By Marc Stern on May 14, 2023 - 4:32PM
We've all heard about "gifts that keep giving" in response to holiday ads like those for today's Mother's Day. Well, how about a slight change: "gifts that won't go away" regarding the auto airbag recall that was launched nearly 20 years ago and continues today.
By Mary Conway on May 6, 2023 - 10:53PM
The special 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Omega Edition is a cool matte blue and has several off-roading upgrades.
By Justin Hart on April 28, 2023 - 1:44PM
A year or so ago, the competitive landscape for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US auto market looked a little different than it does now. This was before the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) revised which plug-in electric vehicles are subsidized by the US federal government. The key brands leading rapidly increasing EV sales have shifted somewhat in the months since, and the top 3 sellers in the US are now: Tesla, General Motors (GM) and Hyundai (if my estimate for Kona EV sales is accurate).
By Mary Conway on April 27, 2023 - 12:08AM
Off-roading is the big buzzword right now in the pickup and SUV world. GMC is adding an upgraded package to its 2023 GMC HUMMER EV supertruck and 2024 HUMMER EV SUV to give them extreme off-roading capability.
By Marc Stern on April 26, 2023 - 7:45PM
Ford and General Motors have topped Consumer Reports' (CR) list of top driving apps while Tesla has dropped substantially.
By Armen Hareyan on April 25, 2023 - 2:55PM
General Motors (GM) is stopping production of its Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV electric vehicles at the end of this year. This decision is part of GM's plan to shift production towards electric trucks, such as the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, which will be produced at the Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan.
By Mary Conway on April 8, 2023 - 10:20PM
GM Defense has won a huge contract from the U.S. Army to create troop carriers. The unique trucks are based on the Colorado ZR2 midsize truck and use race car technology to make them lighter, faster and more agile on difficult terrain.
By Justin Hart on April 5, 2023 - 5:24AM
General Motors has either just made a brilliant product design decision, or they’ve just set themselves up for a huge failure, all in an attempt to extract more money from their consumers. I am strongly of the opinion that it is the latter. What is this probable debacle GM is heading toward? Read on to find out.
By Mary Conway on April 3, 2023 - 11:30PM
GM is on a roll. The automaker is reporting first quarter sales up 18 percent. GM sold 603,208 vehicles in the U.S. and grew its market share 1.5 points. Plus, GM is shipping its first BrightDrop electric vehicles from its Canadian plant and the delivery trucks are officially sold out for 2023.
By Justin Hart on February 18, 2023 - 4:10AM
General Motors plans to offer 7 different EVs, across its family of brands, by December. Those brands are: Chevy, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop. Wait, what about Buick? Forget about Buick EVs for this year, GM wants to focus on “last mile” delivery electrification first (to compete with the likes of Ford and others making electric cargo delivery vans and trucks). With that many models on offer, GM is primed to overtake Hyundai Motor Group and Ford as the 2nd largest EV manufacturer in the US market this year.
By Mary Conway on February 1, 2023 - 10:06PM
GM is investing in a Nevada mine to produce lithium. The automaker says it could provide enough lithium to make batteries for one million vehicles every year.
By Mary Conway on January 30, 2023 - 10:42PM
GM Defense and another contractor teamed up to upgrade the trucks with autonomous driving technology, advanced driver assistance systems and off-roading technology.
By Justin Hart on January 11, 2023 - 2:40PM
Some may say that 2022 was the year that electric vehicles (EVs) really took off, saleswise, or (finally) began to rapidly increase market share in the U.S. It is certainly true that electric vehicles sold in larger numbers than ever before in the U.S. last year, and almost every automaker is hurriedly bringing new EVs to market too. But how big are these increases really, and which automakers are capturing the most EV market share?
By Marc Stern on January 6, 2023 - 4:34PM
EVs are facing a problem right now relating primarily to the fact that the auto industry is diving headfirst into the electric car space, and it is having an effect on EV pricing.
By Mary Conway on December 19, 2022 - 8:40PM
The Associated Press broke the story. Federal investigators are looking into cases where the autonomous vehicles stopped abruptly and may have stranded passengers.
By Mary Conway on December 14, 2022 - 9:41PM
The vehicles are being recalled over running lights that don't turn off correctly.
By John Goreham on December 12, 2022 - 6:23PM
Goodyear has two new Wrangler tires heading into 2023 that owners of Trucks and SUVs should take note of.
By Mary Conway on December 10, 2022 - 7:20PM
The biggest obstacle in the switch to EVs is that drivers have concerns about finding chargers. GM is accelerating the installation of chargers at dealerships to make charging easier for everyone.
By Mary Conway on December 8, 2022 - 10:52PM
GM also has first Canadian BrightDrop customer with DHL Express Delivery company.
By Justin Hart on November 26, 2022 - 5:11PM
I’ve written up several predictions of which automotive brands will round out the top 5 plug-in electric sales spots (behind 1st place Tesla). Now that we are near the end of another year, we can pretty well see how those predictions turned out, but what does next year have in store for the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle market? Will the same 5 brands retain their lead spots next year too, or will we start to see some shifts?
By Justin Hart on November 23, 2022 - 4:25AM
The other day I shared a nice lunch and conversation with an older stranger at a winery. We talked about wine, the stories behind each bottle and label, and after a while the conversation turned to electrified vehicles. He was very interested to hear about my experiences and thoughts as he was considering purchasing his first EV or plug-in hybrid for himself, or possibly for his wife.
By Mary Conway on November 13, 2022 - 10:29PM
GM is recalling some of its most popular 2021 vehicles because of a problem with running lights that stay on even when the headlights are on.