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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 John Goreham on November 3, 2022 - 10:23AM
A new promotion by Costco Auto Program offers EV shoppers a rare discount on a very popular model.
By Mary Conway on October 25, 2022 - 9:45PM
It is a huge week for gamers as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is released. The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV supertruck will be the first electric truck featured in the game.
By Mary Conway on October 21, 2022 - 11:31PM
Cheaper versions will follow starting at around $50,000, but the Edition 1 will have 754 horsepower and be able to tow 9,500 pounds.
By Mary Conway on October 11, 2022 - 9:50PM
GM Energy will help customers manage home and other EV charging. It could also help EV owners supply power to their homes during emergency situations. GM Energy should be up and running by the time the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV becomes available.
By Mary Conway on October 9, 2022 - 9:58PM
The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit wants to study the Ultium batteries to see if they will be useful for the military. The military sees EVs as beneficial especially for military operations in remote areas.
By John Goreham on September 20, 2022 - 8:12PM
Hertz has partnered with GM on a large EV supply deal spanning five years.
By Mary Conway on September 14, 2022 - 10:16PM
Today was media preview day at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Self-proclaimed car guy, President Joe Biden, tours the latest offerings.
By John Goreham on August 23, 2022 - 9:40AM
We analyze the real-world prices of a new Chevy Bolt before and after the passage of the new federal tax law and find that the Bolt increased in price by $7,500. How were the law’s other goals met?
By Mary Conway on August 6, 2022 - 6:25PM
GM plans to double the Super Cruise network of roads. Drivers who have Super Cruise will soon be able to go "hands-free" on parts of the iconic Route 66 and other key highways.
By Marc Stern on July 27, 2022 - 3:59PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was busy this week as it launched investigations into Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis. The probes involves almost 2 million vehicles.
By Carl Malek on July 25, 2022 - 7:18PM
GM's quest to enhance EV sales has been an impressive effort, but while EVs have rapidly leaped into the mainstream, there are still questions that remain unanswered for consumers with a significant percentage of these customers not willing to enter the EV ranks until they get more information. GM is out to change that with an all-new EV hotline
By Timothy Boyer on June 28, 2022 - 11:00AM
Should your next truck or other vehicle be an EV? You might want to consider the main reasons why truck owners are deciding to stick with their traditional internal combustion engine over a battery pack powered motor in this truck challenge video.
By Mary Conway on June 27, 2022 - 10:52PM
GM is teaming up with EVgo to make quick-charging easily accessible. The network has more than 850 fast-charging locations, in more than 30 states and serves over 60 metropolitan areas
By Mary Conway on June 21, 2022 - 10:49PM
GM's subsidiary BrightDrop has delivered 150 electric trucks so far to FedEx.
By Mary Conway on May 31, 2022 - 10:57PM
GM Defense plans to build some military vehicles in Canada, in hopes of winning business from the Canadian government. The plan includes vehicles like the Infantry Squad Vehicle based on the Chevrolet Colorado pickup.
By Carl Malek on May 21, 2022 - 11:50PM
General Motors is preparing for an all-in bet on EV motoring with the company recently confirming that they are focusing on a future where the entire lineup will be pure EV vehicles.
By Mary Conway on April 12, 2022 - 9:39PM
GM inks a new deal to acquire one of the rare metals needed for batteries. COVID has caused a multitude of problems with the supply chain just as most major automakers are scrambling to increase EV output!
By John Goreham on April 11, 2022 - 4:18PM
The Chevy Bolt has been out of the marketplace for a long time with a battery fire recall stopping sales. One study proves that this model is going to come back strong.
By Mary Conway on April 5, 2022 - 11:09PM
GM and Honda announced the agreement saying they can develop and build the affordable EVs together, faster than either company can achieve on their own.
By John Goreham on April 1, 2022 - 1:08PM
U.S. Market Fun Fact; Toyota put more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in driveways in the first quarter of 2022 than GM did all types of battery-electric vehicles.
By Justin Hart on March 13, 2022 - 6:36PM
Last week the Washington State legislature passed a bill, now heading to Governor Inslee’s desk, that bans the sale, registration, and purchase of new gasoline powered vehicles, beginning with model year 2030. An earlier bill proposing the same, though also including a controversial road usage fee, was rejected last year. This time the bill doesn’t include the fee and is likely to pass. If it does, Washington State’s ban will go into effect before all other states.
By Mary Conway on March 8, 2022 - 9:16PM
GM and a California power company say they will test using electric vehicles to power homes.
By Carl Malek on March 7, 2022 - 12:49AM
The 2022 GMC Hummer Edition 1 and the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV take a unique approach when it comes to utilizing the Ultium platform. The Hummer is a tech-filled behemoth aimed at being a rolling showcase while the Silverado is the first viable fruit of a more mainstream-focused purchase. But which one is the right offering for you?
By Carl Malek on March 3, 2022 - 2:11PM
Production of the Chevrolet Bolt and its bigger EUV sibling has been shuttered for the past few years as GM and battery supplier LG navigated their way through a massive battery recall that saw some of the affected Bolts catch fire when charging due to a battery cell defect. A new report however finally appears to reveal when Orion Assembly plant will resume Bolt production once again
By Mary Conway on February 14, 2022 - 8:59PM
The Super Bowl was all about nostalgia. GM is getting rave reviews for its Sopranos style ad featuring the 2024 Silverado EV, as well as its ad convincing Dr. Evil to solve climate change.
By John Goreham on February 8, 2022 - 11:20AM
Two years after GM declared that its all-electric future was now, the company is losing critical American-market customers to competitors. Here’s why an important part of GM’s customer base is leaving for other brands.
By Justin Hart on February 4, 2022 - 2:28AM
After Tesla and Ford, GM had the best selling fully electric vehicle in the U.S. in 2021, the Chevy Bolt, at 24,803 combined for the two different models (EV and EUV). Thus, GM has set a precedent and may be able to compete for one of the top spots in 2022 BEV sales too, depending.
By Carl Malek on January 31, 2022 - 4:19PM
The race between GM and Tesla is tightening up as the two firms prepare for a fierce war of sales attrition in the EV wars. GM CEO Mary Barra is confident the company can overtake Tesla despite a sluggish start to sales.
By Mary Conway on January 28, 2022 - 9:29PM
GM's top executive tweeted out a video of herself riding in an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt vehicle with the head of Cruise. Barra says while inside the vehicle, "It's too bad we have to wear masks because I can't stop smiling."