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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 Eric Evarts on December 16, 2019 - 7:20PM
Republicans in Congress oppose extending the $7,500 tax credit for EVs. That doesn't seem very conservative.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on December 16, 2019 - 12:47PM
While the long-lasting rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet may generate funny memes and even family feuds, it has generated a lot of great cars and great trucks like the F-150 and Chevy Silverado through the years. This rivalry has shaped automotive history and continues to shape the landscape of today’s automotive industry.
By Marc Stern on December 14, 2019 - 9:16PM
As Ford moves to marketing F150, F250, F350 pickups, and Escape, Explorer SUVs, imported auto competitors are moving into the niches left by the automaker. GM's similar announcement has makers like Hyundai ecstatic as they pickup conquest sales.
By Jimmy Dinsmore on December 14, 2019 - 7:21AM
General Motors may one day sub-brand Corvette just like Ford sub-branded the Mustang in the electric Mach-E. Like it or don’t like it, automakers will do what’s best for their bottom line. Competition is intense for the car-buying dollar. So, in a way, capitalizing on iconic brands does make financial sense. We just don’t have to like it.
By John Goreham on December 11, 2019 - 10:53AM
General Motors has for years been promising a move to an all-electric future. Its newest products show that commitment was all just posturing.
By John Goreham on December 5, 2019 - 11:04AM
General Motors has formed a new joint venture with LG to build a new battery plant in the US with an annual capacity of 30 gigawatts.
By Eric Way on November 13, 2019 - 10:56AM
The Chevy Bolt EV and Spark EV CCS charging ports have several issues. Some of these problems have quick and easy solutions; however, GM must physically redesign and update the CCS port on their future electric vehicles.
By Eric Way on November 11, 2019 - 11:13AM
Chevrolet unveiled its new, all-electric 2020 Menlo EV. This is the first all-electric under the Chevy brand in China. It's a compelling EV; however, unfortunately, its release has been overshadowed by the fact that it is only for the Chinese market. Join me as I review the Menlo EV's specs and explain why it won't be sold in the United States.
By Eric Way on November 8, 2019 - 11:16AM
Chevy's designers have been hard at work to win over classic car and hot rod enthusiasts with an electric conversion of a classic 1962 C-10 pickup. With a little help from the Chevy Bolt EV, it looks like they they did just that.
By Eric Way on November 7, 2019 - 9:35AM
The Range Estimator in the Chevy Bolt EV is far more robust than people give it credit for. Join me as I share my experiences traveling with and explaining how to use the Bolt EV's Range Estimator.
By Eric Way on October 17, 2019 - 4:17PM
GM builds well-engineered electric vehicles; however, their software systems and functionality could improve. I suggest a number of enhancements that would improve the Bolt EV's functionality and user experience.
By Eric Way on October 15, 2019 - 11:18AM
GM has made a number of improvements to the Chevy Bolt EV's software, including features that control the battery charge level. Let's look at how these systems work and how they should be used.
By Eric Way on October 12, 2019 - 12:59PM
The Chevy Bolt EV is a pure, battery electric car, so it would make sense to offer a solar panel option. Let's look at whether solar panels on an EV would work, how much they might cost, and the benefits we could see out of them.
By Eric Way on October 10, 2019 - 11:25AM
The 2020 Chevy Bolt EV is about to be released, and with the new battery, we should see new DC fast charging speeds. Let's look at some of the most likely predictions.
By Eric Way on October 9, 2019 - 11:17AM
People still has how far, how fast, and how much when it comes to traveling in an electric car. Here are the results of my 1,000-mile trip through California in a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.
By Eric Way on October 6, 2019 - 11:56AM
This article is the second part of my three-part series detailing how to drive long distances in a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Let's dive into the details of the first 500 miles of the trip.
By Eric Way on October 5, 2019 - 11:55AM
Many people who are considering buying an electric car need to make occasional make long trips, but they wonder whether they can. In this three-part series, I will share how I plan and execute my regular 1,000-mile trips in a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.
By Eric Way on October 3, 2019 - 10:41AM
All-electric vehicle batteries degrade and lose capacity over time. My Chevy Bolt EV just passed 100,000 miles, so let's look at how much capacity it's lost in three years.
By Eric Way on October 2, 2019 - 11:17AM
GM is one of the leaders in hydrogen fuel cell technology, but they haven't offered the technology to the public. Here's why they should consider it.
By John Goreham on October 1, 2019 - 1:20PM
The United Auto Workers have paid themselves from their strike fund. Here's how much the fund holds.
By John Goreham on September 30, 2019 - 10:16AM
As the United Auto Workers' strike against GM enters its third week, there are two reasons why GM hasn't hurried its concessions.
By Eric Way on September 28, 2019 - 1:31PM
Chevy Bolt EV owners have completed some amazing road trips in their all-electric car. Here are five of those trips and some of the important lessons we can learn from them.
By Eric Way on September 26, 2019 - 3:26PM
The recent spy shots and updates for the Chevy Bolt EV provide a lot hints about what we can expect out of future GM electric cars. Some of the changes are exciting while some are a little disappointing.
By Eric Way on September 24, 2019 - 11:08AM
The first ever Chevy Bolt EV fire was reported. I look at why it might have happened and explain why Bolt EV owners have nothing to worry about.
By Eric Way on September 23, 2019 - 11:18AM
Several notable issues have come to light with the Chevy Bolt EV and Spark EV DC fast charging systems. I quickly review the issues and discuss what can be done to address them.
By Eric Way on September 21, 2019 - 6:25PM
This is my Chevy Bolt EV story and a buying guide. I discuss what you should consider before purchasing an electric vehicle.
By Eric Way on September 19, 2019 - 11:27AM
GM's fully electric truck might already be in development. Let's take a quick look at what we can expect in terms of price, range, and capabilities.
By Eric Way on September 18, 2019 - 11:09AM
GM plans to use Google's Android operating system in their cars. This change could significantly improve the electric vehicle driving experience.
By Justin Nohe on September 2, 2019 - 12:14AM
The 2020 C8 Corvette has been a long time in the making and even after the reveal on July 18th we haven't seen any actual production model Corvettes but now it looks like they are finally being built for public sale
By Michael Brink on August 19, 2019 - 8:44AM
GM just grabbed the attention of the entire world with its new 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray. With GM releasing the top speed of this C8, to say it impresses people is an understatement.