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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 Clarence Garner on August 15, 2019 - 12:09PM
At the C8 Corvette debut on July 18, 2019, I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to speak with the engineers and designers of the all new 2020 Corvette. The C8 is a huge transformation from the front-engine, seventh-generation Corvette. Read about how the engineers describe this awesome transformation.
By Dean McManis on July 30, 2019 - 10:17AM
Many of Torque News readers already know that the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will not have a manual transmission. I think, it's partly generational and partly a dealership issue. Here is why. By the way according to a GM source, the 2020 C8 Corvette has already hit the first year of production numbers with pre-orders, but is not sold-out as reported by number of automotive news outlets.
By Dean McManis on July 24, 2019 - 11:00AM
A big SUEV like a Cadillac Escalade EV would sell really well under the Cadillac banner, but just like Tesla's Maxwell battery initiative, GM also needs to come up with some revolutionary EV battery initiative of their own to get head of competition. Producing an affordable EV battery will be a decisive factor in taking electric cars to the next generation.
By Justin Nohe on July 15, 2019 - 9:34PM
More details are coming out for the new 2020 C8 Corvette and we now know that it will, in fact carry the Stingray moniker.
By Steve Birkett on July 10, 2019 - 6:03PM
GM’s first all-electric vehicle hit some dealerships in late 2016, so how is the Chevy Bolt EV’s reliability holding up as some early adopters hit six figures on the odometer?
By Steve Birkett on July 6, 2019 - 1:01PM
A visit to the Renaissance Center in Detroit reveals a desire to drive electrification and new technology, but the most prominent displays show an inescapable dilemma for General Motors.
By Mary Conway on June 13, 2019 - 9:46PM
General Motors is investing $150 million into its Flint Truck plant. How much will the huge investment help them?
By Steve Birkett on June 13, 2019 - 6:00PM
One of the main criticisms laid at the door of General Motors and its commitment to electric vehicles is the lack of any viable charging network. Despite a nationwide chain of Chevy dealerships, many of which are located in places that could desperately use some DC fast charging hardware, GM has done very little to meet this need.
By Steve Birkett on June 13, 2019 - 5:18PM
Ah, General Motors... love them or loathe them, EV enthusiasts and Bolt owners must admit that with the Chevy Bolt, GM was able to make a great electric car.
By Al Castro on June 13, 2019 - 6:54AM
After Volt is gone, GM and the government have huge incentives available for 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. You might pay $30,000 for a $44,000 Premier version of Battery Electric Chevy Bolt.
By John Goreham on June 10, 2019 - 3:18PM
As the family car turns into the family crossover, the trend is clear - U.S. automakers want to import these vehicles rather than build them in America.
By John Goreham on June 6, 2019 - 3:24PM
Read this if you think we don’t already have auto tariffs or they started with President Trump.
By John Goreham on June 5, 2019 - 11:34AM
Are you sick of hassles with TPMS? If so, maybe this new innovation from Michelin and GM will make your day with their innovative airless wheels and tires.
By Mary Conway on May 31, 2019 - 2:38PM
GM is investing $24 million to produce more trucks. We look at what is spurring the latest investment.
By Mary Conway on May 8, 2019 - 9:57PM
General Motors has agreed to save a Canadian plant and hundreds of jobs to produce aftermarket parts. With a brand new mid-engine Corvette about to be released, there is a huge demand for aftermarket and custom parts.
By John Goreham on April 9, 2019 - 2:36PM
GM's CEO, Mary Barra, penned her own update on the company's electric vehicle plans last September. We recall her report and evaluate how GM has done since.
By Dean McManis on February 16, 2019 - 9:07AM
In these recent cold days and nights I am reminded of why I like my plug in hybrid. For the last few years I have leased and then owned Chevy Volts, and now I have a Cadillac ELR, which was Cadillac’s short-lived luxury coupe that shared the Volt’s drivetrain. I really liked my Volts, and the ELR even more. The biggest value of a plug in hybrid is that it is essentially an electric car. Here is why.
By Ivan Jue on January 26, 2019 - 12:50PM
Bringing Back Chevy Volt from China could help GM to use the Volt as a transitional vehicle for a bit longer, so General Motors may have the time to launch additional electric car offerings.
By Armen Hareyan on January 25, 2019 - 12:33PM
Mark Reuss, could You give us a better explanation of why GM is killing the Volt now? asks Allen Bukoff, an automotive researcher and an avid EV enthusiast in this letter sent to Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors. It's a very interesting letter asking valid questions about untimely termination of Chevy Volt when the new generation of EVs are still two years away from showing up.
By Al Castro on January 16, 2019 - 3:08AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Until recently no one in the car industry ever had an experience of what it was like to end production of a car product due to obsolescence, they and other peer brands have produced since its invention in the mid-nineteenth century. Shutting down gas while ramping up electric is a double money losing proposition into the tens to hundreds of billions. Only the wealthiest and most powerful car companies on earth can survive this conversion process, and I look into how this is so.
By Al Castro on January 4, 2019 - 6:09AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: As GM’s ten year plan for electrification and autonomy turns into a five year plan, that actually now is really an “ASAP plan,” GM is facing a reality that except for the Bolt factory, none of its North American facilities are fully ready for an all out massive BEV production schedule. As GM kills everything off about itself that burns gas, it has no choice but to turn to the Chinese for help. Please welcome the GM Chinese electric car at a dealer near you!
By John Goreham on November 26, 2018 - 1:25PM
General Motors is slashing its gasoline-powered car operations. Here's what we know so far.
By John Goreham on November 26, 2018 - 12:41PM
General Motors will close eight plants and restructure its workforce to meet its future plan to shift to autonomous electric vehicles.
By Mary Conway on November 3, 2018 - 8:16PM
General Motors is inviting fans to get in on the ground floor of its plans to market eBikes. GM is the latest automaker to include integrated eBikes in its mobility plans. Ford and Audi have been developing the eBikes for years.
By Mary Conway on October 5, 2018 - 10:33PM
General Motors and Honda announced jointly this week that Honda is investing $2.75 billion in Cruise and GM's autonomous vehicle program to develop an autonomous vehicle. We look at why this tie-up makes perfect sense.
By Al Castro on October 1, 2018 - 5:41AM
Which shall it be? Betamax or VHS? Although fully driverless autonomous cars are years and miles away, as we get there shortly, cars need to learn now, how to communicate to each other as they robotize. But car makers are battling each other over older radio DSRC v. the newer cellular V2X, and the debate, like American politics, is getting intense. It’s the same kind of moment we went through when deciding which video platform to use 40 years ago, even 100 years ago which kind of car, gas or electric?
By Mary Conway on September 30, 2018 - 5:54PM
Three of the late Burt Reynolds' movie car re-creations sold at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. One of the vehicles brought in big money.
By Al Castro on September 24, 2018 - 11:31AM
ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
By Mary Conway on September 23, 2018 - 10:32PM
Three vehicles that were personally owned by Burt Reynolds and featured in his most popular movies will be auctioned off this week. There is expected to be huge interest in the vehicles in the wake of Reynolds' recent death.
By Armen Hareyan on September 20, 2018 - 8:35AM
Last month Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla pickup truck may come sooner than thought. A week ago GM's Mary Barra hinted at possible electric trucks as well (according to the News Wheel). Here we are taking a look at where electric pickup trucks can possibly be used if they were produced today with rumored capabilities.