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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 Simon Barke on September 5, 2018 - 6:54AM
Tesla Model 3 is three times better than GM's Chevy Bolt. Here is the truth about fast charging.
By Armen Hareyan on September 3, 2018 - 9:03AM
Imagine charging your electric car for 180 miles in 10 minutes. General Motor's new partnership with Delta Americas is going to be a game changer for Chevy Volt and Bolt owners as well as for all the GM electric cars.
By Al Castro on August 17, 2018 - 7:37AM
With the growing rapid output of worldwide EV production, the glaring reality of supply and demand becomes more obvious as to which key players in the auto industry are prepared for battery shortages and which ones are not. Regardless, if the company you buy a BEV from is not one of “the big three,” you should expect you car order to be delayed because of battery shortages by the factory.
By Armen Hareyan on August 14, 2018 - 11:23AM
Many people think GM destroyed the EV1, but apparently it was never meant for sale. Here is what happened in reality.
By Dean McManis on July 25, 2018 - 7:40PM
GM is betting on a new car-sharing program called Maven. It's essentially a ride-sharing but would you ever let someone else drive your car?
By Dean McManis on July 12, 2018 - 11:18AM
Velite 6 and Enspire definitely could be comeback vehicles for Buick in the United States.
By Al Castro on July 10, 2018 - 2:21AM
GM’s race for 20 electric cars by 2023 is underway with two concept cars that most likely will go into production. They’re both Chinese Buicks, for now, one is a wagon, the other, an SUV with the potential to become something so much more.
By Armen Hareyan on June 7, 2018 - 4:40PM
There is a very interesting development to from Honda and the General Motors to make electric car batteries even cheaper and more powerful. At least Honda is getting more serious about EVs, not just fulfilling compliance requirements. GM may move beyond The Volt and Bolt.
By Armen Hareyan on June 6, 2018 - 10:48PM
Many EV enthusiasts are wondering about General Motors increasing the number of EV models in China to 20, while keeping only two main models in the United States Chevy Volt and Bolt. But what will happen if the Volt sales falter in the United States in the upcoming Years?
By Armen Hareyan on May 28, 2018 - 10:30AM
GM makes great cars and Chevy makes great EVs. Yet, you will hardly see a Chevy Volt or a Chevy Bolt advertised on TV. Torque News wants to explore the situation and search if there is a reason for Chevy not advertising its electric cars on TV as actively as other major carmekers do.
By Armen Hareyan on May 24, 2018 - 8:01PM
The last time you went to a car dealership to buy a new or used car, most probably you were not introduced to the dealership's used or new electric car inventory. At last, this is according to a new study by a group of researchers who posed as car shoppers. I am not surprised as I will tell you what my local Chevy dealer told me once.
By Mary Conway on May 21, 2018 - 11:16PM
The ride-sharing company called Lyft may start renting out scooters. Lyft is exploring the possibility of starting to rent out electric scooters in San Francisco.
By John Goreham on May 8, 2018 - 12:09PM
Amazon can now deliver packages directly to vehicles. Is your car compatible with Amazon's system?
By Mary Conway on May 5, 2018 - 10:00PM
General Motors is teaming up with a company called Autodesk to use 3D printing to design and build auto parts that are lighter and can be produced faster. GM will use the new technology to bring electric vehicles, like the next generation Chevrolet Bolt, to market more quickly and efficiently.
By John Falk on April 27, 2018 - 5:50PM
Henry Ford once said about his Model T, "you can have any color as long as it's black". When I was a kid in the 60's the cars in my neighborhood were always painted cool colors. One neighbor owned a 59 Nash Rambler painted Plumb Purple. There were Orange Plymouth Road Runners. We had a Harvest Gold 67 Chevy Impala wagon. With the spring weather here I am seeing all the classic cars out riding around the neighborhood. And they are beautiful.
By John Falk on April 19, 2018 - 11:58AM
Chevrolet has been building The Chevy Volt since 2011. It is now in its 8th year of production and in the 2nd generation. With the competition in the electric car arena fierce, I am puzzled as to why GM does not advertise the best kept secret in electric car technology.
By Armen Hareyan on April 10, 2018 - 5:16PM
Torque News readers may know that Buick's Velite 6 electric vehicle and the concept electric SUV Enspire designed by GM Pan-asia centre are headed to the Beijing Internaltional Auto Show with the release date of April 25. US EV owners say GM should bring them to the United States too.
By Armen Hareyan on April 4, 2018 - 9:11AM
Recently two major accidents shook the world of electric and self-driving cars: one involved self-driven Uber and the second involved a Tesla Model X in which autopilot was engaged.Is there a difference in these accidents? Tesla investors, in particular want to know because soon self-driving cars will be strictly regulated. Here are some details we know.
By Armen Hareyan on March 2, 2018 - 7:50PM
If you are in a market to buy a Tesla Model S, Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bot or simply another electric car apparently there is a very good way of taking advantage of the $7,500 tax incentive if you own a 401K. And you dealership's salesman may not even know about it.
By Armen Hareyan on February 6, 2018 - 10:23PM
In this story Chevy Volt and Bolt owners tell why Toyota Prius outsells Chevy Bolt and Volt. There are several objective reasons for that and GM must do something about them.
By Anthony Amaturo on February 1, 2018 - 6:05PM
Predicted time-table shows we will see autonomous cars in our future, but large changes will come in decades because of incredible challenges and complex driving environment. These scenarios illustrate how autonomous vehicles could impact various users' travel
By Armen Hareyan on January 9, 2018 - 8:15PM
How can General Motors lower the price of the Chevy Bolt and make electric car sales profitable. Apparently it has a 3-step strategy.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2018 - 1:30PM
The Ford F-Series pickup is the bestselling vehicle in America for 2017, marking the 36th-straight year where the F150, F250 and F350 have combined to lead the US market – and here is a look at the rest of the top 25 sellers from last year.
By Patrick Rall on November 17, 2017 - 2:12PM
General Motors has announced that the first 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Z06 coupe to come off of the assembly line will be sold at the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction, with the proceeds going to the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Military Service Initiative – a charitable organization which helps post-9/11 service members adjust to life after the military.
By Parks McCants on November 16, 2017 - 3:34PM
In October and November, Torque News gained some seat time in Chevy Bolt, Honda Clarity, and Hyundai Ionic. These compact 5-door electric hatchbacks are viable everyday drivers by any measure. Yet, there’s a factor or two keeping Bolt and other segment breaching EVs from going mainstream.
By Chris Dawson on November 13, 2017 - 4:59PM
How an ultra-thin invisible top coat protects cars from stone chips and actually prevents damage.
By John Goreham on November 8, 2017 - 1:00PM
General Motors' former Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has gone on the record predicting private cars will be outlawed on public roads. Listen to his points before you discount this prediction.
By Mary Conway on October 3, 2017 - 1:03PM
General Motors announced it is planning 20 new electric vehicles. What does this announcement really mean for customers?
By Armen Hareyan on August 31, 2017 - 9:04AM
Electric cars are taking off. What's the problem with an electric pickup truck?
By Patrick Rall on August 28, 2017 - 3:47PM
Anyone within a few mile radius of General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds this morning likely heard the sweet roar of a high performance engine which could be the next generation Corvette ZR1 or the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette making repeated high speed runs on the secluded test track.