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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 Timothy Boyer on September 19, 2023 - 1:51PM
Here’s an excellent opportunity to learn a little something about the one car that probably started more kids down the road of auto enthusiasm than any other car in history: K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand) from the Knight Rider TV show.
By Armen Hareyan on September 18, 2023 - 9:56AM
The ongoing UAW strike has sent shockwaves through the automotive industry, and as The Future Fund's Gary Black aptly pointed out in a recent blog post, there's one company that could emerge from this battle stronger than ever: Tesla ($TSLA).
By Mary Conway on September 17, 2023 - 8:47PM
Cadillac is promising to go all EV eventually. However, the gas-powered 2025 CT5 will be loaded with luxury and technology.
By Mary Conway on September 16, 2023 - 10:21PM
Newly upsized SUV has more passenger and cargo space plus a lot more technology.
By Justin Hart on September 16, 2023 - 1:17PM
US electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to grow at a healthy pace, with about 7% of all new auto sales through the first half of the year being EVs. The problem is establishment brands, like GM and Ford, are barely competing in this evolving market.
By Mary Conway on August 31, 2023 - 8:28PM
GM is expanding its partnership with Google to explore how AI can help the automaker.
By Mary Conway on August 27, 2023 - 10:00PM
This weekend, GMC and EarthCruiser debuted a tricked-out GMC HUMMER EV in Colorado. It will provide all the creature comforts plus be all-electric.
By Mary Conway on August 16, 2023 - 10:06PM
General Motors says it is leading a $60 million Series B financing round in a new company in hopes it can speed up battery development and make batteries more affordable.
By Mary Conway on August 13, 2023 - 5:49PM
See why GM intends to make V2H charging an available option on new Ultium-powered vehicles.
By Mary Conway on August 12, 2023 - 6:07PM
Cadillac is expected to sell every one of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQs that it can build. We look at why this particular EV is so important.
By Timothy Boyer on August 1, 2023 - 12:08AM
Here is Consumer Reports latest large-scale listing of cars, SUVs, and trucks under actual road-testing conditions that CR analysts determined get the most miles per gallon or its electric equivalent.
By Mary Conway on July 31, 2023 - 9:24PM
Studies show that more and more drivers fear assisted driving technology. GM is ramping up education about the technology so drivers will use it not shy away from it.
By Mary Conway on July 27, 2023 - 9:01AM
Lack of chargers and range anxiety has always been the big hold up for reluctant buyers but now seven automakers are agreeing to work together on super charging network.
By Mary Conway on July 26, 2023 - 5:19PM
See how Chevrolet plans to revive production of its most popular EV.
By Justin Hart on July 15, 2023 - 5:42AM
Earlier this week, news broke regarding the imminent arrival of the first Chevrolet Blazer EVs. They may have already arrived at US dealerships as the first batch left the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico about two weeks ago. As exciting as that may be, I believe GM may struggle to move large numbers of their newest EV, initially.
By Timothy Boyer on July 7, 2023 - 9:12AM
Here’s your chance to discover what models are ticking timebombs that you should take care of (i.e., defuse) before it becomes a problem car for you.
By Mary Conway on July 4, 2023 - 7:09PM
America's popular sports car is celebrating a huge birthday this 4th of July weekend. The Corvette is celebrating being the world’s longest-running continuously produced passenger car.
By Mary Conway on June 29, 2023 - 3:51PM
GM Energy has bundled different home energy solutions so that EV drivers can get home charging and only pay for the services they want.
By Timothy Boyer on June 29, 2023 - 3:22PM
Here’s a good reason why you should be concerned what that previous owner of an older model GM truck used his trailer hitch for before agreeing to buy the vehicle.
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).