General Motors News and Reviews

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.

GM Reveals EV Motors For 2022 Hummer EV Use Less Rare Earth Metals, Possibly Points To Long Term Sustainability

The electric vehicle race is picking up steam but the surge in demand has also put increased demand on precious rare metals. With the limited availability of these materials, GM recently revealed how the 2022 GMC Hummer EV not only reduces the amount of materials needed for its electric motors, but also how it uses the metals it does have in a sustainable way.
Mary Barra and the Cadillac Lyriq

Mary Barra Talks Candidly About GM's EV Plans, Details Competition With Tesla And New Vehicle Rollout

GM has been very transparent about various aspects of its long-term EV plans, but we have not heard much from Mary Barra on her thoughts on how GM is doing on these plans, as well as her views on competing with Tesla. The wait is now over with the GM CEO sharing her thoughts and views on the current pace of electrification within the company.

GM Reveals That It Will Be opening New Battery Cell Lab, Will Help Broader Plan To Cut

General Motors is putting the final touches on its plan to dominate the EV market, and it has unveiled plans to open a new battery lab that will not only help lower costs for the company and consumers but also potentially expand the range that future EV offerings can provide on a single charge.

GM Aims To Use Software As Key Profit Generator In Expanded EV Lineup

General Motors has not pulled any punches when it comes to the EV market with the company preparing for an all-electric future. But while we have heard about some of the models that will be a part of the plan, the company is just now revealing the key role that software will play in helping make these dreams into a very lucrative reality.
GM BrightDrop EV Van

GM Commercial EV Unit Expands Lineup With New Entry, Adds Verizon As New Buyer

GM's ongoing push towards EVs is not only focused on satisfying the needs of traditional consumers, but also commercial customers looking to add zero-emissions capability to their supply fleets. GM's BrightDrop commercial division is aiming to fill the void with its lineup of cargo vans and the upstart division has not only revealed their second van model but also confirmed that Verizon will be the first buyer of the new model.
GM Ultium EV Motors (all three)

GM Unveils Three Electric Motors, Promises They Will Power All-Electric Future

General Motors is building an all-electric future with its Ultium battery technology, but we didn't hear much about the electric motors powering it. The company has addressed that by unveiling three different electric motors that will not only be mated to these batteries, but will also power GM into the future.
Built for off-roading, both vehicles are good at what they do.

The HUMMER EV Is Being Touted As An Off-Road Goliath, Can It Live Up To Its Own Hype?

With its classic Jeep architecture and design, the Wrangler 4xe is easily the most off-road capable electric vehicle currently available. This hasn’t stopped vehicles like the Tesla Model S or Volkswagen ID.4 from having fun in the dirt, but GM has decided to weigh in on off-roading with the up-coming HUMMER EV. Can it out-off-road a Jeep?
EVs have begun to diversify, but the aftermarket parts for them haven't kept up.

EV Aftermarket Modifications: What's Out There?

With Electric Vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model S, GMC HUMMER EV, and the Mustang Mach E starting their takeover of the motorsports arena, the age of electric muscle may soon be upon us. Chevrolet teased a sporty looking silhouette with an EV drivetrain- many sources believe it to be the next Camaro. But something that is sorely lacking from the EV automotive sector, is customization.
The AC Shelby Cobra and the BMW iM2 Coupe, two very different vehicles

CARB Compliance And Why It Should Matter To You

With offerings like the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Ford Mustang all being so near and dear to the hearts of automotive enthusiasts, it’s sometimes strange to think about where these icons of vehicular performance will wind up in the near future due to the changing demands of environmental protection.
Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Toyota bZ4X vs. Chevrolet Bolt EUV: Big Brands Bring Bold BEVs

Toyota recently announced a new electric SUV, the bZ4X, as the first in a new “bZ” series of electric vehicles. Toyota developed the SUV jointly with Subaru and plans on releasing the bZ4X in 2022. General Motors is releasing its own electric SUV for 2022: the Bolt EUV. Both vehicles enter a rapidly developing segment - how do they compare?
Chevrolet Trax

Lagging Behind: The Chevrolet Trax is Objectively Worse than its Competitors

The Chevrolet Trax has been around in the United States since 2015 and is now entering its sixth year on the market, only mildly updated since its debut. Its job is simple: be an inoffensive subcompact crossover. Unfortunately, in such a competitive field, it is starting to lag.
Drag racing car

Congress Must Pass The RPM Act To Save The Aftermarket Industry And Save The Racecars

Those who modify vehicles for the purpose of racing them are currently in jeopardy of not being allowed to do so, under current interpretation of the Clean Air Act. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM) of 2019 has been reintroduced into Congress for vote and consideration. SEMA and others have started a petition to have their voices heard.

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