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2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Z06 Coupe

1st Corvette Carbon 65 Edition Z06 Headed to Auction for Military Charity

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.
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Big Oil and negative brand perception stalls electric vehicle sales momentum

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.
Car battery charging

How To Minimize Car Battery Recharging Risk and How Wrong CCA Can Kill Your Battery

Today TorqueNews spoke with Dakota Campbell, who is a diesel mechanic for a company called Poldrack Auto in the Austin, TX area and is currently finishing up tech school to get his certification. I asked him about best car batteries and how to minimize charging risks. Here is what he said discussing the safety measures in regard to dying car battery.
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General Motors Sells Opel, Vauxhall to Peugeot for $1.376 billion

General Motors announced this morning that the company well sell the Opel and Vauxhall automotive operations in Europe and all of the accompanying assets with those brands including 11 production facilities and an engineering center to PSA – with a purchase price of 1.3 billion Euros or $1.376 billion US dollars.
GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain X

The GMC Sierra 1500 All-Terrain X is GM's Coolest Modern Truck

I recently spent a week driving the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain X and in addition to having a list of functional features which make this Sierra among the most capable off-road trucks in the half ton market – the exterior features of the All-Terrain X package makes this the coolest half ton truck GM has offered in the modern era.
2016 F150 Limited

Ford F150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado All Fail Ridiculous Headlight Test

The IIHS has announced the results of their new headlight ratings test for the top trucks in the US market and the Ford F150, the Ram 1500, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Toyota Tundra and the Nissan Titan all did fairly poorly in the test – making you wonder how seriously a test can be taken when almost every vehicle in a popular segment fails the test.

What's next now that Canadian GM strike is averted

American General Motors’ workers can breathe a sigh of relief now that a strike at GM in Canada was narrowly averted. The head of the Canadian auto workers union, Unifor, announced a tentative agreement had been reached late Monday. The agreement guarantees that the plant in Oshawa, Ontario, will stay open which was one of the union’s major concerns.

Why the contract talks between GM and the Canadian union have American workers on edge

It’s crunch time for General Motors and the Canadian auto workers’ union, Unifor. The contract runs out at midnight, September 19, 2016. Unifor has arranged for media rooms and briefing times for Monday, as the two sides try to hammer out an agreement before the strike deadline.

The Canadian auto union picks GM as a strike target

The head of Unifor, the Canadian auto workers union is focusing on General Motors as this year’s strike target in negotiations. Any walkout at GM Canada would be felt almost immediately in America. Workers at GM in Canada make several key engines that are used in Silverados, Tahoes and Camaros so any shortages could quickly stall American plants.

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