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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.
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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.
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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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GM and U.S. Army confirm joint fuel cell vehicle

General Motors and the U.S. Army are cooperating on a fuel cell vehicle and we will get to see it in October. The automaker is releasing a teaser photo of the vehicle, based on the Chevrolet Colorado truck platform . The actual vehicle will be unveiled at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army, in Washington, D.C., in October.
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Next Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Could Go Aluminum

General Motors has recently launched an advertising campaign boasting about the advantages of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra steel bodies compared to the Ford !50 aluminum body, but word around the watercooler suggests that the next generation full size GM trucks will follow Ford into the world of aluminum body panels.

A predictive methodology for benchmarking car sales as a function of MSRP

This trend can be used to benchmark a car model vs its competitors within the same price range. There will always be outliers, but in general this trend works as a benchmark. As an example, if the MSRP of a car is 15 K and it sells 1,000 cars that is a failure. If it sells 500,000 cars, the car would be is a resounding success.

There are always qualifiers which have to be taken into consideration, these are either limited production, supply constrained, some other economic mechanism, or new model year/change in style mechanism at play.

Two Reasons It's a Bad Idea for GM to use Tesla Superchargers

The Chevy Bolt is a smaller car with presumably a smaller battery. Pumping that current is not a good idea; Tesla gets away with because of battery size. Sure the Bolt could be designed to throttle back the charge, but then you lose some advantage to the quick charge.

Second issue is battery chemistry. Not all lithium batteries are created equal and they. Tesla uses NCA. The Bolt, if the whispers are to be believed, is supposed to use NCM.
From what I've read NCM degrades faster than NCA.

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