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.

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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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.
2014 Silverado

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.

Why GM Should be Applauded for The Chevrolet Bolt and What Should It Do for Success

No other automaker besides Tesla has jumped in to announce a 200 mile BEV. Ford and Chrysler had been non-committal, Toyota and Honda are going hydrogen, and the Europeans believe more on PHEVs, though BMW and Audi may have "concepts" for the future. Even the current BEV market leader, Nissan, hasn't announced anything about its next-generation LEAF or if it will incorporate a 200 mile battery.

Hang in there - affordable electric cars are on the way

Electric vehicle supporters probably sound like broken records by now: “Just wait until battery prices come down, then internal combustion cars had better watch out!” Sure, we have been saying something along these lines since electric cars first re-entered the scene with the Tesla Roadster in 2009 and Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt in 2010. But it really is true.

SHOCKER! Truck Buyers Don’t Really Care About Fuel Economy

Don't believe us that fuel economy isn't the number one buying factor? Here is the proof.

Monthly Truck Sales

One of the tell-tale signs on consumer behavior is monthly truck sales. Historically truck sales rise throughout the year and due to various market conditions. For example, gasoline prices have been often tied to new truck sales. When gasoline prices are low, consumers buy more trucks than when it is high.

2016 Chevy Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt is better in almost every way, but two crucial unknowns remain

GM has said that the second-generation Volt set to debut at the North American International Auto Show in January will be better in every way. After today’s press event detailing many of the impressive changes in the 2016 Volt, two major questions are still unanswered.

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