Tag: general motors

E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying used could be a cheaper way to get an electric vehicle, though evaluate the car you are buying carefully, particularly the quality of the battery, because it will degrade over time. That said, a used electric vehicle could be a perfect choice for a second car for errands, commutes and other short trips. Consider […]

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Rare Rides: A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible That’s Pontiac, Hurst, and Trans Am

Today’s Rare Ride started out as a beautiful Chevrolet Camaro convertible and was transformed into a Pontiac Hurst Trans Am by an enthusiastic owner. We’ll let you be the judge on how successful the operation was. First some history. Hurst Performance was a company headquartered in Pennsylvania that produced various performance-enhancing products of the automotive […]

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UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs

<img data-attachment-id="1668584" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/04/how-seriously-should-we-take-trumps-mexican-auto-tariff-threat/shutterstock_486345745-1/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-e1554409497278.jpg" data-orig-size="2800,1886" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="mexico us border" data-image-description=" Chess Ocampo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-450×303.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668584″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”411″> General Motors has decided its fifth electric vehicle facility should be in Mexico and has set aside $1 billion for its complex in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. While a portion of the […]

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Cruise AV Company Raises $2.75 Billion in Latest Funding Round

<img data-attachment-id="1721296" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/05/gm-lays-off-cruise-employees/cruise-av/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374.jpeg" data-orig-size="1284,777" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="cruise av" data-image-description=" gm ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-450×272.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-610×369.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1721296″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-610×369.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”369″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-610×369.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-75×45.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-450×272.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-768×465.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374-120×73.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/cruise-av-e1589560843374.jpeg 1284w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> General Motors backed autonomous vehicle startup Cruise has reportedly scored $2.75 billion from its last round of funding, with […]

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Detroit Automakers Just Blasted the Michigan GOP’s Voter Suppression Plans

Protestors who want every vote counted from the 2020 presidential election, march down Woodward Avenue on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images) Michigan’s largest and most iconic companies aren’t happy that their state’s Republicans are trying to make it harder to vote. Ford, General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield, […]

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How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

At first glance, the partisan battle over voting rights in Michigan appears similar to that of many other states: The Republican-led Legislature, spurred by former President Donald J. Trump’s lies about election fraud, has introduced a rash of proposals to restrict voting access, angering Democrats, who are fighting back. But plenty of twists and turns […]

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Businessman Notoriously Criticized for Exploiting Black Music Artists Calls Out Corporations for Exploiting Black Community

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, left, attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020; Spider-Man (1967) “Double Identity” ClipPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy (Getty Images), Screenshot: Marvel / YouTube (Getty Images) Diddy is dabbling in an interesting (and dangerous) game of “This you??” […]

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Fans Slam Diddy For Hypocrisy After He Penned An Open Letter Saying GM Exploits Black Artists

Diddy, the founder of the network Revolt TV, has penned an open letter to General Motors to call them out for their performative activism. According to Diddy, GM claims they support Revolt while simultaneously making them fight for advertising money. Diddy ended his letter by demanding that corporate America “reinvest an equitable percentage of what […]

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Chevrolet Electric Silverado A ZERO Production

Chevrolet’s Silverado electric pickup will be built at the Factory Zero assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, along with GMC’s Hummer EV SUV which will also be produced there, General Motors president Mark Reuss said today. A new-from-the-ground-up EV pickup, and not adapted from the gas-powered Silverado, it will use the Ultium Platform. Ultium is General […]

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Rare Rides: A Pristine Chevrolet Monte Carlo From 1987, Mid-market Personal Luxury

Rare Rides has touched on Monte Carlo once before, in a well-past-its-prime NASCAR / Jeff Gordon edition from 2000. Monte Carlo surfaced again more recently, as its Nineties iteration was effectively a renamed second-generation Lumina coupe. But we’ve never covered the Eighties Monte Carlo, which was a very popular car in the midsize segment at a time […]

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NHTSA Recalls GM Vans for Potential Fire Hazard

A warning was issued today to owners of 2021 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans with 6.6-liter gas engines by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If a battery short circuit were to happen, there may be a low battery voltage warning, the battery might die, or an engine compartment fire could take place. […]

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Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

But production is only one piece of the puzzle. The transition away from gas-powered vehicles rests on convincing consumers of the benefits of electric vehicles. That hasn’t been easy because the cars have higher sticker prices even though researchers say that they cost less to own. Electricity is cheaper on a per mile basis than […]

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Semiconductor Shortage Delays More Automobiles

<img data-attachment-id="1756782" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/semiconductor-shortage-delays-more-automobiles/kansas-city-assembly-plant/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SKV_7619.jpg" data-orig-size="4966,3311" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.2","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D810","caption":"CLAYCOMO, MO. Aug. 15, 2019 \u2013 Monte\u2019 Tindell and Dan Green, Ford Motor Company employees, build the Transit at Kansas City Assembly Plant. Ford has been America\u2019s van leader for 40 years.","created_timestamp":"1565841600","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"4000","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"Kansas City Assembly Plant","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Kansas City Assembly Plant Ford Transit assembly" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SKV_7619-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SKV_7619-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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GM Considers Sharing Chevy Bolt Between Dealers

<img data-attachment-id="1754306" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/gm-launching-digital-retail-tool-for-ev-sales/2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.7","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS","caption":"2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV","created_timestamp":"1605675600","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.001","title":"2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Chevrolet badge emblem Chevrolet logo" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1754306″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The latest from […]

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Detroit Revises Assembly Routine Due to Semiconductor Shortage

<img data-attachment-id="1756092" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/detroit-revises-assembly-routine-due-to-semiconductor-shortage/shutterstock_1055966528/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1055966528-e1616180671253.jpg" data-orig-size="3672,2133" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_1055966528" data-image-description=" ehrlif/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1055966528-450×261.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1055966528-610×354.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1756092″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/shutterstock_1055966528-610×354.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”354″> On Thursday, Ford issued a statement explaining that some of its vehicles will be manufactured without the electronic modules dependent on semiconductors. While the automaker faulted the global semiconductor shortage, it also made mention of the winter storms […]

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Has Another Decade-Old GM Coverup Come to Light?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A person dies in a vehicle crash. Faulty components appear to be to blame. General Motors is eventually accused of knowing about the safety issues and doing nothing to correct them. Yeah, it’s like the ignition-cylinder issue all over again. This time, ongoing litigation claims that GM […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Full-size Trucks in America for 2021

Buy/Drive/Burn returns today with another “cheapest of” installment, the latest in a series that’s seen us cover sedans, midsize trucks, and most recently some convertibles. And today we’re discussing the cheapest full-size trucks on offer in 2021. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 The Silverado ekes out about a $1,000 savings over the cheapest GMC Sierra twin, so […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Convertibles in America for 2021

Buy/Drive/Burn continues its cheapest of series today, as convertibles follow up the vans, trucks, and sedans we’ve covered already. When it’s time for ragtop fun on the lowest possible budget, which of these three gets the Buy? Mazda MX-5 Miata Our cheapest of the trio today was a toss-up with its twin, the Fiat 124. We […]

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Rare Rides: A 2009 Chevrolet HHR SS Panel, Desirability Guaranteed

Today’s Rare Ride is the rarest version of Chevrolet’s retro-styled economy car of the 2000s, and you might never have had the pleasure of seeing one in person. Presenting the HHR SS Panel, in which you shift your own gears. To discuss HHR, we must first make a brief visit to Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. The […]

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Why Japan Is Holding Back as the World Rushes Toward Electric Cars

TOKYO — Just over a decade ago, Nissan became the first automaker to offer a mass-produced car that ran on batteries alone. That hatchback, the Leaf, has been a smash hit, at least by electric car standards, with more than 500,000 sold by the end of last year. But as the trail that Nissan blazed […]

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Rare Rides: The 1991 Chevrolet Lumina Z34, a Practical High-performance Coupe

In 1991, consumers could purchase one of several affordable midsize coupes of low-medium equipment, low-medium quality, and upper-middle levels of style. Let’s talk Lumina Z34. The Lumina was a new model in Chevrolet’s lineup, introduced in 1990 to replace the dated and extra boxy A-body Celebrity that was on sale since 1982. Lumina was larger in […]

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GM Launching Digital Retail Tool for EV Sales

<img data-attachment-id="1754306" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/gm-launching-digital-retail-tool-for-ev-sales/2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.7","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS","caption":"2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV","created_timestamp":"1605675600","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.001","title":"2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Chevrolet badge emblem Chevrolet logo" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1754306″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Chevrolet-BoltEUV-014.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> General Motors intends […]

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Cadillac to Expand V-Series Performance Lineup, Blackwing

<img data-attachment-id="1753952" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/cadillac-to-expand-v-series-performance-lineup-blackwing/the-ct5-v-blackwing-will-be-the-most-powerful-and-fastest-cadill/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2022-Cadillac-CT5-V-Blackwing-001.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS","caption":"The CT5-V Blackwing will be the most powerful and fastest Cadillac ever. Descended from the brand\u2019s racing legacy, this vehicle elevates V-Series\u2019 heritage of performance, styling and meticulous refinement.","created_timestamp":"1607027495","copyright":"","focal_length":"125","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"The CT5-V Blackwing will be the most powerful and fastest Cadill","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="The CT5-V Blackwing will be the most powerful […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: The Cheapest Trucks in America for 2021

We closed out last week with a Buy/Drive/Burn entry that covered the three cheapest sedans available in America this year. Nearly all of you decided you’d buy the most expensive of the three, the Hyundai Accent. Today’s trio are the least expensive trucks on sale today with plain paint, two driven wheels, and steelies. Think […]

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Type Small station wagon Base price $36,500 Range 259 miles Recharge time 9.3 hours The smartly functional shape of the Chevrolet Bolt sticks to the proven formula of small runabouts: tall with lots of glass to make the interior airy, yet reasonably short and narrow to create an easy-to-maneuver package. The Bolt stood apart in […]

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Auto Dinosaurs Show They’re Not Dead Yet

A year ago, investors had pretty much given up the big global carmakers for dead. Shares of Daimler, General Motors and Ford Motor were at 10-year lows. Electric vehicle start-ups without any sales were sometimes worth more than traditional automakers with tens of thousands of employees and factories all over the world. The pandemic looked […]

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Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival

WASHINGTON — President Biden came into office with plans to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic and spur a domestic manufacturing revival for goods such as automobiles and semiconductors. But one month into his presidency, a global chip shortage has shuttered auto factories in the United States, slowed shipments of consumer electronics and […]

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There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

We could have done much better, with efficiency rising perhaps as much as 4 percent or 5 percent a year, John DeCicco, a research professor emeritus at the University of Michigan Energy Institute, told me. After fuel economy standards were raised under George W. Bush and then even more under Barack Obama, manufacturers began installing […]

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

UPS said weather could cause delays in areas not directly hit by the storms. Packages may take longer to get from one place to another, and many delivery services move goods through big sorting hubs in the middle of the country to serve both the East and West Coasts. UPS’s main air hub is in […]

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The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

“Today’s batteries are not competitive,” said Jagdeep Singh, chief executive of QuantumScape, which is based in San Jose, Calif. “Batteries have enormous potential and are critical for a renewable energy economy, but they have to get better.” For the most part, all of the money pouring into battery technology is good news. It puts capitalism […]

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