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  • After a Botched EV Push, General Motors Is in Deep Trouble

    03/12/2023 11:57:33 AM PDT · by CFW · 64 replies
    Auto Evolution ^ | 3/10/23 | Christian Agatie
    I once believed that GM had everything needed for a successful EV program. The Detroit carmaker invested billions in overhauling its factories and building new ones. Its EV plans looked rock solid, with more than a dozen EV models planned, some in the mass-market segments. GM even started partnerships with battery makers and raw material suppliers to ensure it has everything in place for a successful execution of its EV plan. I smiled when Mary Barra vowed to surpass Tesla by 2025, although I thought if anyone were to challenge the EV leader, it would be GM. With all the...
  • GM offers buyouts to most US salaried workers to trim costs

    03/09/2023 8:34:15 AM PST · by devane617 · 57 replies
    APNews ^ | 03/09/2023
    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is offering buyouts to most of its U.S. salaried workforce and some global executives in an effort to trim costs as it makes the transition to electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker wouldn’t say how many workers it is targeting, but confirmed that the move is aimed at accelerating attrition to meet a previously announced goal of $2 billion in cost cuts by the end of next year. GM has about 58,000 salaried workers in the U.S. The company says the offers also are designed to avoid any possible firings at a later date. Offers will...
  • Woke Capitalism: GM Pays Netflix to Place EVs in Entertainment Content

    02/03/2023 12:05:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2.2.23 | DAVID NG
    From streaming platform for half-baked reality dating shows to normalizing electric vehicles. When Netflix engages in shameless product placement, you can be sure it will at least be extra woke. The left-wing steamer has entered a deal to feature General Motors’ electric vehicles in its original movies and TV series, providing the company with a new revenue stream while also burnishing its questionable credentials as a corporate climate crusader. The campaign is also intended to serve as what one GM executive called a “blueprint” for Hollywood’s big push to normalize electric vehicles in the minds of consumers and to “accelerate...
  • GM to make $650M investment in domestic lithium production in Nevada

    01/31/2023 1:21:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    UPI ^ | January 31, 2023 | By Clyde Hughes
    Jan. 31 (UPI) -- General Motors announced Tuesday it will make a $650 million equity investment into Lithium Americas to develop the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada to produce material needed for its electric vehicles. GM is touting the news as the largest-ever investment by a carmaker to produce domestic lithium to make EV batteries. Lithium Americas, which is based in Vancouver, Canada, said it believes there is enough lithium in the mine to produce batteries for 1 million EVs annually. As the market for electric cars grows, so have supply chain worries for lithium, the critical raw material needed...
  • General Motors Funds Transgenderism Efforts in Children’s Classrooms

    01/04/2023 6:47:13 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/01/2023 | Bryan Jung
    General Motors (GM) provided a grant to a pro-transgender organization that supplies kindergarten and elementary classrooms with children’s books that support its ideology.The Detroit-based automaker made a donation last year to the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) “Rainbow Library” Program, according to its 2021 Social Impact Report (pdf).The pro-transgender organization is known for lobbying school districts to allow boys who have undergone sex changes to play on girls’ sports teams and use female-specific restrooms, Breitbart reported.The GM report admitted to funding the “Rainbow Library’s” efforts to provide “supportive curriculum materials and book sets that are LGBTQ+ centered, racially...
  • Joe Biden Says General Motors Committed To Going "All Electric By 3035"

    11/04/2022 2:15:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    GOP War Room ^ | 11/4/22 | Joe Biden
    President Joe Biden Made The Remarks During A Speech On The CHIPS & Science Act In San Diego, CA 11/4/22
  • General Motors CANCELS advertising on Twitter after Elon Musk takes over while other companies consider pulling out if Donald Trump makes a return

    10/29/2022 12:45:56 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 109 replies
    Elon Musk has already had a volatile effect after taking control of Twitter, and at least one advertiser - one of Musk's Tesla competitors - has paused advertising on the social media giant to take stock of the situation. General Motors, which competes with Musk's car company, announced it has 'temporarily paused' it's paid advertising on Twitter. However, the company said in a statement that they will continue to interact with Twitter's customer care service.
  • Why Are Farmers Defying Bans to Cultivate Genetically Modified (GM) Crops?

    10/29/2022 7:26:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2022 | Vijay Jayaraj
    Farmers across the world are desperate to grow genetically modified crops (GM) in their fields. So much so that in some countries farmers have bypassed existing bans on these crops and even made harvests from them. Why do farmers risk being prosecuted, and what compels them to grow GM food crops? The answer is straightforward: GM crops give higher yields, are resilient to deadly plant diseases, and can withstand tough environmental conditions. Optimum Environmental Conditions Meet Advancement in Science Conditions for food crops around the world are the best in all of human history. Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration and warmer...
  • GM has temporarily suspended ads on Twitter after the Elon Musk takeover

    10/28/2022 4:12:09 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 130 replies
    This just in: We have our first Woke corporation that can’t stand the idea of Americans having free speech on Twitter. GM has temporarily suspended ads on Twitter after the Elon Musk takeover, as reported by CNBC. So it begins.
  • Watch: Man Buys $115,000 Hummer Electric Truck - It Immediately Left Him Stranded in Middle of Road

    10/05/2022 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 98 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | October 5, 2022 | Chris Knight
    It must be one of the more dramatic failures of an electric vehicle chronicled thus far. And it could have ended up much worse. In a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday, Roman Mica, publisher of the website The Fast Lane Truck, recounted how his website had purchased a brand new General Motors Hummer EV. Price: $115,000. After only a few days, and with fewer than 250 miles on the vehicle, the Hummer had problems in spectacular fashion. Alone on a busy highway, Mica found himself stranded. In true journalistic fashion, he pulled out his camera and documented what had...
  • GM's slow EV strategy. They are going 100% EV......

    10/04/2022 4:40:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 75 replies
    Bloomberg == Archive | September 20, 2022
  • Plug-In Fiasco: Video Shows Electric Hummer Needs *4 Days* to Fully Charge with Wall Outlet

    10/02/2022 11:01:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2022 | Alana Mastrangelo
    A YouTuber recently demonstrated that buyers of GMC’s new electric Hummer better clear their calendars if the truck is running low on battery charge. The video he produced demonstrated that when the $80,000+ electric vehicle (EV) is plugged in to a regular house outlet, it will take over four days to fully charge. A special 240-volt charger still takes a full day to charge the vehicle. A YouTuber with an electric GMC Hummer — an EV starting at $86,645 — plugged in his EV at home and found out that it would take, at best, one day to charge —...
  • GM delays return-to-office after employee uproar: ‘General Motors is doomed’

    09/27/2022 2:59:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2022 4:24pm | Thomas Barrabi
    General Motors pushed back the start of a return-to-office plan after facing fierce resistance from employees over its handling of the rollout. The Detroit-based auto giant rankled corporate employees by announcing in a memo last Friday afternoon that they would be required to work onsite at least three days per week beginning later this year. But GM executives reversed course in an update to staffers on Tuesday – saying the plan won’t be implemented until the first quarter of next year at the earliest. The company also apologized for the manner in which employees learned of the change. “We acknowledge...
  • The Biggest Fans of California’s No-Gas Policy? Ford and GM.

    08/25/2022 4:44:32 PM PDT · by karpov · 60 replies
    Barron's ^ | August 25, 2022 | Al Root
    California has moved to ban sales of carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles by 2035. That is fine in theory but it raises two questions: Can we? And should we? The answer from the tradition auto industry might surprise many investors. It’s a resounding yes to both. The auto industry’s relationship with the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, hasn’t always been, well, as agreeable. The relationship is littered with fines for noncompliant vehicles and litigation related to emissions standards. Back in 2001, General Motors challenged CARB emission regulations in court. These days, the auto industry and CARB appear to be in lockstep....
  • Energy Dept. backs $2.5B loan to GM venture for EV batteries

    07/26/2022 11:59:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | JULY 26, 2022 | by MATTHEW DALY
    A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states. TCredit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states. The Energy Department said it has made a conditional commitment to lend the money to Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture...
  • VIDEO: Cadillac Unveils Electric Car with Reported $300K Price Tag

    07/25/2022 5:56:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2022 | AMY FURR
    General Motors (GM) on Friday revealed the Cadillac Celestiq, an electric car that will reportedly cost approximately $300,000. [cut] The Celestiq will be built at the company’s Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, according to the CNN report. “The Celestiq features technology already available on other Cadillac models, like Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free highway driving system. It also has a 55-inch diagonal display screen and a glass roof that can darken to different shades in each of four different zones,” the outlet said. [cut] In June, the Biden administration’s push to have more citizens driving electric vehicles (EV) encountered a dilemma...
  • Michigan wheel manufacturer raided by FBI (Chinese owned)

    07/18/2022 6:20:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 7-18-22 | BYRON HURD
    Dicastal North America makes wheels for Ford, GM, Stellantis and others The FBI raided western Michigan wheel manufacturing outfit Dicastal North America on Monday. The Chinese-owned manufacturer is a major supplier of automotive wheels and has been operating in Greenville, Mich., since 2015, the local Daily News newspaper reported. The FBI has not released any information about the raid apart from acknowledging that it was executing a warrant at the company's Michigan location. According to the Detroit Free Press, agents sent employees home and seized office
  • Flock of GM Cruise Self-Driving Cars Just Plain Stop Working, Block Gough Street ‘For a Couple of Hours’

    07/01/2022 5:38:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    SFist ^ | 1 JULY 2022 / | JOE KUKURA
    GM Cruise self-driving taxis started giving free rides in February, but these were never intended to stay free, that was just a pilot program working at limited times in limited areas, ostensibly to work out the kinks. But the kinks are clearly not worked out. On the sixth day that these robotaxis were taking fares (actually sixth night, they only run between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.), TechCrunch reports that "more than a half dozen” of them just stopped working and blocked the street “ for a couple of hours.” TechCrunch adds that GM “employees arrived and manually moved the...
  • Chevrolet Spark EV batteries no longer available

    04/25/2022 9:55:42 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4-25-22 | Jonathon Ramsey
    After debuting the Chevrolet Spark EV in 2012, the tiny electric tyke most known for a snazzy Lime color option went on sale four just three years, from 2013 to 2016. In that time, GM sold roughly 7,400 units, mostly in states with zero emissions vehicle mandates like California, Oregon, and Maryland. The grudging, compliance car aspect, old battery chemistry, tiny sales total explain why EV-Resource reports that GM has discontinued Spark EV battery packs. According to some Chevrolet parts departments the outlet contacted, the order system showed the hatchback's battery pack as unavailable as of April 7. An automaker...
  • Chevy Dealers Gearing Up To Beat Tesla With Electric Trucks & SUVs. The chairman of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council backs GM's plan to meet demand and surpass Tesla on EVs.

    03/07/2022 9:24:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 111 replies ^ | March 7, 2022 | By: Steven Loveday
    2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Trail Boss General Motors has been touting its future EV efforts for years, and more recently, CEO Mary Barra has talked about the automaker's plans to overtake Tesla as the US EV leader. While GM doesn't have a whole lot to show related to those plans quite yet, it has announced major efforts that are already underway, which will boost its EV output significantly in the coming years. That said, it doesn't matter how many EVs GM – or any company for that matter – can produce unless it can actually sell them. In order for...