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General Motors looking to drive double-digit growth in region this year

Credits: www.arabianbusiness.com Automobile giant to employ ‘ambidextrous strategy’ focusing on core business and electric vehicle launches General Motors is targeting double-digit growth this year after witnessing a strong end to 2020, which has continued into the current year. Sajed Sbeih, managing director for commercial operations Africa and Middle East, told Arabian Business the company recorded […]

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GM stops production at highly profitable pickup plant in Fort Wayne, 3 others

Credits: www.freep.com As severe weather continues to hammer the Midwest and the Northeast on Tuesday, General Motors halted production at its highly profitable pickup plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, along with three other plants, affecting about 4,800 workers. The weather is hitting the auto industry hard as various carmakers must stop production due to arctic temperatures, snow and ice […]

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General Motors Extends Vehicle Production Cuts Due To Global Chip Shortage

Credits: www.carandbike.com GM, whose shares dipped 1.6% after the announcement, did not disclose the impact volumes or say which supplier and vehicle parts were affected by the chip shortage. General Motors Co said on Tuesday it was extending production cuts at three North American plants until at least mid-March due to the global semiconductor chip […]

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Four Reasons to Hold Your Applause For Automakers’ Big EV Promises

Credits: usa.streetsblog.org General Motors made waves when it announced last week that it would aim to manufacture only electric vehicles by 2035 — but advocates are skeptical that the move will have much of a climate impact without a slate of accompanying policy changes. On its surface, the news that the automaker behind many of […]

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General Motors to eliminate gasoline and diesel light-duty cars and SUVs by 2035

Credits: www.washingtonpost.com Big U.S. automaker says it will invest heavily in electric vehicles and be carbon neutral by 2040 General Motors has pledged to stop making gasoline-powered passenger cars, vans and sport utility vehicles by 2035, marking a historic turning point for the iconic American carmaker and promising a future of new electric vehicles for […]

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GM Partnering With Navistar On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Semi Trucks

General Motors Co. is partnering with Navistar Inc. to provide hydrogen fuel cells for a fleet of Navistar’s semi trucks, a move to further strengthen GM’s position in fuel cell development. A fleet of Navistar fuel-cell powered vehicles will have two GM Hydrotec fuel cell power cubes that each contain 300-plus hydrogen fuel cells as well as thermal […]

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GM, Cruise to Partner With Microsoft for Self-Driving Vehicles

General Motors Co. and its autonomous partner Cruise LLC have entered into a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp. to help commercialize self-driving vehicles faster, the two companies said Tuesday. Cruise will use Azure, Microsoft’s cloud and edge computing platform, to commercialize its AVs at scale. Microsoft joins GM, Honda Motor Co. and institutional investors in a combined new […]

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GM to Build Commercial EV Van in Canada

General Motors Co. and the Canadian auto union Unifor Local 88 have reached a tentative agreement for the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ontario to build a commercial electric delivery van. If the deal is ratified by the 1,900 Local 88 members, CAMI would become the fourth electric vehicle plant for GM in North America. GM would invest $800 […]

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GM Redesigns Iconic Corporate Logo as Part New ‘Everybody In’ EV Push

General Motors Co. will showcase a redesign of its iconic GM logo atop its Renaissance Center headquarters, another step in its plan to sell 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. The move comes as part of a new campaign to encourage EV adoption, dubbed “Everybody In,” that will be accompanied by a new GM […]