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SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request

If you’ve visited an airport recently, you probably heard on CNN that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in jurisdictions that largely escaped the earlier wave. Against this backdrop, General Motors came under pressure this week to cease operations at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Home to four full-size SUV models currently undergoing a […] The post SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Cnn, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, ARLINGTON Texas, UAW, Arlington Assembly, News Blog, Coroanvirus


Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world

In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market newbie to the most valuable automaker in the world by market value. The electric automaker had long since passed the valuations of Ford and GM and in January became the most valuable U.S. automaker ever when its market cap hit $81.39 billion. Still, a few automakers remained ahead of Tesla. Until today. Tesla shares popped Wednesday after the market opened, rising nearly 4% to $1,129.18 — hitting a new 52-week high. The company’s market capitaliz...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Toyota, FactSet, Tesla Until


GM Is Building A Chinook-Friendly, Colorado ZR2-Based Troop Carrier

General Motors has just won a $214 million contract to provide this Colorado-based 'Infantry Squad Vehicle' to the US Army
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Infantry Squad Vehicle


Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers

The coronavirus pandemic and waves of protests may have captured much of the nation’s attention, but holdovers from the Before Times remain. Among them, General Motors’s racketeering lawsuit against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Remember that? GM claims FCA, with the help of corrupt UAW officials, hammered out mutually beneficial labor deals that gave the Italian-American […] The post Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Crime And Punishment, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Racketeering, Before Times, UAW union news, Manley Barra


Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door

Compared to the clattery, soot-spewing 350 diesel that helped sink General Motors’ reputation in the 1980s, the 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six introduced in the automaker’s full-size pickups late last year is a refined affair. It’s also making something of a reputation for itself, drawing buyers to the company’s truck-only brand who might otherwise have looked elsewhere […] The post Dig That Diesel? GMC Claims New Oil-burner Gets ’em In the Door appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Engines, Diesel, Gmc, News Blog, Full-size Pickups, Durmax


The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Remember please reach out and email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, UK, California, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, New York City, Tech, Information, Tesla, Ars Technica


Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality

“Lear-ick” or “lear-eek”? That’s the first question the Cadillac Lyriq brings to mind, the second being who, exactly, was behind the naming of this future electric crossover. Names matter, and if they don’t roll off the tongue easily, that’s a problem. At least for non-Italian brands… But this writer digresses. On Thursday, which proved quite […] The post Prelude to a Preview: Cadillac Lyriq Continues Its Long March to Reality appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Cadillac, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Cadillac Lyriq, Lyriq


2021 Ford F-150: Fresh From The Oven With New Tech & Full Hybrid Option

The 2021 Ford F-150 is perhaps the most important new vehicle to debut in 2020. And from some angles, the new truck looks erringly similar to the outgoing model, which is not exactly a bad thing. True to form, the F-150 is still competing with Ram and GM for class-leading capability and bragging rights. Ford is hoping to edge out the competition with a host of new and innovative features for the 2021 F-150. “We see it as our duty to deliver not just what our customers want and need, but what ...
Tags: America, Canada, Ford, Gm, Autos, Starbucks, Chevy, Kansas City, Cadillac, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn Michigan, Bang Olufsen, Car News, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, Ford Motor Company Ford, New Tech


Lordstown debuts a $52,500 electric pickup alongside a campaigning Mike Pence

Lordstown Motors unveiled Thursday a prototype of its electric future, a pickup truck with four in-wheel hub motors and a few other features all aimed squarely at attracting contractors and other buyers in the commercial market. The unveiling by this one-year-old Ohio startup didn’t get too deep into the details about the electric pickup truck known as Endurance. There wasn’t any information on the interior, performance or battery. The entire second half of the event took a 90-degree turn away f...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Ohio, Epa, Trump, Burns, Mike Pence, Lordstown, Goodyear, Lordstown Ohio, Steve Burns, GM assembly plant, Workhorse Group


Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon gain visual refreshes for 2021, but the updates foisted upon General Motors’ midsize twins won’t win over those who enjoy keeping their pickup expenditures to a bare minimum. For the vast majority of the buying public, however, the revamped trucks might be viewed as an improvement over what came […] The post Big on Base Models? The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Is Not the Truck for You appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, New Cars, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, News Blog, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, 2021 Chevrolet Colorado


GM’s Barra to Head New Inclusion Advisory Board

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has appointed a new board to address racism and discrimination that may be lurking within the company. The automaker has taken a vocal stance against racism following widespread protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd and wants to be clear as day that it’s committed to diversity and inclusion. While […] The post GM’s Barra to Head New Inclusion Advisory Board appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Diversity, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Social Justice, Industry News, Inclusion, Barra, News Blog, Mary Bara, George Floyd, Empty Corporate Promises, Head New Inclusion Advisory Board


The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris


Ford to roll out hands-free driving in Q3 of 2021, starting with the Mustang Mach-E

Ford will start offering a hands-free driving feature in the second half 2021, beginning with its new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The hands-free feature, called Active Drive Assist, is part of a larger package of advanced driver assistance features collectively called Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. But it’s the hands-free offering that is getting all of the attention today. The hands-free feature has been anticipated since the Mustang Mach E — which has a driving monitoring syste...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, United States, Ford Mustang, Ford, Gm, Driver, Mustang, Self-driving Car, Cadillac, Mustang Mach, Ford Co


C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed

Thanks to last year’s prolonged UAW strike and this year’s global pandemic, production of Chevrolet’s new Corvette is way behind schedule. As reported previously, GM had already dialed back the expected number of 2020 C8s headed to dealers by roughly 20 percent before the coronavirus touched down in North America. Unfortunately, reopening factories hasn’t magically […] The post C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Corvette, UAW, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8, Production Delays, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Factory Closures, Vehicle Launch


Editorial Rant: GM CEO Says Automaker Will Still Lead Electrification, Autonomy

After saying that it will take “years and decades” before General Motors can effectively transition into a company focused primarily on electric vehicles, plenty of outlets (including ours) accused CEO Marry Barra of lowering expectations. She held another press conference this week to set everyone straight, letting the world know GM will perpetually be at […] The post Editorial Rant: GM CEO Says Automaker Will Still Lead Electrification, Autonomy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Rants, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, EVs, Electrification, News Blog, Product Planning, RIP Mark Fields


Calling Collect: Ohio Wants Its Money Back From GM

If you weren’t aware, the sprawling General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio is no longer cranking out Chevy Cruzes. No plant is. And there’s now a strange “Lordstown Motors” sign adorning the complex, with some sort of crazy promise about building electric pickups? Wild. The state of Ohio certainly took notice, recalling the economic […] The post Calling Collect: Ohio Wants Its Money Back From GM appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Ohio, Incentives, Lordstown Ohio, News Blog, Lordstown Assembly, Chevy Cruzes, Lordstown Motors


The Station: Spin heads to Europe, Just Eat Takeaway gobbles up Grubhub and a drive in a Bentley Flying Spur

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, in case you were wondering. And yet, city, county and state gover...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Japan, Texas, Stanford, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Cruise, Automotive


Rare Rides: A 1990 Oldsmobile Troféo – Last of Personal Luxury

Today’s Rare Ride is one of those last-of moments for a historical nameplate. For nearly 40 years, Toronado was the luxurious coupe flagship of the Oldsmobile brand. But changing consumer tastes and a thinning of the herd at General Motors meant that, by 1990, the Toronado name was not long for the world. Let’s talk […] The post Rare Rides: A 1990 Oldsmobile Troféo – Last of Personal Luxury appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Classic Cars, Luxury cars, Editorials, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, 1990s, 1980s, PLC, Oldsmobile, News Blog, Toronado, Oldsmobile Toronado, American cars, Personal Luxury Coupe


Chevrolet Corvette Holds the Line on Entry-level Pricing

Few models can boast of a debut year as dysfunctional as that of the C8 Corvette’s. Chevrolet’s newly mid-engined sports car saw production delayed by a lengthy strike, then kiboshed by a strange virus, leading to no shortage of frustration for those seeking to get their hands on a 2020 model. Production is again underway, […] The post Chevrolet Corvette Holds the Line on Entry-level Pricing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Pricing, Corvette, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8


Scent of a Brand: Cadillac Wants to Be Ahead by a Nose?

Hoo-ah. While some readers might argue that Cadillac still has a long way to go to recapture the prestige it once enjoyed, maybe they’d feel differently if their house — or body — emitted the rich scent of the crested marque. Whatever that might be… According to a U.S. trademark application, it would seem that […] The post Scent of a Brand: Cadillac Wants to Be Ahead by a Nose? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Cadillac, Hoo, Trademark Application, News Blog, Automotive Lifestyle Products, Cadillac Wants


Nikola Motor to open pre-orders for fuel cell pickup truck to compete with Ford, Tesla

Nikola Motor, the Arizona startup that made its debut as a publicly traded company June 4, will open up reservations later this month for a hydrogen fuel cell electric pickup truck that was designed to compete with the Ford F-150. Reservations, or pre-orders, will open June 29 for the hydrogen-electric pickup truck known as the Badger, Nikola Motor founder and chairman Trevor Milton tweeted Tuesday. The company’s initial focus has been to design, develop and eventually produce hydrogen-electr...
Tags: TC, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Toyota, Fuel Cell, North America, Chairman, TechCrunch, Fuel Cells, Milton, Coolidge Arizona


General Motors: Electrification Will Take ‘Years and Decades’

Since the dawn of the new century, the automotive industry has been forced to revise electrification timelines for a cavalcade of reasons. Development programs have proven costly, the economy has taken a turn (or turns) for the worse, customers haven’t responded in great numbers, and the materials necessary for battery have been in short supply […] The post General Motors: Electrification Will Take ‘Years and Decades’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Corporate Strategy, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, EVs, Electrification, News Blog, Product Planning, Hummer EV


Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice

Quick, what was the final new Pontiac model introduced before the marque’s demise in 2010? The G3, a Pontiac-badged Chevy Aveo (itself a rebadged Daewoo Kalos, which makes The Final Pontiac first cousin to the Ravon Nexia R3). We remember a Pontiac model from slightly earlier in the chaos of mid-to-late-2000s GM much better: the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2008 Pontiac Solstice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Convertible, 2008, Pontiac, Solstice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Chevy Aveo, 2000s, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, GM Death Watch, Daewoo Kalos


The Station: Bird spikes Circ in the Middle East, Kitty Hawk folds Flyer, Cruise attempts a hiring coup

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. In the past two weeks, demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest police brutality f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Washington, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Cowboy, Tel Aviv, Tech, Tesla, Paypal


A Break From the Fam: As the Detroit Three White-collar Crowd Cools Its Heels At Home, Fiat Chrysler Has a Plan

You read yesterday how Ford Motor Company plans to keep its salaried workforce working from homes presumably overflowing with baking flour and yeast until September — a measure designed to combat spread of the novel coronavirus. Ford’s Detroit rivals have shown themselves to be pretty much on the same page in terms of pandemic response, though […] The post A Break From the Fam: As the Detroit Three White-collar Crowd Cools Its Heels At Home, Fiat Chrysler Has a Plan appeared first on The Truth A...
Tags: General Motors, Remote Work, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Three, Health And Safety, News Blog, Coronavirus


Report: GM adds electric van to its upcoming EV fleet in a bid to rival Tesla

Cars and vans are all slowly shifting to electric power as governments around the world tighten emissions regulations. I know it, you know it, and General Motors knows it too. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, employees from the US car making titan revealed that the company is working on a whole host of electric vehicles — at least 20 of them — for release over the next three years. [Read: Germany orders all fuel stations to provide electric charging points] The lineup also reportedly incl...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, World, Gm, Shift, Reuters


Here’s what is driving GM’s reported plans to develop a commercial electric van

GM’s electric offensive to bring at least 20 new EVs to market by 2023 reportedly includes a commercial van. Reuters reported Thursday that the company is developing an electric van for the commercial market code named BV1. The vehicle is expected to start production in late 2021 and will use the Ultium battery system that was revealed in March, according to the report. When, and if, GM delivers on that goal in 2021 it will join an increasingly crowded pool. Amazon ordered 100,000 electric de...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, UPS, Automotive, Ford, Gm, DHL, Electric, Morgan Stanley, Cadillac, Reuters, Ev, Ryder


Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest

All-new for 2020, the heavy-duty versions of Chevrolet’s Silverado and GMC’s Sierra arrived with front-end styling just as controversial as that of their light-duty siblings. Pricier, more potent (in gas V8 form), more capable, and boasting more gears, the new HDs made it easy for buyers to spend ever more bundles of cash outfitting them […] The post Report: More Glitz Inbound to GM’s Biggest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Chevrolet, Sierra, Gmc, Off-road, Silverado, News Blog, Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD, Appearance Packages, HD pickups


Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM?

General Motors isn’t confirming a Reuters report that claims the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will give birth to an electric commercial van. Such a product would give GM a leg up in a fledgling segment that’s yet to be exploited by the likes of Tesla. Commercial vans aren’t glitzy products, but they do sell in significant […] The post Report: Electric Vanning, Brought to You by GM? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Reuters, Vans, News Blog, Detroit Hamtramck, Product Planning, Future Models, Commercial Vans, Tesla Commercial


GM CEO Says Pandemic Helped Cut Costs; Decontenting Incoming

On Tuesday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra suggested her company would exit the other side of the coronavirus pandemic running much leaner than when it went in. While this will probably be the case for other automakers, as many (including General Motors) went into 2020 with restructuring efforts planned or already underway, GM is letting everyone […] The post GM CEO Says Pandemic Helped Cut Costs; Decontenting Incoming appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Restructuring, Decontenting, Coronavirus, COVID-19



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