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GM Quietly Erases Online Ad Already Pulled From Television

In a rare victory for television, General Motors was forced to pull one of its obnoxious “Real People” ads earlier this week after Ford, Toyota, and Honda cried foul over its claims. If you missed our earlier coverage, the gist was that GM stated Chevrolet was the more dependable brand by surprising rival owners — who […] The post GM Quietly Erases Online Ad Already Pulled From Television appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Commercials, Advertising, General Motors, Reliability, Gm, Autos, Ads, Honda, Chevrolet, J.d. Power, Ford Toyota, News Blog, Car Ads, Real People, Hot Legal Action, Truth Versus Advertising


Everyone who's telling you that Tesla is influencing the rest of the auto industry is completely wrong (TSLA)

Tesla is routinely considered to be influencing the traditional auto industry. Tesla has exerted some influence, but it has been relatively modest in the grand scheme of things. Auto executives are too busy dealing with real business problems to worry about Tesla — and if Tesla did become truly influential, the traditional industry could quickly develop and sell millions of electric vehicles. If you follow Tesla and the company's endless flurry of news, non-news, rumor, innuendo, and Twitteri...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Chevy, Electric, Nissan, Detroit, Cadillac


Tesla was right to lay off 7% of its employees as big expenses loom, experts say (TSLA)

Tesla is laying off 7% of its employees, CEO Elon Musk said on Friday in an email to employees, the second round of cuts the automaker has made in less than a year. The layoffs were the right move for a company that has major expenses ahead as it prepares to build a new factory and introduce a range of new vehicles, said David Whiston, an automotive analyst at Morningstar, and Michael Ramsey, an automotive analyst at Gartner. "I think that this shows that finally, the company or Elon … recogni...
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Wall Street, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Shanghai, Gartner, TSLA, Tsa, Musk, Elon, Morningstar, Ramsey, Michael Ramsey


GM’s Side Airbags Are Still Crashing the Party

In a perfect world, a vehicle’s airbags would only deploy in circumstances where the driver, in hindsight, applauds the life-saving buffer’s invention. Not included in that list of circumstances is a spinout, far removed from hard obstacles or other vehicles. One Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver isn’t applauding General Motors after his car’s side curtain airbags […] The post GM’s Side Airbags Are Still Crashing the Party appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Quality, Airbags, Gm, Autos, Party, Chevrolet, News Blog, Airbag Deployment


How 3 Detroit Founders Built Tech Startups Despite City’s Bankruptcy

On July 18th, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in American history to do so. Just four years earlier, Chrysler and General Motors—automobile companies that were long a staple of the Detroit economy—had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.“You hear stories about the Great Depression in the ‘30s, I can only imagine what we experienced here in Detroit matched that. It was a scary time with so many negatives. There was no credit, the auto companies were...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, General Motors, Cisco, It, Vc, Software, Ford, Auto Industry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Chrysler, Google Ventures, Detroit


The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows

As previously reported, vehicle certifications have been suspended during the current government shutdown. While this is normally a non-issue, the extended length of this federal deferment is starting to spook automakers. Fiat Chrysler has already bemoaned the situation, as it’s currently waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve its Ram Heavy Duty pickups. While the […] The post The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows appeared first on The T...
Tags: Government, General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Government Shutdown, Fiat. Chrysler, Emissions Testing, Ford Motor Co, Product Launches, News Blog, Emissions certification, Launch Delays


Elon Musk is pulling out the oldest trick in the executive playbook by laying off 3,000 Tesla workers (TSLA)

Tesla announced that it would lay off 3,000 workers — 7% of its workforce. Tesla's headcount is bloated relative to its production — it's about time the company started cutting. CEO Elon Musk, with profits in his sights, is finally running Tesla like a real car company. Tesla announced Friday, via a company email, that it would lay off 3,000 workers, about 7% of its headcount. Tesla also shed 9,000 workers last year. It's about time. For years, auto-industry veterans have commented on how Tes...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Gm, TSLA, Toyota, Musk, FREMONT, NUMMI, CEO Elon Musk, On assembly


A top Wall Street auto analyst just called out Ford for falling behind GM. But there's nothing wrong with second place. (GM, F)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published a research note contrasting GM's and Ford's prospects. He rightly touted GM for its leadership and execution. But he underestimated Ford's tenacity and experience being No. 2 in the US market. On Thursday, as the media-and-Wall-Street aspects of the Detroit auto show were winding down, Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas published a research note in which he praised General Motors' business and leadership and made some accurate — yet harsh — poin...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Vw, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler, Morgan Stanley, Detroit, Jonas, Henry Ford, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Attorney: New Racist Threats at GM Plant Where Nooses Were Found

General Motors says it is taking the matter seriously and has taken several steps to address harassment at the plant and is continuing to investigate.
Tags: News, General Motors, Racism, Gm


Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio. The attorney says one worker found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his work station this week. The group of […]
Tags: Business, News, General Motors, Ap, Nation, Gm, Ohio, Toledo Ohio


Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs

When it comes to electric vehicles, Toyota’s North American CEO seems to be on a different page than the company’s big boss, Akio Toyoda. A different page than Ford and General Motors, too. Maybe it’s because Toyoda has the entire globe in his sights, including many EV-hungry markets, while Jim Lentz can only look around, see […] The post Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Jim Lentz, Toyoda, Toyota Prius, News Blog, Product Planning


QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial?

As a blizzard bears down on a still unidentified swath of eastern North America, we can all take comfort in knowing General Motors has pulled one of its annoying “Real People” commercials from rotation. Small mercies. The ad, which stated Chevrolet was a more reliable brand than Toyota, Honda, and Ford, rankled its rivals and […] The post QOTD: After GM Pulls ‘Real People’ Ad, What Do You Want to See In a Car Commercial? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Qotd, Toyota Honda, News Blog, Question of the Day, Real People


GM Lordstown Boosters Take a Road Trip

Lordstown’s Drive it Home Campaign is heading to the Detroit Auto Show. Advocates for the local GM plant say they want to create a “presence” in the minds of decision makers in the motor city. The northeast Ohio contingent includes auto workers and union, political and business leaders. Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill says they want to make sure General Motors knows two things: How serious the region is about keeping the Lordstown Complex going, and that the company needs to be more open to communicat...
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Ohio, Detroit Auto Show, Tim Rudell, Lordstown, Mike DeWine, John Husted, Arno Hill, Lordstown Complex, Detroit Auto Show Advocates, Mary Barra Hill


Focus: GM's Washington charm offensive sidelined by Wall Street's push for profit

General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself "Turbo," suggesting a leaner approach for the largest U.S. automaker would "accelerate its transformation."
Tags: Money, Washington, General Motors, businessNews, Gm, North America


Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac all want in on electric cars

Cadillac is General Motors' vanguard brand to develop and build electric vehicles, but Buick and Chevrolet have plans for EVs too.
Tags: News, General Motors, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Buick Chevrolet


Cadillac’s CT6 Isn’t As Dead As You Thought

General Motors’ future passenger car lineup might not be as threadbare as initially thought. After sparking continent-wide hair pulling with its decision to shutter three assembly plants and cull six car models in the process, it seems the most prestigious vehicle of the bunch might live on after its plant goes dark. The Cadillac CT6, […] The post Cadillac’s CT6 Isn’t As Dead As You Thought appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Cadillac


General Motors Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about General Motors, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers.
Tags: General Motors, Cnn, General Motors Fast Facts


Cadillac revealed a futuristic electric SUV concept that will rival Tesla's Model X — and it looks awesome (GM)

Cadillac showcased a new electric SUV concept on the eve of the 2019 Detroit auto show. The new Cadillac EV will be built on a unique electric platform and compete with Tesla's Model X SUV. Cadillac is set to become General Motors' lead electric brand. DETROIT — Last week, GM announced that its 116-year-old Cadillac luxury brand would take the lead on the carmaker's electrification strategy. On Sunday, Cadillac revealed its first all-electric design, an SUV that will be based on a fresh EV pl...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Detroit, Mustang, Cadillac, Steve Carlisle


Dead Or Alive? Bringing Brands Back To Life

We can all remember brands we loved (or not) that have disappeared. Frequently they are household name brands to which we became emotionally attached—brands to which we were loyal and for which we still have positive associations, brands we trusted. Most importantly, these brands often retain significant equity. Equity that is difficult to measure and value. Under the right circumstances, licensing can resurrect these brands. With a well-conceived strategy, licensing can capitalize on their h...
Tags: Verizon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Nokia, America, Kodak, General Motors, Netflix, United States, Aol, Lumia, Conde Nast, Puma, Branding, Hess, Altria


Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac announced plans for its first electric car. The unnamed model will be a crossover, based on a new platform to be shared with other General Motors brands. The post Cadillac is finally ready to take on Tesla with its own electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Crossovers, Electric Cars, Cadillac, 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Detroit Auto Show Cadillac


Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, kicks off a transformation of GM’s luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. No...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Gm, Detroit, Cadillac, General-motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Escalade, Bolt EV GM


2020 XT6 three-row crossover is a Cadillac for families

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 crossover launches General Motors' luxury brand into territory already dominated by the likes of Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus. The post 2020 XT6 three-row crossover is a Cadillac for families appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Luxury cars, Crossovers, Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac, Acura Infiniti, Cadillac XT6, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.
Tags: News, General Motors, Automobiles, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Tesla Motors Inc, Nissan Motor Co, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Electrify America, Automobile Service and Charging Stations


Unifor Planning to Protest General Motors at Detroit Auto Show, UAW Boycotts Blazer

Things are starting to get truly ugly between Canada’s Unifor and General Motors. On Friday, the union held a rally in Windsor, Ontario, with that automaker’s headquarters just a river away. During the event, Unifor President Jerry Dias expressed his annoyance with the automaker’s restructuring plan and promised to bring the noise to GM’s front […] The post Unifor Planning to Protest General Motors at Detroit Auto Show, UAW Boycotts Blazer appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, General Motors, Canada, Employees, Protests, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Automotive Industry, Detroit Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Boycotts, Unifor, UAW, WINDSOR Ontario


Cadillac rolls out Escalade's 'little brother,' the XT6, at Detroit auto show

General Motors has revealed the Cadillac 2020 XT6, a new three-row SUV that will go on sale in the spring.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, General Motors, Detroit, Cadillac, Detroit Free Press


Tesla is engaging in a risky expansion as the rest of the auto industry is playing defense (TSLA, GM, F, FCAU)

The global auto industry is ruthlessly evaluating weak markets and killing off unpopular products while Tesla is expanding in China. Tesla doesn't have much of a choice — if it doesn't take the risk now, it won't be able to dive in amid a global auto sales downturn. The contrast highlight the biggest difference between Tesla's immature business and car companies that are over a hundred years old. The contrast was telling: The same week that Tesla CEO Elon Musk attended a groundbreaking ceremo...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, Australia, China, Russia, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Shanghai, Gm, Chrysler


What metrics matter: A guide for open source projects

"Without data, you're just a person with an opinion."Those are the words of W. Edwards Deming, the champion of statistical process control, who was credited as one of the inspirations for what became known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960. Ironically, Japanese manufacturers like Toyota were far more receptive to Deming’s ideas than General Motors and Ford were.read more
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Linux, Toyota, Deming, Edwards Deming


GM is transforming Cadillac into an electric brand

General Motors is turning Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. Plans are already underway to introduce the first model from the company’s new battery electric vehicle architecture, GM said Friday during an investor meeting. GM said this new BEV architecture will be the foundation for an advanced family of “profitable EVs,” a  word choice  likely meant to express the automaker’s convi...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Transport, Gm, Automotive Industry, Bolt, North America, Chevrolet, Nissan


GM CEO Mary Barra: Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't want unionized workers

General Motors CEO Mary Barra dismissed the possibility that Elon Musk's Tesla could acquire one of GM's soon-to-be-idled U.S. factories.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, General Motors, Tesla, Mary Barra, Gm, Tesla CEO Elon Musk