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New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show returned this week after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus and electric vehicles are commanding the spotlight.
The show opened to the public on Friday following two press days and runs through April 24. The show dates back more than a century and was …

Ford, GM, Mercedes Among 6 Automakers and 30 Countries in Glasgow Pledging a Zero-Emissions Future

Ford, GM, Mercedes Among 6 Automakers and 30 Countries in Glasgow Pledging a Zero-Emissions Future

Six automakers and 30 countries pledged, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, to move to eliminate the production of new gasoline- and diesel-powered automobiles by 2040. While the list includes such major automakers as Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, as well as countries such as Britain, …

General Motors Reports $6.4 Billion Profit Despite Pandemic

General Motors Reports $6.4 Billion Profit Despite Pandemic

General Motors announced financial results for the calendar year 2020.
The nation’s largest automaker reported a profit of $6.4 billion in the period, a small decline from the prior year.  The company said that brisk sales of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks in the second half of the year offset the …

GM to Phase Out Gasoline- and Diesel-Powered Vehicles Globally By 2035 in Favor of EVs

GM to Phase Out Gasoline- and Diesel-Powered Vehicles Globally By 2035 in Favor of EVs

General Motors said it would phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles on a global basis by the year 2035.
The move, disclosed in a social-media post on Twitter Thursday morning by its CEO Mary Barra, would eliminate vehicles that run on fossil fuels.
“We are all in on electrification, and our commitment …

GM Picks Current Delta CFO as new Chief Financial Officer

GM Picks Current Delta CFO as new Chief Financial Officer

General Motors announced the appointment of Paul Jacobson to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer.  The appointment is effective December 1, 2020.
Mr. Jacobson is currently the chief financial officer at Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest airline by passengers carried, and has been with the …

GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

GM to Shutter Holden in Australia, Further Withdraws from Right-Hand Drive Markets

General Motors said it will discontinue its iconic Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand and pull out of those markets.
“At the highest levels of our company we have the deepest respect for Holden’s heritage and contribution to our company and to the countries of Australia and New Zealand,” said …

GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

General Motors, the largest American automobile manufacturer, said Monday it plans to stop production at three car plants and two transmission facilities next year.
The list of factories includes the Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio; the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in southeast Michigan; the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada; the Baltimore …

GM and Ford Announce Plans to Expand Lineup of Electric Models

GM and Ford Announce Plans to Expand Lineup of Electric Models

General Motors announced plans on Monday for 20 all-new all-electric vehicles. The automaker said it would introduce all 20 by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.
The General’s move was followed by an announcement by Ford, which said it would add 13 electrified models by the end of the …

GM May Announce Deal to Sell Opel on Monday

GM May Announce Deal to Sell Opel on Monday

MUNICH—General Motors is expected to announce on Monday that it is selling its Adam Opel unit to French automaker PSA Group, maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars.
The two companies said Saturday they would hold a joint press conference Monday morning in Paris. Last month the two acknowledged they were in …

GM to Enlist IBM’s Watson for OnStar Go

GM to Enlist IBM’s Watson for OnStar Go

General Motors and IBM announced plans on Tuesday to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology in its OnStar telematics system starting in early 2017.
The new platform, dubbed OnStar Go, will be available in over two million GM vehicles including Buicks, Cadillacs, and Chevrolets in the first year.
The system will use …

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers representing almost the entirety of the U.S. market joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in announcing plans to install automatic emergency braking on almost all new cars sold in the United States by 2022.
The list of automakers, which is a who’s who …

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first …