Articles about General Motors

General Motors (GM) is an American multinational corporation with its headquarters based in Detroit, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and distributes vehicles and their parts. Founded in 1908 by William Durant as a holding company, it is now one of the largest automobile manufacturers. It produces automobiles under four brands - GMC (Terrain, Acadia, Hummer EV, Denali series, AT4 line), Chevrolet (Trailblazer, Equinox, Bolt EV, Spark), Cadillac (Escalade, CT4/CT5, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq), and Buick (Encore, Envision). The company has announced its aim to end fossil-fuel vehicles’ sale by 2035 and achieve carbon-net zero by 2040.

14 Jun 2022

Electric Vehicles
Ahead of unveiling, Chevrolet Blazer EV previewed in teaser image

US automaker Chevrolet will unveil its Blazer EV crossover for the global markets on July 18.

02 Mar 2022

Waymo and Cruise can now operate autonomous vehicle services

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has given a nod to Alphabet's Waymo and General Motors' Cruise to begin autonomous vehicle services for passengers in certain parts of San Francisco and San Mateo.

07 Jan 2022

Electric Vehicles
CES 2022: Cadillac's new autonomous concept car 'InnerSpace' redefines luxury

As an addition to its Halo Concept Portfolio of vehicles, US automaker Cadillac has unveiled a new concept car called InnerSpace at the CES 2022 event.

04 Apr 2021

Latest automobiles
2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV with a 480km range revealed

US automaker General Motors has revealed its 2024 Hummer EV SUV, which comes in four trims: EV2, EV 2X, EV 3X, and Edition 1.

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

29 Jan 2021

Joe Biden
General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035

General Motors will stop producing fuel-guzzling vehicles by 2035 and shift to electric models in order to become carbon neutral by 2040.

21 Jan 2021

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

Ford ordered to recall three million vehicles with Takata airbags

US auto safety regulator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered Ford to recall three million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags.

13 Jan 2021

#CES2021: This Sony drone can shoot cinematic 4K videos

For photography enthusiasts and video professionals, Japanese tech giant Sony has announced a new drone, called Airpeak, at the ongoing CES 2021.

01 Jan 2021

Apple car won't be launched before 2025, claims expert

Apple's elusive electric vehicle won't be sticking to either the rumored 2021 or even the later 2024 launch dates, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst predicts the car to be launched sometime between 2025 and 2027, possibly even later.

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Ahead of launch in late-2020, GMC Hummer EV off-roader previewed

Ahead of its launch later this year, US automaker General Motors has previewed the upcoming Hummer EV.

27 May 2020

Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

Ola Electric Mobility, the EV unit spun out of ride-hailing giant Ola, has acquired Dutch electric scooter manufacturer Etergo.

20 May 2020

Electric Vehicles
General Motors will soon have a 'million-mile' battery

To double down on the electric vehicles' market, leading automaker General Motors (GM) is working to bring million-mile batteries.

06 Apr 2020

Elon Musk
Amid COVID-19 crisis, Tesla is building ventilators from car parts

After downplaying the threat of COVID-19 on multiple occasions, Elon Musk is coming to the rescue of patients suffering from it.

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

26 Mar 2020

AIIMS likely to use prototype ventilators for COVID-19 patients

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, one major problem has come to the fore - shortage of ventilators.

13 Jun 2019

Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India.

09 Nov 2018

Donald Trump
Trump wants H-1B visas in highly-skilled jobs, not outsourcing roles

The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B visa provisions so that it attracts highly skilled foreign workers, as opposed to what it has now evolved into as an "outsourcing" role, the White House yesterday.

14 Oct 2018

Donald Trump
Trump against canceling $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump today said he is against canceling the $110bn mega arms deal with Saudi Arabia as this will hurt America's economy and jobs.

23 Sep 2018

Madras High Court
IRDAI hikes insurance cover for motor owner-driver to Rs. 15L

All car and bike owners will now get a personal accident cover of Rs. 15 lakh for an annual premium of Rs. 750 as the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover.

27 Jul 2018

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

The recently-declared "Fortune's 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40" has brought India enough reason to cheer.

14 Jun 2018

Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara to take over as General Motors CFO

Another person of Indian origin has made their mark on the international platform. Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of General Motors (GM), the US' largest automaker.

14 Jun 2018

India's Dhivya Suryadevara appointed first woman CFO of General Motors

Indian-American woman, Dhivya Suryadevara, has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US's largest automaker, General Motors.

05 Jun 2018

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?

After making giant leaps, women are now leading global conglomerates, including many dealing in traditionally "masculine" products (think General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin and more).

15 Jan 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will no longer serve as Disney's board members.

15 Jan 2018

San Francisco
General Motors reveals self-driving car without steering wheel, pedals

In a bold declaration, General Motors (GM) has revealed that it is making a self-driving car that will not have any traditional controls like a steering wheel or pedals.

29 Sep 2017

Gujarat EV story: Modi's home state leads his ambitious plan

The government is pushing towards making India a pollution free nation.

22 Sep 2017

Chinese carmaker eyes India entry, may piggyback on Tata Motors

According to reports, Chinese carmaker Chery International intends to make an entry into India's automobile market.

11 Sep 2017

Electric Vehicles
China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars soon

China's pollution level is one of the highest in the world; it's been seeking to remedy the situation for some time now.

08 Sep 2017

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.

01 Sep 2017

Samsung permitted to test self-driving cars in California

Reportedly, Samsung has been given permission, by the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program from the California Department of Motor Vehicle, to conduct self-driving car tests on the state's public roads.

20 Jul 2017

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will have become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.

14 Jun 2017

Apple's "mother of all AI projects", an autonomous car system

Every tech/automobile giant worth its salt is now working on self-driving technology.

12 Jun 2017

Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft

Ride-hailing company Lyft recently raised a massive $600mn, including $25mn from Jaguar Land Rover.

06 Jun 2017

Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm

Ride-hailing company Lyft announced a new partnership with Boston-based autonomous self-driving car start-up NuTonomy with the aim of eventually putting thousands of autonomous, on-demand vehicles on the road.

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

The apex court of USA has declined General Motors' plea to avoid lawsuits that stemmed from the firm's infamous ignition switch defects and subsequent recalls.

21 Apr 2017

Electric Vehicles
Electric carmaker Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over parking brake issue

US electric automobile manufacturer Tesla has issued a global-recall for some of its Model S and Model X vehicles to fix a parking brake issue.

14 Apr 2017

Tesla's new electric lorry coming up in September

Tesla chief Elon Musk has announced that the company will unveil an electric lorry five months later, in September.

05 Apr 2017

Tesla is now the most valuable US automaker

Tesla has now become the most valuable US auto company, after its market cap surpassed that of General Motors and Ford as well.