General Motors: News

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.

22 Jun 2024

Autonomous vehicles

Cruise pays fine to resume testing in California after accident 

Cruise, a self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, has settled a dispute with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

21 May 2024


GM patents innovative system to take on road rage

General Motors (GM) has secured a patent for a unique system aimed at monitoring and mitigating road rage among drivers.

05 Apr 2024


Ford delays production of next-gen electric three-row SUV to 2027

Ford has delayed the production of its upcoming electric three-row SUV until 2027.

06 Feb 2024


Honda recalls over 750,000 vehicles in the US: Here's why

Honda is recalling over 750,000 vehicles in the US due to a potential airbag malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

24 Dec 2023


GM pauses sales of Blazer EV to fix software issues

General Motors (GM) has hit the brakes on selling its new-age Chevrolet Blazer EV due to major software issues.

30 Nov 2023


Ford staring at $1.7bn profit hit due to UAW strike

Ford has revealed a $1.7 billion drop in profits and a significant loss in vehicle production due to the US auto workers' strike.

29 Nov 2023


GM to take $9.3bn hit as labor deals strain finances

General Motors on Wednesday disclosed that its new labor agreements, following an extended UAW (United Auto Workers) strike, will cost it $9.3 billion.

20 Nov 2023

Autonomous vehicles

Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt resigns amid US safety review

Kyle Vogt, General Motors's (GM) autonomous taxi division Cruise's CEO, has stepped down amid recent upheaval and a safety evaluation of its US fleet.

07 Nov 2023

Autonomous vehicles

General Motors temporarily halts production of Cruise Origin autonomous van

General Motors (GM) has revealed its intention to temporarily cease production of the fully autonomous Cruise Origin van, following its recent suspension of all driverless operations.

30 Oct 2023


General Motors reaches tentative agreement with UAW, ending 6-week strike

General Motors (GM) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union have come to a tentative agreement.

25 Oct 2023


Honda and GM abandon joint EV development plan: Here's why

Honda and General Motors (GM) have opted to abandon their joint venture to create affordable electric vehicles (EVs).

10 Oct 2023


GM lays off 200 more employees amid UAW strike

General Motors (GM) has announced that nearly 200 more employees will be laid off due to the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, bringing the total number of affected workers to around 2,300, Reuters reported.

02 Oct 2023


2023 Corvette Z06 facing delivery delays due to parts shortages

Chevrolet's 2023 Corvette Z06 has hit a speed bump, as many eager buyers face delays in receiving their high-performance sportscars.

15 Sep 2023

Latest automobiles

General Motors, Ford, Stellantis hit by auto workers' strike

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has gone on strike at three major assembly plants of General Motors, Ford Motor, and Stellantis in the US.

01 Jul 2023

Electric Vehicles

General Motors Defense showcases Hummer EV-based Electric Military Concept Vehicle

General Motors Defense has taken the wraps off the all-new Electric Military Concept Vehicle (EMCV). The concept e-SUV is a stripped-down version of the Hummer EV.

67 million airbag inflators recalled: NHTSA's order against ARC, explained

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and airbag manufacturer ARC Automotive, are at odds in the US.

06 May 2023


Limited-run Hummer Omega Edition breaks cover: Check top features

General Motors has taken the wraps off the limited-edition version of the Hummer EV called the Omega Edition for the global markets, with a starting price tag of $139,995 (approximately Rs. 1.14 crore).

03 Mar 2023


Layoffs 2023: Waymo, General Motors, Citigroup and others fire employees

The year 2022 was a benchmark in terms of layoffs. However, 2023 is already nearing that record, and we're barely three months into the year.

30 Nov 2022


GM showcases Buick design concept that may inspire an EV

General Motors (GM) has showcased the design concept of a new car under the Buick moniker.

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

Latest automobiles

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

Electric Cars

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


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


Leading women Indian Chartered Accountants to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most coveted professional courses among youngsters.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

27 Feb 2017

Elon Musk

Elon Musk's investigation into Tesla factory working conditions

Following an accusatory post made on Medium by Tesla employee and union advocate Jose Moran earlier this month, Elon Musk shared the results of his investigation into working conditions at Tesla Motors.

Ford to shut Mustang factory as sales plunge

Ford Motor Company has shut its Mustang factory in Michigan for a week.