The road to recovery for automakers will not be easy. That’s what General Motors Vice President of Marketing Joel Ewanick recently told Automotive News in an interview. GM has waded through bankruptcy and tremendous turnover, which might seem to make any deals designed simply to move product fast attractive. However, Ewanick insists that GM must Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The Read on! →


General Motors had a tumultuous last few years. After successive years of falling sales, GM had to ask for an auto bailout and file for bankruptcy. GM was placed under government conservatorship, and the terms of the bailout included that the government held a majority of shares. However, GM’s time in bankruptcy did some good. Read on! →


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →


General Motors is facing a class-action lawsuit from owners of 2007 and 2008 Impalas. The suit alleges that a rear end defect is causing tires to wear out prematurely. In 2008, GM addressed the issue for Impalas sold as police cars but not to consumer motorists. The lawsuit could cost the company millions. Faulty spindle Read on! →


Among U.S. automakers, no company has as large a market share in China as General Motors. Automotive News reports that GM’s market position in China is very solid, buoyed by a 9.4 percent share of all passenger vehicles sold there over the first 11 months of 2010. That figure reflects a 9 percent increase over Read on! →


September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →


Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Financial Services) is preparing to originate auto loans that should please any car buyer who has suffered through an upside down loan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Ally will offer car loans in America’s five most highly populated states that will enable borrowers to sell their cars back to Ally Read on! →


Automotive News reports that after voting down a proposed 50 percent worker pay cut, United Auto Workers (UAW) employees have declined to sign a contract with General Motors. This could close down a major sheet metal stamping plant in Indianapolis, as GM had previously stated their intention of closing the plant unless the facility was Read on! →


Certain things such as oil and water, Klingons and Tribbles, Michael Bay and movies, and so on, are never supposed to mix. Another is General Motors and Ford, but the two companies have paired up to joint-develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions. Huge rivals teaming up for nine and 10-speed transmissions Some things aren’t meant to Read on! →