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! →


Last week the Obama administration met with the big three U.S. automakers to discuss having all cars and light trucks meet an average of 56.2 miles per gallon standard by 2025. While the plan would boost the price of automobiles, advocates say it will be made up by consumers in lower fuel costs. Detractors see 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! →


Today, Nov. 3, Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th birthday. A division of GM, Chevrolet is the top-selling auto brand of all time. It has sold more than 204 million cars and trucks in the last century. Founding fathers The Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded Nov. 3, 1911, by William C. Durant, who partnered with Read on! →


Euro 2012 is hot, and soccer fans worldwide are eating it up. General Motors cashed in on the soccer wave by partnering with the Manchester United squad for an advertising campaign. Now Hyundai is following suit. According to Bloomberg, the South Korean automaker has aimed at European sports fans by partnering with Germany’s Lukas Podolski 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! →


On May 15, General Motors decided that its return on investment for Facebook ads – a $10 million annual cash outlay – wasn’t floating its boat, so it killed its Facebook advertising campaign. This news came down mere days before Facebook’s IPO, which began with high expectations but ended rather flat. Now, the Huffington Post Read on! →


The most profitable vehicles don’t sell by accident. According to Max Warburton of London-based Bernstein Research, the most profitable vehicles of modern times stand out for a variety of reasons. The greatest successes can help an automaker ride the wave in boom times and stay alive during bust times. Profit allows for more growth Warburton’s Read on! →


After the end of the brand was announced last year, Pontiac has officially ceased to exist. The brand was jettisoned along with other under-performing brands under the GM banner. Other casualties included Hummer and Saturn, among others. Pontiac had more than 70 years of history.  The brand was especially well known for delivering classic muscle Read on! →


This year is the beginning of a resurgent General Motors. The company has begun posting profits again, after it had to take billions in loans from the U.S. and Canadian governments. While in the midst of a brief period of bankruptcy protection, General Motors has begun shedding the under erforming brands. There is also a Read on! →