“I love you; I’m just not in love with you.” That appears to be General Motors’ stance when it comes to Facebook, reports Automotive News. On the eve of Facebook’s initial public offering, GM announced Tuesday that it will no longer buy Facebook ads, an advertising channel through which the automaker spent $10 million last Read on! →


Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded its safety investigation into the Chevy Volt, giving the car a relatively clean bill of health. However, the Volt is still struggling to make it in the marketplace. Many Chevy dealers are refusing to take the plug-in hybrid cars off of GM’s hands. Safety issues investigated GM Read on! →


New jobs are good jobs when it comes to Detroit and the U.S. auto industry. The Detroit Free Press reports that General Motors is bringing approximately 200 new jobs to the insolvent city by partnering with local media-buying company Carat. Carat, which is owned by the London-headquartered Aegis Group, will open a new office on Read on! →


Return business is gold for any retailer. For automotive dealers, it’s a diamond chariot. General Motors realizes this, which is why the automaker will be dishing out employee bonuses based upon owner loyalty. These customer loyalty rewards will apply to at GM North America salaried employees from engineers to field representatives. Keep them coming back Read on! →


Detroit’s image has been taking a pounding for decades. Michael Moore’s 1989 documentary film “Roger and Me” was less than complimentary of then-GM chair Roger Smith, and the public image of the “Big 3” automakers (Ford, General Motors and Chrysler) certainly wasn’t helped by the automotive bailout. That image needs to be repaired if Detroit Read on! →


A General Motors production plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is planning to begin hiring new workers early next year. The plant is gearing up to produce the Chevrolet Equinox. The catch? New workers can expect to make about half of the industry standard wage. Saturn plant re-tooled The plant opened officially with the pushing of Read on! →


Shared parts purchasing is sure to save General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen money as their partnership moves forward. But as Automotive News points out, neither member of the partnership has defined how it will cut costs of new model development. Many details of partnership still unknown Reports indicate that GM already had a plan Read on! →


A motorist in England suffered a minor crash last fall that caused his air bag to deploy. However, the bag punctured in the accident, leading to the man’s death from inhaling the poisonous fumes. Air bag deployed, punctured Ronald Smith, of Mardsen, South Shields, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia home from work in Hartlepool, England, Read on! →


Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →