Latest General Motors Co News

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

Chip shortage forces more production cuts by GM, Ford

Apr. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of semiconductors has forced General Motors and Ford to further cut production at their North American factories as chip supplies seem to be growing tighter. The shutdowns likely will crimp dealer inventory of vehicles made at the...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Electric Chevy pickup to get estimated 400 miles per charge

Apr. 06, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will get an estimated 400 miles of range per charge, General Motors says. The company announced the range in a webcast on Tuesday and said the truck would be built at a factory straddling the...

US ends probe of GM headlamp failures with no added recalls

Apr. 02, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have determined that two recalls of older General Motors vehicles for headlight failures were big enough to take care of the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Friday that it's...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 01, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

GM recalling 10,000 Chevy and GMC vans due to fire risk

Mar. 31, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 10,000 vans due to a fire risk and recommending that owners park them outdoors away from buildings and other structures until they are repaired. GM has recalled almost 8,000 2021 Chevrolet Express and more than...

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Mar. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. Mark...