Latest General Motors Co News

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

Apr. 22, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla expects to have full self-driving cars in which humans won't have to touch the steering wheel around the second quarter of next year. The company made the announcement during an investor conference at its Palo Alto, California, headquarters Monday, in which it outlined its bold...

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto show

Apr. 17, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new vehicle debuts. In keeping with the dramatic shift from cars to sport utilities, most of the new models are SUVs. Here are some of the new...

Workers finish making replacement parts at idled GM plant

Apr. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A union official says a small contingent of workers has finished making replacement parts for the Chevy Cruze at a General Motors plant in Ohio where production of the compact sedan ended in March. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green says GM...

Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features

Apr. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China's biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they said can travel...

Sanders pitches a tougher line than Trump on GM closures

Apr. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of betraying the working people who put him in office and challenged him to deny federal contracts to General Motors until the company reopens shuttered plants. "The biggest lie was that he was going to stand up for working...

China's auto show highlights electric ambitions

Apr. 14, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — This year's Shanghai auto show highlights the global industry's race to make electric cars Chinese drivers want to buy as Beijing winds down subsidies that promoted sales. Communist leaders are shifting the burden to automakers by imposing mandatory sales targets for electrics, adding to...

GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July

Apr. 12, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's just the thing to make the hearts of Corvette fans race: A new rendition of the classic sports car is coming. And General Motors has a big change in store for the eighth generation Corvette being revealed July 18. The engine in the new model is being moved from under the hood, to...

Trump drops border shutdown threat and proposes auto tariffs

Apr. 5, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. In his latest backtrack in recent days, Trump...

Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs

Apr. 4, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S. In his latest backtrack in recent...

Car-sharing offers ways to profit from or ditch personal car

Apr. 3, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While a growing number of Americans are struggling to make payments on their auto loans, a new crop of companies is offering alternative ways for car owners to get rid of costly vehicles or earn money while their cars would normally sit idle. Companies such as Turo and Getaround provide a...