Latest General Motors Co News

Auto workers threaten to strike again at Ford's huge Kentucky truck plant in local contract dispute

Feb. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike next week at Ford Motor Co.'s largest and most profitable factory in a dispute over local contract language. The union said Friday that nearly 9,000 workers at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville will...

GM's Cruise robotaxi unit hires veteran Ford and Apple official to be its safety chief after crash

Feb. 12, 2024 16:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Cruise, the troubled General Motors autonomous vehicle unit, has hired a veteran automotive and technology company safety official for the critical position of chief safety officer. Steve Kenner, who has held top safety positions at multiple companies over nearly...

Less is more? Consumers have fewer choices as brands prune their offerings to focus on best sellers

Feb. 12, 2024 12:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — How much choice is too much? Apparently for Coca-Cola, it's about 400 different types of drinks. That's why the beverage company recently decided to discontinue half of them, shedding brands like Tab, Zico coconut water, Diet Coke Feisty Cherry and...

Mobileye CEO Shashua expects more autonomous vehicles on the road in 2 years as tech moves ahead

Feb. 12, 2024 09:49 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Six years ago, automakers and tech companies thought they were on the cusp of putting thousands of self-driving robotaxis on the street to carry passengers without a human driver. Then an Uber autonomous test vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, multiple...

Former Tesla exec Kelty joins General Motors in newly created role of vice president of batteries

Feb. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EST

General Motors has hired a former Tesla executive, Kurt Kelty, to serve in the newly created role of vice president of Batteries as the automaker continues to work on its electric vehicle strategy. GM is still seeing strong demand for the EV products it has on sale now. The company...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 08, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. February 1, 2024. Editorial: Gov. Justice running out of legal moves on debt In what was hardly a shocking decision, a judge last week denied an effort by Gov. Jim Justice and his family to set aside documents the family signed for about $300...

Formula One's invitation for in-person meeting with Andretti Cadillac went to a spam email folder

Feb. 02, 2024 12:40 PM EST

Formula One's invitation to Andretti Cadillac for an in-person meeting about its application to join the motorsports series was sent via email and landed in a spam folder, which is why Michael Andretti and General Motors representatives never answered the request. The junk email...

Major automakers may be using Chinese aluminum produced with Uyghur forced labor, rights group says

Feb. 01, 2024 21:20 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Automakers including Tesla, General Motors, Volkswagen and Toyota are failing to ensure they are not using forced labor as part of their China supply chains, a report released Thursday by Human Rights Watch says. The U.S.-based nonprofit linked some of the...

Formula One rejects Michael Andretti's bid to join series, will reconsider when GM has engine built

Jan. 31, 2024 17:42 PM EST

After a six-month review, Formula One announced Wednesday that it had rejected a bid by Andretti Global and General Motors to expand the grid for the 2025 season and said it believed the team would have been incapable of being competitive in the international racing series. The...

Stock market today: Asia markets weaker ahead of Fed decision; China economic data disappoint

Jan. 30, 2024 23:52 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks mostly declined Wednesday as markets awaited a decision on interest rates by the Federal Reserve, while China reported manufacturing contracted in January for a fourth straight month. U.S. futures were mixed while oil prices fell back. ...