GM’s Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Earlier this year, GM officially launched a program called Maven that gives people a way to earn extra money by renting out their cars. It’s only open to Chevrolet-, Buick-, GMC- and Cadillac-branded vehicles, though — in other words, cars from GM’s auto brands. According to TechCrunch, though, the automaker plans to expand the peer-to-peer […]

GM’s Charlie Wilson was right: Stronger regulations can help U.S. automakers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Buick,Cadillac,Chevrolet,GM,GMC,Electric,Hydrogen GM calls on the feds to provide leadership by mandating zero emissions cars. Continue reading GM’s Charlie Wilson was right: Stronger regulations can help U.S. automakers GM’s Charlie Wilson was right: Stronger regulations can help U.S. automakers originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 16:39:00 […]

Times Get Tougher for GM’s Chinese Venture As Automaker Orders 3.3 Million Vehicle Recall

Tariffs and other pressures are weighing on the once blistering hot Chinese new car market, and a suspension issue has now added new storm clouds to General Motors’ formerly sunny skies. The automaker’s Chinese arm, GM Shanghai, has announced the recall of 3.3 million Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac models. Bad news for a foreign company […]

GM’s Famed ‘Tripower’ Is Back… As a Thrifty Four-cylinder

You won’t find three two-barrel carbs atop this Tripower mill. In fact, depending on the engine’s load, you might not even find three cylinders in operation. General Motors plans to bring back a performance-focused name for its new 2.7-liter turbocharged four, Automotive News reports, giving the automaker a ballsy moniker for the engine it doesn’t […]

Trophy Life: How GM’s XP-21 Firebird I Arrived atop the Daytona 500’s Coveted Harley J. Earl Award

– Legendary car designer Harley J. Earl led a charmed life. A Stanford dropout, Earl was famously discovered by a Cadillac executive while working with his father in the family’s coachwork shop building custom vehicles for the Hollywood elite. The first president of design at General Motors, Earl accomplished many things: the Buick Y-Job, the […]

GM’s Maven Extends Its “You Don’t Need a Car” Message to Canada

– The way automakers earn the bulk of their revenue has remained the same for more than a century: Customers step into dealerships once every few years and buy a new car. Now that automakers are branching into offering mobility services, however, the companies realize that their business model needs to be reconfigured to chase fickle […]

Driverless car from GM’s Cruise and motorcycle collide in San Francisco

Enlarge / Cruise second-generation test vehicles, assembled at GM’s Lake Orion plant in Michigan. (credit: Cruise) An autonomous vehicle owned by Cruise, the autonomous car startup that was acquired by GM last year, struck a motorcyclist on San Francisco streets earlier this year. According to a filing with the California DMV, the motorcyclist was able […]