In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiatorMay 23, 2018
As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.
Threat of cobalt supply crunch could hinder EV growthMay 21, 2018
A burgeoning risk of a supply crunch in cobalt -- a key battery metal that has more than tripled in price in two years -- poses one of the biggest threats to forecasts for rising electric vehicle adoption.
Downsized engines a test for GM pickupsMay 21, 2018
Ford's success with its V-6 EcoBoost engines has proved that V-8 engines aren't necessarily the default choice for pickup buyers. The question now is: How low can you go?
SOUPED UPMay 21, 2018
On race days, Jim Campbell is an ambassador for GM to its teams, drivers, sponsors and racing league officials. He's there to make sure things are operating as smoothly as possible and if there is a problem, how to fix it.
GM will equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in mpg battle vs. Ford, RamMay 18, 2018
GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.7-liter, I-4 turbo is a milestone for the company and industry.
EV batteries present new challenges for firefightersMay 16, 2018
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.
Title violations for Michigan Chevy dealership lead to suspension, then stayMay 14, 2018
A Michigan Chevy dealership was granted an emergency stay to continue selling vehicles despite a 15-day suspension it received based on customer complaints and numerous title-processing violations.
Cadillac's virtual reality project has 'no limits,' innovation head saysMay 11, 2018
Dealers can get a head start marketing Cadillac's XT4 compact premium crossover not with traditional on-site inventory, but instead with virtual reality.
PSA's Opel suspends staff buyouts as engineers quit for BMW, JaguarMay 11, 2018
Opel has suspended voluntary buyouts after staff representatives warned that a wave of departures following PSA's takeover could leave it short of skilled workers.
GM Korea expects to turn profit in 2019, plans 2 new vehiclesMay 11, 2018
General Motors' South Korean unit reiterated on Friday that it should return to profitability by 2019 and that it will invest $2.8 billion in a new, small SUV as well as a crossover for the local market and for export.
GM gets defense unit ready to deployMay 12, 2018
The new GM Defense marks a major growth area and return to military work for the automaker after it sold a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003.
GM sees custom designs, personal ownership for self-driving carsMay 10, 2018
General Motors, which plans a ride-sharing fleet of robotaxis for next year, is looking at further business opportunities for self-driving cars, such as custom designs.