3: GM says 6,000 hourly workers left under its most recent buyout program and that it plans to eliminate about 7,500 more jobs through layoffs and other measures.
5: The Obama administration announces $2.4 billion in grants to GM, Ford, Chrysler Group and other companies to speed development of EVs and batteries.
11: GM unveils a turnaround plan focused on 4 remaining U.S. brands that includes adding a Chevrolet small car, two Buick crossovers, two small Buick sedans, a small Cadillac sedan and a large, flagship Cadillac sedan.
27: Toyota says it plans to shut its plant in Fremont, Calif., after GM withdrew from the joint venture they operated there. (Tesla later purchased it.)