General Motors

Forget Tesla, Volkswagen Is the Automaker I Love

The North American International Auto Show is in full swing in Detroit, but as I mentioned in a recent column, the real "juice" around auto stocks …

Business

2 Great Stocks You Can Buy on Sale

Even in a raging bull market, there are still cheap stocks available.<p>As the market continues to move higher, finding great deals is only getting …

Stocks

The 1977 Ford LTD Is Anything But Down-Sized

In the late 1970s, cars were getting smaller. While it took the United States a few years to figure out, the world collectively decided that cars …

Trucks

Mary Barra on LinkedIn: “Congratulations to the entire General…

Congratulations to the entire General Motors Canada team on opening the new, state-of-the-art Markham Campus at the Canadian Technical Centre today. …

Mary Barra

In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car

While commuter buses ferrying Apple and Google employees have been rerouted to avoid being shot at – reportedly with a pellet gun – GM Cruise has had …

San Francisco

It's a showdown for pickup trucks

Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler all unveiled new pickup trucks in Detroit. It was a resounding reminder that, while everyone talks about electric and self-driving cars, for now the big profits are still in pickup trucks.<p>The competition for truck customers is fierce. Ford (F) boasts that its …

Trucks

GM ignition switch lawsuit: Judge throws out $1B settlement

He chides lawyers' 'dishonesty, or bad faith' but can't enforce the deal<p>NEW YORK — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday said a settlement agreement that would require General Motors to pay $1 billion in stock to car owners suing the company over faulty ignition switches was not enforceable.<p>Judge …

Blasted

How General Motors Engineered the 2019 Chevy Silverado For Fatter Profits

Profitability was designed into GM's new pickups.<p><b>General Motors</b> (NYSE:GM) has taken the wraps off of its all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado. It's a …

Trucks

CARB Document Suggests 2019 Camaro Will Get a Seven-Speed Manual

Giving buyers two manual transmission options<p>Due to the fact that U.S. car buyers overwhelmingly prefer automatics, the number of cars that still offer a manual transmission is dwindling. Even if you’re shopping for a performance car, there’s no guarantee a manual will be an option. But as an …

Sports Cars

Danica Getting Closer

Plus Peugeot's plan, Mercedes's reveal, and more.<p>Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.<p><b>Danica's Return</b><p>When Danica Patrick announced that she was planning to close out her racing career with runs at the Daytona and Indy 500 in …

Motorsport

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

IBM Revenue Grows for the First Time Since 2012<p>International Business Machines Corp. reported higher revenue for the first time in 23 quarters and signaled continued growth into 2018, giving Chief Executive Ginni Rometty breathing space as she tries to turn around the century-old tech …

Markets

GM at Top for Customer Loyalty - The Drive

GM Generates the Most Customer Loyalty Among Automakers<p>American motorists are most attached to the Detroit-based manufacturer, according to an …

Loyalty

5 Ways to Drive a Car Without Owning One

When the parking lot for Margie Schustack’s Bronx apartment was changed to one several blocks away, she noticed it was near where car-sharing company …

Transportation

Why General Motors Is Feeling Good About 2018 -- and Even Better About 2019

Despite profit "headwinds," GM's guidance is upbeat.<p><b>General Motors</b> (NYSE:GM) said that it expects its results in 2018 to look a lot like its pre-tax …

Stocks

The long road to a driverless future

Carmakers at the Detroit Auto Show fight for dominance over the driverless future of the auto industry. But the road is long and many will not …

Transportation

Who gets a serving of Apple’s tax pie?

A General Motors president once famously said that what was good for his company was good for America. Does Apple believe it is ready to take on the …

Move Over Tesla, Ford Is Here To Take Over The EV Market

Ford's dividend yield is extremely high compared to its competitors. However, the company has more than enough cash flow to sustain the high dividend …

Stocks

Rumor: Chevrolet to Cancel the Volt by 2022

No Comments<p>The future of the Chevrolet Volt hybrid isn't looking too bright, even with GM's new emphasis on electric models<p>Once the pinnacle of GM’s …

Electric Vehicles

How Voters Made Seattle Less Democratic (and a Traffic Nightmare)

Americans were seduced into wanting cars, and now it's too late to go back. by Charles Mudede<br>In <i>Los Angeles Plays Itself</i>, film critic and historian …

Seattle

Why Shares of Ford Motor Company Fell 7% Today

What happened<p>Shares of <b>Ford Motor Company</b> (NYSE: F) closed down 7% on Wednesday, after the company announced preliminary 2017 earnings that fell short of Wall Street's expectations and gave pessimistic guidance for 2018.<p>So what<p>Ford executives told analysts at an investor conference in Detroit on …

Markets

GE's $31 billion pension nightmare

John Flannery, the man hired to fix General Electric, inherited a $31 billion ticking time bomb when he replaced longtime CEO Jeff Immelt last …

Jeff Immelt

5 things non-car people need to know about the car scene

With the North American International Auto Show about to open to the public in Detroit, diehard car enthusiasts are finding plenty to talk about.<p>There are, however, millions of people who aren't "gearheads." They may be positively blase about cars. They might know more about horses than horsepower …

Money

Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year.<p>Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a …

Uber

Pedestrian attacks self-driving car in the Mission

Nobody was hurt, except our civic dignity<p>Cruise AV, a self-driving car company owned by General Motors, reports that on January 2 an unidentified man in the Mission flung himself onto one of the company’s autonomous vehicles while it was conducting a road test.<p>According to a report filed with the …

San Francisco

The Biggest Loser: Ford Slides 7%

<b>Ford Motor</b> (F) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 on Wednesday, hurt by its guidance.<p>Ford slipped 92 cents, or 7%, to $12.18, while the S&P 500 …

Reality TV

Electric cars show a lack of charge in the US

Why aren't Americans buying electric cars? Tesla, probably the best known electric car maker, is American, as is General Motors, whose Chevrolet Bolt …

Electric Vehicles

Breakingviews: Ford Stock's Staying Power Makes No Sense

<i>By</i> <i>Breakingviews</i><p>Ford (NYSE:F) stock's staying power makes no sense. The Motown carmaker run by Jim Hackett is valued by the market at some eight times …

Business

PSA to offer electric option for all its cars by 2025

Peugeot owner PSA will offer all of its models with an electric option by 2025 and plans to install partial self-driving technology in most of its …

Electric Vehicles

BMW wants to charge drivers an annual fee for CarPlay

Up until now, Apple’s in-car platform CarPlay has been offered as a one-off payment if you want it in a BMW vehicle. That could soon change, however, according to a new report, suggesting that BMW is looking to switch to a subscription-based system.<p>BMW added CarPlay back in 2017 as a one-off $300 …

Transportation

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Diesel Engine Will Be Made in Flint, Michigan

GM expands its diesel lineup this fall<p>General Motors will produce the diesel engine for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at its Flint Engine Operations plant in Michigan, the automaker said today. The news comes about two years after the automaker announced an investment of $263 million to support a …

Trucks