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  • GM CEO: Won't change production plans despite Trump tweet

    01/08/2017 6:11:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 9:00 PM EST
    General Motors has no plans to change where it produces small cars because of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, the company’s top executive said Sunday night. CEO Mary Barra said the auto business has long lead times for where it produces vehicles, with decisions are made two to four years ahead. Last week Trump threatened on Twitter to slap a border tax on GM for importing the compact Chevrolet Cruze to the U.S. from Mexico. …
  • (VANITY) Help with Monte Carlo seat!

    12/16/2016 10:44:49 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    me | 12/16/16 | me
    I want to replace the broken driver's seat in our Monte Carlo. Need help - mostly just info.
  • This Car Matters: First Chevrolet Camaro Built

    08/18/2016 10:18:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/ 17/16 | This Car Matters Films
    The HVA takes a look at the story of the first Chevrolet Camaro built visiting with its stewards and marque historians. The first Camaro built is being recognized as No. 15 on the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register program in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) to be archived in Library of Congress.
  • Chevrolet banned in Iran

    05/07/2016 5:42:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Left Lane News ^ | Saturday, May 7th, 2016 @ 8:00 am | Ronan Glon
    The Iranian government has suddenly banned imports of all Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs in a bid to give local automakers a much-needed boost. “Even the Americans are not interested in buying such cars because of their weight and high fuel consumption. Why should we import the cars from a bankrupt American factory? This is very odd,” said 76-year old Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader. […] The news comes only a year after Chevrolet was granted a license to sell cars in Iran following a 34-year hiatus. …
  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway (Barstow)

    07/02/2015 5:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AP on ^ | 7/2/15 | Associated Press
    BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A box van packed with fireworks exploded and burned to the ground on a Southern California freeway Thursday, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Chevrolet van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, briefly closing southbound lanes for nearly an hour and backing up traffic several miles into Nevada, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara. No one was injured.
  • Corvette's 60th Birthday June 30th

    06/28/2015 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | Diego Rosenberg
    You may want to set your smartphone's alarm for June 30, 2013 to commemorate the anniversary of the first Corvette to roll off the line in Flint, Michigan. That's quite a late introduction for a vehicle (and it explains why only 300 were built until the 1954 model year, when production moved to St. Louis) but it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Chevrolet and American. [sic]
  • Secrets of the Chevrolet Chevelle

    05/04/2015 1:05:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 59 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 03, 2015 | Hagerty
    The Chevelle is one of America’s favorite classic muscle cars. If you turn on your favorite televised classic car auctions at random, chances are that there will be a Chevelle crossing the block. With so much attention, the Chevelle is pretty much an open book, yet here are some lesser-known facts:
  • Chevrolet Impala for 1972, 'See the U.S.A.' Commercial

    10/03/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 16 replies
    Chevrolet Impala for 1972, 'See the U.S.A.' Commercial
  • Why this off-road, Russia-only Chevy concept should come to America

    08/27/2014 11:17:15 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 32 replies
    The Chevrolet Niva, a mini-SUV produced as a joint venture between GM and Russian automaker AvtoVAZ, is a beige little ute based on a Lada. It's an incredibly boring car in current form, but the next generation Niva concept unveiled today ahead of the Moscow auto show is a strong enough idea to make us wonder why Chevy hasn't tried something like this over here. Even if you ditch the concept-y winch up front, knobbly tires, off-road snorkel and roof rack featuring enough lights to illuminate Norilsk, the new Niva still manages to look far more aggressive than the standard...
  • Manchester United unveils new uniform with giant Chevrolet logo

    07/08/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 7, 2014 | Evan Hilbert
    Manchester United, along with several English Premier League teams, unveiled its uniform for the 2014-15 season. It's your typical Man U look, with a Nike swoosh and crest on the front. There is something slightly different. Ah yes, a bit of white in the collar. That's it. Oh and a giant Chevrolet logo. That's also new.
  • Cobalts Were Seen as Lemons From Start, State Data Shows

    04/01/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NY times ^ | March 31, 2014 | Danielle Ivory and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    Long before the Chevrolet Cobalt became known for having a deadly ignition defect, it was already seen as a lemon. Owners complained about power steering failures, locks inexplicably opening and closing, doors jamming shut in the rain — even windows falling out. Long before the Chevrolet Cobalt became known for having a deadly ignition defect, it was already seen as a lemon. Owners complained about power steering failures, locks inexplicably opening and closing, doors jamming shut in the rain — even windows falling out.
  • 1967 Corvette with 2,996 miles to be offered at auction

    03/21/2014 10:39:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies ^ | 2-26-2014 | Jay Ramey
    People generally buy a Chevrolet Corvette planning to drive the wheels off it, but examples with absurdly low mileage have to come from somewhere. Cars suffer a small breakdown and are parked for years, owners suddenly pass away and their children don't know what to do with the cars, vehicles get donated to museums... the list of usual suspects for something like this is pretty limited. But the story of this unrestored and completely original 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the clock is a new one for us. Here's what we know: Don McNamara turned 30 in...
  • Obama-Motors Pace Car Bursts Into Flames at Daytona (Video)

    02/16/2014 2:52:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-16-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire in Daytona at Sprint Unlimited – 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup– Three cheers for Government Motors!

    02/10/2014 5:45:10 AM PST · by shortstop · 63 replies ^ | 02/10/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Apparently, all new Chevy ads must include at least one gay couple. And if that bothers you, you’re a homophobe bigot whose religion denied women the vote and backed slavery. And any number of Facebook Crusaders are lurking about waiting to tell you that. The new orthodoxy is on the march and if you don’t clap loud enough you will be handled like a North Korean uncle. The new test of social acceptance in America is how enthusiastically you embrace all things gay. First it was sitcoms, now it’s Chevys, and while anchors gravely wonder if coming out as gay...
  • Chevrolet Showcases Gay Families In Olympics Opening Ceremony Ad

    02/07/2014 2:40:03 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/8/2014 | Ben Popken
    Coming just a week after Coke made waves when it aired the first Super Bowl ad to showcase a set of same-sex parents, the car-maker's new campaign is called "The New Us" and portrays a series of wide-ranging families. "And while what it means to be a family hasn't changed," intones the Chevrolet narration over clips that include nuclear families, mixed race couples, adoptive parents, gay and lesbian parents, combinations of the above, and others, "what a family looks like, has. This is the new us." The games have been criticized for taking place in Russia, which has made "gay...
  • Two GM/Chrysler Bring Fresh Air in The US Auto Industry

    11/05/2013 12:30:05 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan
    TorqueNews ^ | 2013-11-05 | Patrick Rall
    Electoral trends show America's large cities growing more and more liberal, meaning urban conservatives are becoming more and more isolated. However, there are a handful of cities out there that buck the trend and still provide friendly habitat for city-dwelling conservatives. We scoured the country for large cities with populations over 200,000 that offer a combination of conservative values, a high quality of life, and plenty of big city activities to enjoy. We looked into recent voting trends, tax rates, business-friendly grades, locals who identify as "highly religious," gun-friendly laws, conservative local politicians, and more. Then we combined them with quality...
  • Poll: Texans Reluctant to Buy GM Trucks Because of Bailout

    10/09/2013 4:07:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bill McMorris
    More than half of Texans said that the nearly $50 billion taxpayer bailout of General Motors may deter them from buying from the company, according to a survey released Tuesday. The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), a nonprofit ethics watchdog, surveyed more than 500 Texas residents and found that 40 percent said the bailout would “absolutely” affect their decision about buying one of GM’s new pick-up trucks. More than 22 percent said it would “likely” or “very likely” affect their decision, while just 24 percent answered “not too likely.” About 150 of those surveyed said that they were in...
  • "My Dad's car" (Man's 1966 Chevy Impala SS 396 returned 30 years after selling it)

    08/30/2013 9:45:21 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 44 replies
    I doubt they'll tell stories like this about Priuses.
  • Vintage Chevy auction to deal in low-mileage gems

    08/21/2013 8:21:35 PM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/21/13 | AP via FOX
    Seventeen years have passed since Ray Lambrecht closed his Chevrolet dealership, a small-town operation in northeast Nebraska with a big and valuable secret. For decades, the owner of the Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. in Pierce held on to new cars and trucks that didn't sell right away. He stashed them in warehouses, at his farm and in other spots around the town he worked in for 50 years. Now, his automotive nest egg — about 500 vintage cars and trucks — will go on the auction block. Next month, visitors from at least a dozen countries and throughout the U.S. will...
  • Fascinating 1936 Footage of Car Assembly Line

    08/06/2013 12:26:15 AM PDT · by Windflier · 38 replies ^ | unknown | Unattributed
    An amazing video of American industrial prowess, prior to WWII.
  • GM says diesel Chevrolet Cruze gets 46 mpg

    04/18/2013 2:25:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2013 12:13 AM EDT
    General Motors Co. says the new diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze gets 46 miles per gallon on the highway, making it more efficient than some hybrids. … It starts at $25,695. That’s $7,755 more than the base price on a gas-powered Cruze. …
  • Sarah Palin Attacks American Car Companies, Calls Them 'Losers' (She speaks truth, they deny)

    04/07/2013 7:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | April 7, 2013 | Michael Allen,
    Former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who often attacks Democrats for hurting small businesses, slammed American automakers Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive for being "losers" on her Facebook page. Palin attacked Fisker Automotive for laying off 75 percent of its employees last Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times. Palin also accused the Obama administration for supposedly attempting "to pick 'winners and losers' in the free market," but did not mention that for decades the federal government has made loans to businesses. She showed additional contempt for hybrid electric cars by slamming General Motors' Volt, which tripled its sales in 2012,...
  • Detroit VIDEO: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

    03/20/2013 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies ^ | 03-20-13 | By Nat Shirley
    After years of anticipation and speculation, Chevrolet has finally unveiled the all-new, seventh-generation (C7) Corvette. The latest iteration of America’s sports car will launch with more power, an upscale interior and a historic nameplate – the Corvette Stingray. Outside, the new model continues to use the long hood, short rear deck proportions that have characterized Corvettes for decades, but the overall look is crisper and more angular than before. Notable touches include a tapered greenhouse, new rear-quarter windows and closely-grouped, center-mounted quad exhaust pipes. Unlike the first model year of the original Stingray (and the recent Stingray Concept), the C7...
  • The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor

    02/27/2013 3:04:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor 
  • Governments pushing overpriced electric cars today, hoping to take credit later

    01/23/2013 8:03:03 PM PST · by smith001 · 7 replies ^ | Jan 23, 2013 |
    "The question, then, is why are so many companies -- especially GM -- scrambling to release these grossly overpriced plug-in electric compact cars? Trying to shoehorn expensive electric vehicle technology into entry-level economy cars makes absolutely no sense, unless you think about it from the perspective of governments, who have inserted themselves into the EV equation by subsidizing the purchase every electric car to the tune of $7,500 to $10,000. ... Currently, the only reasonable value proposition in the EV segment can be found at the top of the price spectrum, which is no doubt where electric car development would...
  • Chevie Spends our Money

    07/20/2012 8:22:31 AM PDT · by JayAr36 · 6 replies
    7?20/2012 | Jayar36
    This is how GMC is operating now.
  • Chevy offers money-back guarantee on new vehicles

    07/10/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    DETROIT (AP) — Chevrolet is trying to pull more customers into its dealerships by offering a money-back guarantee on new cars and trucks. The General Motors brand said Tuesday that buyers can get refunds if they return their 2012 or 2013 vehicles for any reason. The guarantee lasts for up to 60 days from the date of purchase. Chevy Marketing Chief Chris Perry says research shows that customers like it when companies show confidence in their cars and trucks. Customers pay a set price equal to the discount GM offers to parts supply companies, including incentives. If they aren't satisfied with the vehicle,...
  • $36 A MONTH new car lease from GM??

    06/07/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 17 replies
    Some TVStation ^ | 6/7/12 | Mr. K
    OK am I losing my mind or did I just see a TV commercial for a NEW car lease for $36 dollars A MONTH for a new Chevy? They can not possibly be making any money on a $36 a month lease... Is Obama trying to undercut the other dealers and drive them out of business?
  • Chevrolet Volt 'Comes Out' For Detroit's LGBT Pride Weekend

    06/05/2012 1:07:55 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Richard Read
    On June 28, 1969, gays, lesbians, and their transgendered friends took to the streets of New York, protesting the harassment they'd experienced at the hands of the city's police force. The violence -- now known as the Stonewall Riots -- lasted for several days and altered the way that Americans viewed their LGBT neighbors. Forty-three years down the road, things have changed dramatically. We have an array of LGBT characters on TV and in movies. We have a president who's come out in favor of marriage equality. And with only a couple of exceptions, most of America's major corporations --...
  • Volt Production ‘Temporarily Halted,’ Hundreds of Workers Laid Off

    03/03/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-02-12 | Becket Adams
    General Motors told 1,300 employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory that they were being “temporarily laid off” for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee. “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” he told The Hill in a phone interview.
  • GM temporarily halts production of Volt

    03/03/2012 8:15:02 AM PST · by null and void · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/12 03:39 PM ET | Keith Laing
    General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday.  GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees. A GM spokesman told The Hill on Friday that production of the Volt would resume April 23. "We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand," GM spokesman Chris Lee said in a telephone interview. Lee noted that sales of the Volt were higher in...
  • Chevy Volt joins state electric vehicle rebate program

    02/07/2012 4:39:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies ^ | February 7, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Chevrolet Volt purchasers are now eligible for the state’s $2,500 electric vehicle (EV) rebate. The rebate requires that consumers qualify for and participate in The EV Project, a national study on EV use and charging infrastructure deployment. The EV Project will provide participants with a free Blink® 240V networked charge station and a credit of up to $1,200 towards its installation. To be eligible, Tennessee residents must sign an EV Project participant agreement, purchase the Volt, take delivery of the car, and have SPX Corporation install...
  • GM is again the world's largest automaker (Chevrolet sales rise two years after bankruptcy)

    01/20/2012 8:00:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/20/2012 | Jerry Hirsch
    Less than two years after emerging from bankruptcy,General Motors Co.has regained the title of the world's largest automaker. GM's worldwide sales rose 7.6% to 9 million vehicles in 2011. The Detroit manufacturer last held the top spot in 2007 before it was surpassed byToyota Motor Corp.the next year. Chevrolet, GM's flagship brand, set a record by selling nearly 4.8 million vehicles. That was more than what many entire auto companies posted in sales last year, including Nissan and Honda. "It is an accomplishment that GM has been able to reverse the tide in the U.S. and Asia, and they are...
  • U.S. Ties Iran to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy (DC bomb plot)

    10/11/2011 2:15:50 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/2011 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities said Tuesday they had charged two men in an Iranian-directed plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. The alleged assassination plot would represent an escalation in the confrontation between mostly Shiite Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia, two longtime Middle East rivals. The charges are also a rare instance of Washington accusing Iranian groups of fomenting terrorism on U.S. soil. Elements of the Iranian government were ready to spend $1.5 million to hire what they believed was a drug-cartel hit squad from Mexico, said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecutors filed several criminal charges against...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...
  • GM in big trouble?

    06/18/2011 8:22:54 AM PDT · by SteveH · 59 replies
    SteveH | 6/18/2011 | SteveH
    Are GM sales in the tank?? Is GM in big trouble?? I walked by a GM dealership today. A few months ago I had been checking out a Chevy Volt, and the dealership seemed a bit odd, but basically OK in appearance. Now the dealership site is a mess. Evidently the lot went from being a new Chevy-GM dealership to a generic warranty pre-owned car lot. There still is one Chevy Volt there. There are many pre-owned GM cars there along with the usual sprinkling of non GM used cars that one would normally expect. What caught my eye is...
  • Why your next car may not have a spare wheel (/tire - don't get a flat on a Chevrolet Cruze Eco)

    06/14/2011 5:14:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/25/11
    Why your next car may not have a spare wheelAFP Relax – Wed, May 25, 2011 Chevrolet has chosen to remove the spare wheel from one of its US models, opting instead to include a puncture repair kit, just as Michelin announces a tire that can't puncture -- does this mean the end of the spare wheel? A long-held fixture in today's cars, spare wheels are little thought about but often essential, especially when a long distance from home. Statistics suggest European drivers suffer a puncture every 75,000 kilometers on European roads, although the number falls to every 3,000 km...
  • New LAPD Patrol Car To Sport Infrared Night Vision, License Plate Scanner

    05/26/2011 2:45:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBS) ^ | May 26, 2011 1:03 PM
    Billed as the “sum total of all the law enforcement community has learned about patrol cars to date”, the PPV boasts a 6.0L V-8 engine with 355 horsepower, 18-inch steel wheels, and a host of gadgets that puts any Hollywood squad car to shame. The Caprice, which replaces the long-used Ford Crown Victoria, is equipped with an infrared night vision camera, automated license plate scanner, and a touch-screen center console that replaces the older computers traditionally used by officers. In addition to horsepower and firepower, the cruiser is also outfitted with the latest in information technology, with ethernet, Wi-Fi and...
  • World's Only 'Brand-New', 100% Original 1950 Chevrolet Coupe!

    05/23/2011 9:55:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 23, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Legend has it that a Modesto, California couple purchased the car in 1950, only for the wife to be widowed shortly thereafter when her husband died trying to save a drowning woman. The distraught lady placed the sleek Chevy in storage for 12 years, but later traded it for a new 1962 Rambler ($1650) from a nearby dealer: he recently sold the same car for $60,000. And surely worth it, the car dealer decided from the start to preserve it, so he barely took it out of the garage for 45 years... thus the all-original mint condition and an...
  • General Motors Scheduled To Investigate Chevrolet Volt's Role in Fire At Barkhamsted Home

    04/18/2011 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 38 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 18,2011 | JANICE PODSADA
    A fire apparently reignited inside the battery of a new Chevrolet Volt car early Monday, less than five days after the Volt, an electric hybrid, was involved in a blaze that destroyed a Barkhamsted garage where it had been plugged in for recharging. Local authorities have been investigating whether Thursday's blaze was sparked by the Volt, but had not yet determined a cause when the fire rekindled. "The rekindle this morning really adds to the mystery," Barkhamsted Fire Marshal Bill Baldwin said today. Representatives from General Motors, the vehicle's manufacturer plan, are scheduled to arrive in Barkhamsted this evening to...
  • Chevy Recalls Cruze After A Steering Wheel Falls Off (GOVT MOTORS cars already falling apart!)

    04/11/2011 11:18:31 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jonathan Welsh
    Imagine turning your car’s steering wheel, or giving it a gentle tug, and having it break away from the steering column. Now you’re speeding along holding the suddenly useless wheel. It sounds like a vision from a cartoon, or every driver’s nightmare. And it happened to at least one driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car last month, and General Motors Corp. is recalling 2,100 of the cars as a result. While the recall affects a relatively small number of vehicles, it is an unpleasant development for Chevrolet, which has been riding high on the success of its new...
  • Tea Party group sponsors NASCAR ‘We the People’ truck through 2012

    03/29/2011 8:53:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11 | Steven Nelson -- The Daily Caller
    Tea Party supporters can now root for their cause on the racetrack. has announced that a NASCAR vehicle will be sponsored by the organization. Chris Lafferty’s #89 truck will be known as “We the People’s” through the 2012 election. Bill Wallace, the coach and general manager of Lafferty Motorsports LLC, wrote in a letter posted on that the sponsorship will be funded with donations. Part of the donations made to TeaPartyRacing will go to Lafferty’s team, part to, an affiliate of, states that, “as a dynamic and patriotic race team,, attracts fans from all...
  • Government Motors: Chevy to spend $40 million on carbon offsets next three years

    02/23/2011 3:24:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    General Motors has yet to return most of the TARP funds sunk into its operations by George Bush and Barack Obama. They claimed to have paid back the loans given the automaker, but as Chuck Grassley angrily pointed out at the time, they paid back the loans using other TARP funding for the cash. Taxpayers still have tens of billions of dollars stuck in GM stock, and whether Treasury ever gets to a break-even point is anyone’s guess.That hasn’t stopped Chevrolet from dumping $40 million in cash into carbon offsets over the next five years, however: David Antonioli, chief executive...
  • Volt Customer Advisory Board Member Runs Into Charger Issues

    10/24/2010 7:31:35 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 52 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | October 23, 2010 | Edward Niedermeyer
    When I embarked on the Volt press launch, I made a public promise to keep my impressions of the car itself separate from concerns about its overall viability. My review of the Volt is coming on Monday, but a new issue is already raising its head to confront GM’s extended-range electric car. The Volt’s home charger costs $490 on top of the Volt’s $41,000 (pre-tax credit) price, and costs another $1,500 to install. But, according to BNet’s Jim Motavelli, money isn’t the only obstacle to obtaining the home charger that’s necessary to tap the Volt’s 40 miles of electric range....
  • Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 (MUSCLE CARS ARE BACK - BAY-BEE!)

    08/06/2010 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac Sales Up 25 Percent in July 2010 DETROIT - August 3, 2010: July sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 25 percent to 199,432 units. Buick and Cadillac brands each sold more than twice as many vehicles in July, compared with the same month a year ago. July marks the 10th straight month in which total and retail sales for GM's brands increased year-over-year, demonstrating the continued strengthening of each brand in the marketplace as GM continues to rebuild momentum a year after its launch as a new company. "When we say we want to...
  • G.M.’s Electric Lemon

    07/30/2010 10:03:44 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies · 7+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2010 | EDWARD NIEDERMEYER
    GENERAL MOTORS introduced America to the Chevrolet Volt at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show as a low-slung concept car that would someday be the future of motorized transportation.
  • GM retracts 'Don't say 'Chevy''

    06/10/2010 5:12:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies · 1,147+ views
    upi ^ | June 10, 2010
    DETROIT, - U.S. automaker General Motors put an in-house directive in reverse Thursday, backing away from a memo that asked employees to stop saying "Chevy." The original memo signed by Alan Batey, vice president for Chevrolet sales and service, and Jim Campbell, GM vice president for marketing told employees at the corporation's Detroit headquarters "consistency" is important for the Chevrolet brand -- and it would be helpful in that regard to stop referring to Chevrolets at Chevys, The New York Times reported. The memo said, "In global markets, we are establishing a significant presence for Chevrolet , and need to...
  • Chevrolet Volt Vs. Camaro

    09/27/2009 11:40:53 PM PDT · by brycemax · 11 replies · 967+ views
    Chevrolet has two new cars vying for your hard-earned dollars: the Volt and Camaro. Which one is the better buy? NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread.
  • Will Electric Cars Crash The Grid?

    08/14/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 151 replies · 3,057+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2009 | IBD staff
    Conservation: The Chevy Volt is said to be able to get 230 miles per gallon. That's if it's continually plugged into a fragile and overburdened power grid. Where will you be when the lights go out? Since most U.S. electricity generation is not carbon-free, the Congressional Research Service agrees. The "widespread adoption of plug-in hybrid vehicles through 2030 may have only a small effect on, and might actually increase, carbon emissions," it observes. "If you are using coal-fired power plants and half the country's electricity comes from coal powered plants, are you just trading one greenhouse gas emitter for another?"...
  • Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House

    08/04/2009 2:45:55 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | 8/1/09 | Jim Utter
    Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House By Jim Utter - Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 More NASCAR news LONG POND, Pa. - Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is finally going to get his White House visit for winning the 2009 title but he’s going to have company. The White House press secretary’s office announced late Friday that President Barack Obama will host a gathering Monday afternoon on the South Portico of the White House with Johnson, all the members of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field as well as some former series champions, including Dale...