GM CEO Wants Opel Cascada, Adam Models Added to Buick Lineup

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GM CEO Wants Opel Cascada, Adam Models Added to Buick Lineup
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At an investor’s conference at General Motors‘ Detroit proving grounds this month, CEO Dan Akerson expressed his desire to add the Opel Adam and Cascada to the Buick model lineup. Continue Reading...

GM CEO Dan Akerson Auctioning Personal 1958 Corvette

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Dan Akerson will be auctioning off his classic 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with all its proceeds benefiting the Habitat for Humanity Detroit. Continue Reading...

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën Sign Partnership

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën Sign Partnership
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General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën inked a deal yesterday that will see the companies partnering to further their interests in Europe. “This partnership brings tremendous opportunity for our two companies,” said Dan Akerson, GM chairman and CEO. “The alliance synergies, in addition to our independent plans, position GM for long-term sustainable profitability in Europe.” The… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Fire Solution Expected Soon, Coolant Leak May Be The Culprit

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Chevrolet Volt Fire Solution Expected Soon, Coolant Leak May Be The Culprit
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General Motors is moving closer to a solution for the fires that occurred in Volts after crash testing earlier this year. Fox News reported yesterday that, according to an unnamed source, fires sparking inside Chevrolet‘s lauded green car might be caused by coolant crystallizing on the car’s battery after a crash, leading to a short… Continue Reading...

General Motors Regional Divisions Now Profitable, Opel Included

General Motors Regional Divisions Now Profitable, Opel Included
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While General Motors seemed desperate to sell Opel back in 2009, GM CEO Dan Akerson now says that the terms of the sale were a “bad deal” and that Opel, along with GM’s other global divisions, are now profitable. Nick Reilly, GM’s European president, said that GM Europe will be profitable – albeit not by… Continue Reading...

Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors Buys 10,000 GM Shares

Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors Buys 10,000 GM Shares
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Yesterday, the CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson purchased $250,500 in shares of the automaker, buying 10,000 shares at $25.05. As of yesterday, Akerson owns 103,600 shares in the company. This last week has seen the worst stock market decline since 2008, with the crash has wiping out more than $6.7 billion from the value of… Continue Reading...

GM Posts $2.5 Billion Second Quater Profit

GM Posts $2.5 Billion Second Quater Profit
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General Motors has announced a second quarter net income of $2.5 billion or $1.54 per fully diluted share. By comparison, GM’s Q2 2010 performance showed a net income of $1.3 billion or 85 cents per diluted share. Revenue has increased from $6.2 billion to 39.4 billion compared to the second quarter of 2010. Earnings before interest and… Continue Reading...

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Still Not Practical Says GM CEO Dan Akerson

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Still Not Practical Says GM CEO Dan Akerson
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GM’s CEO Dan Akerson believes that the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle won’t be feasible until at least 2020. Let’s hope GM calls the right prediction this time. “We’re looking at hydrogen fuel cells, which have no carbon emissions, zero,” said Akerson. “The car is still too expensive and probably won’t be practical until the 2020-plus… Continue Reading...

GM Confirms Commitment to Opel, No Plans to Sell Says CEO Akerson

GM Confirms Commitment to Opel, No Plans to Sell Says CEO Akerson
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Nevertheless, speculation, particularly in the German media continues, with reports that GM is ‘reviewing options’ for its European unit, with possibly Volkswagen AG and Bejing Automotive Industry Holding Co being named as potential buyers. Continue Reading...

GM Still Looking To Recoup Taxpayer Investment From Government

GM Still Looking To Recoup Taxpayer Investment From Government
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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson is looking forward to the day when he can relax on his yacht, sipping Mai Tais on the deck…and knowing full well that the federal government has finally sold its stake in GM, and has completely divulged itself from the company as it did with Chrysler. But it’s still a… Continue Reading...

GM CEO Dan Akerson Takes A Cheap Shot At Ford’s Lincoln Brand

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GM CEO Dan Akerson Takes A Cheap Shot At Ford’s Lincoln Brand
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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson discussed the future product line of his company in an interview and bashed the Lincoln brand while at it . Akerson began the interview explaining that next year, GM will unveil a powerful bifuel engine for commercial trucks that will run on compressed natural gas or gasoline. He then spoke of… Continue Reading...

General Motors To Spend $2 Billion On Factory Upgrades

General Motors To Spend $2 Billion On Factory Upgrades
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General Motors will invest $2 billion across 17 plants, as the company retools existing plants to build new products and hire more workers. GM confirmed that their Toledo, Ohio plant would receive $250 million in improvements and create 250 new jobs. CEO Dan Akerson didn’t announced which plants would be infused with new capital, but the Detroit-Hamtramck… Continue Reading...

General Motors Plans To Cut Volt Costs Are “On Track”

General Motors Plans To Cut Volt Costs Are “On Track”
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A program initiated by General Motors CEO Dan Akerson meant to cut $10,000 from the cost of the Chevrolet Volt is well under way, according to a report by the Detroit News. “We have a cost reduction plan all the way through 2020 and Generation 3,” said Alan Taub, vice president for global research and… Continue Reading...

Cadillac Will Send XTS, ATS To Europe

Cadillac Will Send XTS, ATS To Europe
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British radio personality Tim Westwood may have bought a Cadillac Escalade, but the brand has had inconsequential sales throughout Europe for its entire life. Even GM’s poor attempt at a Euro-friendly Caddy, the ill-fated BLS sedan. The misfortunes of Cadillac hasn’t stopped GM CEO Dan Akerson, who was quoted by Autocar as saying “The only thing you… Continue Reading...

GM CEO Chris Liddell Steps Down, Replaced By Treasurer Dan Ammann

GM CEO Chris Liddell Steps Down, Replaced By Treasurer Dan Ammann
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After 14 months on the job and one IPO, General Motors CFO Chris Liddell is stepping down, and will be replaced by treasurer Dan Ammann. Liddell was viewed as a potential successor to CEO Dan Akerson, but said he wants to move on from his CFO position, after having previously holding the title at Microsoft… Continue Reading...

General Motors Cuts $10,000 From Volt, Plans For Higher Oil Prices

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General Motors Cuts $10,000 From Volt, Plans For Higher Oil Prices
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For all the dismissive attitudes surrounding GM CEO Dan Akerson, his latest machinations seem particularly astute, even if they don’t quite jibe with the tastes of “car guys”. For months, Akerson has been creating a contingency plan for when oil prices rise to $120 per barrel. Akerson is on record stating that “I don’t think… Continue Reading...

General Motors Targeting 150,000 EVs by 2015 Says CEO

General Motors Targeting 150,000 EVs by 2015 Says CEO
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General Motors is working on a plan to more than triple sales of electric cars in the near future says company CEO Dan Akerson. According to a report by Automotive News, Akerson wants to reach this goal by the middle of the decade. Arguably, tripling sales of GM’s current EVs (ie. the Chevy Volt) wouldn’t… Continue Reading...

Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid in the Works; Plus More Voltec Models from Chevy

Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid in the Works; Plus More Voltec Models from Chevy
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With General Motors recently announcing plans to increase production of the Volt, it now appears poised to bring that revolutionary technology to even more consumers through varied packages. Recently GM applied for trademarks on the Amp and Strobe – with the Amp rumored to be a production version of the Volt MPV5 concept, itself based… Continue Reading...

GM Announces 1,000 New Jobs In Michigan For EV Research

GM Announces 1,000 New Jobs In Michigan For EV Research
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General Motors has announced that it’s hiring 1,000 people over the next couple years to help improve electric vehicle related infastructure, as well as charging, motor and battery technology. While the jobs aren’t as glamorous as developing the next generation of electric vehicles, there’s no question that without any of the above, EVs will forever… Continue Reading...

GM IPO Begins First Day Of Trading

GM IPO Begins First Day Of Trading
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General Motors long awaited IPO began trading on Thursday, and was up approximately $2 as of 12 noon, Thursday. Listed at $33 a share, the stock price quickly climbed to $35 a share, as GM’s CEO Dan Akerson rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. IPO’s are often volatile, with new startup… Continue Reading...