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2014-05-06 20:20:33

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hilliard, a Texas lawyer and one of the nation's key players in the pursuit of claims against GM, filed a lawsuit today against General Motors after a GM Cobalt's ignition defect caused the vehicle to lose power and the resulting accident left a now 6-year-old little boy paralyzed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/DA03259 The accident occurred in April 2009 when Trenton Buzard was one year old. He was a passenger in...

2014-05-05 08:20:58

MCLEAN, Va., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenTech Automotive Corp (GTA), a Virginia-based wholly owned subsidiary of WM GreenTech Automotive Corp. (WMGTA), today announced the recent merger of VL Automotive, an innovative luxury sports car manufacturing company based in Detroit, Michigan. VL Automotive will merge with GTA Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of WMGTA, which also has a wholly owned subsidiary that produces electric vehicles. After the merger, WMGTA now has its global...

2014-05-01 23:16:49

When Brooke Melton’s parents walked into Attorney Lance Cooper’s office with questions about their late daughter’s car accident, little did anyone know at the time that their meeting would serve as the catalyst for a massive GM recall and contrition on the part of an automotive juggernaut. Marietta, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The recently-announced recall of 2.6 million vehicles by General Motors (GM) with regard to faulty ignition switches* in some models, has its roots in a meeting...

2014-04-30 16:22:50

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut are urging the Department of Transportation to issue a "Park It Now" order for 2.5 million General Motors vehicles recalled for defective ignitions.[1] The senators both serve on a Congressional committee charged with investigating GM and their handling of the ignition switch recall. In a letter to Department of Transportation secretary Anthony Foxx,...

2014-04-30 16:21:25

Toyota Recall More Memorable Than General Motors Recall According to KBB.com Consumers IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite General Motors' recent recalls, KBB.com survey data found consideration among the majority of shoppers remains unaffected, reports Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. The survey data also revealed only 5 percent of new-vehicle...

2014-04-30 08:20:38

GM, GM Foundation, Cadillac, Chevrolet, other Sponsors/Guests Support Cancer Care DETROIT, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 32nd Annual Dinner chaired by Pernilla Ammann, chief operating officer of Mother New York; and Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, raised more than $2.7 million, making this year's event the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos' history. Host sponsor for the elegant gala was Cadillac....

2014-04-29 12:22:36

DUBLIN, Ireland, December 30, 1899 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4r9cwh/south_american) has announced the addition of the "South American Automotive Production Outlook to 2018 by Vehicle Type, Fuel Type and Key Country Level Markets" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4r9cwh/south_american ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The...

2014-04-25 20:20:20

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GM CEO Mary Barra has announced that the company expects recommendations in early June from victim compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg regarding the recent recall of 2.5 million vehicles with defective ignitions.(1) This could pave the way for a concrete plan for compensating victims who were seriously injured or killed in crashes involving the defective vehicles, which have been linked to at least 31 accidents and 303 deaths.(2)...

2014-04-25 00:20:19

16 Teams Rev Up for Collegiate Automotive Engineering Competition WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. today announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3 competition, introducing the 16 participating universities and revealing the Chevrolet Camaro as the vehicle selected as the platform for the competition. "EcoCAR is an opportunity for the next generation of automotive engineers to help design and build innovative advanced vehicles...

2014-04-22 23:03:51

Employees from GM’s Bowling Green Assembly, WKU Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability staff, and students from Warren Central High School will wade into Trammel Creek today, April 22, 2014, as the automaker celebrates the 25th anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). The program, which is run by the national non-profit Earth Force, engages multiple partners throughout a community to empower young...


Latest General Motors Reference Libraries

Holden
2014-06-18 08:33:12

Holden is the shortened name for GM Holden LTD located in Australia. It is an automaker that began in 1856 as a manufacturer of saddles and entered into automobile manufacturing in 1908. In 1931 the company became a subsidiary of GM and was named GM Holden LTD. In 1998 the name was changed to Holden LTD and adopted the name Holden in 2005. On December 11, 2013, Holden announced they will cease production at the end of 2017. Holden produces GM vehicles in Australia along with other brand...

General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie, Fang and UZDaewoo. GM does business with 157 different countries and employees...

1919 GMC Truck Ad
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

Hummer-H3
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management. Rather than being liquidated as part of the GM bankruptcy in 2009, it was retained by GM. An...

Geo Tracker
2014-04-13 08:16:40

Geo was a brand of small cars produced by General Motors as a subdivision of Chevrolet from 1989 to 1997. The company was formed by GM to compete in the small import market of the mid 1980s. After the 1997 model year the remaining Geo models were given the Chevrolet name. Fading sales during the 1990s resulted in the last vehicle of the former Geo line, the Tracker, to be discontinued in 2004. Geo models were manufactured by GM but in partnership with three Japanese automakers. The Prizm...

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