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Why are EVs still so expensive? It's all about the battery.

Sep 9, 2022
GM is launching an electric version of its Chevy Equinox SUV with a price tag that starts around $30,000. It's hoping to reach a broader market.
The batteries that power EVs — while cheaper than they used to be — remain stubbornly expensive compared to internal combustion engines.
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Stock buybacks: the pros and cons for companies and investors

Aug 19, 2022
GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock. Why do critics love to hate this corporate maneuver?
General Motors says it will buy back $5 billion worth of its own stock, but critics say the company could use the money to pay workers more or advance green initiatives.
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Who will buy Cadillac's $300,000 EV?

Jun 27, 2022
The limited-edition, electric Celestiq is expected to carry a very, very high-end price tag. It might help Cadillac refresh its image.
Cadillac could become a rival to Telsa in the high-end electric vehicle market.
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What will the Chevy Bolt recall mean for the electric car market?

Aug 23, 2021
People will often accept risks posed by things they know — like gas-powered cars — but not things that are new to them.
A Chevy Bolt electric vehicle on display at a 2016 auto show. General Motors is recalling the car after at least 10 documented battery fires.
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Extended downtime for GM plants doesn't mean workers are losing their jobs

Feb 10, 2021
The company says there's a semiconductor shortage, and it will reassess the situation in mid-March
Vehicles go through the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant on Feb. 21, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan.
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More electric vehicles promised, but are fleet owners ready?

Jan 29, 2021
There isn’t a lot of experience or trust on which to base calculations about durability and cost savings for electric vehicles.
Consumers may need more concrete data on the benefits of electric vehicles before they commit.
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GM accelerates plans for zero-emissions vehicles

Jan 29, 2021
The move by the auto giant signals a shift as companies look to meet worldwide climate change goals.
GM plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040. Pictured: GM CEO and Chairman Mary Barra speaks at a gathering on GM's electric vehicle technologies on March 4, 2020 in Warren, Michigan.
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GM makes U-turn in Trump's fight over California emissions

GM had previously sided with the Trump administration in a legal fight over California setting its own emissions standards.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks to the news media before the automobiile maker's annual meeting of shareholders at GM world headquarters June 12, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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How do striking autoworkers feel about the tentative GM agreement?

Oct 17, 2019
There are some concessions the union had been pushing for, but the closure of the Lordstown, Ohio, plant remains a sticking point.
A United Auto Workers member carries a copy of the contract settlement agreement outside of a UAW GM Council meeting in Detroit on Thursday.
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