Los Angeles, CA – Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show.

How critical is California to General Motors? I was surprised how frank Reuss was with his answer. Let’s face it, when the word neglected comes out of an automotive executives mouth you know they’re being honest.

Most people are concerned about the fiscal cliff. If you’re an automobile manufacturer, coming to California, you have to be concerned about the carbon cliff. What is General Motors doing to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements?

General Motors is bringing out a new tire for fuel efficiency that will initially appear on the Spark and the Volt. What about Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)?