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GM CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, GM, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump's tweets and Mexico trade issues. President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy Forum, a 16-member economic and job creation advisory board. Barra said that GM will keep its small car production in [...]

My favorite videos of GM’s Ed Welburn

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

2008 - Ed Welburn talking about the just released Chevy Volt It had to happen at some point after all Ed Welburn had been with General Motors for forty-four years. He has been preparing us for this moment for a couple of years; talking more and more about the "team" [...]

Is auto leasing the new car sharing?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Car companies talk about car-sharing as a new experience, but consumers have already started the process, just in the form of automobile leasing. Leasing vehicles have been on the rise, and Experian analyst group says that there is a strong resurgence in leasing, versus owning. Anecdotally, some of this has to do with people not [...]

Mark Reuss, the Genesis of General Motors

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, GM|Tags: , , , |

Mark Reuss, GM Exec VP Product, the Genesis of General Motors. Genesis and General Motors? Isn't Genesis a Hyundai? General Motors is over 100 years old, how could there be a Genesis of General Motors. Mark Reuss explains the Genesis of General Motors, and does it by using his hip surgery, and a [...]

General Motors, Marry Barra, Ed Welburn, at the Buick Avista concept car unveil

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

General Motors Chairman of the Board and CEO, Marry Barra, talked about the Buick Avista 2+2 coupe concept car that was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS2016) in Detroit, Michigan. Buick says the vision of the Avista is a contemporary grand tourer, with a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6 driving the rear [...]

Ed Welburn, chief designer talking about General Motors global design

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Categories: #generalmotors, Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car designers, Video|Tags: , , , , |

We caught up with Ed Welburn, GM Global designer, and talked to him about Buicks and design. General Motors is racking up the awards for some of the new cars it is producing. Ed talks about his favorite design. What are the traits of a Buick? How much of the LaCrosse is from [...]

Can the new GM be sued for the recalls? Will sanctions against Russia hurt car companies?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:26+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), GM, Health & Fitness, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , |

How long has General Motors known there was an issue with the ignition switch? Was there a cover up May 15, 2009, when, according to the New York Times, "data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a potentially fatal defect existed in hundreds of thousands of cars." Is General Motors shielded by the [...]

Ford, General Motors, who’s the Genius?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:58+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, Car accessories, Chrysler, Driving tips, Ford, GM, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about infotainment systems. Most people don't think about the operating system they use in a car. When people open their laptop, they know they are working on a MAC or Microsoft operating system. When they click on a browser [...]

Ed Welburn on corvette concepts at the GM heritage center

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:41+00:00 December 25th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Chevy, Classic cars, GM, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

We're at the General Motors heritage center celebrating Chevy's 100th anniversary. Ed Welburn has graciously taken a bit of time away to show me the largest number of corvette concepts that have ever been assembled. It's a Corvette enthusiasts' Christmas. Enjoy

Bob Lutz says goodbye to General Motors

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:17+00:00 March 7th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Geneva Auto Show, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, GM, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , |

80th International Motor Show, March 2010 Geneva, Switzerland – Robert A. “Bob” Lutz is Vice Chairman at General Motors Company. For now. We were having lunch (Gruyere fondue) at the Chalet de Gruyeres in Gruyeres, Switzerland when Bob told us he was retiring. “They’re announcing it tomorrow, but it won’t be effective till [...]