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GM Exploring Options for Additional Battery-Electric Vehicles

Chevrolet Bolt EV lands another big award – but GM needs to move even faster to retain its lead.

by on Feb.10, 2017

GM President Dan Ammann says the company will produce more electric vehicles in the near future, but was short on specifics.

Fresh off another victory for the new Chevrolet Bolt EV – which was named the car of the year by syndicated TV show Motor Week – General Motors is exploring options for adding still more battery-electric models to its line-up.

While company officials are vague about both the details, numerous sources say that GM wants to maintain the lead it established by introducing the Bolt, the world’s first long-range, mainstream-priced battery-car. The electric crossover has garnered a series of awards since its launch late last year, including North American Car of the Year.

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“We will obviously need a much broader portfolio,” said General Motors President Dan Ammann, talking to TheDetroitBureau.com after a keynote speech at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. “We see opportunities as electric vehicles take hold.” (more…)

GM’s Amman Says Maven is Moving Along

GM President tells Econ Club that car business is strong.

by on Feb.09, 2017

General Motors President Dan Ammann keynotes the Economic Club of Chicago's meeting during the recent Chicago Auto Show.

Maven the internal start-up company that General Motors created last year to help it navigate the changes that are re-shaping the automobile industry is already showing substantial promise in its first year of operation, GM President Dan Ammann told the Economic Club of Chicago.

Ammann noted that Chicago was one of the first cities where Maven, GM’s new personal mobility brand, was launched and it has already connected to hundreds of customers in the Chicago, which is one of GM’s key market in the U.S.

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Each month Maven is growing by double-digits in Chicago, where it has more than 1,400 subscribers for its car-sharing fleet. In addition, Maven has lined up 1,700 Lyft drivers for its Express service, which allows Lyft drivers to lease a new vehicle from GM to use as they pick up and drop off customers using its ride-sharing business. (more…)

GM Poised to Enjoy Long-Term Success, Says Ammann

Changes in structure should help GM weather storms.

by on Jan.13, 2016

GM President Dan Ammann told a crowd at the Automotive News World Congress that the maker was poised to be profitable during a downturn.

For two of the world’s largest global automakers, Toyota and General Motors, it’s pretty much steady as it goes as the industry heads in an era of transition and change.

Dan Ammann, GM president, told the Automotive News World Congress that the car business is perhaps the single most challenging and complex business in the world.

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“It’s a really interesting time in the industry,” said Ammann, who joined General Motors in 2010 after a career as a Wall Street banker. “We’re obviously we see more change in this business.” (more…)