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General Motors Company
Type Limited Liability Company
Founded Flint, Michigan (1908)
Founder(s) William C. Durant
Headquarters Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Edward Whitacre, Jr.
(Chairman and CEO)[1]
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Revenue US$ 148.979 billion (2008)[2]
Operating income - 21.284 billion (2008)[2]
Net income US$ −30.9 billion (2008)[2]
Total assets US$ 91.047 billion (2008)[2]
Total equity US$ −86.154 billion (2008)[2]
Owner(s) United States Department of the Treasury (61%)
United Auto Workers Union
Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (17.5%)
Government of Canada (7.9%)[3]
Government of Ontario (3.8%)[3]
Bond holders of Motors Liquidation Company (9.8%)
Employees 244,500 (2009)[4]
Divisions Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
GMC
Subsidiaries AC Delco
Adam Opel GmbH
Vauxhall Motors
GMAC (less than 10%[5])
General Motors Canada
General Motors do Brasil
General Motors India
Global Hybrid Cooperation
General Motors South Africa
SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Joint venture in China
Website GM.com
.General Motors Company, also known as GM, is a United States based automaker with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.^ General Motors Corporation ("General Motors") is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
  • GM Amicus Brief in Grutter vs. Bollinger 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.vpcomm.umich.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On July 10, 2009, following approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, certain assets and liabilities of Old GM were sold to General Motors Company (New GM).\4\ New GM maintains its headquarters in Detroit, MI, and employs 235,000 people throughout the world.
  • Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving General Motors Corporation, Located in Detroit, MI 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.dol.gov [Source type: News]

^ A lawsuit among Toyota dealers has shed new light on one of the Japanese automaker's less well-known business practices: its use of independent distributors to sell cars in the United States.
  • Toyota Motor Corporation: News & Videos about Toyota Motor Corporation - CNN.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.By sales, GM ranked as the largest U.S. automaker and the world's second largest for 2008.[6] GM had the third highest 2008 global revenues among automakers on the Fortune Global 500.^ The world's largest automaker.
  • General Motors Corp. - Company profile & brands 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.transnationale.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General Motors (GM)/Bears/BYD, the worlds largest automaker?
  • General Motors (GMGMQ) - Bears 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

^ June 12: Honda open to GM partnership : Japan's second-largest carmaker Honda Motor Co.
  • General Motors (The Deal Magazine) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.thedeal.com [Source type: News]

[6][7] .GM manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries, recently employed 244,500 people around the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.^ GM's strategy is to build cars and trucks in the location where it wants to sell them.
  • General Motors Corporation 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.novelguide.com [Source type: News]

^ The latest manufacturing plan reduces GM’s total number of assembly, powertrain and stamping facilities in the U.S. from 47 in 2008 to 34 by the end of 2010 and 33 by 2012.
  • General Motors Corporation | TheDetroitBureau.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.thedetroitbureau.com [Source type: News]

^ GMAC’s ability to obtain funding to provide both wholesale and retail financing in the United States and Canada, to support GM’s ability to sell vehicles in those markets; and .
  • SEC Info - General Motors Corp - 425 - General Motors Corp - On 4/2/09 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.secinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6]
.On June 1, 2009 General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings from which it emerged on July 10, 2009 in a reorganization in which a new entity acquired the most valuable assets.^ July 10, 2009 .
  • General Motors « DECISIVE MEDIA BLOGS 27 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.onwheelsinc.com [Source type: News]

^ News reports about General Motors .
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Walter Olson on July 10, 2009 .
  • General Motors 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC overlawyered.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.GM is temporarily majority owned by the United States Treasury and to a smaller extent the Canadian government,[3][8][9] with the US government investing a total of US$57.6 billion under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.^ What I want to know is how the government will act toward other car companies doing business in the US now that they (still don't feel like it's a collective "we") own the majority of GM? Won't there be a tremendous incentive to create barriers to open competition in this industry?
  • Rebuilding General Motors (GM) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: General]

^ Under the "experts" in the government, GM will stop making profitable SUVs and concentrate on hybrids or electric cars like the Volt, which are demonstrably NOT profitable.
  • Rebuilding General Motors (GM) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: General]

^ You met with government leaders yesterday, can you give a sense of how you feel about the options beyond the $25 billion initial loan program?
  • General Motors Corporation Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10]
While no GM shares are currently available to the public, the company plans an initial public stock offering (IPO) in 2010.[11]
.GM plans to focus its business on its four core US brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC.^ Diagnosis, repair, GM cars : problem diagnosis for major systems of 1970-83 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrol Radnor, Pa.
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE /Entire Cat 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC fish.lcc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Chevrolet has launched the all-new Camaro, providing 29 mpg on the highway using GM’s award-winning SIDI V6 engine, with final preparations being made for the launches of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Cadillac SRX crossover .
  • SEC Info - General Motors Corp - 425 - General Motors Corp - On 4/2/09 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.secinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Swedish Saab brand since a specialty car maker pulled out of a deal to buy it this week, a person briefed on GM's plans said Wednesday.
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

.In Europe, following a period of negotiation to sell a majority stake in its Opel and Vauxhall brands, GM decided to retain full ownership of these operations.^ GM looks for Opel help in Europe .
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Selling Opel key to rebuilding GM .
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ The truly global nature of GM’s restructuring plan is become more and more evident, as GM is considering cutting the workforce and selling some of its stake in its popular Opel European division.
  • General Motors scraps high-performance division 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: General]

[12]
.On February 23, 2010, GM sold Saab Automobile to Spyker Cars NV[13].^ GM: Saab decision likely by February .
  • General Motors Corporation - Blogrunner 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Swedish Saab brand since a specialty car maker pulled out of a deal to buy it this week, a person briefed on GM's plans said Wednesday.
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ GM purchases 50 percent of Saab Automobile AB of Sweden to develop, manufacture and market Saab passenger cars worldwide.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

.GM is winding down its Hummer, Pontiac, and Saturn brands, the latter two remaining under the old GM, now known as Motors Liquidation Company.^ GM's Opel unit, but now it is considering a bid for U.S. brand Saturn.
  • General Motors (The Deal Magazine) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.thedeal.com [Source type: News]

^ Following the asset sale, Old GM was renamed Motors Liquidation Company.
  • Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving General Motors Corporation, Located in Detroit, MI 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.dol.gov [Source type: News]

^ And why shut down Saturn and Pontiac and sell HUMMER and Saab?

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Company overview

General Motors GMT800 truck assembly line.
.In 2009, General Motors employs approximately 244,500 people around the world.^ What's bad for General Motors is good for the world .
  • US economy: General Motors shares plunge to 62-year low | Business | guardian.co.uk 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ On July 10, 2009, following approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, certain assets and liabilities of Old GM were sold to General Motors Company (New GM).\4\ New GM maintains its headquarters in Detroit, MI, and employs 235,000 people throughout the world.
  • Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving General Motors Corporation, Located in Detroit, MI 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.dol.gov [Source type: News]

^ People needed at one of the top multi-line General Motors Dealerships in the Lexington area.
  • General motors jobs - Quick Online Jobs Search 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC jobs.quickonlinetips.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Renaissance Center located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, is the global headquarters of General Motors.^ General Motors Corporation ("General Motors") is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
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^ More locations of General Motors Corp.
  • General Motors Corp. - Company profile & brands 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.transnationale.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GM announces that it will purchase the Renaissance Center in Detroit for its new global headquarters.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

.In 2008, GM sold 8.35 million cars and trucks globally.^ This past week, the U.S. Treasury made available the Warranty Support Program to GM and $361 million was funded to a special vehicle available to provide a backstop on the orderly payment of warranties for cars sold during this restructuring period.
  • General Motors bailout details - Lynn Sweet 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Tom H November 24th, 2008 at 2:36 pm Dad worked for GM for 42 years and he said that GM would self destruct 35 years ago.
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About General Motors – Neatorama 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.neatorama.com [Source type: General]

^ Six passenger car and truck assembly plants previously operated by Fisher Body and Chevrolet Motor Division are transferred to the management of GM Assembly Division.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

[14] .GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea and has collaborations with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation of China, AvtoVAZ of Russia, and most recently, UzAvtoSanoat of Uzbekistan.^ General Motors Corporation is now committed to building a new small car in the U.S. sooner rather than later, following the intervention of the United Auto Workers and the U.S. Treasury, which persuaded , if that’s the right word, GM to build the car in the U.S. rather than China or South Korea.
  • General Motors Corporation | TheDetroitBureau.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.thedetroitbureau.com [Source type: News]

^ They complain vigorously when major industries demonstrate their only mission is to profit from and not give back to the community, but ignore the corporations that have taken on decades of social leadership.
  • General Motors « DECISIVE MEDIA BLOGS 27 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.onwheelsinc.com [Source type: News]

^ Most recently GM matched 100% of contributions up to 4% of eligible monthly base salary.
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.GM has had collaborations with various automakers including Fiat (see GM/Fiat Premium platform) and Ford Motor Company.^ CEI is funded by companies including ExxonMobil, Ford, and General Motors.
  • Responsible Shopper Profile: General Motors 27 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.greenamericatoday.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1903, along with Henry Ford and others, organized the Ford Motor Company ; Detroit police commissioner, 1916; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916 ; mayor of Detroit, Mich.
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^ Consumers’ confidence in the Company’s viability as a continuing entity and GM’s ability to continue to attract customers, particularly for the Company’s new products including cars and crossover vehicles; .
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.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] GM retains various stakes in different automakers.^ GM retains 50% stake until 1992.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

^ The Democratic leadership, nonetheless, continued to press the White House for action, though now the emerging plan was expected to involve a federal ownership stake in the automakers.
  • General Motors | Crocodyl 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: News]

^ Wale began his GM career with Holden, the automaker's Australian unit, in 1975, working in various roles within the company's finance department.
  • chevrolet and general motors corp. Resources | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.General Motors' best success internationally has unquestionbly been its performance in China, GM sales rose 66.9% in 2009, selling 1,830,000 vehicles and accounting for 13.4% of the market.^ Tags: china , buick , general motors .

^ General Motors made its first mass-produced electric car battery Thursday as it gears up to sell the new Chevrolet Volt to the general public later ...
  • General Motors Corporation | Related Topics | National Post 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ GM passes Ford, 1918-1938 : designing the General Motors performance-control system / Arthur J. Kuhn Kuhn, Arthur J. University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1986.
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[15]
.GM received loans from European governments in 2009, and has reduced its ownership stake in European operations as part of its reorganization."^ So, the government taking an ownership stake in GM is a bad idea.
  • Rebuilding General Motors (GM) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: General]

^ GM reduces stake in China .
  • Special Report: News reports about General Motors 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.detnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Ownership stake in GM, bad idea.
  • Rebuilding General Motors (GM) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: General]

[16] .As of July 10, 2009, the new GM has over $40 B in cash, with the company's reorganized liability total of $48.8 B which includes $24.4 B to be paid to the Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA) trust, $9 B to the U.S. and Canadian governments, and $15 B in liabilities to suppliers and other bills.^ Current GM employees will be offered positions by the new company.
  • General Motors Corporation | TheDetroitBureau.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.thedetroitbureau.com [Source type: News]

^ GM July 10-Sept.
  • General Motors Corporation | TheDetroitBureau.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.thedetroitbureau.com [Source type: News]

^ July 10, 2009 .
  • General Motors « DECISIVE MEDIA BLOGS 27 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.onwheelsinc.com [Source type: News]

.GM is slated to pay $10 B to the VEBA trust in December 2009, with the remainder being paid in increments from 2012-19. GM isn't required to make contributions to its pension fund until 2013, but it may elect to if needed, since the company contribued $15.2 B to its pension fund in 2003. Stock market conditions cause the fund value to fluctuate.^ GM was making money until the recession.
  • General Motors pulls all Cadillac franchises out of Pioneer Valley | Breaking News - MassLive.com - 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.masslive.com [Source type: General]

^ To the extent permitted by law, New GM will allow pension plan participants to voluntarily authorize the withholding of required contributions under the New GM VEBA Plan from pension benefits, and, to the extent reasonably practical, crediting such amounts to the General Motors Company Separate Retiree Account of the VEBA Trust on a monthly basis (the Contribution Withholding).
  • Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving General Motors Corporation, Located in Detroit, MI 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.dol.gov [Source type: News]

^ To be sure, as the City urges, the four-year statute of limitations, embodied in 15 U.S.C. 15 b, requires the City to focus on market conditions since 1968, some ten years after Reycraft ceased his involvement in the Bus case.
  • General Motors Corporation, Defendant-Appellant, v. City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-Appellee. General Motors Corporation, Petitioner, v. Hon. Robert L. Carter, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Respondents. - U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Cir. - June 28, 1974, Federal Circuits, Docket 508 - vLex 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC vlex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In February 2009, GM's combined pension fund had about $85 B in assets, $56B in assets for hourly pensions and $29B in assets for salaried pensions.^ Canadian hourly and salaried pension plans .
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pension plan assets in Canada and the United Kingdom comprise over 85% of non-U.S. pension plan assets at December 31, 2008.
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These pension benefits granted to future and current retirees of Delphi will be funded by our hourly pension plan and were included in our October 1, 2007 remeasurement of our hourly pension plan.
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17] The domain name gm.com attracted at least 7 million visitors annually by 2008.[18]
GM worldwide vehicle sales by country 2008[19]
(thousands)
Rank
in GM
Country Vehicle
sales
Market
share (%)
Rank
in GM
Country Vehicle
sales
Market
share (%)
1
 United States 2,981
22.1%
9
 Australia 133
13.1%
2
 China 1,095
12.0%
10
 Republic of Korea 117
9.7%
3
 Brazil 549
19.5%
11
 France 114
4.4%
4
 United Kingdom 384
15.4%
12
 Spain 107
7.8%
5
 Canada 359
21.4%
13
 Argentina 95
15.5%
6
 Russia 338
11.1%
14
 Venezuela 91
33.3%
7
 Germany 300
8.8%
15
 Colombia 80
36.3%
8
 Mexico 212
19.8%
16
 India 66
3.3%
Top 4 markets/regions by vehicle sales in 2008 (thousands)
1
North America 3,552
21.9%
3
European Union 905
12.3%
2
China 1,095
12.0%
4
South America 815
20.8%

Structure

General Motors is structured into the following operating groups:
Group Number of employees
March 2009
[20]
GMAP (GM Asia-Pacific) 33,000
GME (GM Europe) no longer exists. 55,000
GM LAAM (GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East) 33,000
GMNA (GM North America) 112,000
Other operations 2,000
Total number of employees 235,000

Management

The Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, is the world headquarters of General Motors.
On July 23, 2009, GM announced its new Board of Directors: Daniel F. Akerson, David Bonderman, Robert D. Krebs, Patricia F. Russo and Ed Whitacre (GM Chairman & Interim CEO) Board members who are not GM employees will be paid US$200,000 annually.[21]
.As of December 1, 2009, The General Motors Board Of Directors accepted Frederick Henderson's resignation.^ Compensation Plan for Nonemployee Directors, incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit A to the Proxy Statement of General Motors Corporation filed April 16, 1997.
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  • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1999, Lieblein was appointed director of engineering design for General Motors North America Car Group.
  • chevrolet and general motors corp. Resources | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Motors Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GMGMQ | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Slym had earlier served as president and a member of the board of directors of CAMI Automotive, General Motors' Canadian joint venture with Suzuki Motor Manufacturing Corporation, since September 2002.
  • chevrolet and general motors corp. Resources | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Motors Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GMGMQ | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In January 2010, chairman Ed Whitacre was appointed permanent CEO after previously serving in an interim capacity.^ Previously, he had served as chairman of the board of Alliant Energy Corporation an energy holding company with $8.3 billion in total assets and annual operating revenues of $3 billion since 2000.
  • chevrolet and general motors corp. Resources | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ From 1993 to December 2000, he served as the Chairman of Eastman Kodak Company, and he held the office of Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to January 2000.
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General Motors Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre promised Monday that taxpayers will make a profit on the $50 billion that Treasury has sunk into the company over the past 13 months.
  • General Motors Corporation: News & Videos about General Motors Corporation - CNN.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Motors Corporation: News & Videos about General Motors Corporation - CNN.com 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[1]
.On December 4, 2009, GM announced leadership changes in a press release.^ In the event we publicly announce we will discontinue, phase-out, sell or are considering strategic options related to a GM vehicle brand, the residual value of the related vehicles may change.
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The district court granted final approval to the proposed settlement in the federal derivative suites in December 2008, and final approval to the proposed settlement in the GM Securities Litigation in January 2009.
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^ In December 2008, Delphi reached an accommodation with its lender through June 30, 2009 and we agreed to change the .
  • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Edward Whitacre, Jr. - Chairman of the Board of the Directors and CEO
  • Robert A. Lutz - Vice Chairman, advisor on design and global product development [22]
  • Chris Liddell - Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer [23]
  • Thomas G. Stephens - Vice Chairman, Global Product Operations [24]
  • Mark Reuss - President, GM North America [25]
  • David N. Reilly - President, GM Europe [26]
  • Timothy E. Lee - President, GM International Operations (Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East) [27]
  • Ray Young - vice president, International Operations [28][29]
  • Edward T. Welburn - Global Vice President of General Motors Design, current and only the sixth head designer.[30]
For additional Senior Management see GM Senior Leadership Group
General Motors is a conglomerate.

History

.General Motors was founded on September 16, 1908, in Flint, Michigan, as a holding company for Buick, then controlled by William C. Durant.^ William Crapo ("Billy") Durant of Durant-Dort Carriage Company, Flint, Michigan, takes control of Buick Motor Company on November 1, 1904.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

^ General Motors Corporation 16.
  • General Motors Corporation, Defendant-Appellant, v. City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-Appellee. General Motors Corporation, Petitioner, v. Hon. Robert L. Carter, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Respondents. - U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Cir. - June 28, 1974, Federal Circuits, Docket 508 - vLex 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC vlex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General Motors Company is organized in 1908 (Sept 16), incorporating the Buick Motor Company.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

.General Motors Co-Founder was Charles Stewart Mott, whose carriage company was merged into GM at the time of its creation.^ GM revamps Opel management for restructuring : General Motors Co.
  • General Motors (The Deal Magazine) 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.thedeal.com [Source type: News]

^ Philanthropist; founder of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
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^ Company, General Motors Corporation or any entity affiliated with them from time to time; or .
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.Over the years Mott became the largest single stockholder in GM and spent his life with his Mott Foundation, whose benefit was shone on the City of Flint, Michigan, his adopted home.^ GM hosts the largest-ever single showing of GM technology at the "Teamwork & Technology—For Today and Tomorrow" exhibition held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

^ Workers at two key GM plants in Flint, Michigan, go on "sit-down" strike the last week of December.
  • General Motors - Danish Army Vehicles Homepage 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC www.armyvehicles.dk [Source type: News]

^ Employed with Buick Motor Company , 24 years; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1932, 1936; mayor of Flint, Mich.
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It acquired Oldsmobile later that year. In 1909, Durant brought in Cadillac, Elmore, Oakland and several others. .Also in 1909, General Motors acquired the Reliance Motor Truck Company of Owosso, Michigan, and the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company of Pontiac, Michigan, the predecessors of GMC Truck.^ Tags : vehicle , General Motors Corp.
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^ The Company remains on track to reduce its U.S. and Canadian brand count from 8 to 5, with the fifth (Pontiac) becoming a tightly-focused niche brand within the Buick-Pontiac-GMC (BPG) channel.
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^ All General Motors employees in the US are made eligible to participate in the GM Savings and Investment Plan (predecessor to the Savings-Stock Purchase Program, established in 1955).
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.Durant lost control of GM in 1910 to a bankers' trust, because of the large amount of debt taken on in its acquisitions coupled with a collapse in new vehicle sales.^ GM names new VP of U.S. sales .
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^ This amount is offset by net sales for vehicles sold to GMAC for employee and governmental lease programs and third party resale purposes.
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^ Reductions in tax rates on new vehicle purchases have also been put into effect in China and Brazil, promoting increased sales levels as well.
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.The next year, Durant started the Chevrolet Motor Car Company and through this he secretly purchased a controlling interest in GM. Durant took back control of the company after one of the most dramatic proxy wars in American business history.^ General Motors purchases a half interest in Oakland Motor Car Co.
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^ Under his direction, GM has walked away from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the coveted 2007 Car and Truck of the Year awards for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado, the 2008 Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Malibu, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year for Cadillac CTS, and the 2008 Eyes on Design awards for both the CTS-V and CTS Coupe Concept.
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^ The following year he recommends that GM enter the farm equipment business and directors approve purchase of Durant’s interest as well as acquisition of the rest of the company.
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Durant then reorganized General Motors Company into .General Motors Corporation.^ General Motors Foreign Sales Corporation .
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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[31] .Shortly after, he again lost control, this time for good, after the new vehicle market collapsed.^ Changeovers occur throughout the year for reasons such as new market entries and vehicle model changeovers.
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^ GMAC introduces a new corporation-wide GM consumer leasing program called "SmartLease by GMAC" to respond to growing market in retail leasing of vehicles for personal transportation.
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^ Market acceptance of our new products including cars and crossover vehicles; .
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.Alfred P. Sloan was picked to take charge of the corporation and led it to its post war global dominance.^ Before taking the labor relations post, Clarke was president and managing director of GM de Mexico and a GM corporate vice president since January 1998.
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.This unprecedented growth of GM would last into the early 1980s when it employed 349,000 workers and operated 150 assembly plants.^ In 1982, the truck manufacturing and assembly operations of GM Assembly Division, Chevrolet Motor Division, and GMC Truck and Coach Division are merged to form Truck & Bus Manufacturing Division.
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^ Six passenger car and truck assembly plants previously operated by Fisher Body and Chevrolet Motor Division are transferred to the management of GM Assembly Division.
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^ All GM operations in Canada are consolidated into General Motors of Canada, Ltd.
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.GM previously led in global sales for 77 consecutive years (1931 to 2008), longer than any other automaker.^ As a result of the 2008 Special Attrition Programs, we recognized curtailment losses and charges for other special termination benefits in 2008 of $3.2 billion, which were recorded in Automotive cost of sales.
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^ At various dates in 2008, we determined that our investments in GMAC Preferred and Common Membership Interests were impaired and that such impairments were other than temporary.
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^ Mr. Douglas Henderson, Ms. Stephens, and Mr. George Stephens each make less than $210,500 per year, and receive salary and benefits comparable to those provided to other GM employees in similar positions.
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[6]

Chapter 11 reorganization

.On July 10, 2009, a new entity, NGMCO Inc.^ Improving auto output good news for Magna Posted: August 10, 2009, 12:05 PM by David Pett General Motors , auto parts , Magna International Inc.

^ July 13: Toyota could shutter Nummi plant : Just weeks after GM exited the Northern California New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.
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^ July 10: New tech key for new GM : How will GM compete with rivals in the hybrid and electric car market?
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purchased the ongoing operations and trademarks from .General Motors Corporation.^ General Motors Foreign Sales Corporation .
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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[32] .The purchasing company in turn changed its name from NGMCO Inc.^ In 1998, the company changes its name to PT General Motors Indonesia.
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^ AC Spark Plug joins GM. Known as Champion Ignition Company in 1909, the name is changed to AC Spark Plug Company in 1922 and made a division in 1933.
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^ G.M. Export Company changes its name to the Foreign Distributors Division.
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to .General Motors Company, marking the emergence of a new operation from the "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 reorganization.^ GENERAL MOTORS BANKRUPTCY NEWS today.
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ The GSA was intended to resolve outstanding issues between Delphi and us that have arisen or may arise before Delphi’s emergence from Chapter 11.
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[33][34][35] .Under the reorganization process, termed a 363 sale (for Section 363 which is located in Title 11, Chapter 3, Subchapter IV of the United States Code, a part of the Bankruptcy Code), the purchaser of the assets of a company in bankruptcy proceedings is able to obtain approval for the purchase from the court prior to the submission of a re-organization plan, free of liens and other claims.^ Since 2005 Delphi has been in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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^ This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License .
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^ If we are not able to obtain adequate financing from the U.S. government or other sources or to execute our Viability Plan or if our Viability Plan does not result in an entity capable of sustaining itself over the long-term, or if we are unable to restructure our Series D convertible debentures prior to June 1, 2009, we could potentially be required to seek relief through a filing under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, either through a prepackaged plan of reorganization or under an alternative plan, which could include liquidation.
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.It’s used in most Chapter 11 cases that involve a sale of property or other assets.^ Depreciation of property held by GMAC was ceased in April 2006 at the time the assets were classified as held for sale.
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^ One particularly messy case has been that of former GM unit Delphi Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 on Oct.
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^ Investment in used vehicles held-for-sale  — Our investment in used vehicles is carried at the lower of either cost or fair value less costs to sell and is included in other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
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.This process is typical of large organizations with complex branding and intellectual property rights issues upon exiting bankruptcy.^ Patents and intellectual property rights .
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^ Beanstalk, which serves owners of intellectual property by negotiating licenses of their property, brought this diversity suit for breach of its contract with AM General; the substantive issues are governed by the law of Indiana.
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^ For certain insurance products, GM and GMAC have entered into the Intellectual Property License Agreement for the right of GMAC to use the GM name on certain insurance products.
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[36][37][38][39] The new company plans to issue an initial public offering (IPO) of stock in 2010.[40]
.GM's remaining pre-petition creditors' claims are paid from the remaining assets of Motors Liquidation Company, the new name of the former General Motors Corporation, although the directors of that company believe its debts far outweigh its assets.^ General Motors Corporation, et al .
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^ General Motors Corporation, et al.
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^ However, I do not believe that GM is the company that is going to do it.
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[35][40] .This means that while the former GM's bondholders may recover a small portion of their investment, former GM shareholders (now shareholders of Motors Liquidation Company) will likely not receive anything.^ But we are now shareholders along with former bondholders and the government which is now obviously the major shareholder.
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^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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^ On March3, General Motors and Delphi agreed to the Company’s acquisition of Delphi’s global steering gear operations, under an existing agreement, in exchange for additional GM liquidity support.
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[41]
.Also on July 10, 2009, GM announced plans to trim its U.S. workforce by 20,000 employees as part of its reorganization by the end of 2009 due to economic conditions.^ The left column is the plan we announced in July.
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^ In the face of financial loses, GM Chairman Robert Stempel announces plans to idle 21 U.S. and Canadian assembly and manufacturing facilities over the next four years, and to reduce the number of hourly and salaried employees by 74,000 as part of a program to restore profitability.
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^ Your contributions (1) GM Has Loss of $722 Million on North America Costs GM announced details of a buyout plan for all of its remaining 74,000 U.S. United Auto Worker employees.
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[42]
The following table is a comparison (estimates) of the new GM and the old GM:
Old GM (before July 10, 2009) New GM (after July 10, 2009)
Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMDaewoo (48.2%), GMC, Holden, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall Brands Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMDaewoo (70.1%), GMC, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall
5,900 US Dealerships 3,600
Common shareholders, bondholders and secured creditors Ownership The United States Treasury, the Crown in Right of Canada, Old GM bondholders, and UAW union
47 US Plants 34
US$94.7 B Debt[43] US$17 B
91,000 US employees 68,500

North America

Core brand focus

.In North America, GM will focus primarily on its four core brands — Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC — while selling, discontinuing, or scaling back its other brands.^ GM market share — North America .
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^ Chevrolet has launched the all-new Camaro, providing 29 mpg on the highway using GM’s award-winning SIDI V6 engine, with final preparations being made for the launches of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Lacrosse and Cadillac SRX crossover .
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^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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.The White House characterized the GM restructuring as a shift toward a new leaner, greener GM, which will aim to break even with annual sales much lower than previously stated.^ GM names new VP of U.S. sales .
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^ After completing studies at the General Motors Institute (GMI) in the United States, he moved to the GM Financial Staff in New York, where he worked between 1983 and 1985.
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^ April 1: Obama may push GM asset sales while Bankruptcy may be White House's preferred path for GM , and White House auto advisers, like many Americans, prefer imports .
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[44] .President Obama declared that the restructuring "will mark the end of an old GM, and the beginning of a new GM; a new GM that can produce the high-quality, safe, and fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow; that can lead America towards an energy independent future; and that is once more a symbol of America's success."^ GM establishes the new position of Vice President of Quality and Reliability.
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^ The irony is that as his employer struggles for survival, it’s betting the farm – and its future – on a segment of the industry that it all but ignored for nearly a decade: Energy-efficient cars, led by the game-changing Chevrolet Volt.
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^ GM Espana in Spain adds a night shift and produces cars on three shifts.
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[45]
.In the middle of 2005, GM announced that its corporate chrome emblem "Mark of Excellence" would begin appearing on all recently introduced and all-new 2006 model vehicles produced and sold in North America.^ GM market share — North America .
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^ GM announces the formation of Motors Trading Corporation, a wholly owned trading subsidiary to serve divisions and plants worldwide.
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^ All three alternatives would likely make GM's shares less attractive.
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.However, in 2009 the "New GM" reversed this, saying that emphasis on its four core brands would dictate downplaying the GM name.^ GM names new VP of U.S. sales .
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^ So when you say that buyers would need to want to do something with the brand, are you saying you're still seeking buyers or do you have potential buyers who have indicated interest?
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^ A variable in a possible Chrysler or GM bankruptcy filing is where proceedings would take place: Detroit, Wilmington, Del., or New York City.
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[46]

Production of SUVs and trucks vs. cars

.In the late 1990s, the U.S. economy was on the rise and GM and Ford gained market share producing enormous profits primarily from the sale of light trucks and sport-utility vehicles.^ GM market share — Germany .
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^ GM market share — Worldwide .
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^ GM market share — United Kingdom .
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.Following the September 11 attacks, a severe stock market decline caused a pension and benefit fund underfunding crisis.^ The funded status of U.S. pension plans is as follows: .
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^ Defined benefit pension plans over/(under) funded .
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^ The following table summarizes the actual percentage of plan assets by asset category for our defined benefit pension plans and U.S. OPEB plans: .
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.GM began its Keep America Rolling campaign, which boosted sales, and other auto makers were forced to follow suit.^ April 1: Obama may push GM asset sales while Bankruptcy may be White House's preferred path for GM , and White House auto advisers, like many Americans, prefer imports .
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^ May 12: GM insiders sell shares, outsiders follow May 7: Cross-border auto bailouts: More arguments ahead?
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^ If GM or any auto brand can't complete based on out the door price with other brand, for what ever reason they will go out of business.
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.The U.S. automakers saw sales increase to leverage costs as gross margins deteriorated.^ This decrease resulted from declines in Automotive cost of sales of $14.7 billion at GMNA, $1.4 billion at GME and $1.0 billion at GMAP, offset by an increase of $1.4 billion at GMLAAM. .
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^ Automotive cost of sales expense increased in the year ended 2007 by $1.0 billion.
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^ The cost, fair value, and gross unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities were as follows: .
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.In 2004, GM redirected resources from the development of new sedans to an accelerated refurbishment of their light trucks and SUVs for introduction as 2007 models in early 2006. Shortly after this decision, fuel prices increased by over 50% and this in turn affected both the trade-in value of used vehicles and the perceived desirability of new offerings in these market segments.^ When possible, we use quoted market prices to determine fair value.
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^ Shortages of and price increases or volatility of fuel; .
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^ China’s vehicle market remained strong in 2007 and increased to 8.5 million vehicles in 2007, compared to 7.1 million vehicles in 2006.
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.The current marketing plan is to tout these revised vehicles extensively as offering the best fuel economy in their class (of vehicle).^ Differing local product preferences and product requirements, including fuel economy, vehicle emissions and safety; .
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^ In light of current conditions in the U.S. financial markets and economy, regulators have increased their focus on the regulation of the financial services industry.
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^ We have also been in the forefront in the development of alternative fuel vehicles, leveraging experience and capability developed around these technologies in our operations in Brazil.
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.GM claims its hybrid trucks will have fuel economy improvements of 25%.^ We protected actually a number of key strategic programs, including our Cruze, our Volt, and we also protected increased global spending on fuel economy improvement.
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^ Our hybrid vehicles are equipped with one of two different hybrid systems, which vary in fuel economy and cost, providing an opportunity for more consumers to own a hybrid vehicle.
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^ The systems vary in fuel economy savings and cost, providing an opportunity for more consumers to own a hybrid vehicle and to benefit from increased fuel economy savings.
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Sales

U.S. sales figures

Calendar Year Total U.S. sales Chg/yr.
1998[47] 4,603,991
1999 5,017,150 9.0%
2000[48] 4,953,163 1.3%
2001 4,904,015 1.0%
2002 4,858,705 0.9%
2003 4,756,403 2.1%
2004[49] 4,707,416 1.0%
2005 4,517,730 4.0%
2006[50] 4,124,645 8.7%
2007 3,866,620 6.3%
2008[51] 2,980,688 22.9%
2009[52] 2,084,492 30.1%
.In 2005, GM promoted sales through an "employee discount" to all buyers.^ Promote health and welfare of GM employees .
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^ All General Motors employees in the US are made eligible to participate in the GM Savings and Investment Plan (predecessor to the Savings-Stock Purchase Program, established in 1955).
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^ Effective November 30, 2006, upon completion of the sale, our employees were no longer eligible to participate in GM’s postretirement plans.
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.Marketed as the lowest possible price, GM cleared an inventory buildup of 2005 models to make way for its 2006 lineup.^ When possible, we use quoted market prices to determine fair value.
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^ We value securitization debt that was elected pursuant to the fair value option and any economically retained positions using market observables prices whenever possible.
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^ GM Common shares granted under option, based on market price at date of grant (granted during the first quarter).
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SUV sales

.In 2008, rapidly rising gasoline prices resulted in a 30% drop-off of sales of SUVs.^ As a result, the number of vehicles sold with a subsidized financing rate or under a lease contract declined rapidly in the second half of the year, with lease contract volume dropping to zero by the end of 2008.
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^ The sharp fourth quarter decline resulted in decreased vehicle sales of 1.4 million vehicles (or 30.8%).
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^ The closing price on June 30, 2008 as reported on the New York Stock Exchange was $11.50 per share.
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.These had been GM's most profitable product, often returning profits of US$10,000 to US$15,000 per vehicle.^ These increases were partially offset by a decrease of 290,000 vehicles (or 7.7%) in Germany.
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^ Governments often require the implementation of new requirements during the middle of a product cycle, which can be substantially more expensive than accommodating these requirements during the design of a new product.
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^ US: GM puts profit ahead of volume .
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.Sales of SUVs had been decreasing since 2004, and in May 2008, a US$2 billion investment program for a new SUV platform, the CXX program, was canceled.^ This decrease resulted from declines in Automotive cost of sales of $14.7 billion at GMNA, $1.4 billion at GME and $1.0 billion at GMAP, offset by an increase of $1.4 billion at GMLAAM. .
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^ The decrease was due to lower sales volumes at the end of 2008 of $1.3 billion, including $0.7 billion at GMNA, $0.5 billion at GME and $0.1 billion at GMAP, and Foreign Currency Translation of $0.7 billion, primarily at GME of $0.3 billion and GMAP of $0.2 billion.
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^ Equipment on operating leases, net decreased by $1.9 billion (or 35.9%) to $3.4 billion at December 31, 2008 from $5.3 billion at December 31, 2007 due to reductions in daily rental volumes at GMNA of $1.5 billion.
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[53] .During the first 6 months of 2008, GM lost $18.8 billion; by late October, its stock had dropped 76%, and it was considering a merger with Chrysler.^ The 2008 results also include debt extinguishment gains of $1.1 billion recognized by ResCap during the second and third quarters of 2008.
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^ The amounts expensed for the equity awards during 2008 are shown in the “Stock Awards” and “Option Awards” columns in the “2008 Summary Compensation Table”.
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^ During the fourth quarter of 2007, GM and FIM Holdings converted $1.1 billion of preferred membership interest into common equity interests.
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.In only 12 months (October 2007-2008), GM sales in the US dropped 45 percent.^ GM has 45 percent interest.
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^ Wuling China vehicle sales included in our global vehicle sales and market share data was 606,000 vehicles, 516,000 vehicles and 417,000 vehicles in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
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^ Vehicle sales in the United States have fallen 40% since their peak in 2007, and sales globally have declined 23.5% since their peak in January 2008.
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[54] GM's concentration on SUVs as a profit center dated from the 1990s.[55]
.General Motors plant in (in Arlington, Texas) produces its largest SUVs.^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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^ General Motors Interamerica Corporation completes construction of new plant in Caracas.
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^ General Motors Co's top Chinese executive says it's unlikely the US will ever retake the title of world's largest auto market from China.
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[56] .On Tuesday, December 23, 2008, the Janesville, Wisconsin plant, which produced the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Suburban, and the GMC Yukon, and the Moraine, Ohio plant which produced the Chevrolet Blazer and the GMC Envoy idled production.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ The financial results from sales of Chevrolet brand products produced by GM Daewoo are reported as part of GMAP. .
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^ This amount was recorded as expense in the three months ended December 31, 2008 which is consistent with the period of future economic benefit due to the closure of the Moraine, Ohio facility during the three months ending December 31, 2008.
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.GM has yet to confirm future product plans for the idled facilities.^ The postemployment benefit costs reflect estimated future wages and benefits for 19,000 employees at idled or to be idled facilities, and 3,000 employees subject to special attrition programs.
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^ He had responsibility for GM's product and powertrain planning activities in the region in addition to coordination of research and development initiatives in Asia Pacific.
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^ Production is typically lower in the third quarter due to annual product changeovers and the fact that annual facility shutdowns are planned during this time to facilitate other facility and product changes.
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Small car sales

."As part of General Motors Company (GM)'s restructuring, it plans to revive one of its idled U.S. factories for the production of a small car (the factories under consideration included one in or near the cars in busville and Orion Township areas of Michigan, one in Wisconsin, and one in Tennessee; the factory in Michigan was ultimately selected to be revived, but only 1,200 out of a former 3,400 jobs will be left).^ General Motors (GM)/Bears/GM plan can not win .
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^ GM revamps Opel management for restructuring : General Motors Co.
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^ General Motors plans a three-part assault on the small car market: Aveo, Cruze and Spark.
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.The new small car will add to a group of small and fuel-efficient vehicles that the company is planning to roll out in the near future.^ Detroit Tuesday to show the vehicles it will roll out over the next three years and many analysts liked what they saw.

^ But, this is less efficient that burning the fossel fuel directly in the car.
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^ There is no way we can't build exciting cars in this country that are more fuel efficient.
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.The retooled plant will be capable of building 160,000 cars annually, including both small and compact vehicles.^ Inventories (including rental car returns and company vehicles) .
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^ Wuling China vehicle sales included in our global vehicle sales and market share data was 606,000 vehicles, 516,000 vehicles and 417,000 vehicles in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively.
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^ In 1999, he moved to GM of Canada as assistant plant manager for both car plants, the first of his two assignments in Oshawa, ending in 2001 when he became plant manager.
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[57]

Canada

.In March 2005, the Canadian Crown-in-Council provided C$200 million in incentives to General Motors for its Ontario plants to expand production and provide jobs, according to Jim Harris.^ General Motors announced on Wednesday that it will stop production of the Hummer next week, according to The Associated Press.
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ In 2005, he was a member of a General Motors team awarded the Franz Edelman Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
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.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Similar incentives were promised to non-North American auto companies like Toyota.^ In January 2009, we agreed to immediately accelerate $50 million in advances towards the temporary acceleration of our North American payables.
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^ April 1: Obama may push GM asset sales while Bankruptcy may be White House's preferred path for GM , and White House auto advisers, like many Americans, prefer imports .
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^ Adjusted EBT as realized by GM was a loss of $1.2 billion and this includes the 49% of Canada lease impairment charge taken by GMAC North American Auto Finance.
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.Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, said the money pledged for the project by the provincial Crown of Ontario and by the federal government was well spent.^ Canadian Federal and Ontario Provincial Governments to secure long-term financial assistance to execute the necessary restructuring actions for long-term viability.
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^ We are in discussions with the Canadian Federal and Ontario Provincial governments to secure long-term financial assistance to execute the necessary restructuring actions for long-term viability.
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^ Our discussions with the Canadian Federal and Ontario Provincial Governments have been based on the principle of maintaining proportionate levels of manufacturing in Canada and GM Canada receiving long-term financial assistance proportional to the total support provided to us by the U.S. government.
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[58]

China

The Buick brand is especially strong in China, led by the Buick Excelle subcompact. The last emperor of China owned a Buick.[59] .The Cadillac brand was introduced in China in 2004, starting with imports from the United States.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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.GM pushed the marketing of the Chevrolet brand in China in 2005 as well, moving the former Buick Sail to that marque.^ Hummer brand moves to China .
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^ GM introduces its re-sized Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac full-size and luxury cars in September.
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^ In this capacity, he is responsible for all external and internal communications activities for GM's European operations, including the Saab, Opel, Vauxhall and Chevrolet brands.
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.The company manufactures most of its China market vehicles locally through Shanghai GM, a joint venture with the Chinese company SAIC, which was created on March 25, 1997. The Shanghai GM plant was officially opened on December 15, 1998, when the first Chinese-built Buick came off the assembly line.^ GM and Isuzu form joint venture company in Australia, Isuzu-General Motors Australia Limited, to manufacture and market commercial vehicles through Holden’s.
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^ GM Japan opens its new assembly plant in Osaka.
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^ GM and Toyota Motor Corp form a joint venture, known as NUMMI, to build cars in Fremont, California.
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.The SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile joint-venture is also successfully selling trucks and vans under the Wuling marque (34% owned by GM).^ GM and Toyota Motor Corp form a joint venture, known as NUMMI, to build cars in Fremont, California.
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^ June 30: Toyota's Nummi dilemma : GM's decision to drop out of a California joint venture has created a difficult decision for partner Toyota Motor Corp.
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^ GM forms a joint venture company in Indonesia to assemble and distribute passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
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.GM plans to invest $250m to create a research facility in Shanghai to develop hybrid cars and alternative fuel vehicles.^ Development of alternative fuel vehicles; .
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^ GM announces $1.5 billion investment in its southeast Michigan engineering facilities creating major functional centers at six key campuses in the region.
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^ In the alternative, the court ruled that GM was estopped to rely on the terms of the plan documents to defeat the claims of any early retiree.
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[citation needed]

Labor relations

.On September 24, 2007 General Motors workers represented by the United Auto Workers union went on the first nationwide strike against GM since 1970. The ripple effect of the strike reached into Canada the following day as two car assembly plants and a transmission facility were forced to close.^ Prior to that, he had been plant manager of GM of Canada's Oshawa car plants 1 and 2 in Ontario, Canada.
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^ All GM operations in Canada are consolidated into General Motors of Canada, Ltd.
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^ TAGS: Autos , bankruptcy , General Motors .
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.Overnight a tentative agreement was reached, however, and UAW officials declared the end of the strike in a news conference at 4 a.m.^ In addition to the above, we have reached a tentative agreement with the UAW regarding modification to the GM/UAW labor agreement.
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^ Subsequent to December 31, 2008, a new agreement was reached between GMAC and GM with respect to new limitations on unsecured exposure going forward.
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^ As such, we have begun discussions with the UAW concerning the restructuring of the existing New VEBA’s funding to comply with the UST Loan Agreement.
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on .September 26. By the following day, all GM workers in both countries were back to work.^ A 56-day strike at GM's Flint stamping operations shuts all of GM's North American assembly plants.
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^ Some experts have advocated that both GM and Chrysler declare bankruptcy and merge, with both discarding all brands that aren't competitive.
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^ I agree the salary cited will be my total salary during each monthly period in which GM continues it in effect for all hours worked, including overtime.
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.A new labor contract was ratified by UAW members exactly one week after the tentative agreement was reached, passing by a majority 62% vote.^ In addition to the above, we have reached a tentative agreement with the UAW regarding modification to the GM/UAW labor agreement.
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^ We may not be able to reach agreement on the VEBA Modifications and have reached a tentative agreement on the Labor Modifications.
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^ A four-year contract agreement, which GM tentatively struck early Sept.
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.In the contract are several product and employment guarantees stretching well into the next decade.^ We enter into purchase contracts to hedge our physical exposure to the availability of certain commodities used in the production of vehicles.
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.One of GM's key future products, the Chevy Volt, was promised to the GM Poletown/Detroit-Hamtramck plant in 2010. Also included is a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association) which will transfer retiree health care obligations to the UAW by 2010. This eliminates more than $50 billion from GM's healthcare tab.^ GM signs deal with the UAW, which includes shifting GM's retiree health care liabilities to an independent trust.
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^ During World War II, GM delivers more than $12,300,000,000 worth of war material to lead the Allied war effort, including airplane engines, airplanes and parts, trucks, tanks, marine diesels, guns, shells and miscellaneous products.
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^ The increase is due to: (1) decreased expenses in 2006 resulting from a curtailment gain of $0.6 billion associated with pension and OPEB expense related to the GMAC Transaction; (2) increased pension expense of $0.3 billion in 2007 as the result of the accelerated recognition of unamortized prior service cost; and (3) $0.3 billion related to the elimination of intersegment transactions with GMAC in 2006 that are no longer eliminated in 2007 since we no longer consolidated GMAC. These increases were offset as ongoing legacy costs, consisting primarily of pension and OPEB expenses for GM and Delphi employees and retirees, decreased in 2007 by $0.1 billion due to changes in U.S. salaried pension and OPEB plans and the 2005 UAW Health Care Settlement Agreement.
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.It will be funded by $30 billion in cash and $1.4 billion in GM stock paid to the UAW over the next four years of the contract.^ Feb 17, 2009 - GM raises U.S. funding request to a total of $30 billion, announces plans to cut global workforce by 47,000 and close five U.S. plants by 2012.
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^ May 21, 2009 - GM announces a new cost-saving labor agreement with the UAW, under which UAW-aligned healthcare trust will receive half of the $20 billion debt GM owes the fund in the form of stock and new debt, instead of cash.
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^ A four-year contract agreement, which GM tentatively struck early Sept.
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.It also eliminates 70% of the labor cost gap with GM's Japanese rivals.^ In 2005 analysts said GM would need to slash its labor-related costs to stay competitive.
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^ These competitive improvements will further substantially reduce our labor costs and represent a major move to close the competitive gap with U.S. transplant competitors.
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^ The agreement, Whiteman noted, would leave GM with labor costs more aligned with foreign competitors.
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.A strike at American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc.^ Charges of $340 million related to our agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW), charges of $170 million related to pension plan enhancements for both current and future IUE-CWA retirees, charges of $197 million at GMNA related to support we provided to American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.
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^ GM pulls American Axle back from brink : American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
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^ North American’s holdings include Eastern Air Transport (which later becomes Eastern Airlines), and a substantial interest in Douglas Aircraft, and Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc.
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will result in lost production of an additional .230,000 vehicles in the second quarter, with an estimated $1.8 billion impact on earnings before tax, and a total strike cost of $2.81 billion.^ So we're actually earnings before tax on automotive $1.1 billion.
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^ GMAC automotive earning before tax is $2.8 billion.
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^ The 2008 results also include debt extinguishment gains of $1.1 billion recognized by ResCap during the second and third quarters of 2008.
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[60]
.Together with the United Auto Workers, GM created a joint venture dedicated to the quality of life needs of employees in 1985. The UAW-GM Center for human resources in Detroit is dedicated to providing GM salaried employees and GM UAW members programs and services related to medical care, diversity issues, education, training and tuition assistance, as well as programs related to work and family concerns, in addition to the traditional union-employer health and safety partnership.^ Promote health and welfare of GM employees .
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^ GM and the UAW agree to establish the National Committee to improve the Quality of Work Life.
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^ Salaried health care plan related charges, net $1.7 billion.
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[61]

2008 Canadian Auto Workers bargaining

.In an unusual move, GM Canada and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union ratified a new collective bargaining contract in May 2008, four months before the expiration of the existing contract.^ A four-year contract agreement, which GM tentatively struck early Sept.
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^ May 12: GM insiders sell shares, outsiders follow May 7: Cross-border auto bailouts: More arguments ahead?
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^ We've commented before on the way that GM's global restructuring and the participation of the German government at federal and state level have made this an unusually public process.
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.As part of the agreement, among other production commitments, GM pledged to maintain production at the Oshawa, Ontario pickup truck plant.^ Prior to that, he had been plant manager of GM of Canada's Oshawa car plants 1 and 2 in Ontario, Canada.
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^ Equity Pledge Agreement, dated as of January 16, 2009, made by GM Finance Co.
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^ Stevens began his career with General Motors in 1978 in GM's Canadian headquarters facilities in Oshawa, Ontario.
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.Less than three weeks later, GM announced that rising gasoline prices and falling truck sales made it necessary to close certain truck and SUV plants, including the Oshawa pickup plant.^ GM announces the formation of Motors Trading Corporation, a wholly owned trading subsidiary to serve divisions and plants worldwide.
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^ Prior to the Sale Transactions, GM reimbursed us at the time of the vehicle’s disposal if remarketing sales proceeds were less than the customer’s contractual residual value limited to our standard residual value.
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^ GM announces that it will spend $40 billion from 1980 through 1984 in a worldwide program to redesign its vehicles and modernize its assembly plants.
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[62] .In response, CAW members staged a 12-day blockade of the GM Canada headquarters.^ He is a member of the LAAM Regional Strategy Board and responsible for GM Mercosur operations.
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.After further discussions with the CAW, GM agreed to compensate workers at the truck plant, as well as making product commitments for the Oshawa car assembly plant.^ Prior to that, he had been plant manager of GM of Canada's Oshawa car plants 1 and 2 in Ontario, Canada.
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^ Refer to Note 20 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of our relationship with GM. .
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^ Six passenger car and truck assembly plants previously operated by Fisher Body and Chevrolet Motor Division are transferred to the management of GM Assembly Division.
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[63]

Labor costs

GM announced elimination of lifetime health benefits for about 100,000 of its white collar retirees at the end of 2008.[64]

Auto racing

.General Motors has an extensive history in numerous forms of racing.^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ GM enters South Africa by forming General Motors South African (Pty.
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^ Bylaws of General Motors Corporation, as amended, dated October 3, 2006 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to General Motors Corporation’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 9, 2007.
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In particular, the Chevrolet Corvette has long been popular and successful in international road racing. .GM also is a supplier of racing components, such as engines, transmissions, and electronics equipments.^ GM is not responsible for the safety or quality of design features, materials or workmanship of any alterations by any such supplier.
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^ The Automotive Components Group is formed, consisting of component divisions realigned into the Chassis and Transmission Components Group and the Body and Engine Components Group.
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^ General Motors-Holden’s Limited reorganizes into two new GM subsidiaries, Holden’s Engine and Components Company and Holden’s Motor Company.
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.GM's Oldsmobile Aurora engine platform was successful in the Indy Racing League (IRL) throughout the 1990s, winning many races in the small V-8 class.^ I've had family members working in it from my Grandfather at Ford to my daughter as an engineer at Toyota and in marketing and managing race teams at GM. I also have a deep love of automobiles and have owned many cars, foreign and domestic.
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^ Counsel for GM suggested that the class as defined in the City's complaint might include as many as 60,000 entities.
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.GM has also done much work in the development of electronics for GM auto racing.^ This venture among GM, Chrysler, Ford and the U.S. Government, will work toward developing new fuel efficient cars and technologies.
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.An unmodified Aurora V-8 in the Aerotech, captured 47 world records, including the record for speed endurance in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.^ There he led the development of a number of successful production vehicles and designed the Oldsmobile Aerotech speed-record vehicle, which set two world's records of more than 257 miles per hour in 1987.
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Recently, the Cadillac V-Series has entered motorsports racing. .GM has also used many cars in the American racing series NASCAR.^ April 1: Obama may push GM asset sales while Bankruptcy may be White House's preferred path for GM , and White House auto advisers, like many Americans, prefer imports .
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^ GM announces its Saturn Project — a "no-year" developmental program for a new family of subcompact cars it plans to produce in the U.S., using start-to-finish innovation.
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^ GM exclusive rights to use Etak’s technology in the manufacture of Navigational systems in cars and trucks in the United States and Canada.
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.Currently the Chevrolet Impala is the only entry in the series but in the past the Pontiac Grand Prix, Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Malibu, and the Chevrolet Monte Carlo were also used.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ GM introduces its "GM10" family of newly redesigned mid-size cars — the Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Grand Prix.
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^ In 1990, she was assigned to the position of superintendent of manufacturing with the Buick-Oldsmobile-Chevrolet Group in Warren, Michigan.
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.In touring cars (mainly in Europe), Vauxhall is a key player and former champion in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) series and competes with a Vauxhall Vectra in Super 2000 spec, although have announced plans to withdraw at the end of 2009. Opel used to participate in the DTM series and also in the 1980s in the World Rally Championship and other Rally Series with Group B Spec Opel Manta's before this category of Rallying was banned.^ In 2009, we expect to contribute or pay benefits of $112 million to our other U.S. pension plan and $962 million to our non-U.S. pension plans.
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^ GM Europe launches the all new Opel Vectra and Vauxhall Cavalier and introduces its first 4x4 powertrain.
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^ The increase in contributions for 2008 and 2007, compared to 2006, mainly resulted from the change of our benefit structure at the end of 2006 from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans.
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Chevrolet competes with a Chevrolet Cruze in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Tempus Sport and RML also compete with privately run Lacettis in the BTCC.
In Australia, there is the prestigious V8 Supercar Championship which is battled out by the two main rivals of Holden and Ford. .The current Holden Racing Team cars are based on the Holden Commodore and run a 5.0-litre V8-cylinder engine producing 635 bhp (474 kW).^ The first mass-produced car to be manufactured in Australia, the Holden, is introduced by GM to specifically meet Australia’s motoring needs.
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^ We currently have eight different global architectures that are assigned to global engineering teams and centers in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
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^ GM-Holdens produces its five-millionth automobile, becoming the only Australian car manufacturer to have reached that milestone.
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.These cars have a top speed of 294 km/h (183 mph) and run 0–100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.^ GM introduces the first rollover tests, running one side of a car up a ramp at the top of a hill.
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.The Holden Racing Team is Australia's most successful team in Australian Touring Car History.^ GM-Holdens produces its five-millionth automobile, becoming the only Australian car manufacturer to have reached that milestone.
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^ The first mass-produced car to be manufactured in Australia, the Holden, is introduced by GM to specifically meet Australia’s motoring needs.
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In 2006 & 2007, the Drivers championship was won by the very closely linked HSV Dealer Team.

Alternative propulsion initiatives

.The company has long worked on alternative-technology vehicles, and has recently led the industry with ethanol burning flexible-fuel vehicles that can run on either E85 (ethanol) or gasoline.^ Development of alternative fuel vehicles; .
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^ In Brazil, more than 95% of the vehicles sold domestically by GM do Brasil in 2008 were flexible-fuel capable and can run on either E100 or gasoline containing E22 ethanol.
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^ An increasing percentage of our sales will be alternative fuel capable vehicles, estimated to increase from 17% in 2008 to approximately 65% in 2014.
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.The company was the first to use turbochargers and was an early proponent of V6 engines in the 1960s, but quickly lost interest as the muscle car race took hold.^ Refused to sell other bus manufacturing companies, and to their suppliers, various parts, including automatic transmissions and diesel engines, for use in the manufacture of buses.
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.They demonstrated[65] gas turbine vehicles powered by kerosene, an area of interest throughout the industry, but abandoned the alternative engine configuration in view of the 1973 oil crisis.^ An increasing percentage of our sales will be alternative fuel capable vehicles, estimated to increase from 17% in 2008 to approximately 65% in 2014.
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^ This new technology can allow OnStar advisors working with law enforcement to send a signal to a subscriber’s stolen vehicle to reduce engine power slowing the vehicle down .
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^ We anticipate that to comply with these higher standards we will be required to sell a significant volume of hybrid or electrically powered vehicles throughout the United States, as well as develop new technologies for conventional internal combustion engines.
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.In the 1970s and 1980s, GM pushed the benefits of diesel engines and cylinder deactivation technologies with disastrous results due to poor durability in the Oldsmobile diesels and drivability issues in the Cadillac V8-6-4 variable cylinder engines.^ We are among the industry leaders in fuel efficiency and we are committed to lead in the development of technologies to increase the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines such as cylinder deactivation, direct injection, turbo-charging with engine downsizing, six speed transmissions and variable valve timing.
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^ Neither the GM plan itself nor any of the various summaries of the plan states or even implies that the plaintiffs' benefits were vested.
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^ In addition, the en banc majority contends that "[n]either the GM plan itself nor any of the various summaries of the plan states or even implies that the plaintiffs' benefits were vested."
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.In 1987, GM, in conjunction with AeroVironment, built the Sunraycer, which won the inaugural World Solar Challenge and was a showcase of advanced technology.^ GM Sunraycer, designed and built by team of GM, Hughes Aircraft and AeroVironment, Inc., wins the 1,950-mile inaugural World Solar Challenge Race across Australia, finishing 2-1/2 days ahead of runner-up.
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^ In 1987, he joined the Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM of Canada Group as chief engineer of advanced powertrain and became technical director in 1991.
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^ In addition to driving innovation into today's vehicles, Burns is championing GM's "reinvention" of the automobile around advanced propulsion, electronics, telematics, and materials technologies.
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.Much of the technology from Sunraycer found its way into the Impact prototype electric vehicle (also built by Aerovironment) and was the predecessor to the General Motors EV1.^ Tags : vehicle , General Motors Corp.
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^ Invest significantly in plug-in electric vehicle technology; and .
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^ The en banc majority found that former General Motors salaried employees do not have any vested right in free lifetime health care, which they were promised at their retirement.
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.GM supported a compromise version of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard increase from 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32 mpg-imp) to 35 mpg-US (6.7 L/100 km; 42 mpg-imp), the first such increase in over 20 years.^ Based on the EPA combined city-highway test data, our 2008 model year domestic passenger car fleet achieved a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 29.6 mpg, which exceeded the requirement of 27.5 mpg.
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^ The CAFE provisions in EISA include instructions to the NHTSA to set rateable fuel economy standards separately for cars and trucks beginning in the 2011 model year that would increase to at least 35 mpg by 2020 on a combined car and truck fleet basis.
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^ The residual support amount GM actually owes us is finalized as the leases actually terminate.
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Hybrid electric initiative

.In May 2004, GM delivered the world's first full sized hybrid pickups, the 1/2-ton Silverado/Sierra.^ Instead of making prepayments to GMAC, GM may also choose to reduce the size of committed facilities to come back into compliance with the ‘maximum’ exposure cap.
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^ GM introduces its re-sized Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac full-size and luxury cars in September.
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^ In 1995, Grimaldi was promoted to GM vice president and vehicle line executive for full-size pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
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.These hybrids did not use electrical energy for propulsion, like GM's later designs.^ These vehicles will be equipped with two different hybrid systems designed to meet the different driving patterns and needs of our customers.
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^ An additional portion of the ZEV requirement can be met with vehicles that meet these partial ZEV requirements and incorporate advanced technology, such as a hybrid electric propulsion system meeting specified criteria.
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^ With the introduction of the EV1, GM becomes the first automaker in modern times to market a specifically designed electric car to the public.
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.In 2005, the Opel Astra diesel Hybrid concept vehicle was introduced.^ South Korea is scheduled to introduce Euro 5 emission standards for diesel powered vehicles in September 2009.
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^ In addition, he was named vehicle line executive for compact vehicles at Adam Opel in Rsselsheim, Germany, with responsibility for the Astra and Zafira models.
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.The 2006 Saturn Vue Green Line was the first hybrid passenger vehicle from GM and is also a mild design.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ The first Saturn car rolls off the line at Spring Hill, Tennessee on July 30.
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^ Authorized GM dealers offer parts, accessories, service and repairs for GM vehicles in the product lines that they sell, primarily using genuine GM vehicle accessories and service parts.
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.GM has hinted at new hybrid technologies to be employed that will be optimized for higher speeds in freeway driving.^ GM hosts the largest-ever single showing of GM technology at the "Teamwork & Technology—For Today and Tomorrow" exhibition held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
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^ We anticipate that to comply with these higher standards we will be required to sell a significant volume of hybrid or electrically powered vehicles throughout the United States, as well as develop new technologies for conventional internal combustion engines.
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^ This venture among GM, Chrysler, Ford and the U.S. Government, will work toward developing new fuel efficient cars and technologies.
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.GM currently offers two types of hybrid systems.^ These hybrid systems are the GM Hybrid system and the GM Two-Mode Hybrid system.
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^ These vehicles will be equipped with two different hybrid systems designed to meet the different driving patterns and needs of our customers.
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^ Our hybrid vehicles are equipped with one of two different hybrid systems, which vary in fuel economy and cost, providing an opportunity for more consumers to own a hybrid vehicle.
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.The first type, used in the Saturn Vue, Saturn Aura, and Chevrolet Malibu, is what GM calls the BAS Hybrid system a type of mild hybrid which was canceled in 2009. The second hybrid drive system, co-developed with Daimler AG and BMW, is called a "Two-Mode Hybrid". The two-mode is used by the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and will later be used on the Saturn Vue (cancelled), Cadillac Escalade, GM 1/2-ton pickups and possibly other vehicles.^ These hybrid systems are the GM Hybrid system and the GM Two-Mode Hybrid system.
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^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ Under his direction, GM has walked away from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the coveted 2007 Car and Truck of the Year awards for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado, the 2008 Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Malibu, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year for Cadillac CTS, and the 2008 Eyes on Design awards for both the CTS-V and CTS Coupe Concept.
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GM's current hybrid electric models:
.GM has recently introduced the concept cars Chevrolet Volt and Opel Flextreme, which are electric vehicles with back-up generators, powered by gasoline, E85, or fuel cells.^ Also under Welburn's leadership, GM designed and developed the revolutionary Chevy Volt, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle whose advanced technology and aerodynamic design enable it to drive up to 40 miles without using a drop of gasoline or producing emissions.
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^ We are complying with the ZEV requirements using a variety of means, including introducing products certified to the partial ZEV requirements beginning in the 2007 model year and placing Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles powered by hydrogen into service.
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^ In Brazil, more than 95% of the vehicles sold domestically by GM do Brasil in 2008 were flexible-fuel capable and can run on either E100 or gasoline containing E22 ethanol.
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.According to GM, a production Chevrolet Volt will be available by late 2010 as a 2011 model.^ Saturn will remain in operation through the end of the planned lifecycle for all Saturn products (2010-2011).
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^ While cutting trucks, GM also said it would move forward with the production of a small car for Chevrolet and committed to producing its Chevy Volt electric vehicle by the end of 2010.
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^ In addition, we plan to bring the Chevrolet Volt E-REV to market in 2010.
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The GM Magic Bus is a hybrid powered bus.[68]
.GM sold 843 hybrids of all types during the first quarter of 2008, according to the industry newspaper Automotive News.^ The 2008 results also include debt extinguishment gains of $1.1 billion recognized by ResCap during the second and third quarters of 2008.
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^ In addition, our payment schedules and certain terms may also be found in a copy of our settlement agreement, which is filed as an attachment to our first quarter 2008 10-Q. .
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^ During the fourth quarter of 2007, GM and FIM Holdings converted $1.1 billion of preferred membership interest into common equity interests.
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Compare that with Ford, which sold 5,225 hybrids during that time. .CSM Worldwide, expects GM to seriously increase its hybrid output, turning the automaker into a serious contender within the next few years.^ Additionally, under the safe driving program, any DUI violation within 3 years prior to date of hire at GM will be reviewed and may result in suspension from the program.
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^ Amortization expense is expected to average $9 million per year over the next five fiscal years.
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^ Ltd., which just celebrated 50 years in the U.S., said it wasn't interested in buying any GM or Chrysler assets, but it would be open to sharing hybrid and other technology.
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.He expects it to produce 40,000 to 50,000 hybrids this year, more than doubling last year's production.^ In a statement , GM said, if completed, the deal would save more than 350 dealerships and 13,000 jobs at Saturn and its retailers in the U.S. - Baz Hiralal .
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^ Ltd., which just celebrated 50 years in the U.S., said it wasn't interested in buying any GM or Chrysler assets, but it would be open to sharing hybrid and other technology.
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^ Total reduction of more than 7,000 salaried and contract employees including the actions we announced in July.
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All-electric vehicles

Electric car EV1 shown plugged into charging station
.GM was the first American company (in the modern era) to release an all-electric automobile.^ Eventually the American public will get back ALL the money loaned to GM. .
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^ Spyker founder and chief executive Victor Muller said that, even though GM is winding down the Swedish company, the North American carmaker is...
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^ July 6: Judge's decision approving GM restructuring : The judge in GM's bankruptcy issued an order giving the carmaker the go-ahead to sell all of its assets to a new company.
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.In 1990, GM debuted the revolutionary "Impact" concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.^ Welburn's team also led the development of all GM concept vehicles, including the Chevy SSR and the Chevy Bel Air show car, along with a new generation of hydrogen fuel cell concepts - GM AUTOnomy and Hy-wire.
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^ Lieblein began her GM career in 1978 as a co-op student at General Motors Assembly Division in Los Angeles, California.
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^ Detroit Auto Show: General Motors Gets Serious About Small Cars .
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.It was the first car with zero-emissions marketed in the US in over three decades.^ The following table summarizes the respective U.S. market shares for us and our principal competitors in passenger cars and trucks in the U.S.: .
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^ General Motors plans a three-part assault on the small car market: Aveo, Cruze and Spark.
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.The Impact was eventually produced as the EV1 for the 1996 model year.^ Mix, you see the very substantial favorable mix impact in 2007 calendar year, about 1.5 billion of that was model and option mix and about four-tenths of that was product mix.
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It was available through dealers located in only a few regions (e.g., California, Arizona, Georgia). .Vehicles were leased, rather than sold, to individuals.^ This amount is offset by net sales for vehicles sold to GMAC for employee and governmental lease programs and third party resale purposes.
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^ An agreement with GM provides for the reimbursement of certain selling expenses incurred by us on off-lease vehicles sold by GM at auction.
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^ Our global vehicle sales increased in the year ended 2007 by 275,000 vehicles (or 3.0%) to 9.4 million vehicles, which was the third consecutive year that we sold more than 9.0 million vehicles.
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.In 2003 GM decided to cease production of the vehicles.^ Authorized GM dealers offer parts, accessories, service and repairs for GM vehicles in the product lines that they sell, primarily using genuine GM vehicle accessories and service parts.
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^ In 1989, he became the general supervisor of production at the Lansing Craft Centre in Lansing, Michigan; and, in 1991, he was appointed program readiness manager for GM's EV1 electric vehicle program.
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^ Concentrations — Our primary business is to provide vehicle financing for GM products to GM dealers and their customers.
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.General Motors has announced that it is building a prototype two-seat electric vehicle with Segway.^ Tags : vehicle , General Motors Corp.
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^ In this capacity, he is responsible for all General Motors' vehicle manufacturing and assembly plants in Europe.
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^ General Motors announced on Wednesday that it will stop production of the Hummer next week, according to The Associated Press.
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.An early prototype of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle—dubbed Project P.U.M.A. -- will be shown off in New York a day ahead of the press previews for the 2009 New York International Auto Show.^ Let's not just hope the New GM and Chrysler is successful, let's help support them, by at least considering the Detriot 3 vehicles, in your next auto purchase.
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^ In addition we may sponsor lease pull-ahead programs to encourage customers to terminate their leases early in conjunction with the acquisition of a new GM vehicle.
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^ Under a lease pull-ahead program, a customer is encouraged to terminate their lease early and buy or lease a new GM vehicle.
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.On September 16, 2008, as part of its 100th anniversary celebration, GM unveiled the "production" version of the Chevrolet Volt at the GM headquarters in Detroit.^ Advanced Propulsion Technology — In 2008, we made tremendous progress with our advanced propulsion strategy, including unveiling the production version of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle, due in dealer showrooms by the end of 2010.
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^ GM Canada September 2008 Sales Results .
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^ In May 2008, we purchased our headquarters’ building in Detroit.
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Battery packs for electric vehicles

.GM will build battery packs with LG Chem in Michigan.^ Advanced lithium-ion battery technology is required for the Chevrolet Volt and we will assemble the battery packs in the U.S. using cells and components supplied by LG Chem Ltd.
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^ In January of 2009, we announced that we will assemble the battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt in the United States using cells and components supplied by LG Chem Ltd.
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GM also plans to build an automotive battery laboratory in Michigan.[72] .GM will take full responsibility for all the battery management systems and power electronics.^ These two managers will serve until all accrued and unpaid distributions on the Series D-1 Preferred Interests have been paid in full.
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^ He is responsible for all activities related to GM Powertrain's manufacturing.
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^ He progressed through a variety of assignments in materials management, quality, and manufacturing, including responsibilities in GM's export operations in quality and engineering liaison for overseas assembly plants.
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.The company will build a new factory in Michigan, but a specific site has yet to be announced, in part because negotiations are ongoing with state and local authorities on the usual financial incentives and approvals.^ The financial statements of subsidiaries that operate outside of the United States generally are measured using the local currency as the functional currency.
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^ We all lose because GM pays billions in taxes to Federal, State, and local governments to support our roads, armies, medicare, and social security.
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^ As part of the transaction, we entered into an agreement with the buyers of Allison whereby we may provide the new parent company of Allison with contingent financing of up to $100 million.
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.LG Chem's US subsidiary, Compact Power of Troy, Michigan, has been building the prototype packs for the development vehicles and will continue to provide integration support and act as a liaison for the program.^ Our banking, insurance, and foreign subsidiaries are generally corporations and continue to be subject to and provide for U.S. federal and foreign income taxes.
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^ An additional factor is GMAC’s need and future ability to continue to provide support to ResCap to allow it to continue to operate.
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^ Represents wholesale financing we provide to GM for vehicles, parts, and accessories in which GM retains title while consigned to us or dealers primarily in the UK, Italy, and Germany.
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Hydrogen initiative

Sequel, a fuel cell-powered vehicle from GM.
.GM has prided its research and prototype development of hydrogen powered vehicles, to be produced in early 2010, using a support infrastructure still in a prototype state.^ Also under Welburn's leadership, GM designed and developed the revolutionary Chevy Volt, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle whose advanced technology and aerodynamic design enable it to drive up to 40 miles without using a drop of gasoline or producing emissions.
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^ We are complying with the ZEV requirements using a variety of means, including introducing products certified to the partial ZEV requirements beginning in the 2007 model year and placing Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles powered by hydrogen into service.
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^ Our research into alternative fuels is demonstrated in vehicles produced around the world.
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.The economic feasibility of the technically challenging hydrogen car, and the low-cost production of hydrogen to fuel it, has also been discussed by other automobile manufacturers such as Ford and Chrysler.^ The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, of which we are members along with Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and other foreign manufacturers, have challenged these standards in court; so have several automobile dealers.
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^ If you know anything about corporate finance, and the fixed costs associated with designing and manufacturing your own products (not outsourcing to some plant in China to make cars for the US), you would understand the enormous fixed costs associated with this activity.
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^ Like Ford, it is building "world cars" that means leaner production and streamlined operation.
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.In June 2007, Larry Burns, vice president of research and development, said he's not yet willing to say exactly when hydrogen vehicles will be mass produced, but he said it should happen before 2020, the year many experts have predicted.^ I said it before, and I will keep saying it.
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^ Larry Burns is vice president of General Motors Research & Development and Strategic Planning.
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^ We are complying with the ZEV requirements using a variety of means, including introducing products certified to the partial ZEV requirements beginning in the 2007 model year and placing Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles powered by hydrogen into service.
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He said "I sure would be disappointed if we weren't there" before 2020.[73]

Flexible-fuel vehicles

North American market

The E85, FlexFuel, Chevrolet Impala LT 2009.
.GM produces several flexible-fuel vehicles that can operate on E85 ethanol fuel or gasoline, or any blend of both.^ We also offer 20 flexible-fuel models capable of operating on gasoline, E85 ethanol or any combination of the two fuels.
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^ We have also been in the forefront in the development of alternative fuel vehicles, leveraging experience and capability developed around these technologies in our operations in Brazil.
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^ Our research into alternative fuels is demonstrated in vehicles produced around the world.
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Since 2006 GM started featuring a bright yellow gas cap to remind drivers of the E85 capabilities,[74][75][76][77] and also using badging with the text "Flexfuel/E85 Ethanol" to clearly mark the car as an E85 FFV.[78][79]
.GM is the North American leader in E85 flex fuel vehicles, with over 3 million FlexFuel vehicles on the road in the U.S. As of 2009, GM offers 18 ethanol-enabled FlexFuel cars and trucks in the US, and produce more than one million new FlexFuel vehicles.^ Our dealers often offer more than one GM brand of vehicle at a single dealership.
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^ Give me the New USSR! There more American than america!
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^ Fullsize pick-up trucks, which are generally less fuel efficient than smaller vehicles, provided more than 21.7% of our North American sales in 2008, compared to a total industry average of 12.1% of sales.
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GM's goal is to have half of their annual vehicle production be E85 or biodiesel capable by 2012.[80]
.Despite the significant amount of flex fuel vehicles sold in the US and Canada, the percentage of users actually using ethanol has been very low as many owners are not aware they owned an E85 flex or not enough E85 fueling stations are available nearby, except for the Corn Belt states, where there is a great concentration of E85 stations, as most corn ethanol is produced there.^ An increasing percentage of our sales will be alternative fuel capable vehicles, estimated to increase from 17% in 2008 to approximately 65% in 2014.
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^ Our research into alternative fuels is demonstrated in vehicles produced around the world.
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^ This amount is offset by net sales for vehicles sold to GMAC for employee and governmental lease programs and third party resale purposes.
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[81][82] A 2005 survey found that 68% of American flex-fuel car owners were not aware they owned an E85 flex.[83] .Several critics have argued that GM and the other American automakers have been producing E85 flex models motivated by a loophole in the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements, that allows for a fuel economy credit for every flex-fuel vehicle sold, whether or not in practice these vehicles are fueled with E85.[82][84][85] This loophole might have allowed the car industry to meet the CAFE targets in fuel economy just by spending between USD 100 to USD 200 that it cost to turn a conventional vehicle into a flex-fuel, without investing in new technology to improve fuel economy, and saving them the potential fines for not achieving that standard in a given model year.^ You are required to purchase / lease a new vehicle once every four years.
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^ GM cars market share — U.S. industry .
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^ Despite these challenges, GM achieved several important milestones: .
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[84][86]

Brazilian market

.GM's largest overseas subsidiary is General Motors do Brasil, which started producing flexible-fuel vehicles since its inception in the Brazilian market in 2003. Like other Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles, GM's flex fuel cars and light-duty trucks are optimized to run on any mix of E20-E25 gasoline and up to 100% hydrous ethanol fuel (E100).^ Tags : vehicle , General Motors Corp.
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^ GM cars market share — U.S. industry .
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^ GM actually produces a car they people start buying...
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[83] .GM launched its first flex fuel in June 2003, the Chevrolet Corsa 1.8 FlexPower, just two months after the first flex car was launched by another Brazilian carmaker.^ In 1999, he moved to GM of Canada as assistant plant manager for both car plants, the first of his two assignments in Oshawa, ending in 2001 when he became plant manager.
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^ Executives may select a GM car or truck that will be rotated every six months.
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^ A dramatic shift in our U.S. product portfolio, with 22 of 24 new vehicle launches in 2009-2012 being fuel efficient cars and crossovers; .
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[87][88]
.GM do Brasil also introduced the MultiPower engine in August 2004, which was capable of using natural gas (CNG), ethanol and gasoline (E20-E25 blend) as fuel, and it was used in the multifuel Chevrolet Astra 2.0 model 2005, aimed at the local taxi cab market.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ GMAP market share increased by 0.4 percentage points to 6.9% due to increased market share in India driven by the launch of the Chevrolet Spark and the performance of other new models in the portfolio.
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^ We are complying with the ZEV requirements using a variety of means, including introducing products certified to the partial ZEV requirements beginning in the 2007 model year and placing Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles powered by hydrogen into service.
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[89][90] .The Brazilian GM Powertrain unit also developed the EconoFlex technology, used for the first time in the Chevrolet Prisma 1.4, which allows the flex fuel engine to maximize fuel economy and power.^ Also under Welburn's leadership, GM designed and developed the revolutionary Chevy Volt, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle whose advanced technology and aerodynamic design enable it to drive up to 40 miles without using a drop of gasoline or producing emissions.
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^ We are the leader in fuel cell technology as evidenced by our Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell prototype vehicles powered by our fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system and Project Driveway, the first large-scale market test of fuel cell vehicles in the United States.
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^ We have also been in the forefront in the development of alternative fuel vehicles, leveraging experience and capability developed around these technologies in our operations in Brazil.
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[91]
.Due to the success and rapid consumer acceptance of the flex versions, GM sold 192,613 flex vehicles and 135,636 gasoline-powered automobiles in 2005,[92] jumping to 501,681 flex-fuel vehicles, while only 949 cars and 6,834 light trucks powered by gasoline were sold in 2007,[93] and reaching new car sales of 535.454 flex fuels in 2008, representing 97 percent of all cars and light duty trucks sold in that year.^ GM names new VP of U.S. sales .
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^ Under his direction, GM has walked away from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the coveted 2007 Car and Truck of the Year awards for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado, the 2008 Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Malibu, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year for Cadillac CTS, and the 2008 Eyes on Design awards for both the CTS-V and CTS Coupe Concept.
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^ An increasing percentage of our sales will be alternative fuel capable vehicles, estimated to increase from 17% in 2008 to approximately 65% in 2014.
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[94]

Philanthropy

.Since 1996, General Motors has been the exclusive source of funding for Safe Kids USA's "Safe Kids Buckle Up" program, a national initiative to ensure child automobile safety through education and inspection.^ Ralph J. Szygenda has been associated with General Motors since 1996.
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^ Prior to this assignment, Carlisle was vice president of General Motors Asia Pacific in charge of planning, a position he held since November 1, 2002.
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^ Generally, the assets initially transferred into the securitization vehicle are the sole funding source to the investors and the various other parties that perform services for the transaction, such as the servicer or the trustee.
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[95] .Through 2002, the Pace Awards program led by GM, EDS, and SUN Microsystems, gave over $1.2 billion of in-kind contributions which includes computers to over 18 universities to support engineering education.^ She also attended the GM Senior Executive Program in 2002.
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^ He graduated in 1984 from his post-secondary education in production engineering at England's Derby University.
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^ In 2000, Burns received Kettering University’s Engineering Alumni Achievement Award for his contributions to the engineering profession.
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[96] .In 2009, the GM led group has helped the Pace Awards program worldwide.^ In 1987, he was named executive assistant to the group executive-in-charge of component operations for GM's Automotive Components Group Worldwide (now known as Delphi).
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^ At Interpublic Group, Cyprus developed a world-class controllers organization, led the company's compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, and oversaw its financial control processes worldwide.
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[97] .General Motors is a leading contributor to charity.^ Kathleen (Katy) S. Barclay is General Motors vice president of global human resources with responsibilities for leading the company's worldwide human resources.
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^ Codina currently serves on the Board of Directors of AMR (appointed Lead Director on April 1, 2007), General Motors, The Home Depot and Merrill Lynch.
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.In 2004, GM gave $51,200,000 in cash contributions and $17,200,000 in-kind donations to charitable causes.^ Will grant GM Common stock for SPP plan (2005-2007) with a target value of $200,000.
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^ Additionally, an annual GM contribution of 1% of base salary in excess of the compensation limit ($220,000 for 2006) is also provided for post-retirement insurances.
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^ An annual GM contribution of 1% of eligible monthly base salary up to the annual IRS limit ($220,000 for 2006) is provided for post-retirement insurances.
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[98]

Politics

.In the 2008 election cycle, General Motors contributed $802,414, with 52% of that amount going to the Democrats and 48% to the Republicans.^ General Motors Corporation Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha See the difference!
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^ Form of Compensation Statement incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 10(v) to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of General Motors Corporation filed February 28, 2008.
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^ General Motors Executive Retirement Plan, as amended August 4, 2008, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10(a) to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of General Motors Corporation filed November 10, 2008.
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[99] .GM's Saturn division put up a display at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show congratulating Barack Obama on his election as the first African-American president of the United States.^ We currently market six hybrid models in the United States: the Saturn Vue and Aura Hybrids, Chevrolet Malibu and Tahoe Hybrids, GMC Yukon Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
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^ Under his direction, GM has walked away from the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit with the coveted 2007 Car and Truck of the Year awards for the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado, the 2008 Car of the Year award for the Chevrolet Malibu, the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year for Cadillac CTS, and the 2008 Eyes on Design awards for both the CTS-V and CTS Coupe Concept.
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^ After completing studies at the General Motors Institute (GMI) in the United States, he moved to the GM Financial Staff in New York, where he worked between 1983 and 1985.
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[100]

Environmental issues

.In the middle of 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed 23,000 cubic yards (18,000 m3) of contaminated sediments and soil from the General Motors site in Massena, New York for disposal at a licensed facility in Utah.^ Stevens began his career with General Motors in 1978 in GM's Canadian headquarters facilities in Oshawa, Ontario.
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^ After completing studies at the General Motors Institute (GMI) in the United States, he moved to the GM Financial Staff in New York, where he worked between 1983 and 1985.
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^ In 1999, Lieblein was appointed director of engineering design for General Motors North America Car Group.
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The amount contained 13,000 cubic yards (9,900 m3) of contaminated sediments dredged from the St. Lawrence River. .The sediments had been stored on the site since 1995. There was also 10,000 cubic yards (7,600 m3) of contaminated sludge from the active wastewater treatment plant on the General Motors property.^ The General Motors Place was completely constructed in 1995, and it cost $160 million [Canadian Dollars] in private financing.
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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^ The case involves General Motors's right to change the health care plans of 84,000 retirees.
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[101] .The Political Economy Research Institute ranks GM 18th among corporations emitting airborne pollutants in the United States.^ Most recently, the widely publicized credit defaults and/or acquisitions of large financial institutions in the marketplace has further restricted credit in the United States and international lending markets.
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^ After completing studies at the General Motors Institute (GMI) in the United States, he moved to the GM Financial Staff in New York, where he worked between 1983 and 1985.
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^ At December 31, 2008 there were 6,375 GM vehicle dealers in the United States, 715 in Canada and 270 in Mexico.
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The ranking is based on the emission quantity (8 million pounds in 2005) and toxicity.[102]
.In September 2006, the state of California filed suit against General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and Ford.^ I accept this offer of employment with General Motors beginning September 1, 2006.
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^ Approximately eighty purported class actions on behalf of all purchasers of new motor vehicles in the United States since January 1, 2001, have been filed in various state and federal courts against General Motors Corporation, General Motors of Canada Limited (GM Canada), Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, LLC, Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Company, Limited, and Bavarian Motor Works and their Canadian affiliates, the National Automobile Dealers Association, and the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association.
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^ Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated March 1, 2004 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3(i) to General Motors Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 11, 2004.
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.The companies were accused of producing cars that emitted over 289 million metric tons of carbon per year in the United States, accounting for nearly 20% of carbon emissions in the United States and 30% of carbon emissions in California.^ Despite the adverse economic conditions affecting the United States in 2008, we have maintained the largest market share in our largest market, the United States, for 78 consecutive years.
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^ What kind of vehicles could the company have produced over the past 20 years if it had spent the pension money on R & D instead?
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^ Postemployment benefit costs of $364 million, consisting of $333 million for previously announced capacity actions in the United States and Canada and $31 million for special attrition programs.
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This lawsuit was dismissed by a judge in September 2007.[103]
.The Union of Concerned Scientists ranked General Motors as seventh out of the eight world's largest automakers in 2007 for environmental performance.^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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^ Because of limitations on the number of shares of common stock available in our General Motors 2007 LTIP, Messrs.
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^ Bylaws of General Motors Corporation, as amended, dated October 3, 2006 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to General Motors Corporation’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 9, 2007.
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.The report noted that GM manufactured the most vehicles achieving 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) or better, but also the most vehicles under 15 mpg-US (16 L/100 km; 18 mpg-imp).^ The US was buying 16 mill vehicles.
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^ Represents wholesale financing we provide to GM for vehicles, parts, and accessories in which GM retains title while consigned to us or dealers primarily in the UK, Italy, and Germany.
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^ Our vehicle sales primarily represent vehicles we manufacture, sell under a GM brand or through a GM-owned distribution network.
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[104]

Brands

Current brands

Marque Years used Markets
United States Buick 1908–present North America, China, Israel, Taiwan
United States Cadillac 1909–present Global (except South America, India, SE Asia, Australia)
United States GMC 1912–present North America, Middle East
United States Chevrolet 1917–present Global (except Australia)
United Kingdom Vauxhall 1925–present United Kingdom
Germany Opel 1929–present Europe (except UK), Russia, South Africa, Middle East, Singapore
Australia Holden 1948–present Australia, New Zealand, Middle East (not Kuwait),[105] South Korea, South Africa, UK, Japan (by Autoprestige)
South Korea Daewoo 2002–present South Korea, Latin America, Europe

Discontinued brands

Sold brands

Former affiliates

Spin-offs

See also

People

Books and films

.
  • Final Offer – 1985 Canadian TV documentary that shows the 1984 GM contract negotiations that resulted in the union split of the Canadian arm of the UAW.
  • Roger & Me – 1989 American documentary film directed by independent filmmaker/author Michael Moore (his first).^ We are currently engaged in negotiations with the UAW and counsel for the class of GM retirees and their respective advisors to pursue modifications to the Settlement Agreement in accordance with the requirements of the UST Loan Agreement.
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    ^ Under the GM UAW MOU, we agreed to set aside $18.5 billion up front as part of the negotiation.
    • General Motors Corporation Q4 2007 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A negotiated amount totaling approximately $1.4 billion was agreed to by GM under these leases and balloon contracts and was paid to us in 2006.
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    .The film criticizes General Motors for closing down its factories in Moore's home-town of Flint, Michigan, despite record profits.^ He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the General Motors Institute in 1978 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1982.
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    ^ General Motors Place is the home of the Vancouver Canucks that play in the NHL. It used to be home to the Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA, as well as the Vancouver Ravens of the NLL. The Vancouver Grizzlies shifted to Memphis.
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    ^ Despite the announcement of bankruptcy, some General Motors employees have actually embraced the recent Chapter 11 filing.
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    After many Flint residents lose jobs at GM, Moore claims, the town descends into economic chaos.
  • Who Killed the Electric Car? – 2006 documentary film written and directed by Chris Paine that explores the creation, limited commercialization, and subsequent destruction of the battery electric vehicle in the U.S., specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s.

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Further reading

Articles
  • "G.M.’s Road From Prosperity to Crisis". .The New York Times.^ New York Times - 9/01/09 - View Story .
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    ^ New York Times - 8/31/09 - View Story .
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    • General Motors Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GMGMQ | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .May 31, 2009.^ Reflects the number of shares that may be acquired through the exercise of stock options within 60 days of January 31, 2009.
    • General Motors Corp. - Investor Relations - SEC Filings 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC phx.corporate-ir.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Number of shares that may be acquired through the exercise of stock options within 60 days from January 31, 2009.
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    • Form 10-K 10 January 2010 14:48 UTC www.sec.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/05/31/business/20090531_GM_TIMELINE.html
    . .Retrieved June 1, 2009. 
  • "Automotive Industry Crisis".^ In January 2009, Welburn will receive the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame, which recognizes an individual's significant contribution to the auto industry.
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    .The New York Times.^ New York Times - 9/01/09 - View Story .
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    ^ New York Times - 8/31/09 - View Story .
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    undated. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/c/credit_crisis/auto_industry/index.html. Retrieved June 1, 2009. 
Books
  • Barabba, Vincent P. (2004). Surviving Transformation: Lessons from GM's Surprising Turnaround. .New York: Oxford University Press.^ Cyprus holds a master's degree in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
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    ISBN 9780195171419. OCLC 474580094.
     
  • Chandler, Alfred D., Jr. (1964). .Giant Enterprise: Ford, General Motors, and the Automobile Industry.^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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    ^ In addition, Gillum is chairman of Motor Enterprises Incorporated, a subsidiary of General Motors, specializing in providing capital for GM minority suppliers.
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    ^ Having it said, the financial problem will spread to General Motors and Ford.
    • General Motors Corporation Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. ISBN 9780405133497. OCLC 63017200.
     
  • Cray, Ed (1980). .Chrome Colossus: General Motors and Its Times.^ At that time, General Motors created the "General Motors Health Care Insurance Program for Salaried Employees," the "Draft Plan."
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    ^ General Motors Corporation reserves the right to amend, change or terminate any program, benefit plan, policy or any element of compensation at any time.
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    ^ During much of the same period of time he also was an officer and director of General Motors.
    • General Motors Corporation, Defendant-Appellant, v. City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-Appellee. General Motors Corporation, Petitioner, v. Hon. Robert L. Carter, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Respondents. - U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Cir. - June 28, 1974, Federal Circuits, Docket 508 - vLex 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC vlex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070134935. OCLC 6223723.
     
  • Farber, David R. (2002). .Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors.^ General Motors, supra, the Court concluded that a ruling excluding proof of certain items of damage was fundamental to the further conduct of a condemnation proceeding and so appealable.
    • General Motors Corporation, Defendant-Appellant, v. City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-Appellee. General Motors Corporation, Petitioner, v. Hon. Robert L. Carter, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and City of New York, for Itself and all Other Persons Similarly Situated, Respondents. - U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Cir. - June 28, 1974, Federal Circuits, Docket 508 - vLex 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC vlex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226238043. OCLC 49558636.
     
  • Gustin, Lawrence R. (2008) [1973]. .Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors.^ At that time, General Motors created the "General Motors Health Care Insurance Program for Salaried Employees," the "Draft Plan."
    • Sprague v. General Motors Corp. 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC lw.bna.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ General Motors has created a vested right to health care through its written promises.
    • Sprague v. General Motors Corp. 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC lw.bna.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Had General Motors never created a right to free lifetime health care, it would be free to amend or even terminate the insurance for retirees.
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    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 9780472033027. OCLC 179794253.
     
  • Halberstam, David (1986). The Reckoning. A Thomas Congdon book. New York: Morrow. ISBN 9780688048389. OCLC 246158814. 
  • Keller, Maryann (1989). .Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall, and Struggle for Recovery of General Motors.^ Tags : U.S. , Chrysler LLC , Recovery , General Motors Corp.
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    New York: Morrow. ISBN 9780688075279. OCLC 423222597.
     
  • Kimes, Beverly Rae (editor) (1989). The Standard Catalogue of American Cars 1805-1942, 2nd edition. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-111-0. 
  • Leslie, Stuart W. (1983). Boss Kettering. .New York: Columbia University Press.^ Cyprus holds a master's degree in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business and a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
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    ISBN 9780231056007. OCLC 8845819.
     
  • Maxton, Graeme P.; Wormald, John (2004). .Time for a Model Change: Re-Engineering the Global Automotive Industry.^ I doubt there's anyone who disputes that we're operating in very challenging times, certainly one of the most challenging in the history of US auto industry.
    • General Motors Corporation Q3 2008 Earnings Call Transcript -- Seeking Alpha 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm going to spend time talking about the global economic outlook as well as the incremental initiative we're announcing today.
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    ^ These models are primarily industry-standard models that consider various assumptions, including time value and yield curve as well as other relevant economic measures.
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    Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521837156. OCLC 54826137.
     
  • Maynard, Micheline (2003). .The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market.^ General Motors plans a three-part assault on the small car market: Aveo, Cruze and Spark.
    • General Motors Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GMGMQ | BNET 13 January 2010 21:17 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We began the year by winning the North American Car of the Year with the Chevrolet Malibu and ended the year by winning the prestigious European Car of the Year with the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia.
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    New York: Currency/Doubleday. ISBN 9780385507691. OCLC 52623614.
     
  • Pelfrey, William (2006). .Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History.^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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    ^ Company, General Motors Corporation or any entity affiliated with them from time to time; or .
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    ^ Kathleen (Katy) S. Barclay is General Motors vice president of global human resources with responsibilities for leading the company's worldwide human resources.
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    New York: AMACOM. ISBN 9780814408698. OCLC 61362777.
     
  • Rae, John Bell (1965). The American Automobile; A Brief History. The Chicago history of American civilization. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. OCLC 236834. 
  • Sloan, Alfred P., Jr. (1990) [1963]. McDonald, John; Stevens, Catharine. eds. .My Years with General Motors.^ General Motors Corporation, now doing business as Motors Liquidation company, was the world's largest automaker, had been the annual global industry sales leader for 77 years.
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    ^ Welcome to the General Motors 2007 calendar year earnings conference call.
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    ^ GM - My review ” “ The pay is great but the job is awful ” “ GM crisis is driving bad management behavior ” More General Motors Reviews (10) .
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    New York: Doubleday/Currency. ISBN 9780385042352. OCLC 21376376.
     
  • Weisberger, Bernard A. (1979). The Dream Maker: William C. Durant, Founder of General Motors. Boston: Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316928748. OCLC 5736758. 

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General Motors Company

Type Limited liability company
Founded Flint, Michigan (September 16, 1908)
Founder William C. Durant
Headquarters Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Edward Whitacre, Jr.
(Chairman and interim CEO)
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Revenue US$ 148.979 billion (2008)[1]
Operating income US$ US$ 21.284 billion (2008)[1]
Net income US$ −30.9 billion (2008)[1]
Total assets US$ 91.047 billion (2008)[1]
Total equity US$ −86.154 billion (2008)[1]
Owner United States Department of the Treasury (61%)
United Auto Workers
VEBA (17.5%)
The Crown in Right of Canada (7.9%)[2]
The Crown in Right of Ontario (3.8%)[2]
Bond holders of Motors Liquidation Company (9.8%)
Employees 244,500 (2009)[3]
Divisions Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
GM Daewoo
GMC
Holden
Pontiac
Opel
Saturn
Website GM.com

General Motors is the largest American car company. It is based in the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded in 1908 by a man named Billy Durant. It makes cars and trucks in 33 countries. About 327,000 people work for it. It is the second largest car company in the world.

Brands

It has many brands, including:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "GM Reports Calendar Year 2008 Financial Results". http://www.gm.com/corporate/investor_information/earnings/hist_earnings/08_q4/index.jsp. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ferguson, Rob; Tony Van Alphen (June 2, 2009). "From General to Government Motors". thestar.com (Toronto Star). http://www.thestar.com/Article/643958. Retrieved September 6, 2009. 
  3. [1], GM company profie. Retrieved 2009-07-010.

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