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GM’s Maven Brand Looks To Diversify, May Expand Rentals To RVs, Boats, and Lawnmowers

While the Maven app has primarily been used to promote short-term rentals of new GM vehicles, the brand has recently expanded into the peer-to-peer car-sharing market pioneered by Turo, and Getaround. For urbanites without space for a car, or desire to keep one up, this kind of car borrowing can be the perfect…

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This Has to Be GM’s Strangest and Least-Known Brand

If there’s one thing that General Motors seems to love more than anything, it’s car brands. Even more than cars themselves, GM has always held a special delight for the individual marques. Remember, this is the company that somehow found shades of marketing difference between Buick and Oldsmobile for decades, the…

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Ford and Volkswagen May Join Forces On Electric and Autonomous Cars: Report

The relationship between Ford and VW may be getting serious, recalls at Jeep and Toyota, GM continues cost cutting, and a look at industry-wide October sales figures, in The Morning Shift for Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

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Major Tesla Short-Seller Changes Mind Over ‘Proven Hit’ of the Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is changing short-sellers’ minds, GM’s Cruise is lagging behind, and the DOT is getting fidgety about self-driving car safety. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

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GM Collected Radio-Listening Data on 90,000 Cars

GM said at an advertising conference recently that they monitored the radio station choices of drivers and passengers in 90,000 cars for months late last year. All in the name of marketing insights. Surveillance creep never seems to stop!

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GM is Racing to be the First Manufacturer to Offer 180 Miles of EV Range in 10 Minutes

General Motors has developed a relationship with EV charger builders Delta Americas to build Extreme Fast Charger stations with the capability to add 180 miles of range in just ten minutes. Delta Americas has said they’ll have a final prototype of the XFC station ready by 2020, just in time for GM to finalize its full…

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General Motors Won’t Give Up On Sedans

Major competition, in the form of Ford and FCA, has seen the writing on the wall, and bet big on Crossover Hell being the future. While those other guys are exiting the sedan game and introducing a new crossover for every day of the week, GM hasn’t given up on the car buyer, doubling down in a big way.

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The War Over Fuel Economy Is Just Beginning

The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!

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GM Is Being Sued by a Graffiti Artist for Featuring His Work in an Ad Campaign

Swiss artist Adrian Falkner, who signs his work as Smash 137, has filed a lawsuit against General Motors for featuring his commissioned graffiti artwork in a Cadillac campaign ad, claiming the automaker’s photos featured on social media infringed on the copyrights of his work.

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Cadillac Staying In NYC After Securing $1 Million In Free Money From NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cadillac, the crown jewel of American luxury cars, is staying in New York City after all.

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