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General Motors is an automotive manufacturing corporation based in Detroit, Michigan, United States

General Motors is a multinational automotive manufacturing corporation that markets, distributes, and provides vehicles. The company was founded in 1908, in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

The company engages in the manufacturing of cars and trucks for the United States, China, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy. Their catalogue offers sedans, crossovers, SUVs, sports cars, trucks, hybrid vehicles, and other types of automobiles.


With the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), President Donald Trump has signed a presidential directive that orders General Motors to begin and prioritize ventilator and mask production to support the needs of coronavirus patients. They look to manufacture approximately 10,000 critical care ventilators per month. GM has partnered with Ventec Life Systems to assist in the manufacturing of the units. They will also be able to manufacture up to 50,000 Level 1 surgical masks per day, and look to increase the numbers to 100,000 per day.

The order from the United States President did not come with a federal contract which makes selling to the states much more difficult for the automaker.


April 28, 2021
General Motors introduces Ultium Charge 360, a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps1, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.
March 11, 2021
General Motors announces a new joint venture with SolidEnergy Systems.
January 28, 2021
GM pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040 with zero tailpipe emission vehicles by 2035
March 24, 2020
GM announces a partnership with medical device company Ventec.
General Motors suspends 2020 outlook, to draw down $16 billion in credit
December 5, 2019
General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem announces they will invest $2.3 billion to build an electric vehicle battery cell joint venture plant in Ohio, creating one of the world’s largest battery facilities.
March 19, 2019
General Motors announces it would invest 10 billion reais ($2.65 billion) in two of its Brazilian plants located in the state of Sao Paulo.
March 11, 2016
General Motors acquires Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves.
January 2016
GM invests $500 million in Lyft.
General Motors was founded by Charles Stewart Mott and William C. Durant.



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