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    Report: Akerson looking for 20 percent more range from next-gen Chevy Volt [w/video]

    The Chevrolet Volt's 38-mile electric range leaves something to be desired, despite being able to run nonstop for hundreds more miles when the range-extending gasoline generator kicks in. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has recognized this and let slip that he wants to see the next-generation Volt ...

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    Report: GM alters Akerson's pay mix because he may retire

    General Motors has tweaked CEO Dan Akerson's pay mix to compensate for the possibility that the 64-year-old executive may retire before his long-term restricted stock vests in three years. Last year, Akerson saw his pay jump by 44 percent to $11.1 million, including $1.99 million in restricted ...

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    Report: GM headed for another big overhaul?

    We talk a lot about global platforms and global powertrains, but the truly global corporation is much stronger in idea than in practice. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson is the latest to take a stab at creating a truly international company, preparing to stir up the entire organization with ...

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    Auctions: Akerson auctioning off personal 1958 Corvette for charity [w/video]

    Dan Akerson will be taking a final parade lap at this weekend's Woodward Dream Cruise. No, much to the chagrin of the punditry, he's not stepping down as CEO of General Motors, just driving his 1958 Chevrolet Corvette for the last time before sending it off to auction for charity. Akerson's ...

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    Report: CEO Akerson buys over $500K in GM stock

    You have to feel for Dan Akerson. Not only is the guy stuck parking his Chevrolet Volt at the country club next to all those 500-plus-horsepower tarmac terrors from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but he's woefully underpaid. So what's the General Motors Chaiman and CEO to do? Take matters into his ...

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    Official: Opel turnaround architect Girsky steps in as interim GM of Europe boss

    Europe is a mess. The French auto industry is doing its best imitation of 1980s-era Flint, Michigan, Mitsubishi just sold an assembly plant for a single euro and pundits are calling for Ford and General Motors to just bail on the whole continent, where sales are dropping at an alarming ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson makes less than his peers

    You wouldn't think $7.7 million is something to complain about, but then again, you're probably not in the running to be CEO of General Motors. Despite the fact that GM is no longer the largest company in the world – or, depending on whom you ask, even the largest carmaker – it's a ...

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    Report: GM's Akerson thinks successor should come from within; "won't back off" criticism of Lincoln

    There has been a lot of discussion from industry analysts about who will replace Ford CEO Alan Mulally, but he's not the only CEO of a major American automaker that will eventually need a successor. Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors since shortly after its emergence from bankruptcy in 2009, ...

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    GM ends donations to climate-change-denying Heartland Institute

    10,000 General Motors owners can make an impact. After being confronted with a petition against the money that the GM Foundation gave to the Heartland Institute – known as one of the biggest funders of climate-change denial – following an exposé on DeSmogBlog, CEO Dan Akerson ...

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    Report: GM's biggest hurdle to recruiting new talent? Finding people to live in Detroit

    Believe it or not, there was once a time when Detroit was a hustling and bustling urban metropolis – a desirable city in which to live. Today? Sure, there are some hardcore Detroit supporters, and there are certainly nice areas in and around Detroit to call home, but the truth is that the ...

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    Video: GM launches ad campaign touting Chevy Volt safety [w/video]

    General Motors has launched an advertising campaign touting the safety of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in electric vehicle, just as its CEO testified to Congress that a recent Volt fire that took place after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test would never occur ...

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    Report: GM CEO stands up for Chevy Volt in D.C. hearing; Issa tells NHTSA: "I don't believe you"

    What a surprise. Today's Congressional hearing over the Chevrolet Volt fire and the resulting investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration turned out to be contentious. The hearing took place in the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Regulatory ...

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    Report: Chevy dealers now authorized to sell Volt demo units

    The year is quickly winding to a close, and General Motors is taking steps to ensure that the automaker meets its goal of selling 10,000 Chevrolet Volt units. The company has given its dealers the go-ahead to sell their Volt demo vehicles, thereby greatly increasing the availability of the ...

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    Report: Akerson says GM will build Cadillac models outside North America by end of 2012

    Automotive News is reporting that General Motors will begin to manufacture Cadillac vehicles outside of North America by the end of next year. Dan Akerson, GM CEO, says the move is part of an overall strategy to make the Wreath and Crest a truly global brand. Right now, Cadillac vehicles are ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson disses Lincoln as "over," slights hydrogen and ethanol tech

    "They are trying like hell to resurrect Lincoln. Well, I might as well tell you, you might as well sprinkle holy water. It's over." So says General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, speaking to reporters from The Detroit News. Fightin' words to be sure, though it seems the suits at Lincoln, Ford's luxury ...

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    Report: CEO Akerson buys nearly $1M in GM stock

    What's a good way for a CEO to show that he supports his company? Buying stock is one way to do it, and General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has done just that. Purchased as a personal investment, Akerson has reportedly spent nearly $1 million buying up 30,000 GM shares. Akerson paid $31.33 per share, ...

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    Report: GM CEO Dan Akerson earned $2.5 million in 2010

    Despite only holding the reins of General Motors for the last four months of 2010, company CEO Dan Akerson received $2.5 million in compensation last year. Akerson took over the post from Ed Whitacre on Sept. 1, after Whitacre stepped down. According to The Detroit News, Akerson was paid $566,667 ...

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    Report: Akerson's leadership, pricing strategies at GM drawing more fire

    We know he's not a "car guy" but some think General Motors CEO Dan Akerson might not be a guy fit for a car company period. Akerson comes from the telecommunications world, and it seems some analysts believe it's that background that's driving him to cut costs and drive sales by means of heavy ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson says Chevy Volt tech coming to minivan

    2011 Chevrolet Volt charging port - Click above for high-res image gallery The more vehicles General Motors is able to build using the battery technology pioneered in its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the better chance the automaker has of earning a return on its significant investment into the ...

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    Report: GM studying how to double or triple Chevy Volt production

    Early Volts reportedly cost $40,000 to build

    Chevrolet Volt battery pack – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How's your math? If you have 240,000 "potential buyers" but only 10,000 vehicles to sell them in the first year, what can you do? If you're General Motos and the item in ...


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