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IBM’s cobalt-free EV battery uses materials extracted from seawater

It outperforms current lithium-ion batteries and is less likely to catch on fire

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Tesla among companies accused of aiding child labor in Congo

14 families from Congo filed a legal complaint by International Rights Advocates

General Motors Recall List

Is your vehicle under recall?

It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.

Family Angry GM Isn't Counting Their Daughter As One Of The Recall Victims

Girl died in the backseat of a Chevrolet Cobalt that crashed in 2006

Natasha Weigel was in the backseat of a Chevrolet Cobalt that crashed in 2006, and she tragically died of her injuries. One of the front passengers was also killed in the crash. However, GM's data only lists the front occupant among those killed in connection with the faulty switches, not Weigel.

Two More Recalls Push GM Total To 4.8 Million In A Month

GM announced it would recall 490,000 late-model pickup trucks and SUVs

General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past month.

303 Deaths Tied To Airbag Non-Deployment In 2 General Motors' Cars

Airbags may not deploy because of ignition-switch defect at heart of big GM recall

At least 303 motorists died in car accidents after their airbags didn't deploy in now-recalled General Motors vehicles, according to a study released late last night.

General Motors Recalls Nearly 780,000 Cars To Fix Deadly Problem

Six people have been killed in crashes related to the problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars in North America because the engines can shut down unexpectedly and cause crashes. The company says six people have been killed in crashes related to the problem.

GM President Mark Reuss: Chevrolet Cruze Coupe "may show up"

Chevrolet Cruze - click above for high-res image gallery

Edmunds looks at Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cobalt steering complaints, calls out NHTSA

Toyota Corolla is one auto being investigated by NHTSA over steering complaints

GM recall affects 277,000 models with shifter problem

Citing a defect that can cause a parked vehicle to roll away, General Motors is recalling 277,000 cars and trucks. The models involved, all built for the 2009 model year, may have a loose clip on their transmission shift cable. The failure of the clip to be locked into place may prevent the transmission from moving into Park – even if the driver moves the shift lever into the proper position. GM has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that dealers will inspect the trans

Chevrolet announces 2008 Cobalt XFE improvement

Soaring gas prices and tightening credit are currently pushing consumers into smaller, cheaper, more fuel efficient vehicles. However, due to past demand for high-powered, high capacity people haulers, the current economy car market consists of fairly slim pickings. Many great developments are on the horizon, but the high cost of new technologies and the lengthy wait time do not do much to help buyers today. That is why, in order to snag a larger market share of drivers trading in their big toys

American Axle strike idles first GM passenger car plant

When the American Axle strike began, GM had a 106-day supply of pickup trucks on dealer lots, and even a month-long strike likely wouldn't have hurt the Detroit automaker. It has now been more than a month, the strike isn't any closer to ending, and now GM's car plants are joining its tru

Vote for TTAC's Ten Worst Autos Today

Voting is open for The Truth About Cars' first ever Ten Worst Automobiles Today (or TWAT) award that we told you about earlier in the month. The initial list of more than 120 reader nominations contained predictable TWAT-eligible autos like Chris Tutor