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Ex-GM CEO tells Apple: Don't make cars

Apple has been mum on whether it's building a car or not, but that isn't stoping industry figures from weighing in on the so-called Project Titan.

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GM starting to talk seriously about 200-mile EV

Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say

We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson John Beltz Snyder

GM admits Cadillac ELR no real competition for Tesla Model S

Hey Detroit, Where's The EV That Can Challenge California?

Last year, then-CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, made it clear that the company lookouts at the Ren Cen had California automaker Tesla in their sights. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," he said.

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GM's Barra could make more than her predecessor after all

Reports are coming in that Mary Barra, the first female leader of a major automaker, will make $14.4 million this year, some $10 million more than previously reported and over $3 million more than her predecessor, Dan Akerson, made in 2012. In fact, it's Brandon Turkus

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GM's Barra to make at least $4.4M, Akerson could make more as advisor

When General Motors' top executive Mary Barra broke through the automotive glass ceiling to become the industry's first major female CEO, it was heralded as a long-overdue decision that highlighted the fact that the auto industry is still a quite bit stodgy. That was underscored late Friday when GM released how much it will pay Barra for taking on this huge job – and it's not a heartwarming fi

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Next Chevy Volt to be $30k, 200-mile EV 'moon shot'

On page four of a five-page BusinessWeek article entitled "The Inside Story of GM's Comeback and Mary Barra's Rise," there's a single paragraph that mentions General Motors CEO Dan Akerson hinting at "a next generation of electric vehicle.... [A] compact car that can go 200 miles on a charge and carry a generator, too." The article says "it will be similar to the Jonathon Ramsey

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GM's Barra could get big payday now that gov't no longer regulates salaries

One would expect that as the CEO of one of the largest automakers in the world, the pay would be pretty darn competitive. And for the just-announced incoming CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, the financial compensation package could well be substantially rosier than it was for her predecessor. That's because she'll

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Mary Barra's ascension to GM CEO draws praise from industry leaders [w/video]

GM Chooses An Engineer Over Beancounters

She's known as the person who restored order at GM.

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GM's Mary Barra becomes first female CEO at global automaker

Akerson himself previously noted that a female CEO at one of the Detroit Three was "inevitable."

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Akerson may leave GM next year, search for replacement not started yet

Already there are many signs that suggest General Motors CEO Dan Akerson will retire next year, but he hasn't formally announced his plans to GM's board, The Economic Times reports, and the search for a new

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2015 Bi-Fuel Chevy Impala will run gas and CNG [w/video]

As we suspected back in May based on spy shots, Chevrolet is adding a bi-fuel version of the tenth-generation Chevy Impala that can run on both regular gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). Unveiled today in Washington, D.C. b

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Potential GM CEO successor named one of 50 most powerful women in business

Mary Barra, the current Executive Vice President, Global Product Development for General Motors and widely believed to be a leading candidate to succeed current GM CEO Dan Akerson, has been named to the For

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GM's Akerson says female CEO at Detroit automaker 'inevitable'

Running a Detroit auto company won't be a good ol' boys club forever, at least according to the Chairman of General Motors, Dan Akerson. Speaking at the 2013 Michigan Automotive Summit this week, Akerson said that a female CEO was "inevitable," with some sources suggesting the comment may have been a reference to Mary Barra, GM'

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GM CEO Akerson calls out Tesla, says Cadillac will compete on EVs

Cadillac will be taking on Tesla Motors, the underdog EV manufacturer that's seen heaps of critical acclaim and stock market buzz with its most recent sedan, the Model S. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," Dan Akerson, the

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Renault COO Tavares dreams of running GM or Ford

What do you do if you're in a job with no upward mobility? Admittedly, most of us just stick it out while secretly hoping our boss is sacked for all those paperclips he's been swiping, netting us a nice, shiny promotion. Then again, most of us aren't the number two at Renault, like Carlos Tavares.

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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 get a significant electric-range increase, Bloomberg reports in a recorded int

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Akerson says Cadillac will get a larger sedan within two years

It seems that during a recent affair showing off the 2014 Cadillac CTS, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson confirmed reports regarding a new Cadillac flagship sedan. According to USA Today, which Akerson was visiting, he said that a sedan larger than the Jeffrey N. Ross

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Akerson calls for GM tech to stymie Tesla

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has had some good days lately as sales of the Model S have exceeded expectations as much as the company's profits, thanks in no small part to innovative thinking that has resulted in Damon Lowney

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Graduates! The CEO of GM has some wisdom to share

Universities are right now trotting out Grade-A commencement speakers to motivate this year's graduating class of collegiates to change the world, or at least vacate their parents' property before the age of 30. Some of the most inspiring commencement speeches of all time include the one Steve Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005, and this year's address du jour is one given by the late David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College in 2008 (watch them both John Neff

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