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Dan Ammann, President, General Motors
Joann Muller, Detroit Bureau Chief, Forbes
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

General Motors is preparing itself for the coming decade, where there will be massive change coming from autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, connected cars and shared cars. Dan Ammann, the President of GM, explains the company’s strategy and outlook for the future.

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    • PATSFAN420
      PATSFAN420

      Yup over priced cars that will last at best 10 years if your lucky, they build cars to fail today and there is little imagination in designing them,most car all look the same today, spoiled unions building crap and they wonder why people buy more foreign cars now. they should have been forced to fail instead of bailing them out it goes against everything capitalism is supposed to be about and work.

      about 2 months ago
    • דניאל אלון
      דניאל אלון

      It's
      very important to know!!!!!!!!!!! The GM customer service will be
      finished immediately after buying and receiving the new vehicle!!! Then
      there are problems, lots of visits to the garages, lots of liars in the
      garages, and total lack of customer service!!! Very dangerous to buy a
      car in GM!!! 👎👎👎👎😬👎👎😬

      about 3 months ago
    • דניאל אלון
      דניאל אלון

      A very important message!!!!!!!! Anyone who thinks of buying a new car from GM must learn to pray to God. The garages of the service are the worst. They're all liars. And no customer service at all. Only God may help. Very dangerous buy new car from GM.....!!👎👎👎👎👎😬👎👎

      about 4 months ago
    • Charles H. O'Brien
      Charles H. O'Brien

      My Buick is a pile of shit!!! No more American cars!!!

      about 9 months ago
    • John Iii
      John Iii

      That beard is not working for Dan. Needs to trim it up

      about 9 months ago
    • David Beppler
      David Beppler

      GM's game plan is to go out of business. lmao

      about 9 months ago
    • BulletSpoung
      BulletSpoung

      What they need to do is transition to selling directly to buyers at the same time they transition from gas to EV automobiles.   US car dealers are out of control and victimize every buyer that walks into a showroom, it's a full on feeding frenzy.  I would love to buy a new EV but now all the manufactures are marking the cars up so they get the tax rebates instead of the buyers.  Plus dealers act like every car and truck is dipped in gold and are very rare.

      about 9 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to BulletSpoung

      BulletSpoung — Won’t happen. I have two Chevy dealers and I am happy with both of them.

      about 4 months ago
    • C.K. Brooke
      C.K. Brooke

      My husband works for GM. These comments are hilarious. Just wait and see, y’all, is all I’m allowed to say.

      about 9 months ago
    • kingstonsean
      kingstonsean In reply to C.K. Brooke

      Yeah. 6 months later and they're killing a bunch of sedans.

      about 2 months ago
    • Pernection
      Pernection In reply to C.K. Brooke

      C.K. Brooke. Ford is reducing it's car line while this guy says gm will spend more on passenger cars

      about 7 months ago
    • Peter Laze
      Peter Laze

      GM is to old to competing with Hungry New Auto company. Old mentality of his peoples is gone. New generation need something new, maybe Hydrogen car. If GM will not update Hydrogen car with WI-FI somebody else will, but will louse...we have example IBM---- MICROSOFT

      about 9 months ago
    • SwirlingDragonMist
      SwirlingDragonMist

      Discontinuing the Chevy Volt was like when Blockbuster doubled down on Brick and Mortar. The future is electric/hybrid just the way that it was streaming. But Blockbuster hadn't reach profitability with their streaming service so they dumped it and with it their last chance of survival. Now these fools discontinue the Volt just because it's sales are cannibalized by the Bolt, leaving all their other gas cars still for sale as if the writing wasn't on the godam wall already. If you don't see the Voltec drivetrain resurface as the defacto fuel efficient powerplant across the whole of the gas powered lineup, then you'd be smart to Dump GM in favor of Tesla and Toyota. If I was a shareowner, I would be demanding to know where the development of the hybrid Voltec system is going, because it's essentially the entire future of the company as the stepping stone to an all electric lineup. Ditching Voltec while keeping gas engines is sure death.

      about 10 months ago
    • Brandon Fouts
      Brandon Fouts In reply to SwirlingDragonMist

      +GH1618 production of Volt stopping in March, this month. What will actually happen?? keep a look out.

      about 6 days ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to SwirlingDragonMist

      SwirlingDragonMist — I didn’t hear anything in this about the Volt. There is a 2019 Volt.

      about 4 months ago
    • SwirlingDragonMist
      SwirlingDragonMist In reply to SwirlingDragonMist

      You may recall they ran themselves into the ground, and had to be bailed out, while Toyota flew past them selling more Prius's than any other car in North America. The Chevy Volt is literally GM's Prius... It was actually better, but they just didn't advertise it broadly enough, limiting themselves to California, most people in other states never even heard of the Volt, while the Prius is a household name. It's funny what advertising can do for sales, and what it can do to protect technological investments the company has made by creating sales. Discontinuing the VOLT is truly squandering the natural advantage they had developed with the Voltec Drivechain. Some opportunities you don't turn your back on, but instead put your back into.

      about 9 months ago
    • IncognitoTorpedo
      IncognitoTorpedo In reply to SwirlingDragonMist

      SDM, I think GM might know a little bit more about the car market than you do. They will roll out BEV when batteries are cheaper. They're working towards that now.

      about 9 months ago
    • jim Curtis
      jim Curtis

      notice how they can't say the word ELECTRIC they only talk about making money ...boring if they they made interesting cars they would make money Tesla is light years ahead of them . remember they KILLED the electric car

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to jim Curtis

      jim Curtis — No, they didn’t “kill” the electric car. They built one (EV1) before Tesla existed. They never produced it for sale because it was an experimental vehicle. They learned from it and are producing electric cars today. You’ve been watching a propaganda film, evidently.

      about 4 months ago
    • UTE TV
      UTE TV

      Avoids AEB rollout question. Does GM hate the public?

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to UTE TV

      UTE TV — Ok, what the heck is AEB? I’m not a mind reader.

      about 4 months ago
    • UTE TV
      UTE TV

      GM and Leadership - unless it's crap cars then no.

      about 10 months ago
    • James Last
      James Last

      I think that the stopping point for electric is the charge time. If the range was extended and the charging time reduced to 5 minutes the technology would take off.

      about 10 months ago
    • James Last
      James Last

      The Malibu is garbage built on a cheapened 20 year old Opel chassis.

      about 10 months ago
    • john adams
      john adams

      The mans a dinosaur the way forward is innovation not same old same old .

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to john adams

      john adams — The Volt is the most innovative car on the market today, and its owners are among the most satisfied of all.

      about 4 months ago
    • unzicek
      unzicek

      Jesus Christ, is he wearing a short sleeve polo under that shitty suit?

      about 10 months ago
    • mike a
      mike a

      gave up after about ten minutes.....lots of blah blah blah "future" 'technology" ...but not a word about something that general motors seems to have ignored for the last fifty years; quality product.

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to mike a

      mike a — We have two Chevys, both high quality and good value.

      about 4 months ago
    • N C
      N C

      Nice try John and Autoline but pls get a different exec from GM next time that will be more forthcoming.

      What did Dan say that wasnt publicly available common knowledge about GM?

      about 10 months ago
    • David Lopez
      David Lopez

      I like this new GM. I've never owned a GM vehicle but I'm sure being persuaded to look at them more seriously be it for our next vehicle purchase or using their mobility options.

      about 10 months ago
    • N C
      N C In reply to David Lopez

      History says there were many like you that forget to take their meds...

      about 10 months ago
    • UTE TV
      UTE TV In reply to David Lopez

      History says there were many like you but ultimately GM betrays it's customers and the public it takes from.

      about 10 months ago
    • N C
      N C In reply to David Lopez

      I agree their push into mobility services seems well thought out up to a point. But they should add more value added aspects via it telematics as part OnStar for example in its Maven mobility services and in its AV offering in the future,

      But Dan gave no additional info about GM. That wasn't widely known. So it was a really disappointing interview.

      about 10 months ago
    • sniper60605
      sniper60605

      The business, the market, the segment...blah blah blah.

      about 10 months ago
    • LeeJcc
      LeeJcc

      And Europe, and selling Opel.

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to LeeJcc

      LeeJcc — I don’t like that Opel was sold off. Our Cruze is an Opel and it’s a fine automobile.

      about 4 months ago
    • LeeJcc
      LeeJcc

      Very insightful interview, and it explains GM's departure from India and Indonesia, and production in Australia.

      about 10 months ago
    • srercrcr
      srercrcr

      Well done, by all.

      about 10 months ago
    • Michael Ghiglieri
      Michael Ghiglieri

      Can't wait to hear if the outlook includes building a quality car... Because after my 08 Malibu, I can't even contemplate buying GM again

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to Michael Ghiglieri

      Michael Ghiglieri — After my experiences with several major automakers, I can’t contemplate buying anything but GM again. We currently have two Chevys.

      about 4 months ago
    • Dennis Dowd
      Dennis Dowd In reply to Michael Ghiglieri

      I know what you mean. The absolute confusion I found at my local Chevy/GM dealer was absolutely a joke. I am handicapped and they were using the disabled parking spaces to park the cars they were done working on for customer service. I complained about it and they were full of apologies but hell, I couldn't understand the thinking behind this behavior. I know if they couldn't solve a parking problem how good would they be solving a problem around servicing my car? I simply drove out of there as fast as I could.

      about 10 months ago
    • Dennis Dowd
      Dennis Dowd

      I truly don't see the electrical future. It seems all talk and no action. Between the lack of range, the higher price per vehicle and the down time per charge, added costs of installing a charger in a home, this all means a great many steps or changes in how we behave. Everyone, but consumers are onboard.

      about 10 months ago
    • Neil Cormick
      Neil Cormick In reply to Dennis Dowd

      Why do you have to instal charger in your house. Dont you have electric oulets in the bouse or garrage. It is optional not necessacity.

      about 3 months ago
    • N C
      N C In reply to Dennis Dowd

      Great another DB illogical delusionary Fanboy rant...

      about 9 months ago
    • David Beppler
      David Beppler In reply to Dennis Dowd

      mike a I would love to answer your questions. You drive 5 hours every 3 months to visit your daughter and spend 5 minutes to fill up? Great. That means that you waste 1.5 hours a month getting gas. Unless the only driving you do is to visit your daughter. There are Tesla SuperChargers near where you live and also near where she lives. Takes 20 min to get almost 200 miles range. The trip to visit your daughter would cost you half as much so you could visit more often. As for the batteries, what do we do with the who knows how many millions of pounds of dead cars when their service life is finished? We recycle them. This is not new. You seem to be unaware of the fact that the batteries can and will be recycled. They are expensive. That is a lot incentive to recoup any materials you can. Watch a youtube video on what goes into these batteries. Also the Tesla batteries last almost 20 years in the car then can last another 10 as a battery for solar power. As for the cars being plugged in and there being some kind of huge drain? The electric companies are currently complaining about the lack of energy used by each home. Energy Star, better building quality, better windows, more efficient AC units/heaters. Then thousands of people are adding solar panels to their homes. When you plug a Tesla in when you get home it is not like a toaster. It does not charge because there is power connected. It charges when the power is cheap. Normally from 11pm to 4am. Then when you get up you do not have to waste time at the gas station with their 20-50% markups on "convenience" items. The Tesla Model 3 is the cheapest new car to own currently on the market. You are welcome.

      about 9 months ago
    • N C
      N C In reply to Dennis Dowd

      The electrification of vehicles have many advantages like regen braking but like any tech there r trade off depending what u choice, As a side note hopefully there will be more REX ie range extender options for EVs,

      But there is very little chance of ICEVs going away anytime soon. So what I dont understand, is how the existence of seemingly any type of EV creates such disdain in ppl that have no interest in using them? As it was said here "Boy, there are so many issues" so I really have no interest in going over all of them, but lets point out one,

      The 1st gen Leaf used a 24 kWh lithium ion battery pack rated to deliver up to 90 kW (120 hp) power.
      The pack contains air-cooled, stacked laminated lithium ion manganese oxide batteries. It didnt use Nicad batteries. So pls at least get the facts right when ur attacking something.

      about 10 months ago
    • Carl Ryan
      Carl Ryan In reply to Dennis Dowd

      The average commute time in the US is 26 minutes, that roughly translates to 20 miles each way or 40 miles per day. This is the market electric vehicles are aimed at, average citizens driving back and forth to work.

      about 10 months ago
    • Aaron Bounds
      Aaron Bounds

      Truly impressed to hear the zero, zero, and zero plan. Particularly the zero emissions. Dan, your customers expect you to he good stewards of them and their health, insofar as emissions, zero is a great target. Please achieve it quickly. We we all be better off. Air pollution impacts everyone, not just distracted drivers, like with most crashes. I'm pretty sure it kills more people each year than vehicle wrecks as well. This is a very serious problem.

      about 10 months ago
    • David Beppler
      David Beppler In reply to Aaron Bounds

      Tesla is selling 5000 EV's a week. How many is GM selling? 12?

      about 9 months ago
    • letsgetverydrunk
      letsgetverydrunk

      22:46 Muller says (in reference to a unified emissions standard for the US) "That doesn't seem very likely to happen with the current rhetoric."

      Ammann: "We'll see."

      I wonder what kind of lobbying must be going on in Washington!

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to letsgetverydrunk

      letsgetverydrunk — I’ve lived in California for about 25 years now, and I agree. Uniform emission standards nationwide are overdue.

      about 4 months ago
    • Carl Ryan
      Carl Ryan In reply to letsgetverydrunk

      The automakers want a global standard, this makes the best use of investment and reduces costs per unit. The current push to roll back standards in the US is just a political flash in the pan, not a long term strategy. Foreign and domestic automakers will stay the course and not be affected by this.

      about 10 months ago
    • N C
      N C In reply to letsgetverydrunk

      Its only natural for GM to "want unified standards, for everything. It makes things a little simpler for them.

      But Cali a big enough market so it wouldnt be that complex or costly to have build to a higher standard just for them.

      Only time will tell who will win?

      about 10 months ago
    • Dan Sanger
      Dan Sanger

      Come on, GM, hurry up with the electrification! When you want to, you make truly outstanding EVs (Bolt, Volt, not to mention the ill-fated EV1). Despite the Bolt being an excellent car, it's just one model, a sub-compact. You need to make EVs available up and down the line, including pick-ups. You have a golden opportunity with Tesla currently struggling a bit in regards to production and quality.

      about 10 months ago
    • GH1618
      GH1618 In reply to Dan Sanger

      Dan Sanger — GM’s schedule can’t be determined by a handful of anonymous EV fans on the Web. I think they’re doing fine in that regard.

      about 4 months ago
    • David Beppler
      David Beppler In reply to Dan Sanger

      Dan Sanger everything except the Chevy logo.

      about 9 months ago
    • Dan Sanger
      Dan Sanger In reply to Dan Sanger

      LG makes part of the Bolt, certainly not the whole thing.

      about 9 months ago
    • David Beppler
      David Beppler In reply to Dan Sanger

      GM does not make the Bolt. LG does. Then sells it to GM. Who loses $9,000 on each one they sell. Try buying one from a dealership. They will tell you that they can't do that, EV's are dangerous, we are not qualified to work on them so we can't sell them, we do not have any, sorry there is a battery shortage, would you like a Silverado?

      about 9 months ago
    • One Man On Fire
      One Man On Fire In reply to Dan Sanger

      They already have a e-assist Silverado with stop start technology

      about 10 months ago
    • lostinthekerf
      lostinthekerf

      I think most auto companies are overestimating the urban populations desire for vehicle ownership. Once a service is offered that can compete in quick passenger pick up/delivery time, comparable monthly costs most urban dwellers would give up ownership of at least one family vehicle possibly all if a "trip" vehicle was part of the monthly deal. To get to comparable monthly costs would most likely mean autonomous vehicles.

      about 10 months ago
    • srercrcr
      srercrcr In reply to lostinthekerf

      I will continue to buy.

      about 10 months ago