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General Motors

General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American Americanmultinational corporation headquartered in Americanmultinational corporationDetroit , Americanmultinational corporationDetroitMichigan , that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. The current company, General Motors Company LLC ("new GM"), was formed in 2009 as a part of its 2009 bankruptcy restructuring, after the bankruptcy of General Motors Corporation... read more

General Motors Vortec engine

Vortec is a trademarked name for a line of big engine s for General Motors General Motorstruck s. The name first appeared in a 1984 advertisement for the 1985 model year 4.3 L General MotorstruckV6 that used "vortex technology" to create a General MotorstruckV6vortex inside the General MotorstruckV6vortexcombustion chamber , creating a better air/fuel atomization. Now it is used on a wide range of different engines. Modern Vortec engines are named for their approximate displacement... read more

General Motors EV1

The General Motors EV1 was an electric car produced and leased by electric carGeneral Motors from 1996 to 1999. It was the first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric carGeneral Motorselectric vehicle of the modern era from a major electric carGeneral Motorselectric vehicleautomaker , the first GM car designed to be an electric carGeneral Motorselectric vehicleautomakerelectric vehicle from the outset along with being the first and only passenger car to be sold under the corporate... read more

General Motors streetcar conspiracy

The General Motors streetcar conspiracy refers to convictions of (GM) and other companies for monopolizing the sale of buses and supplies to and its subsidiaries, and to allegations that this was part of a deliberate plot to purchase and dismantle systems in many cities in the United States as an attempt to monopolize surface transportation, and to and other folklore inspired by these events. The story as an urban legend has been studied extensively by Martha Bianco, Scott Bottles, Sy Adler,... read more

General Motors Atlas engine

Atlas is a name for a family of modern inline inlinepiston engine s for inlinepiston enginetruck s from General Motors , used in the GMT 355 and GMT 355GMT360 platforms. The series debuted in 2002 with the GMT 355GMT360Oldsmobile Bravada , and is also used in the GMT 355GMT360Oldsmobile BravadaBuick Rainier , the GMT 355GMT360Oldsmobile BravadaBuick RainierChevrolet TrailBlazer and Colorado , the ColoradoGMC Envoy and Canyon , the CanyonHummer H3 , CanyonHummer H3Isuzu Ascender... read more

General Motors Ultralite

The General Motors Ultralite was a 1992 General Motorslow emission vehicle General Motorslow emission vehicleconcept car intended to demonstrate the benefits of advanced materials and low fuel consumption.The goal was to make a four passenger show car capable of . It was rated at by the EPA , but could achieve at a steady state cruising speed of 50 mph.The carbon fiber shell was fabricated by carbon fiberScaled Composites and it weighed only 420 pounds (191 kg). The total weight... read more

General Motors 122 engine

The 122 engine was designed by LPGChevrolet and was used in wide-array of LPGChevroletGeneral Motors vehicles. The ''122'' was similar to the first two generations of the LPGChevroletGeneral MotorsGeneral Motors 60° V6 engine ; sharing LPGChevroletGeneral MotorsGeneral Motors 60° V6 enginecylinder bore diameters and some parts . The ''122'' was available in the US beginning in 1982 for the LPGChevroletGeneral MotorsGeneral Motors 60° V6 enginecylinder boreGM J platform compact cars and... read more

General Motors Diesel

General Motors Diesel was a railway railwaydiesel locomotive manufacturer located in railwaydiesel locomotiveLondon, Ontario , railwaydiesel locomotiveLondon, OntarioCanada . It served many notable companies such as railwaydiesel locomotiveLondon, OntarioCanadaBNSF Railway and railwaydiesel locomotiveLondon, OntarioCanadaBNSF RailwayUnion Pacific .==History==General Motors Diesel, Limited, was created in 1949 as the Canadian subsidiary of the Electro Motive Division of Electro Motive... read more

General Motors Hy-wire

2003 GM Hy-Wire predecessor concept car ("Autonomy") The Hy-wire (Hydrogen drive-by-wire) is a 200pxconcept car from General Motors originally introduced in January 2002. The car runs on General Motorshydrogen General Motorshydrogenfuel cell s and uses a General Motorshydrogenfuel celldrive-by-wire system, meaning that the car is controlled electronically . GM asked school children to name the car, and one of them suggested "Hy-wire".In 2003, General Motors stated that it was confident... read more

General Motors Motorama

The General Motors Motorama was an staged by from 1949 to 1961. These automobile extravaganzas were designed to whet public appetite and boost automobile sales with displays of fancy , s and other special or . Motorama grew out of 's yearly industrial luncheons at 's , beginning in 1931. They were almost invariably held in conjunction with the , that for many years was held traditionally in the first week of January.===1949===After , the first show, Transportation Unlimited Autorama, was staged... read more

General Motors Foundation

The General Motors Foundation (GM Foundation) receives philanthropic bequests from General Motors. It is a 501(c)(3) foundation incorporated in 1976.Since 1996, the GM Foundation has been the exclusive source of funding for Safe Kids USA's "Safe Kids Buckle Up" program, a national initiative to ensure child automobile safety through education and inspection. read more

General Motors Egypt

General Motors Egypt S.A.E. (, or short GME) is a car and motor vehicle manufacturer based in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. The company's car factory is located in the 6th of October City and is one of the direct neighbors of the Egyptian German Automotive Company.http://wikimapia.org/1331856/ar/جنرال-موتورز-مصر Despite its name, the company is not a part of the General Motors Company, but only a joint venture with the local importer and car dealer Al-Monsour Automotive Company. Al-Monsour is... read more

General Motors (RIRTR station)

General Motors is a former Rochester Industrial and Rapid Transit Railway station and streetcar carhouse located next to the Rochester Products Division in Rochester, New York. It was closed in 1956 along with the rest of the line. The maintenance buildings still stand.==References==Category:Buildings and structures in Rochester, New YorkCategory:Railway stations opened in 1918Category:Railway stations closed in 1956Category:1918 establishments in New YorkCategory:1956 disestablishments in New York read more

General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GM Canada) (French: ''General Motors du Canada Limitée'') is General Motors' Canadian subsidiary. Its national headquarters office, Canadian Regional Engineering Centre, and main manufacturing plants are located in Oshawa, Ontario. GM Canada is 100% owned by GM.As of April 24, 2009, GM Canada has received a combined loan commitment of C$3 billion from the Canadian and Ontario governments to help it deal with major financial problems amid falling sales.==History==McLaughlin... read more

General Motors Theatre

''General Motors Theatre'' (also known as ''CBC Theatre'' and ''General Motors Presents'') was a Canadian television anthology series, which ran on CBC Television under its various titles from 1953 until 1961. First transmitted under the sponsored title on October 5, 1954, a new 60-minute drama would be presented each week. As suggested by the title, the programme was sponsored by the General Motors automobile company. It was effectively the same series as the unsponsored ''CBC Theatre'', which had... read more


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