Dan Akerson

 
Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that now-departed General Motors CEO Dan Akerson personally set its initial price at $75,000 are true, you have to wonder how it... read more

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Dan Akerson

It's Official: General Motors Now Sees Tesla As A Threat

"History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming their way because you didn’t know where you could be disrupted." General Motors will be... read more July 18, 2013 by 128


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV prototype, Sausalito, CA, Nov 2012

GM Working On 200-Mile Electric Car, Says CEO Akerson

Last summer he dropped a hint that it might be possible. Now Dan Akerson has confirmed it: GM is working on an electric car with a 200-mile range, according to its CEO. The... read more March 7, 2013 by 23


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

Will Chevy Volt Sales Hit 40,000 This Year (Ampera Included)?

After being flayed for not achieving its 2011 sales goal for the Chevy Volt, you might think General Motors would shy away from further volume predictions for its innovative... read more August 20, 2012 by 17


 
Envia Battery Technology

GM CEO: Electric Car With 200-Mile Range Within 4 Years Possible

In the world of plug-in cars, making an affordable car with a range equal to that of a conventional gasoline car is something of a Holy Grail. According to General Motors CEO... read more August 10, 2012 by 58


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson at the Volt battery fires hearing

GM CEO Akerson: We're Staying The Course On The Chevy Volt

If the Chevy Volt is a sales failure, you'd never know it from the guy who runs General Motors. At a meeting of Volt owners in San Francisco yesterday, GM's CEO Dan Akerson... read more March 8, 2012 by 23


 
GM CEO Dan Akerson at the Volt battery fires hearing

Volt Hearings: Volt Is Safe, NHTSA "Acted Proportionally"

"Although we loaded the Volt with state-of-the-art safety features, we did not engineer the Volt to be a political punching bag. Sadly, that is what it's become." That's how... read more January 26, 2012 by 5


 
Cadillac Converj Concept

Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again. We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury... read more August 11, 2011 by 8


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy... read more June 7, 2011 by 19


 

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