​GM's Ex-CEO Thinks Apple Has 'No Idea' What It's Getting Into

Dan Akerson, General Motors' former CEO and a guy that had zero experience in the auto industry before taking the helm, doesn't think Apple should get into the car business. Because of course he does. » 2/18/15 3:59pm 2/18/15 3:59pm

Ford Wants The Feds To Protect You From Big Brother (A.K.A. Ford)

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 1/16/14 9:32am 1/16/14 9:32am

Did Jean Claude Van Damme Ad Cause Volvo Truck Sales To Rise 31%?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/20/13 9:38am 12/20/13 9:38am

Why Japan Wants To Kill The Kei Car, And Why They Shouldn't

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/17/13 9:40am 12/17/13 9:40am

With The Government Gone, GM Can Now Start Paying Its Execs Big Bucks

Among the news of Mary Barra's appointment to CEO and a clearer explanation of his earlier-than-expected exit, retiring General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told reporters today that without government oversight, the automaker's pursestrings are a little looser. » 12/10/13 12:30pm 12/10/13 12:30pm

The Ridiculous Reason Why The Chinese Are Buying More SUVs

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/09/13 9:00am 8/09/13 9:00am

People Hate Ford's Infotainment System So Much They Plan To Sue Ford

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/18/13 9:09am 7/18/13 9:09am

Ford's RWD Fiesta, Kia's Won Woes, And Who WIll Replace Dan Akerson

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/26/13 9:14am 4/26/13 9:14am

This French F1-Inspired Electric City Car Is Insane

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/25/13 9:01am 4/25/13 9:01am

The Japanese Are Going Crazy For Ferraris

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/04/13 9:19am 4/04/13 9:19am

Dodge Doesn't Want You To Drive Your New V6 Challenger

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/18/13 9:15am 3/18/13 9:15am

GM Clarifies It Didn't Mean To Pay CEO $11.1 Million Dollars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/27/13 9:10am 2/27/13 9:10am

GM Wants To Pay CEO Dan Akerson $11.1 Million... Or Do They?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/26/13 9:24am 2/26/13 9:24am

Bailed Out GM Executives Got 'Excessive Pay' According To Watchdog

The government auditors responsible for monitoring the Trouble Asset Relief Program (i.e. TARP) say executives at three companies received pay that was "excessive" given the guidelines outlined in the program, including employees of GM and Ally (formerly GMAC). » 1/28/13 4:00pm 1/28/13 4:00pm

When GM's CEO Says 'Progress' He Means 'Panic'

It's as predictable as snow during the Detroit Auto Show or flight delays from summer thunderstorms. As soon as a company runs into a crisis, the CEO heads for the op-ed page. » 8/20/12 2:00pm 8/20/12 2:00pm

GM About To Find Out If An Auto Analyst Can Run A Car Company

You could see this one coming for months, but today, General Motors made it official. Karl-Friedrich Stracke, who had the thankless job of trying to lead GM Europe and Opel/Vauxhall, is stepping aside to take on "special assignments" for GM CEO Dan Akerson. » 7/12/12 12:20pm 7/12/12 12:20pm

Bob Lutz heads back to General Motors as "Senior Advisor"

General Motors today announced it's bringing back former Vice Chairman Bob Lutz to provide counsel to the senior leadership team of the company. Although Lutz has been providing advice to GM executives informally since retiring from the company in 2010, we think maybe they realized just how much they needed a, you… » 9/02/11 11:15am 9/02/11 11:15am

The government's stopping GM from re-hiring Bob Lutz

Former General Motors product czar "Maximum" Bob Lutz left the company last year, but new GM CEO Dan Akerson's been trying to get him back. The only thing standing in his way according to The Daily Beast is the U.S. Treasury Department, which fears the move could be perceived as a golden parachute. » 2/15/11 5:10pm 2/15/11 5:10pm

GM's CEO Wouldn't Be "Caught Dead" In A Toyota Prius

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has only been on his first auto industry job for a few months, but based on a speech in Washington today, he's a quick learner. Fight! Fight! Fight! Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty [Ken Thomas via Twitter] » 12/10/10 2:00pm 12/10/10 2:00pm

GM CEO: OnStar Is Not LifeAlert For Cars

Dan Akerson, the new General Motors CEO, in his first Detroit interviews, explains OnStar's new direction in terms Buick owners understand. Photo Credit: Ann Baldwin / Shutterstock » 9/16/10 5:30pm 9/16/10 5:30pm