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The Great Winnowing – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on December 2, 2018

Cars are becoming interchangeable modules – and one only needs so many versions of the same thing. Red or white or blue? A larger – or smaller – touchscreen?

GM’s announcement earlier this week about the mass die-off of its passenger car lineup was accompanied by soothsaying about the company’s “transition(s) to self-driving electric” cars.

How, exactly, will GM “focus” on such vehicles (trucks/SUVs) when the 50 MPG CAFE fatwa goes into effect come 2025? And what is Barra up to, given she has to know that not a single truck or SUV GM makes – or can make and still qualify as a truck or SUV – rates anything close to 50 MPG?

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/11/29/the-great-winnowing/

By eric

 

GM’s announcement the other day that it will no longer make cars – or rather, just a few – follows Ford’s previous announcement along the same lines.

Chevy will lose more than half of its currently available passenger car models, including the full-size Impala sedan, the mid-size Cruze and the compact Sonic. Plus the functionally viable Volt electric car, which gets the noose for probably just that reason (separate rant; see here for more about that).

Ford has already shed its entire Mercury division and GM its Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn divisions.

More will inevitably follow…

There is much less in the way of meaningful distinction between the “entry level” car and the “entry luxury” car and the “luxury car” than there once was. Try finding any car without AC and power windows – or even an LCD touchscreen, for that matter. The differences which used to exist between a Chevette and a Sedan deVille no longer do… Read the rest of this entry »

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GM Is Going All Electric, Will Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars – NBC News

Posted by M. C. on October 3, 2017

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/gm-going-all-electric-will-ditch-gas-diesel-powered-cars-n806806

General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday.

“General Motors believes in an all-electric future,” Reuss said.

Because they are told what to believe.

Government mandates are clearly driving the industry’s current push to electrify.

Besides, Uncle will pay for their mistakes. Ala tesla. A win (GM) / lose (you and me) situation.

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