The Truth About Cars » Dan Akerson http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Reuss: New Chevrolet EV In The Pipeline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/reuss-new-chevrolet-ev-pipeline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/reuss-new-chevrolet-ev-pipeline/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=930274 Looking to broaden Chevrolet’s green horizons, General Motors global product overlord Mark Reuss says a new EV is in the works, one that will join the Spark EV and the Volt. And just as TTAC reported earlier this year, the new vehicle will be based on the Chevrolet Sonic. Automotive News reports the vehicle will likely be […]

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Looking to broaden Chevrolet’s green horizons, General Motors global product overlord Mark Reuss says a new EV is in the works, one that will join the Spark EV and the Volt. And just as TTAC reported earlier this year, the new vehicle will be based on the Chevrolet Sonic. Automotive News reports the vehicle will likely be […]

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General Motors To Release Valukas Report On Ignition Switch Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/general-motors-to-release-valukas-report-on-ignition-switch-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/general-motors-to-release-valukas-report-on-ignition-switch-thursday/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:01:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838009 Automotive News reports General Motors will release Thursday the results of attorney Anton Valukas’s three-month independent internal investigation into how and where the automaker went wrong before recalling 2.6 million vehicles affected by an out-of-spec ignition switch linked to 47 accidents and at least 13 fatalities. The announcement will come at 9 a.m. Eastern via […]

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Automotive News reports General Motors will release Thursday the results of attorney Anton Valukas’s three-month independent internal investigation into how and where the automaker went wrong before recalling 2.6 million vehicles affected by an out-of-spec ignition switch linked to 47 accidents and at least 13 fatalities. The announcement will come at 9 a.m. Eastern via […]

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Akerson Claims No Knowledge Of Ignition Switch Issues During GM Tenure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/akerson-claims-no-knowledge-of-ignition-switch-issues-during-gm-tenure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/akerson-claims-no-knowledge-of-ignition-switch-issues-during-gm-tenure/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=835585 Last week, the B&B learned from former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson that current CEO Mary Barra did not know about the ignition switch that has since given his old company a months-long headache. The B&B then asked if Akerson himself knew of the problem on his way to be at his wife’s side and […]

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Last week, the B&B learned from former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson that current CEO Mary Barra did not know about the ignition switch that has since given his old company a months-long headache. The B&B then asked if Akerson himself knew of the problem on his way to be at his wife’s side and […]

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Akerson: Barra Did Not Know About Ignition Defect Before Becoming CEO http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/akerson-barra-did-not-know-about-ignition-defect-before-becoming-ceo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/akerson-barra-did-not-know-about-ignition-defect-before-becoming-ceo/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=834025 Automotive News reports former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson proclaimed in an interview with Forbes magazine that current CEO Mary Barra had no knowledge of the out-of-spec ignition switch that led to the February 2014 recall of 2.6 million vehicles, going as far as to bet his own life on the statement. Barra added the […]

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Automotive News reports former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson proclaimed in an interview with Forbes magazine that current CEO Mary Barra had no knowledge of the out-of-spec ignition switch that led to the February 2014 recall of 2.6 million vehicles, going as far as to bet his own life on the statement. Barra added the […]

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GM Saved From ‘Park It Now’ Order, Looks To Strengthen Liability Protections http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/gm-saved-from-park-it-now-order-looks-to-strengthen-liability-protections/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/gm-saved-from-park-it-now-order-looks-to-strengthen-liability-protections/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=804122 The Detroit News reports U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos delivered a six-page ruling in favor of General Motors, saving the automaker from issuing a “park it now” order that would have proved costly both financially and in reputation. Had the order gone forward, it would have set a precedent that not even the National […]

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The Detroit News reports U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos delivered a six-page ruling in favor of General Motors, saving the automaker from issuing a “park it now” order that would have proved costly both financially and in reputation. Had the order gone forward, it would have set a precedent that not even the National […]

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Akerson Named Vice Chairman Of Carlyle Group Board Of Directors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/akerson-named-vice-chairman-of-carlyle-group-board-of-directors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/akerson-named-vice-chairman-of-carlyle-group-board-of-directors/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:08:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=773865 Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has been named Vice Chairman to the private-equity firm Carlyle Group’s board of directors, where he will act as special adviser to the firm’s investment teams, managment and the board itself. Bloomberg reports Akerson returned to Carlyle March 1, having headed the firm’s global buyouts and co-headed the U.S. […]

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Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has been named Vice Chairman to the private-equity firm Carlyle Group’s board of directors, where he will act as special adviser to the firm’s investment teams, managment and the board itself. Bloomberg reports Akerson returned to Carlyle March 1, having headed the firm’s global buyouts and co-headed the U.S. […]

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Does Dan Akerson Know GM’s 200 Mile Range Battery is Vaporware? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/does-dan-akerson-know-gms-200-mile-range-battery-is-vaporware/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/does-dan-akerson-know-gms-200-mile-range-battery-is-vaporware/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=685642 The hagiographic article by Bloomberg/Business Week on outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson did exactly what Selim Bingol and the other PR honchos in the RenCen towers wanted it to do. With other news agencies and blogs amplifying the puffery and pulling quotes, the article got GM and Akerson a lot of good press. One […]

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The hagiographic article by Bloomberg/Business Week on outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson did exactly what Selim Bingol and the other PR honchos in the RenCen towers wanted it to do. With other news agencies and blogs amplifying the puffery and pulling quotes, the article got GM and Akerson a lot of good press. One […]

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Breaking News: Mary Barra in as GM CEO, First Woman to Run Major Car Company http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/breaking-news-mary-barra-in-as-gm-ceo-first-woman-to-run-major-car-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/breaking-news-mary-barra-in-as-gm-ceo-first-woman-to-run-major-car-company/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:03:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=676834 There will be a formal announcement by Dan Akerson later this morning, but now that the U.S. government has divested all of its bailout related shares in General Motors,  Detroit radio stations are reporting that Dan Akerson will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of GM and be replaced by Mary Barra. Barra, who […]

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There will be a formal announcement by Dan Akerson later this morning, but now that the U.S. government has divested all of its bailout related shares in General Motors,  Detroit radio stations are reporting that Dan Akerson will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of GM and be replaced by Mary Barra. Barra, who […]

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Chevrolet Brand Dead In Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/chevrolet-brand-dead-in-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/chevrolet-brand-dead-in-europe/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:31:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=671698 After talk of increasing the seperation between Chevrolet and Opel, GM has announced that it will axe the Chevrolet brand in Europe, despite previously aiming to make Chevrolet its low-cost brand, while signing a nine-year, $584 million deal to have the brand sponsor Manchester United football club. Poor sales of Chevrolet were blamed as the […]

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After talk of increasing the seperation between Chevrolet and Opel, GM has announced that it will axe the Chevrolet brand in Europe, despite previously aiming to make Chevrolet its low-cost brand, while signing a nine-year, $584 million deal to have the brand sponsor Manchester United football club. Poor sales of Chevrolet were blamed as the […]

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Akerson Wants Next GM CEO To Be “Change Agent” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/akerson-wants-next-gm-ceo-to-be-change-agent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/akerson-wants-next-gm-ceo-to-be-change-agent/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:01:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=651818 With reports circulating that General Motors CEO Dan Akerson will step down sometime next year, the executive told Automotive News that he wants his successor to be a change agent and a risk taker. “There’s no prototypical CEO,” Akerson said. “A good leader has to be innately bright, intellectually curious. They have to be a change […]

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With reports circulating that General Motors CEO Dan Akerson will step down sometime next year, the executive told Automotive News that he wants his successor to be a change agent and a risk taker. “There’s no prototypical CEO,” Akerson said. “A good leader has to be innately bright, intellectually curious. They have to be a change […]

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Akerson Confirms: Cadillac Will Build Large RWD Flagship, Just Not the Ciel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/akerson-confirms-cadillac-will-build-large-rwd-flagship-just-not-the-ciel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/akerson-confirms-cadillac-will-build-large-rwd-flagship-just-not-the-ciel/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496686 During a visit to USA Today‘s editorial offices, CEO Dan Akerson of General Motors clarified the question of a rear wheel drive Cadillac flagship.  Akerson confirmed that Cadillac is indeed working on a RWD based model that will likely slot in above Cadillac’s current top of the line XTS sedan and probably go on sale […]

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During a visit to USA Today‘s editorial offices, CEO Dan Akerson of General Motors clarified the question of a rear wheel drive Cadillac flagship.  Akerson confirmed that Cadillac is indeed working on a RWD based model that will likely slot in above Cadillac’s current top of the line XTS sedan and probably go on sale […]

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Buick To Share Even More Resources With Opel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/buick-to-share-even-more-resources-with-opel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/buick-to-share-even-more-resources-with-opel/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:41:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492391 Opel and Buick are going to get a lot cozier in the coming years if Dan Akerson has his way. The GM CEO wants the two companies to align their product portfolios even further, so that the high R&D costs of Opel products can be absorbed further. Speaking to Automotive News at an investor conference last […]

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Opel and Buick are going to get a lot cozier in the coming years if Dan Akerson has his way. The GM CEO wants the two companies to align their product portfolios even further, so that the high R&D costs of Opel products can be absorbed further. Speaking to Automotive News at an investor conference last […]

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Dan Akerson Sounds Like Musk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/dan-akerson-sounds-like-musk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/dan-akerson-sounds-like-musk/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:55:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480421 While other carmakers, including electric pioneer Nissan,  are downgrading their EV euphoria, GM’s CEO Dan Akerson suddenly sounds uncharacteristically gung-ho on the issue. At an industry conference, he says GM is working on developing an electric car that has a range of as much as 200 miles. “There will be breakthroughs in battery technology, they’re […]

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While other carmakers, including electric pioneer Nissan,  are downgrading their EV euphoria, GM’s CEO Dan Akerson suddenly sounds uncharacteristically gung-ho on the issue. At an industry conference, he says GM is working on developing an electric car that has a range of as much as 200 miles. “There will be breakthroughs in battery technology, they’re […]

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How A Frequent TTAC Commenter Nearly Became CEO Of General Motors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/how-a-ttac-reader-nearly-became-ceo-of-general-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/how-a-ttac-reader-nearly-became-ceo-of-general-motors/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:08:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=474968 Selim Bingol, GM’s PR bigshot, may not “negotiate with terrorists”, but he nearly wound up working for a terrorist sympathizer who was active on terrorist message boards: Bingol’s former client Ed Whitacre recommended the man as GM’s next leader. Automotive News reports that Whitacre originally wanted Mark Reuss, son of a former GM exec, to […]

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Selim Bingol, GM’s PR bigshot, may not “negotiate with terrorists”, but he nearly wound up working for a terrorist sympathizer who was active on terrorist message boards: Bingol’s former client Ed Whitacre recommended the man as GM’s next leader. Automotive News reports that Whitacre originally wanted Mark Reuss, son of a former GM exec, to […]

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GM Won’t “Cut and Run” From Opel: Akerson http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/gm-wont-cut-and-run-from-opel-akerson/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/gm-wont-cut-and-run-from-opel-akerson/#comments Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467002 GM CEO Dan Akerson re-affirmed his committment to Opel while speaking at company headquarters in Ruesselsheim, Germany. A copy of the speech obtained by Reuters has Akerson re-assuring workers that GM is in it for the long haul with respect to Opel. “As a global auto company, GM needs a strong design, engineering, manufacturing and sales presence […]

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GM CEO Dan Akerson re-affirmed his committment to Opel while speaking at company headquarters in Ruesselsheim, Germany. A copy of the speech obtained by Reuters has Akerson re-assuring workers that GM is in it for the long haul with respect to Opel. “As a global auto company, GM needs a strong design, engineering, manufacturing and sales presence […]

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Ewanick’s Position At GM Won’t Be Filled http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ewanicks-position-at-gm-wont-be-filled/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ewanicks-position-at-gm-wont-be-filled/#comments Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:46:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463731 Reports out of the Ren Cen state that departed Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick’s position won’t be filled. Instead, CEO Dan Akerson will delegate those responsibilities to the global heads of Chevrolet and Cadillac. GM recently hired Bob Ferguson, a former telecom exec and GM lobbyist, to run Cadillac. According to GM, Ferguson is responsible […]

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Reports out of the Ren Cen state that departed Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick’s position won’t be filled. Instead, CEO Dan Akerson will delegate those responsibilities to the global heads of Chevrolet and Cadillac. GM recently hired Bob Ferguson, a former telecom exec and GM lobbyist, to run Cadillac. According to GM, Ferguson is responsible […]

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The Dastardly Details Of Joel Ewanick’s Downfall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/the-dastardly-details-of-joel-ewanicks-downfall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/the-dastardly-details-of-joel-ewanicks-downfall/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:06:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455932 The latest chapter of the Joel Ewanick saga is unfolding courtesy of Bloomberg. Our long-suffering marketing chief appears to have been sacked in part because he committed the heinous crime of buying cheap furniture. The first, and apparently most serious charge leveled against Ewanick “…a whistle-blower stepped forward and the Detroit-based company determined Ewanick was […]

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The latest chapter of the Joel Ewanick saga is unfolding courtesy of Bloomberg. Our long-suffering marketing chief appears to have been sacked in part because he committed the heinous crime of buying cheap furniture. The first, and apparently most serious charge leveled against Ewanick “…a whistle-blower stepped forward and the Detroit-based company determined Ewanick was […]

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Automotive News Sheds Light On Akerson’s Role In The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Launch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/automotive-news-sheds-light-on-akersons-role-in-the-2013-chevrolet-malibu-launch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/automotive-news-sheds-light-on-akersons-role-in-the-2013-chevrolet-malibu-launch/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:03:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455628 An Automotive News article on the second anniversary of GM CEO Dan Akerson’s tenure sheds some light on the genesis of the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, and the puzzling decision to stagger the launch of the new mid-size sedan. AN’s Mike Colias reports that Last year Akerson asked his executive team to accelerate by six months […]

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An Automotive News article on the second anniversary of GM CEO Dan Akerson’s tenure sheds some light on the genesis of the Chevrolet Malibu Eco, and the puzzling decision to stagger the launch of the new mid-size sedan. AN’s Mike Colias reports that Last year Akerson asked his executive team to accelerate by six months […]

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General Motors Looking To Cut Engine Lineup By 40 Percent, Add CNG Capability http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/general-motors-looking-to-cut-engine-lineup-by-40-percent-add-cng-capability/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/general-motors-looking-to-cut-engine-lineup-by-40-percent-add-cng-capability/#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:14:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450683 GM’s Dan Akerson spoke to the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board on Thursday, and discussed both compressed natural gas capabilities, and the need to streamline powertrains in the post-bankruptcy era. Akerson is looking to reduce the number of engines offered by 40 percent, telling the Tribune “Now that we have gone from eight car brands before […]

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GM’s Dan Akerson spoke to the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board on Thursday, and discussed both compressed natural gas capabilities, and the need to streamline powertrains in the post-bankruptcy era. Akerson is looking to reduce the number of engines offered by 40 percent, telling the Tribune “Now that we have gone from eight car brands before […]

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GM’s Akerson Asks CAW To Cut Hourly Wage Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gms-akerson-asks-caw-to-cut-hourly-wage-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gms-akerson-asks-caw-to-cut-hourly-wage-costs/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448777 Calling Canada “the most expensive place in the world to build a car right now“, Dan Akerson threw his hat into the “hourly wage costs need to come down” ring at GM’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. Unlike in the United States, there is no two-tier wage scale for Canadian Auto Workers union members, a […]

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Calling Canada “the most expensive place in the world to build a car right now“, Dan Akerson threw his hat into the “hourly wage costs need to come down” ring at GM’s annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday. Unlike in the United States, there is no two-tier wage scale for Canadian Auto Workers union members, a […]

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Dan Akerson Talks Down Hydrogen, Reveals Natural Gas Plans In Extended Interview http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dan-akerson-hydrogen-down-natgas-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/dan-akerson-hydrogen-down-natgas-up/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:49:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404978 In an extended interview with Fareed Zakaria this weekend, GM CEO Dan Akerson repudiated a lot of GM’s previous optimism about hydrogen fuel cell cars, saying We’re looking at hydrogen fuel cells, which have no carbon emissions, zero. They’re very expensive now, but we’ve, just in the last two years, reduced the price of that […]

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In an extended interview with Fareed Zakaria this weekend, GM CEO Dan Akerson repudiated a lot of GM’s previous optimism about hydrogen fuel cell cars, saying We’re looking at hydrogen fuel cells, which have no carbon emissions, zero. They’re very expensive now, but we’ve, just in the last two years, reduced the price of that […]

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Inside The Mind Of Dan Akerson http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/inside-the-mind-of-dan-akerson/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/inside-the-mind-of-dan-akerson/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:48:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397555 The Detroit News snagged a lengthy interview with GM CEO Dan Akerson, giving observers one of the first in-depth looks at the man who will be leading The General for the next three to four years. The interview is to lengthy to summarize here, but there are a few items that are worth noting… For […]

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The Detroit News snagged a lengthy interview with GM CEO Dan Akerson, giving observers one of the first in-depth looks at the man who will be leading The General for the next three to four years. The interview is to lengthy to summarize here, but there are a few items that are worth noting… For […]

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Do GM’s On-Off Incentives Help Or Hurt? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/do-gms-on-off-incentives-help-or-hurt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/do-gms-on-off-incentives-help-or-hurt/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:58:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391999 Speaking at the New York Auto Show today, GM CEO Dan Akerson defended his inconsistent approach to sales incentives, telling the AP [via The Washington Examiner] I feel pretty good about that. I think we’re in pretty good shape. I don’t want to be a predictable competitor. I don’t want the other guy to know […]

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Speaking at the New York Auto Show today, GM CEO Dan Akerson defended his inconsistent approach to sales incentives, telling the AP [via The Washington Examiner] I feel pretty good about that. I think we’re in pretty good shape. I don’t want to be a predictable competitor. I don’t want the other guy to know […]

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Happy Labor Day, From GM CEO Dan Akerson http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/hapy-labor-day-from-gm-ceo-dan-akerson/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/hapy-labor-day-from-gm-ceo-dan-akerson/#comments Fri, 03 Sep 2010 21:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364695 Editor’s note: GM CEO Dan Akerson sent the following email to GM’s employees, his first such communication as GM’s CEO, in recognition of Labor Day Weekend Eve. GM Employees, As Labor Day approaches in the U.S. and Canada, I would like to wish everyone at General Motors a safe, happy holiday weekend. I also ask […]

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Editor’s note: GM CEO Dan Akerson sent the following email to GM’s employees, his first such communication as GM’s CEO, in recognition of Labor Day Weekend Eve. GM Employees, As Labor Day approaches in the U.S. and Canada, I would like to wish everyone at General Motors a safe, happy holiday weekend. I also ask […]

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GM To File IPO Paperwork Tomorrow, Opel Woes Cited As Major Concern http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/gm-to-file-ipo-paperwork-tomorrow-opel-woes-cited-as-major-concern/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/gm-to-file-ipo-paperwork-tomorrow-opel-woes-cited-as-major-concern/#comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:21:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363093 Reuters [via ABC] reports that GM has completed its S1 filing and will file Monday, after a Friday the 13th filing was delayed in order to add a management risk factor after Chief Executive Ed Whitacre announced on Thursday he would step down and be succeeded by Dan Akerson effective September. And that won’t be […]

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Reuters [via ABC] reports that GM has completed its S1 filing and will file Monday, after a Friday the 13th filing was delayed in order to add a management risk factor after Chief Executive Ed Whitacre announced on Thursday he would step down and be succeeded by Dan Akerson effective September. And that won’t be […]

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