The Smoke Clears: GM announces fix to Bolt battery fire issue

Detroit, Michigan — In a piece of good news for the automotive supply chain and drivers alike, engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that has already caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look […]

EV/AV Report: April 12, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Chevrolet announced the future home of the new electric Silverado pickup, Communauto is expanding their electric fleet in Canadian cities and drivers in Saskatchewan are upset over what they are calling an unfair EV tax.  EV Truck Race Amping Up Quickly becoming one of […]

Mixed materials strategy cuts 450 lbs off Chevrolet Silverado

By Tom Davis Detroit, Michigan — January 16, 2018 — General Motors has announced its next-generation Chevrolet Silverado is now 450 lbs lighter after the OEM created what it calls a “mixed-materials strategy.” “With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it even better,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors […]

IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Picks

A total of 82 models qualified for either the Top Safety Pick or the Top Safety Pick+ designation.

Arlington, Virginia — December 11, 2016 — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its 2017 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ lists. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute’s new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. A total of 38 models earned the “plus” accolade, and 44 earned Top […]

Report: Most pickup headlights not performing adequately

New research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that the headlights on most new pickup trucks are not performing adequately.

By Mike Davey Arlington, Virginia — October 26, 2016 — Late-model pickup trucks are falling short in the headlight department, according to the latest study conducted by the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Honda Ridgeline was the only one large pickup tested by IIHS that is available with “Good” rated headlights. Even […]

IIHS adds three vehicles to Top Safety Pick+ list

The Chrysler Pacifica during the challenging small overlap front test. The vehicle was retested by IIHS after FCA made changes to prevent the driver's door from opening during this type of collision.

Arlington, Virginia — September 26, 2016 — The US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recently named three new vehicles to its Top Safety Pick+ list. The three vehicles are the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and the newly introduced Chrysler Pacifica. The Pacifica is the first minivan to earn a 2016 […]

GM recalls 13,950 Chevy Cobalts in Canada

Most of the vehicles covered under GM's latest recall are 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 17, 2015 — General Motors has announced a recall of 73,424 Chevrolet Cobalts in Canada and the US. The recall is due to a wiring issue that may interfere with deployment of the roof-mounted driver side airbag after a collision. The majority of the recalled Cobalts are model […]

Chevy responds to ‘steel vs. aluminum’ ads

Chevy responds to 'steel vs. aluminum' ads

By Jeff Sanford Chevrolet is clearly having fun with its new “steel-vs.-aluminum” ad campaign. When asked for comment on the new series of ads, a Chevy PR person got back to us within ten minutes with some interesting stats. Chevy PR was clearly ready for the inquiries. “The full-size trucks market is starting to heat […]