General Motors

  • Formerly: General Motors Corporation
  • Type: Public company
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Founded: July 10, 2009
  • Founders: William C. Durant, Charles Stewart Mott, Frederic L. Smith
  • Headquarters: Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Area served: Worldwide
  • Key people: Mary Barra (Chairperson and CEO), Mark Reuss (President)
  • Products: Automobiles, Luxury vehicles, Commercial vehicles, Military vehicles, Automobile parts
  • Services: Automotive finance, Vehicle leasing, Vehicle service
  • Website: gm.com

General Motors (GM) is an American multinational corporation and one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. General Motors was founded in 1908 in Flint, Michigan, by William C. Durant. It was established by consolidating several automobile companies, including Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Oakland (later renamed Pontiac), and others. GM played a pivotal role in the development of the global automotive industry and has been a significant force in shaping the industry's landscape.

General Motors operates on a global scale, with manufacturing facilities, sales networks, and operations in various countries around the world. It has a strong presence in North America, South America, Europe, China, and other emerging markets. GM's brands, including Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac, are sold internationally. 

General Motors has a vast manufacturing infrastructure, with numerous assembly plants, powertrain facilities, and research and development centers worldwide. The company designs, engineers, and manufactures vehicles, components, and systems for its various brands, ensuring a high degree of vertical integration and control over the production process. General Motors has been at the forefront of technological advancements in the automotive industry. It has invested heavily in electric and autonomous vehicle technologies. GM's electric vehicle lineup includes models such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the upcoming GMC Hummer EV, while its autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise, is focused on developing self-driving technology.

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