General Motors

The General Motors Company[2] (GM) is an American multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in DetroitMichigan, United States.[3] It is the largest automaker in the United States and was the largest in the world for 77 years before losing the top spot to Toyota in 2008.[4][5]

General Motors operates manufacturing plants in eight countries.[6] Its four core automobile brands are ChevroletBuickGMC, and Cadillac. It also holds interests in Chinese brands Wuling Motors and Baojun as well as DMAX via joint ventures.[2] Additionally, GM also owns the BrightDrop delivery vehicle manufacturer,[7] a namesake Defense vehicles division which produces military vehicles for the United States government and military;[8] the vehicle safety, security, and information services provider OnStar;[9] the auto parts company ACDelco, a namesake financial lending service; and majority ownership in the self-driving cars enterprise Cruise LLC.

In January 2021, GM announced plans to end production and sales of vehicles using internal combustion engines, including hybrid vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2035, as part of its plan to achieve carbon neutralityby 2040.[10] GM offers more flexible-fuel vehicles, which can operate on either E85 ethanol fuel or gasoline, or any blend of both, than any other automaker.[11]

The company traces itself to a holding company for Buick established on September 16, 1908, by William C. Durant, the largest seller of horse-drawn vehicles at the time.[12] The current entity was established in 2009 after the General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization.[13]

GM is ranked 22nd on the Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. More on Wikipedia.

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