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GM Goes High Touch at Fleet Preview

Amid new products such as the light-duty pickups, the 2014 Impala, the Cruze diesel and the announcement of a new small cargo van, it’s the one-on-one attention that sticks with you.

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

May 16, 2013

Amid new products such as the light-duty pickups, the 2014 Impala, the Cruze diesel and the announcement of a new small cargo van, it’s the one-on-one attention that sticks with you.

Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, General Motors, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Spark EV, Chevrolet City Express, Chevrolet Cruze diesel

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The Brave New World of Vehicle Safety Technology

Between measuring brain waves to determine distraction and using augmented reality to focus drivers’ attention, these advancements are on the horizon – or already here.

This prototype heads-up display (HUD) highlights road signage (image 1) and road curvature in poor visibility conditions (image 2).

July 18, 2012

Between measuring brain waves to determine distraction and using augmented reality to focus drivers’ attention, these advancements are on the horizon – or already here.

Tags: Driver Safety, Vehicle Safety, Drowsy Driving, Distracted Driving, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

GM Talks Fleet, the Future in Tucson

Highlights of General Motor’s annual product preview included details on the industry’s first front-center airbag, vibrating seats for safety, fuel economy technology, an all-new rear-wheel drive sedan for Chevy and how fleet managers are heroes (finally).

May 23, 2012

Highlights of General Motor’s annual product preview included details on the industry’s first front-center airbag, vibrating seats for safety, fuel economy technology, an all-new rear-wheel drive sedan for Chevy and how fleet managers are heroes (finally).

Tags: Chevrolet, Technology, Safety, Buick, Cadillac, Fuel Economy, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Ed Peper Talks Fleet

The new head of General Motors’ Fleet and Commercial Operations talks fleet sales, product plans and how GM manages rental sales compared to commercial and government fleet.

April 27, 2012

The new head of General Motors’ Fleet and Commercial Operations talks fleet sales, product plans and how GM manages rental sales compared to commercial and government fleet.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, General Motors, Ed Peper, Chevy Volt

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

How is GM Managing Residual Values?

Leo Burns, General Motors’ residual value management guru, shares what was broken and how it’s being fixed.

June 8, 2011

Leo Burns, General Motors’ residual value management guru, shares what was broken and how it’s being fixed.

Tags: Residual Values, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:34 AM | » Comments(0)

GM Unveils New Models and New Technology

May 20, 2011

Straight from General Motors' annual fleet preview, here are notes and info on a fleet-only crossover, a Volt test drive, new LPG offerings and technology to squeeze every drop of fuel economy from an internal combustion engine.

Tags: eAssist, Chevrolet Volt, Chevy Captiva Sport, Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Friday, May 20, 2011 1:07 PM | » Comments(1)

Congress, not Technology, is Deciding the Alt-fuel Market

December 16, 2010

Should Congress have let the hybrid, diesel and CNG tax credit die while keeping the ethanol fuel credit?

Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas, Taxes, Roush, Natural Gas Vehicles, General Motors, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:02 AM | » Comments(2)

LA Auto Show: Trends, Themes and Photos

Joel Ewanick drove to the show from Detroit in a Chevy Volt.

November 22, 2010

Electrification, customization and wringing every last drop of efficiency out of an internal combustion engine were prominent storylines. Oh, and models like Heidi Klum.

Tags: Toyota, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Buick, Fiat, Chrysler, Kia Motors, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, November 22, 2010 9:24 AM | » Comments(0)

Key Takeaways from NAFA’s 2010 Fleet Management Institute & Expo

April 29, 2010

North America’s annual gathering of fleet professionals took place this week in Detroit. NAFA FMI is the best place to take the pulse of the fleet industry and look into the future.

Tags: Audi, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Legislation, Honda, NAFA, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Alternative Fuels, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:22 PM | » Comments(0)

Isuzu Gets Gas Engines Back

March 24, 2010

More from the Work Truck Show: Isuzu reaches agreement with GM for its gas engines; GM introduces Sierra Denali HD and some thoughts on the term "best in class."

Tags: Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Pickup Trucks, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 24, 2010 2:13 PM | » Comments(0)

What’s it Like to Drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle?

Ben and Jackie Lee of GM's Project Driveway, testers of General Motor's Chevy Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle.

September 21, 2009

Burbank, Calif. resident Ben Lee shares his firsthand experience in a Chevrolet Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle as part of General Motor’s Project Driveway.

Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, Project Driveway, fuel cell vehicles, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, September 21, 2009 4:39 PM | » Comments(0)

Jim Cramer Is a Blowhard

June 3, 2009

Cramer’s rant on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” regarding General Motors crossed the line.

Tags: General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:12 PM | » Comments(3)

July is Be Nice to Your Dealer Month

May 28, 2009

Taking your fleet-minded dealer for granted during these trying times is not an option.

Tags: dealerships, Chrysler, General Motors

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, May 28, 2009 2:13 PM | » Comments(2)

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