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My Shifting Perceptions of GM

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 6:51pm

My first car ever was a Chevy Geo Prizm. I still remember it fondly, as any “first” tends to be. But then I watched the DVD “Who Killed The Electric Car?” This documentary chronicles the saga of the first GM electric car, the EV1. Its debut lease program was greeted with adoration and the EV1 quickly built a loyal fan base that included celebrities, environmental activists, and regular Janes ...


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Kitchen Trash Becomes Car Fuel!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 10:11am

Did you know the answer to reducing petroleum dependency and producing environmentally efficient fuel may be right in your kitchen trash? Household garbage, old tires, and even plant stalk all contain carbon which can be turned into fuel for our cars and trucks. And all of this can be done cheaply and efficiently. Building upon General Motor’s 25 years of biofuel research and energy alternatives for ...


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General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2008 9:44am

General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For the 10th consecutive year, General Motors (GM) has been recognized by Latina Style Magazine as one of the 50 best corporations in the United States for Latinas to work for. The annual Latina Style 50 Report is one of the most respected national rankings of companies based on their policies and practices that promote the needs and aspirations of ...


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Motorability Brings Car Culture to United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2008 11:34pm

You can learn more about the newly-named Motorability Island at www.unitedspinal.org/motorability/. Motorability Island in Second Life (SL) is a vast, seven-sim complex designed specifically to promote United Spinal Association in SL, via the Education Center and other builds dotted around the Island. Visitors to the Island will find 2 full oval circuits, a full inter-sim road ...


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'Driving Independence' Focus of 2nd Annual Disability Matters Awards Hosted by General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2008 9:16pm

Registration is now open for the second annual Disabilities Matters Conference; its theme will be centered on 'Driving Independence.' The national meeting will feature three panel discussions on how a variety of work/life, diversity, and marketing initiatives can help increase the personal independence of individuals with special needs both in life and work. The conference will take place on July 22, 2008, at ...


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Mary Barra to Lead General Motors Global Manufacturing Engineering

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2008 10:16am

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner recently announced that Mary Barra, currently executive director, vehicle manufacturing engineering, was appointed GM vice president, global manufacturing engineering, effective February 1. In her new position, Mary reports to Gary Cowger, GM group vice president, global manufacturing and labor relations. She will succeed Jim Wiemels, who will retire April 1 after 43 years of ...


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National MS Society Drives Along with Cadillac and GM

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 31st, 2008 1:49pm

This Year the Auto Show is Not Just About Cars My son 35 has MS I am grateful to the National MS Society and UnitedSpinal.org for the good work they are doing. The MS Society helped my family by providing in-home support during my son's recovery from a tragic car accident as the result of a MS Flare up. Kudo's to GM for their support of the National MS Society during NAIAS 2008. Here are the ...


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GM Asks The World -- 'What's Next?'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2008 1:39pm

What should power the world's vehicles in 20 years? How can personal transportation become more sustainable in an age of increasing global competition for resources? What role will the automotive industry play in developing markets? Decisions on issues like these will largely shape transportation in the 21st century. To speed the process, GM will mark its 100th anniversary by launching a global dialogue through an ...


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Day Three NAIAS - Diversity Driven By Design in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 2:23pm

GM held a very interesting panel of designers and media all with multicultural backgrounds and perspectives on how their backgrounds influence new vehicle designs and are they reflective of the preferences of the urban , LGBT, minority and female car buyers. These are segments auto makers can no longer afford to ignore with their tremendous buying power in the ever changing and fiercely competitive landscape they are all ...


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NAIAS 2008 Day One Show Coverage Live From Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 5:41pm

Reporting live from Detroit and NAIAS on all the new unveiling and happenings here at the auto show. Much talk and excitement over the many new choices in environmentally friendly vehicles, wild design concept cars and elegant new designs. The Chevrolet Malibu is the 2008 North American Car of the Year, and the Mazda CX-9 is the 2008 North American Truck of the Year. The winners were announced ...


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