James M. Amend

James
M. Amend
Associate Editor,
WardsAuto

James covers General Motors and environmental and safety issues.

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GM Diesel Know-How Global, Not Regional, VP Says
Dan Nicholson, vice president-GM Propulsion Systems, suggests a multi billion-dollar sale of Opel to PSA would not drain the automaker’s expertise in diesel technology.
PSA-Opel Could Create Big Three, Challenge to VW in Europe 2
PSA-Opel would net annual sales approaching 2.75 million units and more than 14.2% of the European market, putting it fast on the heels of Renault-Nissan and giving PSA greater access to Germany and the U.K.
GM’s Barra: Full Speed Ahead on Future Mobility
Like many topics in the automotive industry, the position of President Trump on autonomous driving and other future mobility technologies has drawn the interest of industry-watchers
Chevy Brings Redline Special Editions to Life
Redline series vehicles wear black wheels featuring red hash marks, black nameplates with a red outline, blacked-out grilles and black Chevy bowties.
Trump Talk Takes Punch Out of GM Profit Report
Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens says the automaker’s dialogue with the Trump Admin. includes a strong desire for tax reform that improves the competitiveness of companies.
Chevy Aims to Strike While Iron’s Hot 1
There’s good reason for optimism at GM’s bread-and-butter brand, which over the past 35 years consistently has dueled Ford as the No.1 make in the U.S.
GM’s U.S. Sales Take Breather in January
GM delivered 195,523 cars and trucks last month compared with 203,745 in the same period last year, according to WardsAuto data.
Trump Potential Wild Card in GM-Honda Fuel-Cell JV
The $85 million deal bolsters a nearly 4-year-old fuel-cell R&D partnership between the two automakers. Production will occur at an existing GM manufacturing facility in Brownstown, MI.
Trump Extends Carrot to Detroit Three for New Plants 1
The sit-down with Ford, General Motors and FCA US comes on the heels of a campaign where Trump criticized the automakers for importing vehicles from plants outside of the U.S.
Detroit Three Chiefs, President Trump to Meet
An agenda for the sit-down was not released, although it likely will center on creating jobs in the U.S.
GM Plots Rosier Reception for Diesel Redux  2
Chevy marketers expect to have plenty of blocking and tackling ahead, as they work to get diesel back into the conversation after a sullying by the VW emissions-cheating scandal.
Chevy Bolt Joins Maven Fleet
Availability likely will be tight, given shipments began just weeks ago, but the cars will be ready by Feb. 1, GM says.
GM’s Barra Bullish Amid China Maturing, Brexit Woes
The evolving dynamic in China will see GM pursue additional revenue opportunities beyond car sales to sources such as financing and connected-vehicle services.
GM ‘Hungry, Humble’ Heading Into 2017, Batey Says
Last year, GM’s product push focused on its car lineup. This year, the automaker turns its attention to red-hot CUVs.
Barra, Michigan Pols Answer Trump Tweet
Michigan lawmakers visiting Detroit Three auto show stands here reiterate Barra remarks. “Good business decisions are done over time and not in a tweet,” U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow tells WardsAuto.
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