General Motors $GM will invest USD300 million in Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Momenta. This investment is a strategic partnership that will support GM in building autonomous technologies for future models in China
GM backed startup Wejo announced partnerships with Microsoft, Palantir and Sompo Holdings to improve its ability to collect, store and analyze data from millions of connected vehicles around the world. Wejo is going public by merging with SPAC Virtuoso Acquisition $VOSO later this year.
GM unveiled the production version of the Cadillac Lyriq, its first all-electric vehicle as the automaker confirmed that every new Cadillac vehicle will be all-electric starting now. Cadillac brand should be all-electric a little bit ahead of the rest of General Motors target of electric only by 2035.
U.S. new vehicle sales fell the first time since April in October 0.8% to 16.21M SAAR missing consensus 16.50Me. Sales fell most in the light truck segment, sales of passenger vehicles held up. Car earnings give us insight into consumer trends.
Auto and auto parts companies impact U.S. economic growth which is a debt led consumer economy. With spiralling auto debt it affects the whole finance pyramid. The U.S. auto industry helps drive industrial production, service and finance industries and insight into consumer trends.
Auto sales continued to fall in February as U.S. car makers sales continued to fall with the impact of servere weather, the trade war and threat of tariffs. Most SUV sales fell as auto loan rates pressure and gasoline prices stopped falling. Car earnings give us insight into consumer trends.
Fiat Chrysler reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesday and promised to pay 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) in special dividends for the sale of its parts unit. However $FCA was hurt by a lower net cash forecast and losses in both Asia and Europe.
General Motors reported in linesecond quarter earnings Wednesday but warned going forward on higher commodities and exchange rates in Brazil and Argentina. GM had already warned on the negative affects of tariffs. $GM fell 5% on the news premarket.
Fiat Chrysler missed expectations for second quarter earnings Wednesday and like fellow Big 3 carmaker $GM warned going forward on trade wars. GM had already warned on the negative affects of tariffs. $FCAU fell 9% on the news premarket.
The Big U.S. car makers Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler report second quarter earnings this week with high expectations. June auto sales were stronger with $F sales rising 1.2%; Fiat Chrysler $FCA up 8% and $GM quarterly sales up 4.6%. Car earnings give us insight into consumer trends.