Mark Reuss http://michiganradio.org en GM making a 'significant' announcement in Flint today http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-making-significant-announcement-flint-today <p>General Motors plans to make a “significant manufacturing” announcement in Flint today.</p><p>General Motors officials have declined to say what they plan to announce at the Flint Assembly plant.</p><p>But they have confirmed that Governor Rick Snyder and GM North America President Mark Reuss will be there.</p><p>The announcement in Flint coincides with an appearance by outgoing GM CEO Dan Akerson at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., where he’s scheduled to speak on the automaker’s plans for future investment in the U.S.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:56:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15701 at http://michiganradio.org GM making a 'significant' announcement in Flint today Chevy Volt hearing an "opportunity" says Mark Reuss http://michiganradio.org/post/chevy-volt-hearing-opportunity-says-mark-reuss <p>General Motors North American&nbsp;President Mark Reuss weighed in on his boss&#39;s&nbsp;testimony&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;before a Congressional&nbsp;subcommittee.&nbsp;</p><p>The hearing was&nbsp;entitled, &quot;Volt vehicle fire: What did NHTSA&nbsp;know, and when did they know it?&quot;</p><p>Reuss says, &quot;It was a huge opportunity for&nbsp;us,&nbsp;yesterday, and the whole&nbsp;company is proud of Dan&nbsp;[Akerson&nbsp;- GM&#39;s CEO].&nbsp; But more importantly it gives the whole country a&nbsp;look into what&nbsp;this company can be.&quot;</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:34:33 +0000 Tracy Samilton 5964 at http://michiganradio.org Chevy Volt hearing an "opportunity" says Mark Reuss GM's Mark Reuss talks about auto industry's future http://michiganradio.org/post/gms-mark-reuss-talks-about-auto-industrys-future <p>Today president of <a href="http://www.gm.com/">GM</a> North America, Mark <span>Reuss</span> spoke with Michigan Radio's All Things Considered Host, <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/staffwhite.html">Jennifer White</a>.</p><p>The Chevy Volt won the "<a href="http://www.michiganradionews.org/post/chevy-volt-ford-explorer-win-naias-awards">Car of the Year Award</a>" at the Detroit Auto Show. White asked Reuss why the auto company has put so much into the development of the Volt.</p><blockquote><p>"If you look at the electric and hybrid car piece of the industry, it's been steadily gaining in popularity as time goes on. But what does it take to go beyond hybrid? To go beyond the traditional electric car and produce something that really has an exteded range with the gasoline and the battery on board, so you don't have to worry about an electric engine on board?"</p></blockquote><p>Reuss said they accomplished that with the development of the Volt, and that GM remained focused on the Volt through some rough times.</p><p>When asked about the prospects for the new car market, Reuss was upbeat because he says there are a lot of people driving older cars, so there's "pent up demand" for new cars:</p><blockquote><p>"And the reason why I say this is because if you look at the cost to operate some of the newer vehicles from a fuel efficiency standpoint, they're much, much lower than some of the vehicles these people are forced to hang onto."</p></blockquote><p>Reuss said, in the past, the company has been good at engineering and building trucks and some of the "truck variants," but today they're re-focusing their efforts on smaller cars:<span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>"We have refocused with the launch of things like the Volt, and the Sonic for Chevrolet, and then the <span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Verano for Buick. We've really refocused our efforts into excellence in the small and compact car markets. And you're going to see those as really good alternatives in the market as we go forward."</p></blockquote><p>Reuss was asked how he views the automotive industry today. Here's his response:<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYz6tvYh5YA</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:21:00 +0000 Mark Brush 824 at http://michiganradio.org GM's Mark Reuss talks about auto industry's future