General Motors says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory. The plant was confiscated Wednesday in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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General Motors has high hopes for the Chevrolet Bolt EV (shown here during its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last year). It can travel 238 miles on one charge. Currently, the only other all-electric cars with that kind of range are Teslas, which are far more expensive. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Rollout Of Chevy Bolt May Mark Turning Point For Electric Car Market

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, stands with the Buick Riviera concept as it makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 in Detroit. John F. Martin/Courtesy of General Motors hide caption

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From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

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As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked his counterpart at General Motors to consider a merger. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

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Wendi Kunkel points out the key in the ignition on her 2010 Chevy Cobalt in Rockwall, Texas, in April. GM recalled millions of cars over a flaw in ignition switches that could cause the vehicles to shut off unexpectedly. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers

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Executive vice president and general counsel at General Motors Co. Michael Millikin (from left), GM CEO Mary Barra, CEO and president of Delphi Automotive PLC Rodney O'Neal and chairman of the firm at Jenner & Block Anton Valukas testify before a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The Chevrolet Cobalt is one of several GM models that were recalled for faulty ignition switches. The carmaker is paying a $35 million penalty. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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GM Will Pay $35 Million Fine Over Massive Safety Recall

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