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GM ignition switch settlement with vehicle owners wins U.S. court approval

FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Thursday won preliminary U.S. court approval of a $120 million settlement with owners who said defective ignition switches caused their vehicles to lose value.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan granted approval at a hearing conducted by phone.

The accord would resolve the last major piece of litigation over GM ignition switches linked to vehicle stalls and air bags that failed to deploy, as well as 124 deaths.

Final approval is still required, after owners are notified of their rights.

Since 2014, the defect has led GM to recall more than 2.6 million Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles, dating back more than a decade.

The Detroit-based automaker has also paid more than $2.6 billion

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Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

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Published on March 29th, 2020 |
by Zachary Shahan






March 29th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan 


The following is a portion of a new CleanTechnica report, Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams (European Edition, 2020)*.

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year’s Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy.

German EV drivers, including Tesla drivers, mostly considered the Model S, BMW i3, or Renault Zoe before deciding on the EV they bought. Otherwise, the results were very spread out across numerous EV models.

French EV enthusiasts from our organic

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