General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (GM Financial). Automotive The company’s automotive operations meet the demands of its customers through its four automotive segments: GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, and GM South America. GM North America primarily meets the demands of customers in North America with vehicles developed, manufactured and/or marketed under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands. The demands of customers outside North America are primarily met with vehicles developed, manufactured and/or marketed under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Opel and Vauxhall brands. The company also has equity ownership stakes directly or indirectly in entities through various regional subsidiaries, primarily in Asia. These companies design, manufacture and market vehicles under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang and Wuling brands. In addition to the products that the company sells to its dealers for consumer retail sales, the company sells cars and trucks to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. The company sells vehicles to fleet customers directly or through its network of dealers. The company’s retail and fleet customers could obtain a range of aftersale vehicle services and products through its dealer network, such as maintenance, light repairs, collision repairs, vehicle accessories, and extended service warranties. The company markets vehicles worldwide primarily through a network of independent authorized retail dealers. These outlets include distributors, dealers and authorized sales, service and parts outlets. The company’s dealers are authorized to service the company’s vehicles under its limited warranty program and those repairs are to be made with the company’s parts. The company’s dealers provide their customers access to credit or lease financing, vehicle insurance and extended service contracts provided by GM Financial and other financial institutions. Research, and Product and Business Development In the year ended December 31, 2015, the company’s research and development expenses were $7.5 billion. Hybrid, Plug-In, Extended Range and Battery Electric Vehicles The company is investing in multiple technologies offering increasing levels of vehicle electrification, including eAssist, plug-in hybrid, full hybrid, extended range and battery electric vehicles. The company offers five models in the U.S. featuring some form of electrification and continues to develop plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology and extended range electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR. In 2015, the company introduced the second-generation Chevrolet Volt. The company also debuted the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan and the Cadillac CT6 PHEV at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The Bolt EV would be an all-electric vehicle when it goes into production at its Orion Assembly plant in late 2016, providing approximately 200 miles of range on a full charge. OnStar, LLC (OnStar) OnStar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company serving approximately 6.6 million subscribers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China (through a joint venture) and selected markets in Europe (launched in August 2015). OnStar is a provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology and is available on the majority of its 2016 model year vehicles. OnStar's key services include automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlock, turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle diagnostics, hands-free calling and 4G LTE wireless connectivity. OnStar has developed a system based on the findings of a Center for Disease Control and Prevention expert panel, which allows OnStar advisors to alert first responders when a vehicle crash is likely to have caused serious injury to the occupants. OnSt
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