Apr 27, 2023 - 03:58 pm
General Motors will stop producing the Chevrolet Bolt
General Motors has announced plans to stop production of the Chevrolet Bolt electric model at the end of this year, as company CEO Mary Barra told investors. So far, the Chevy Bolt EV and its larger offshoot Bolt EUV accounted for the bulk of the company’s EV sales.
Feb 3, 2023 - 05:10 pm
Movie heroes to save both the world and the environment
Electric cars are increasingly finding their way into films and series. The streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will increase the presence of electric vehicles in shows and films it produces itself. The first step is a cooperation with General Motors. VW is also placing its electric cars in films.
Jan 4, 2023 - 11:55 am
General Motors slaps higher prices on the Bolt
General Motors is increasing the price of the Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV by hundreds of dollars. The US carmaker told a Detroit publication that increased pressures on prices across the industry have made the price hikes necessary.
Aug 8, 2022 - 02:48 pm
Chevy Bolt owners can get some money back, but at a price
Chevrolet had reduced the price of its Bolt EV by up to $6,000 in the US this summer. Jalopnik reports that owners who bought their Bolt before the price cut took effect are now also being offered said credit. However, existing owners should read the fine print carefully.
Apr 6, 2022 - 01:58 pm
NHTSA investigates LG ES battery recalls
The US Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration is moving to investigate LG Energy Solution’s faulty battery cells that led to fires in electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to ensure that all defective batteries have been recalled by car manufacturers.
Apr 6, 2022 - 11:03 am
General Motors slow on the (electric) takeup
General Motors has some ambitious plans to ramp up production of electric vehicles. At present, however, there is not much to be seen of this: GM delivered just 457 electric vehicles in the US in Q1 2022.
Apr 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm
GM prepares for electric van production in Canada
General Motors will start producing electric vans at its plant in Ingersoll, Canada, later this year. Construction of the BrightDrop electric van is scheduled to begin there at the end of December. Light pickup production and a third shift will be introduced at the Oshawa assembly plant.
Feb 17, 2022 - 02:16 pm
General Motors to pick up Bolt production in April
GM said it will restart production of its Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV on April 4, as it continues to fix defective batteries as part of a global recall on the cars. This follows the idling of the Orion plant last summer, a production restart and another idle period last year.
Sep 21, 2021 - 03:40 pm
GM declares Bolt battery problems solved
The long-running battery problems with the Chevrolet Bolt have finally been resolved, according to General Motors. Production of the batteries has resumed, according to the company. Battery modules to replace defective ones should be available from October.
Feb 15, 2021 - 11:46 am
Chevrolet releases longer Bolt version
Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and a completely new, slightly larger Bolt dubbed EUV, both of which will be available in the US this summer. The refreshed Bolt has been made more affordable but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain.
Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Chevy Bolt batteries continue to cause headaches for GM
NHTSA, the US American Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration, launched an investigation in response to complaints about Chevrolet Bolt electric cars catching fire. Again, there appears to be a problem with the batteries.
Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm
GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric
In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.
Mar 5, 2020 - 11:58 am
General Motors reveal new battery system and platform
At an “EV Day” for investors, General Motors CEO Mary Barra presented an overview of the Group’s ambitious electric strategy. At the heart of the strategy is the third-generation new platform involving a modular battery system called Ultium. The platform should base the spectrum of electric vehicles from hatchbacks to pickups, SUVs and commercial vehicles.