Tag: Cadillac

Sep 22, 2021 - 04:53 pm

General Motors reveals Ultium Drive technical specs

General Motors has now revealed technical details of the three new Ultium Drive electric motors announced in 2020 that will power GM’s next-generation electric cars. Specifically, these are two permanent magnet motors and one induction motor.

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Aug 6, 2021 - 11:21 am

GM reveals plans for 2 new utility vehicles

General Motors is planning two new electric commercial vehicles outside its BrightDrop brand. GM has now officially confirmed the previous rumour that two more battery factories are planned in the USA – without, however, giving any details.

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May 26, 2021 - 12:09 pm

General Motors to construct Ultium vehicles in China

General Motors apparently wants to produce the Ultium platform for its electric vehicles in China in the future through its joint venture with SAIC. According to local media, SAIC-GM has recently entered into a strategic partnership with the Wuhan municipal government.

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Apr 22, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Cadillac to focus exclusively on BEVs

Cadillac has presented the production version of the Lyriq electric SUV and at the same time announced its transformation to an electric car brand by the end of this decade. From now on, all newly introduced models will all be battery-electric vehicles.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 01:20 pm

GM issues ultimatum for Cadillac dealers

While GM has publicly said they might turn Cadillac into a fully electric brand by 2030, the company is still facing pushback from their dealerships. GM is now saying dealers have to decide and offering them a good deal if they want to opt-out altogether.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm

GM withdraws support for Trump emissions plan

The outgoing US president Donald Trump announced last year that he wanted to litigate against California’s right to set its own car emission standards. He received support from some players in the industry, including General Motors. Now the car company has backed out.

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Nov 20, 2020 - 11:57 am

GM accelerates EV development & raises investment

General Motors is increasing its spending, launching an “all-out pursuit of global EV leadership,” GM CEO Mary Barra announced. By 2025, the US carmaker wants to have 30 electric models and intends to raise investment from 20 to 27 billion US dollars.

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Oct 21, 2020 - 02:09 pm

GM plant in Spring Hill to go electric

General Motors is making its Spring Hill plant in the US state of Tennessee its third production facility for electric cars. The company plans to invest 2 billion US dollars in converting the plant. Among other models, the first electric Cadillac model Lyriq will be built in Spring Hill.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 01:43 pm

GM to electrify and localise its China business

General Motors is struggling with declining market shares in China and therefore wants to focus on electric mobility and autonomous driving in the future. The Americans plan to invest more than 20 billion dollars globally in these two areas by 2025.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 11:54 am

Cadillac presents Lyriq concept to launch in 2022

Cadillac has introduced the concept of its first electric model. The SUV ‘Lyriq’ gives a glimpse into the GM brand’s electric design language. However, information on the technical specifications of the Lyriq, which is expected to be launched at the end of 2022, is still sparse.

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May 13, 2020 - 05:32 pm

GM mostly sticks to electrification timetable

Despite the crisis, General Motors is sticking to the timetable for most of its electric offensive. By the middle of this decade, GM has also reaffirmed its goal of achieving annual sales of one million electric cars in the two largest markets, North America and China.

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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.

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Oct 21, 2019 - 12:28 pm

GM rumoured to electrify pickups & SUVs

General Motors is apparently planning a whole series of electric pickup trucks and SUVs to be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant. This could result in significantly more electric models coming onto the market than expected.

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Jan 13, 2019 - 05:01 pm

GM aims to make Cadillac lead EV brand

General Motors has now confirmed their plan to position Cadillac as the leading brand for the Group’s future electric models. The newly developed GM platform BEV3 is expected to be used by Cadillac starting in 2021.

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Jun 19, 2017 - 08:22 am

Supercharger, Porsche, CHJ, Smart, Cadillac, Adomani.

Tesla-Supercharger1Tesla delays deadline: Supercharger use will remain free for all customers buying a Model X or S through December, 31. This is the third delay of a change in policy that will see Tesla charging customers for using their network once their use exceeds 400 kWh. This latest move is likely to prevent potential buyers from waiting for the Model 3 rather than buying a Model S or X now. After all, free supercharging for a lifetime is a good argument for those that can afford the premium price.
teslamag.de, electrek.co, teslarati.com

Porsche has got an eye on the Formula E with a top tier management delegation having met FE CEO Alejandro Agag at the ePrix in Monaco and later in Berlin. Chances depend on technical rules like the car swap but also Porsche’s final decision on the WEC that is currently under revision.
autosport.com

Cheap commuter EV: Chinese start-up CHJ plans to enter the new energy vehicle market with a targeted approach. Its first micro EV model aims at commuters and shall hit the shelves by March 2019 already with exchangeable batteries. As a mobility device mainly, the price is set at a low 7,000 – 8,000 euros, thus placing it in competitive range of electric scooters. CHJ’s main market is China but the firm did not rule out a launch in Europe, only here the compact EV would serve in ride sharing offers.
cnbc.com

Talking small electric cars, Smart has announced UK prices for its ED range. The Fortwo model starts from 16,420 pounds, while the Forfour will cost about 500 pounds more with 16,915 GBP. Finally, the Fortwo Cabriolet is the top of the three, starting from 18,650 pounds, all after the 4,500 GBP incentive.
nextgreencar.com, driveandride.com

Cadillac XT4 PHEV? New spy shots of Cadillac’s XT4 hints at what may be a charge connector under heavy disguise. It would make sense, given that the Cadillac CT6 is already available as a plug-in hybrid. The XT4 is set to debut by mid-2018.
autoguide.com

Close to 10m dollars worth of finance has been gathered for retrofit hybrid and electric buses or trucks by Adomani. The company has just gone public and sold more than 2.5m shares at 5 dollars each, amounting to 9.2m dollars in its IPO. Adomani is now listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ADOM.
greencarcongress.com, globenewswire.com

Feb 24, 2017 - 09:45 am

Tesla, Carlos Ghosn, Renault, Cadillac, VW.

Tesla-Model3-300Tesla growth: The EV maker posted the 4th quarter results and increased its automotive revenue by almost 80 percent to 1.994bn dollars. Still, Tesla not put of the red as net loss stood at 121m dollars. Orders for both the Model S and X grew by 50 percent year-on-year. Also, the Model 3 is underway as planned. Limited production is to start in July before it is ramped up to 5,000 units per week in Q4 2017.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co, letter to shareholders (pdf)

Ghosn goes as Nissan CEO: Carlos Ghosn will step down as Nissan CEO this April but will remain chairman of Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault, where he is also CEO. Lifelong Nissan employee Hiroto Saikawa will take over the daily business of the company, while 62 year old Ghosn is to bring Mitsubishi back on track.
autocar.co.uk

EV surprise: Renault says it got a concept packed for Geneva but did not liberate more information than that it is battery-electric. Launch is set at a press conference on March, 7.
carscoops.com, renault.com

An environmental policy paper from Scottish Conservatives suggests free parking for electric cars as well as use of bus and taxi lanes and lists a fond for charging infrastructure. While the plan also includes renewables, the conservatives see nuclear power plants as part of the path to a low carbon economy.
scottishconservatives.com, eveningtimes.co.uk

Cadillac XT3 PHEV? Cadillac’s XT3 is a compact crossover due by 2019 and it looks like it may be electrified. Spy shots show a flap where other GM EVs like the Bolt have their charge connectors. For Cadillac, a PHEV is most likely as the firm knows the technology from its hybrid CT6.
greencarreports.com

VW e-Golf rated: 201 km or 125 miles is the range of the 2017 electric Volkswagen, according to EPA. It is a 50 percent increase over the previous e-Golf. 19 MPGe combined (28 kWh/100 miles), making it one of the most efficient electric vehicles on the U.S. market, where it will arrive in spring.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co

Aug 1, 2016 - 09:02 am

Gigafactory, Mitsubishi, Tesla, Toyota, Jaguar, Cadillac.

Gigafactory-Opening300x100Gigafactory opens its doors: Tesla’s battery factory celebrated a symbolic opening Friday, even though only 14 percent of the production site have been completed. At least production of the stationary Powerwall has already kicked off. Starting 2018, the factory is said to churn out batteries with a total capacity of 50 GWh per year and 150 GWh form 2020. Panasonic says it will raise 3.9bn dollars through corporate bonds, most of which will be invested in the Gigafactory. The supplier had promised 1.6bn dollars but already said that it would invest more if needed.
electrek.co (opening), youtube.com (Video), reuters.com, electrek.co (Panasonic)

U.S. Outlander debut delayed: The kick off for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in North America has again been pushed back – for the sixth time. The plan is now for it to debut in summer of next year. The plug-in’s premier in Canada and the U.S. had originally been scheduled for January 2014. Mitsubishi did not give an explanation for the new delay.
insideevs.com, hybridcars.com

Tesla bus build on Model X: Tesla’s announced bus will use the Model X’s chassis, Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter. That means it could hit the road sooner than later. Moreover, the design is said to be inspired by the old VW buses.
electrek.co, jalopnik.com

Toyota faces range complaint: The Japanese manufacturer is being taken to court in the U.S. for false range advertising. The plaintiff says that instead of the promised 15 miles, the Toyota Prius can only go 8 miles electrically, and only during summer – not enough for his 12-mile commute to work. Toyota has yet to comment on the allegations.
autoblog.com

Camouflaged Jaguar EV: New images are said to show a disguised prototype of the British electric SUV. Jaguar is planning to release two electric models (we reported) in 2019. The SUV in question will then go head to head with the Tesla Model X and Audi Q6 e-tron.
autocar.co.uk

Cadillac CT6 PHEV is coming: The plug-in hybrid will arrive at Chinese dealerships this fall, before becoming available in the U.S. in 2017. The battery pack is still being made in the U.S. and shipped to China, but GM considers moving production to China in the future.
autoblog.com

Jul 6, 2016 - 08:56 am

Cadillac, Mahindra, Opel, Aston Martin, Red Bull, Tesla.

Cadillac-CT6-PHEVCadillac launch: The new Cadillac CT6 has been launched ahead of schedule in Berlin and will be travelling to mainland Europe on September 5th. It comes at a starting price of 73,500 euros, but it remains unclear whether the car will be offered in the U.K. A plug-in hybrid version is also in the works.
autocar.com

Autonomous Mahindra? Mahindra CEO Anand Mahindra told Autocar that the company plans to produce a range of autonomous electric cars by leveraging Mahindra’s many brands including Tech Mahindra. Further details remain unknown.
autocar.co.uk

Opel Ampera-e sighting: Chevy Bolt-inspired Opel Ampera-e has been spotted for the first time since teaser shots were released in February. The mildly camouflaged EV was found testing in Germany.
carscoops.com

Martin-Red Bull mashup: Aston Martin and Red Bull revealed their AM-RB 001 hypercar and granted exclusive access of the full-sized model to Autocar, who snagged some footage. An F1-inspired energy recovery system is harvesting kinetic energy from braking.
autocar.co.uk, youtube.com

Tesla in Taiwan: Tesla has opened a pop-up store in the Taiwanese capital Taipei. The shop will remain in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store until August 31st, and a full-scale store is still to come. The Model S online design studio opened in the country last weekend.
electrek.co, chinapost.com.tw

Hybridised sports car: Future iterations of the Ariel Atom could use hybrid power. CEO Simon Saunders also told Autocar that a purely electric version would make sense, suggesting “the Atom will move with the times.”
autocar.co.uk

May 17, 2016 - 09:31 am

Tesla, Chevy, VW, Renault-Nissan, Cadillac, Hoerbiger.

Audi manager signs with Tesla: Peter Hochholdinger, the former Senior Director of Production of Audi’s A4, A5, and Q5, joined the EV team as VP of Vehicle Production. He will be responsible for speeding up Model S and Model X production and for getting the Model 3 manufacturing programme off the ground. Hochholdinger replaces Greg Reichow, who left Tesla earlier this month. Josh Ensign, ex Tesla VP of manufacturing, has not been replaced yet.
electrek.co, autoblog.com

Chevy-Bolt-ProductionBolt production kick-off? GM previously announced that it would begin building its all-electric Chevy Volt from October of this year at the Orion assembly plant, but has since removed the news from its website. Hybrid Cars asked the manufacturer to confirm those plans, but the latter simply referred to the previously announced timeline of “late 2016.”
hybridcars.com electrek.co

Phideon spotted: Though the VW Phideon is destined for the Chinese market, the luxury limousine was spotted on the streets of Hamburg, Germany, earlier this week. Why the vehicle was in the area remains unclear. The Phideon is said to be available as a plug-in hybrid in China.
autobild.de (in German)

Plans for China: Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, expressed the need for both low and high spec vehicles for the Chinese market. Nissan will be producing a low spec EV with its Chinese partner Dongfeng, while Renault will launch its Freelance Electric in China, which falls more in the high spec category.
insidedevs.com

Range accuracy: The upcoming Tesla update is set to provide more accurate range predictions, but no further details nor the date of the over-the-air update have been announced so far. The 6.2 update and related features were already meant to deliver more accuracy, but some inefficiencies are still being reported.
electrek.co

Ciao ELR: Without much ado, Cadillac permanently cancelled production of their 2016 ELR. Production lines were already halted back in February, even though the ELR had just gotten an upgrade.
hybridcars.com

Faulty door suit: Tesla is taking supplier Hoerbiger to court, blaming the latter for the Model X’s faulty falcon doors at resulting delay in production and deliveries. The court date has been set for September 1st in San Jose, California.
automobilwoche.de (in German)

Cash-strapped: Barclays analyst expects Tesla to require a further 3bn dollars sometime in the second quarter to get the Gigafactory and Model 3 production going, leading to an 11 percent increase in outstanding shares.
hybridcars.com

Feb 22, 2016 - 09:40 am

CityLog EMF, eTwinster, Pipistrel, Cadillac.

CityLog-EMFInner city vehicle: Austrian transport specialists HET Engineering will test a second prototype of its CityLog EMF in Austria this year. The fuel cell powered car is small enough to navigate narrow and congested streets. While it is currently designed for deliveries only, it could be repurposed to transport people. A first prototype hit the road in 2010.
esa.int

eTwinster technology: GKN is showing off its new electric torque vectoring technology in northern Sweden. The plug-in module makes it easier for platforms to offer electric all-wheel drive and torque vectoring by combining eAxle technologies with twin-clutch torque vectoring technology. The eTwinster could be programmed and integrated for production within the next three years.
prnewswire.com, greencarcongress.com

Pipistrel power tests: The Slovenian aircraft maker Pipistrel kicked off a test series of its Hypstair hybrid-electric powertrain, which combines a battery and turbonormalized engine-driven generator. The project involves work from MBVision, the Universities of Pisa and Maribor, as well as Siemens, who supplied the electric drive system. It is also supported by a European Union Technological Research Program.
avweb.com

“Fun-to-drive” CT6: Cadillac revealed the technical details of the latest addition to its line-up. The PHEV has a combined system power of 335 kW and goes from 0-100 kph in 5.6 seconds. It has an all-electric range is estimated at over 60 km with an all-electric top speed of 125 kph. Cadillac says its new car was not only designed to be efficient, but also “fun to drive.”
greencarcongress.com

Feb 4, 2016 - 08:59 am

EV subsidies, EU, Renault-Nissan, Tesla, Porsche, Cadillac.

No German masterplan: The scheduled meeting of Chancellor Merkel and executives of Germany’s biggest carmakers ended without results. While industry bosses continue to call for subsidies for electric cars, the coalition government remains divided. At least German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to propose a masterplan for EV incentives by March.
reuters.com, bloomberg.com

Open to pollution: The EU parliament missed its chance to tighten car emission tests (RDE). MEPs failed to veto a proposal that will allow cars to emit twice the limit of NOx pollution, despite the exemptions being declared unlawful by the parliament’s legal committee. A harmful victory for lobbyists.
theguardian.com, europarl.europa.eu

Cheap EV for China: Renault-Nissan plans to develop a low-price electric car for the Chinese market, CEO Carlos Ghosn announced. The decision follows last year’s low sales of the Venucia e30 – the Chinese Leaf was bought just 1,273 times – which Nissan blames on its comparatively high price.
autonews.com

Tesla faces similar problems, announcing a price drop for the Model X in China. Due to high import tariffs and taxes, the California EVs are considerably more expensive than in America. The Model X 90D for example starts from 961,000 yuan (about 146,000 dollars). Deliveries are said to start in Q2.
insideevs.com

Porsche prototype pictures: The next-gen Cayenne has been spotted. The prototype is still in camouflage but will again be offered as a plug-in hybrid. Meanwhile, the hybrid Panamera has been sighted at its home base in Stuttgart, where it appears almost in its natural state.
worldcarfans.com (Cayenne), carscoops.com (Panamera)

Confirmed: The Caddy ELR will be discontinued. Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen said, the luxurious Volt will not see a second generation. Last year, GM only sold 1,024 units.
autoblog.com, insideevs.com

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:41 am

Hyundai, Mercedes, Cadillac, Tesla, Lexus, Infiniti.

Hyundai-IONIQ-HybridThe Ioniq arrives: Hyundai presented its first dedicated hybrid. Its power pack is strictly lithium-ion and the sedan can be operated fully electrically at speeds of up to 120 kph. A plug-in hybrid, as well as an electric version will be presented in Geneva in March. The hybrid Ioniq is now on sale in South Korea and Hyundai aims to sell 30,000 units worldwide this year. By 2017, it expects to push sales to 70,000.
english.yonhapnews.co.kr, insideevs.com, indianautosblog.com, youtube.com

Mercedes confirms Tesla-fighter: Board members Thomas Weber and Ola Kallenius confirmed that a Tesla-fighter is set to arrive by 2018. Weber went even further, saying the industry must “be prepared for more to come later.” We are certainly ready if Daimler is.
wheelsmag.com.au

Cadillac PHEV built in China: The CT6 PHEV will be produced in China, despite also being destined for the U.S., Cadillac announced. The combustion engine variant will continue to be manufactured domestically. GM expects the market for plug-in vehicles to grow stronger in China rather than in the U.S.
bloomberg.com, chinabusinessnews.com, hybridcars.com

Model X production: If Tesla kept up its production rhythm over the holidays, the first regular Model X should now be rolling off production lines. The EV maker had started with 1,000 units of its Signature series and will now have to work through the backlog of over 22,000 Model X reservations.
electrek.co

Luxury Lexus extended: Toyota’s shiny sister unveiled its latest coupé in Detroit. The LC 500 is based on the LC-LF concept which will reportedly soon be available as a hybrid version called LC 500h.
thedetroitbureau.com, motorauthority.com

Infiniti update: The Japanese brand updated both the Q50 and QX60. Rather than giving them a facelift, Infiniti increased motor efficiency. The new Q50 comes with a 360 hp hybrid powertrain and an one-motor, two-clutch control, while the QX60 is now available with a hybrid set-up.
carscoops.com (Q50), carscoops.com (QX60)

Nov 25, 2015 - 09:13 am

Tesla, Cadillac, Ford, Lexus, Formula E.

Tesla-Model-X-final300Model X sales start: Tesla now accepts orders for its five- to seven-seater crossover. The base Model X 70D starts at 80,000 dollars and has a range of about 350 km. Deliveries will commence early 2016, starting with the P90D and 90D variant. The base version be delivered towards the end of the year.
bloomberg.com, forbes.com

Seatbelt check: Tesla recently voluntarily recalled its Model S due to a possible seatbelt problem. So drivers do not have to come to the shop, the carmaker sent technicians to Supercharger locations to check seatbelts while the cars are charging.
teslarati.com, youtube.com (Video)

Cadillac hybridises fleet: The U.S. carmaker wants to offer the bulk of its portfolio with plug-in hybrid technology, in order to stay in line with increasingly tough emission rules in China. Pure electric cars are supposedly on the “to-do-list,” but are not in the cards in the near future.
autonews.com, worldcarfans.com

Ford to stand trial: The carmaker will have to go before a judge over allegedly exaggerated fuel-efficiency estimates for its C-Max hybrid cars. The suit dates back to 2013, when buyers denied being able to reach the promised 47 mpg. A New York judge now denied Ford’s request to dismiss the case.
bloomberg.com, autoblog.com

Lexus RX Down Under: The hybrid variant RX450h will start at 88,000 Australian dollars (63,959 USD), 15,000 AUD over the base price. The RX450h F Sport variant will even sell for a minimum of 100,000 AUD (72,668 USD).
motoring.com.au, caradvice.com.au

Formula E in Mexico: Mexico City has officially been added to the ePrix racing schedule for this season. The city will host round five of the electric racing series on March 12th, 2016. The track is 2.14 km long and tickets will go on sale on December 7th.
electricautosport.com; fiaformulae.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/22/general-motors-reveals-ultium-drive-technical-specs/
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