Feb 14, 2023 - 09:33 am
Magna produces battery cases for new General Motors EV
Magna will supply battery enclosures to the new Chevrolet Silverado EV, said to hit the read in 2024. Production of the battery cases will begin later this year at the Magna Electric Vehicle Structure facility in St. Clair, Michigan, US.
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.
Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm
General Motors invests in Lithium Americas
General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.
Dec 6, 2022 - 03:45 pm
GM considers taking Corvette fully electric
General Motors is reportedly planning to establish the Corvette sports car series as an electric car subsidiary and to expand the model range. According to a media report, a four-door coupé and a high-performance crossover are planned in addition to the already confirmed classic electric Corvette.
Nov 24, 2022 - 11:15 am
GM to launch EV offensive in China by 2025
General Motors has announced the launch of more than 15 electric models based on its Ultium platform in China by 2025. Following the already available Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, GM is planning a broad range of Ultium-based models across brands, segments and body styles for the Chinese market.
Oct 27, 2022 - 02:29 pm
General Motors delays US electrification goals by half a year
General Motors has postponed its goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America by the end of 2023 by six months. As GM CEO Mary Barra explained during the company’s announcement of its latest quarterly results, battery production cannot be ramped up as quickly as planned.
Oct 4, 2022 - 02:38 pm
General Motors to boost Bolt production
General Motors has announced that it will increase production of its electric models due to high demand – and not only for the new Ultium vehicles but also for the ageing Bolt series. This comes despite the previous production capacity not being fully utilized.
Sep 26, 2022 - 01:09 pm
General Motors to build electric drive systems in Toledo
General Motors is converting its transmission plant in Toledo in the US state of Ohio with the aim of initiating additional production of electric drives on-site. According to the U.S. carmaker, the conversion will cost 760 million US dollars.
Sep 21, 2022 - 11:57 am
Hertz orders up to 175,000 EVs from General Motors
Car rental company Hertz has placed its next major order for electric vehicles: Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 electric vehicles from General Motors by 2027. The first vehicles are to join the Hertz fleet in 2023, however initially, it will not include any of the new Ultium models.
Sep 9, 2022 - 11:19 am
Chevrolet presents compact electric SUV Equinox EV
Chevrolet has presented the Equinox EV, an electric compact SUV that will be available from autumn 2023 starting from around $30,000. The vehicle is the third Chevrolet model based on the Ultium platform from parent company General Motors, following the Blazer EV and Silverado EV.
Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am
Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives
The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.
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.
Apr 1, 2022 - 01:00 pm
GM begins converting electric car plant in Mexico
General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, for the production of electric cars. For the conversions, production of the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox combustion models previously produced there will be discontinued until mid-May.
Feb 9, 2022 - 12:10 pm
GM significantly boosts Hummer & Lyriq production
After General Motors announced a few days ago that it would deliver a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next year, there are now more details on the production plans for 2022. Two models in particular are now expected to produce significantly higher numbers.
Jan 20, 2022 - 11:14 am
GM receives tax break for factory renovation
General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to U.S. media.
Jan 6, 2022 - 12:40 pm
Chevy Silverado receives 350 kW of charging capacity
Chevrolet has unveiled the Silverado EV. The all-electric pickup truck offers up to 495 kW of drive power, up to 400 miles (640 kilometres) of range and enables DC charging of up to 350 kW. Market launch is in 2023, with prices later expected to start at under $40,000.
Oct 7, 2021 - 12:20 pm
General Motors reveals EV strategy details
General Motors revealed more details about its plans for e-mobility, among other things, at a two-day investor event. The carmaker not only published its sales plans, but also those for the conversion of its plants.
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.
Aug 12, 2021 - 10:22 am
Total recall for Bolt turns into a horror for GM
The latest recall campaign for the Chevrolet Bolt due to ongoing battery problems is costing General Motors dearly. In its latest financial figures, the company itself has now put a figure on just how expensive: $800 million, or around $11,600 per car.
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.
Apr 30, 2021 - 11:58 am
GM invests one billion to expand Mexican plant
General Motors has announced that it will invest one billion US dollars in the expansion of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Initially, battery packs and electric motors will be assembled there, followed by electric cars starting in 2023.
Apr 7, 2021 - 04:21 pm
General Motors announces electric Chevy Silverado
General Motors has officially announced a pure battery-electric Chevrolet Silverado. The electric Chevrolet pickup truck is to be produced at the electric vehicle plant ‘Factory Zero’ in Detroit-Hamtramck. However, GM has not yet given a concrete schedule for production.
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.
Jan 6, 2021 - 12:34 pm
Honda & GM’s EV plans are becoming concrete
Further details have now emerged about the North American auto alliance announced by General Motors and Honda involving among other things, vehicle platforms including those for electric cars. An insider report from the US claims there are already concrete schedules and plants for the electric Honda models.