Tag: General Motors

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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Oct 21, 2020 - 01:37 pm

GM launches the fully-electric Hummer pick-up truck

General Motors has now launched the much anticipated fully-electric Hummer pick-up truck. The GMC Hummer EV can be pre-ordered immediately and is scheduled to go into production in fall 2021, first off as Hummer EV Edition 1 with three electric motors.

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Oct 18, 2020 - 04:05 pm

GM confirms ‘Factory Zero’ & GMC Hummer debut

General Motors confirms plans to convert its core production site at Detroit-Hamtramck into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. The facility will run as Factory Zero to designate GM’s zero-emissions, zero-congestion, and zero crashes future.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Chevy Bolt battery troubles

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.

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Oct 1, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Buick brings first Ultium concept to Beijing

In China, Buick presented the all-electric concept car Electra, which provides an outlook on the electric future of the General Motors brand. The crossover model uses GM’s new electric platform with an ‘Ultium’ battery.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 01:45 pm

Electric truck deal between GM & Nikola still open

The strategic e-mobility and manufacturing partnership between General Motors and Nikola still awaits finalisation. The deal for electric trucks was supposed to be signed and sealed tomorrow, but according to GM, this is not yet the case.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 04:56 pm

GM: Wireless battery management system for future EVs

General Motors will rely on an “an almost completely wireless battery management system” for its upcoming electric car models. The company claims that the system should thus be much easier to adapt to new models from a common set of battery components.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 04:19 pm

GM to manufacture for Nikola Motor in the US

General Motors and Nikola have agreed on a strategic partnership, which sees GM taking an eleven per cent stake in the US startup. With this agreement, GM will become Nikola’s US manufacturing partner starting with the much anticipated zero-emission pickup Badger.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:14 pm

GM & Honda to found North America alliance

General Motors and Honda have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form a North American automotive alliance. In addition to vehicle platforms (also for electric cars), this will involve cooperation in purchasing and research.

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Aug 7, 2020 - 01:28 pm

China’s NEV sales are picking up again

In China, the decline in sales figures for new energy vehicles appears to be levelling off as some manufacturers’ sales figures for July seem to indicate. The Xpeng P7 market launch also apparently went well.

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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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Aug 2, 2020 - 09:33 pm

GM & EVgo to build 2,700 fast charging stations by 2025

General Motors is cooperating with EVgo to expand the US fast-charging network by 2,700 additional stations over the next five years. The stations will have capacities from 100 kW and up to 350 kW, the first of which will be available to customers by early 2021.

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Jul 27, 2020 - 02:39 pm

GM launches an eSUV, a PHEV and a small e-car in China

The General Motors brand Buick has launched its first all-electric SUV on the Chinese market called the Velite 7, along with the PHEV Velite 6. With its Chinese joint venture with SAIC and Wuling, GM is also offering a purely-electric ultra-small and low price electric car called the Hong Guang Mini EV.

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Jul 13, 2020 - 06:38 pm

McKinsey finds 7 of 10 China EVs potentially profitable

The management consultancy McKinsey has disassembled and analysed ten popular electric cars from Chinese manufacturers for a new study. From this, the consultants derived some interesting statements on possible profits and the market prospects of international manufacturers.

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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.

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Jun 5, 2020 - 01:19 pm

GM planning electric delivery van

General Motors is reportedly working on a purely electric delivery van to go into production at the end of 2021. Also, the US carmaker is said to have imminent cooperation plans with CATL in China.

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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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Apr 6, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Chevy Bolt no longer subsidized in the USA

Starting as of this month, the USA has stopped subsidizing General Motors’ only electric model to date, the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors is the second carmaker after Tesla to reach the limit of cars sold.

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Apr 3, 2020 - 06:43 pm

Honda to use GM’s new electric vehicle platform

Honda will use GM’s recently introduced new electric vehicle platform with Ultium batteries as both manufacturers now agreed to develop two BEV models for Honda together. General Motors will make the new electric cars for Honda at its plants in North America.

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Apr 1, 2020 - 01:18 pm

Chevy Bolt update postponed by one year

General Motors is postponing the 2021 launch of the revised fully-electric Chevrolet Bolt by one year due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Chevy Bolt will therefore not be offered until model year 2022.

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Mar 27, 2020 - 11:51 am

Ford & GM show low electric vehicle production targets

Despite commitments to e-mobility by Ford and General Motors, the two largest US American carmakers intend to produce only about 320,000 electric vehicles in North America by 2026, which is only about five per cent of the combined vehicle production of both manufacturers there.

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Mar 20, 2020 - 02:33 pm

Coronavirus related retooling

After BYD had recently turned into one of the biggest makers of medical face masks and disinfections in China, Tesla, General Motors and Ford now offered to convert their production in the USA to manufacture urgently needed medical equipment such as respirators.

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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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Feb 26, 2020 - 03:17 pm

GM to begin upgrading Detroit factory in March

Preparations for the conversion of the Detroit-Hamtramck production facility into a pure electric car plant, announced by General Motors at the end of January, will begin in March. There are also reports of concrete subsidies for the planned GM battery factory in Ohio.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/10/21/gm-plant-in-spring-hill-to-go-electric/
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