Tag: General Motors

Jun 27, 2022 - 02:16 pm

GM temporarily shuts Hamtramck plant to upgrade

In the USA, General Motors has shut down production at its Factory Zero electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks from today to prepare the plant for the production of more models. The aim is not only a wider variety of models but also to increase overall production capacity.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 03:11 pm

GM & EVgo to expand Plug & Charge collaboration

General Motors is expanding its ongoing collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. This will simplify the charging maps, memberships and payment options, according to the initiators.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:15 pm

GM to mobilize electric sales in Europe

General Motors is currently considering a return to Europe, according to an agency report, with only electric cars going on sale. The plans are probably very concrete, with specific models already being mentioned. However, it is not clear when a decision will be made.

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Jun 14, 2022 - 02:14 pm

Electric car makers write open letter to US Congress

The CEOs of General Motors, Ford, Stellantis and Toyota Motor North America are urging the U.S. Congress to lift the federal government’s cap on the number of vehicles that are eligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500 from the current 200,000 vehicle cap.

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Jun 13, 2022 - 11:38 am

GM & Lockheed confirm lunar BEV model series

Following last year’s NASA contract with General Motors and Lockheed Martin to develop the next generation of EVs for future lunar missions, there is now an update: both companies have now announced that they plan to produce a series of lunar vehicles for commercial space missions that will use GM’s Ultium battery technology.

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Apr 26, 2022 - 01:43 pm

GM introduces new patented energy recovery system

General Motors has introduced a patented energy recovery system for the Ultium electric car platform. It uses the heat generated by the batteries, power electronics and other drive components, but goes beyond the mere function of a heat pump.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 03:31 pm

GM to source cobalt from Glencore

General Motors has signed a multi-year supply contract for cobalt with the raw materials company Glencore. Glencore will supply GM with the battery material from a mine in Australia.

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Apr 8, 2022 - 02:39 pm

CAM report shows Tesla as top e-mobility innovator

Within the framework of the annually updated ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Tesla scored best by a clear margin. Volkswagen and Hyundai follow in second and third place for BEV innovations.

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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.

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Apr 6, 2022 - 11:40 am

Honda & GM take aim for affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda are expanding their cooperation to develop a range of affordable electric cars based on a new global platform using GM’s Ultium battery technology. The plan is to produce “millions” of electric cars globally from 2027, including compact crossover vehicles.

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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.

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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.

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Mar 22, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Production kicks off for the Cadillac Lyriq

Cadillac has started series production of its first electric model Lyriq in the USA at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. Currently, however, the electric SUV can no longer be ordered, as new orders will not be accepted until 19 May.

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Mar 10, 2022 - 12:57 pm

SAIC-GM-Wuling aims to double NEV sales

SAIC-GM-Wuling is aiming for annual sales of one million new energy vehicles (NEVs) as early as 2023. To achieve this, the Chinese joint venture also wants to invest heavily in development and also its own battery plant in China.

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Mar 9, 2022 - 05:32 pm

PG&E + GM to pilot vehicle-to-home charging in California

In the USA, Pacific Gas and Electric and General Motors have announced a collaboration to pilot the use of GM electric vehicles as on-demand power sources (vehicle-to-grid, V2G). PG&E and GM aim to test the pilot’s first vehicle-to-home capable EV and charger by summer 2022.

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Mar 2, 2022 - 01:46 pm

GM sells their Lordstown stake

The US car company General Motors apparently sold its stake in the electric car startup Lordstown Motors last quarter. Things are not going well at Lordstown: the company had to significantly cut plans for the production and sale of the Endurance electric pickup.

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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.

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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.

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Feb 4, 2022 - 01:34 pm

GM & Lightning eMotors to build medium electric trucks together

Lightning eMotors becomes General Motors’ first Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM). The two companies have agreed to cooperate to offer all-electric commercial vehicles in classes 3 to 6 in the future. Under the agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify common platforms for GM’s medium-duty commercial vehicles.

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Jan 31, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Li-Cycle announces two new recycling plants

The Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle has announced its first factory outside North America, in Norway. What is more, the company is building another recycling factory in North America in cooperation with GM’s Ultium Cells. The plant will be Li-Cycle largest facility to date.

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Jan 26, 2022 - 11:43 am

GM invests $6.6 billion to boost production capacities

General Motors has announced investments of 6.6 billion US dollars – around 5.8 billion euros – in the expansion of production capacities for electric vehicles and battery cells in Michigan. An existing vehicle plant will be extensively modernised and converted to electric cars, and a third cell production facility will also be built in Michigan.

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Jan 25, 2022 - 11:27 am

General Motors targets profiteering auto dealers

After Ford’s example, General Motors is now also threatening dealers who charge customers a premium over the list price for the new electric models. The company says it will take action against such dealers and, if necessary, cut the electric car quotas.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/27/gm-temporarily-shuts-hamtramck-plant-to-upgrade/
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