Tag: General Motors

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.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 01:17 pm

GM starts delivering first electric vehicles on Ultium platform

General Motors announced deliveries of its first electric vehicles utilising the dedicated EV architecture Ultium. The US carmaker has handed over a GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck and the first EV600 van from GM’s BrightDrop brand. FedEx is holding 500 of these vans on order.

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Dec 10, 2021 - 03:25 pm

General Motors & VAC to build magnet plant in the USA

General Motors is cooperating with the German company Vacuumschmelze (VAC), which specialises in magnetic materials, to build a factory in the USA. Permanent magnets for the electric motors of the Ultium platform are to be built there. GM has entered into a second partnership in this field with the US company MP Materials.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 05:08 pm

GM & Posco announce cathode material joint venture

General Motors and Posco Chemical have announced a joint factory in North America to process active cathode material for GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. Details are expected to follow shortly – when the joint venture is officially formed.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 04:46 pm

General Motors buys a stake in Pure Watercraft

General Motors has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based developer of all-electric boating solutions. Both companies intend to develop and market battery-electric watercraft using GM technology.

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Nov 23, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Cadillac launches pre-sales of the Lyriq in China

Cadillac has started pre-selling its first electric model in China. The Lyriq SUV will initially go on sale there with rear-wheel drive in the Long Range variant. The model is produced in China by the GM-SAIC joint venture. There is also news about the market launch of the Cadillac Lyriq in the USA.

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Nov 20, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Merchants Fleet orders 5,400 more BrightDrop trucks

The US fleet management company Merchants Fleet has placed another large order for electric delivery vans with the General Motors brand BrightDrop. Having already ordered 12,600 EV600s, Merchants Fleet is now ordering 5,400 of the recently unveiled smaller EV410 offshoot.

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Nov 18, 2021 - 12:35 pm

General Motors opens ‘Factory Zero’

General Motors has opened its ‘Factory Zero’ in Detroit-Hamtramck in the presence of US President Joe Biden. The company sees the conversion of the factory into an all-electric car plant as “a model for future renovations” of its existing facilities.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 11:56 am

COP26: 30 nations & 11 carmakers want to exit combustion transit

At the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, 30 countries, 11 carmakers and other partners issued a joint declaration to move away from the internal combustion engine. The goal is to be emission-free worldwide for passenger cars and LCVs by 2040. But some of the signatories have already set themselves stricter targets.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 04:06 pm

GM dealers to install 40,000 AC chargers in North America

After General Motors recently announced charging infrastructure investments of almost $750 million by 2025, the car company now reveals concrete steps. Together with its dealers, GM will launch the ‘Dealer Community Charging Program’ with impressive targets.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 01:09 pm

China’s NEV sales continue to rise

In China, around 357,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 per cent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.

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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.

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Oct 6, 2021 - 11:43 am

GM invests in battery cell development

General Motors is building a new battery cell innovation centre on its Global Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan. The facility will be dedicated to the development and production of GM’s next-generation Ultium cells and will be operational by mid-2022.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 07:24 pm

Xcel Energy announces smart charging pilot

In the US state of Colorado, utility company Xcel Energy has announced a new pilot for customers of five major automakers to charge their EVs at times when renewable energy production is high and demand on the energy grid is low.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 01:06 pm

Cree rebrands to ‘Wolfspeed’ & announces cooperation with GM

Cree, a manufacturer of silicon carbide semiconductors, has renamed itself Wolfspeed. Under the new name, the company has also entered into a cooperation agreement with General Motors. The agreement provides for the development and supply of silicon carbide semiconductors for GM’s future electric cars.

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Sep 29, 2021 - 12:42 pm

General Motors completes small-series BrightDrop production

General Motors has produced the first examples of its BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery vehicle. For the initial small series production, BrightDrop is cooperating with a partner; later, series production is to start in its own factory. Additionally, BrightDrop is introducing a smaller offshoot, the EV410.

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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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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.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 03:08 pm

Hongguang Mini EV to receive major range boost

The Hongguang Mini battery capacity is to increase to 26 kWh (compared to 9 or 14 kWh in the current variants), which should enable an NEDC range of more than 300 km. This would also make the Mini EV eligible for subsidies in China.

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Sep 9, 2021 - 01:06 pm

Rising sales for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

China’s electric car manufacturers recorded rising sales figures for electric cars and plug-in hybrids in August. BYD surpassed the 60,000 new electric vehicle (NEV) sales mark for the first time. By comparison, Tesla sold 44,264 of its vehicles manufactured in China last month.

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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.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/general-motors-struggles-with-electrification/
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