Tag: General Motors

Jan 13, 2021 - 12:30 pm

GM: new brand BrightDrop for electric delivery vans

Under the BrightDrop brand, US automaker General Motors wants to build an “integrated ecosystem” of electric delivery vehicles, software and services for logistics from the first to the last mile. The first vehicle is expected to hit the market soon with FedEx as the launch customer.

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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.

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Dec 22, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV hit 10,000

Around 10,000 pre-orders have apparently been placed for the all-electric GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 that was unveiled at the end of October. General Motors is, therefore, already considering increasing production figures.

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Dec 1, 2020 - 03:54 pm

General Motors open for far smaller deal with Nikola

The comprehensive strategic eMobility partnership between General Motors and Nikola announced at the beginning of September has now been replaced by a non-binding letter of intent with a greatly reduced scope. Financial participation of GM in the startup is off the table, the e-pickup Badger has been dropped.

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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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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:19 pm

GM announces electric conversion kit

Starting in the second half of 2021, General Motors plans to sell an electric drive kit for hobbyists with components of the Chevy Bolt, which will enable them to convert conventional cars into electric cars.

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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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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 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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/16/ontario-gm-to-convert-cami-into-commercial-ev-plant/
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