Tag: General Motors

Apr 23, 2019 - 06:07 pm

Rivian airs EV model plans / GM is off the table

The electric car startup Rivian plans to expand its fleet to six pickups and SUVs of different sizes by 2025 and also to produce electric vehicles for other companies. Meanwhile (and with Amazon on board) the negotiations regarding the participation of General Motors appear to have failed.

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Apr 15, 2019 - 04:58 pm

EVgo enables Plug & Charge in USA

The U.S. charging infrastructure operator EVgo is introducing Plug & Charge into its network. Called Autocharge, the technology allows registered customers to start a fast-charging session in seconds without having to open the EVgo app or handle RFID or credit cards.

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Apr 11, 2019 - 12:36 pm

US Congress debates EV subsidy extension

US President Trump would like to see the government subsidies for electric cars abolished immediately, but a new draft law in Congress now aims for an extension of the tax rebates and an increase in the upper limit for the number of subsidised vehicles per manufacturer.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Korea: Former GM factory picked up by MS Autotech

A former General Motors car factory in the South Korean city of Gunsan is to become a production site for electric cars. The Korean component manufacturer MS Autotech bought the plant for the equivalent of almost 100 million dollars to manufacture on behalf of several OEMs.

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Feb 14, 2019 - 08:03 pm

GM reveals e-bike brand Ariv to launch in Europe

GM had announced plans for a pedelec line last year, and now the American carmaker is ready to launch under the label Ariv. The first two pedal-assist models, one of them a folding bike, are due to arrive in Europe’s strongest e-bike markets in summer.

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Feb 13, 2019 - 02:26 pm

GM and Amazon interested in Rivian

General Motors and Amazon intend to acquire minority stakes in Rivian, which would raise the valuation of the EV start-up to somewhere between 1 and 2 billion dollars. If negotiations are successful, the corresponding deals could be officially announced this month.

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Jan 25, 2019 - 04:44 pm

General Motors considers electrifying pickup

Shortly after Ford announced a fully electric offshoot of its successful F-150 pickup model, US rival General Motors is also thinking out loud about electrifying off-road vehicles and pickup trucks from its GMC market.

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Jan 13, 2019 - 05:01 pm

GM aims to make Cadillac lead EV brand

General Motors has now confirmed their plan to position Cadillac as the leading brand for the Group’s future electric models. The newly developed GM platform BEV3 is expected to be used by Cadillac starting in 2021.

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Jan 10, 2019 - 04:23 pm

GM cooperates with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots

In the USA, General Motors is partnering with the three main charging station networks. Namely EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots will be providing customers of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with access to more than 31,000 charging points. 

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Jan 3, 2019 - 02:26 pm

General Motors hits 200,000 EV milestone

General Motors has passed the 200,000 electric and hybrid vehicles sold milestone in the last quarter of 2018. This means that the subsidies for GM BEVs and PHEVs will be lowered starting in the second quarter of 2019.

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Nov 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm

GM takes hard steps towards electrification in USA

General Motors has announced a comprehensive restructuring plan to save six billion dollars annually by the end of 2020. This will free up funds to invest in the development and production of electric cars and autonomous vehicles, but also means closing down large U.S. factories.

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Nov 14, 2018 - 10:50 pm

Tesla, GM & Co. demand tax credit reform in the USA

In the U.S., a new alliance of well-known e-mobility players called the EV Drive Coalition is campaigning for a reform of tax credit regulations. Current regulations entitle buyers of e-vehicles to up to 7,500 dollars in tax-credits, but limits this number to an upper limit of 200,000 e-vehicles per manufacturer. The EV Drive Coalition is […]

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Nov 11, 2018 - 01:52 pm

GM makes personnel changes for EV production

The change to electrified transport has caused some major changes for General Motors in Michigan: About 3,000 employees, particularly powertrain engineers, are being moved from the Global Propulsion Systems Center in Pontiac to the GM Technical Center in Warren.

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Nov 3, 2018 - 06:14 pm

GM and Tesla looking to enter e-bike business

General Motors is the most recent major carmaker looking to join the pedelec business. GM announced plans to design two compact electric bikes, one of which will be a folding bike. Also Tesla has hinted at wanting to launch an electric two-wheeler.

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Oct 26, 2018 - 05:03 pm

GM demands national zero emissions vehicle programme

General Motors has issued a proposal that openly defies the Trump administration’s attempt to water down emission regulations. GM demands to issue an ultimatum for the USA to reach an electric car proportion of 25% for new vehicles by 2030.

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Sep 11, 2018 - 06:07 pm

China: SAIC-GM & CATL forge new battery alliance

General Motor’s joint venture in China, SAIC-GM agreed a cooperation with battery giant CATL. They aim to deepen cooperation in R&D for GM’s next battery technology for new energy vehicles in China. The move is a necessary one for GM.

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Sep 6, 2018 - 05:47 pm

LG opens new battery factory for Chevy Bolt

In order to boost GM’s Chevy Bolt production by more than 20% this Fall, as planned, a new LG factory is being set up in Michigan, where they will supply battery packs to the GM assembly facility in Orion, where the Bolt is being manufactured.

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Sep 5, 2018 - 02:30 pm

No money for EV advertising

A new analysis has shown that six of the biggest car manufacturers in the USA, namely General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler, are still spending next to nothing on the promotion of their electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Sep 2, 2018 - 04:14 pm

Delta working on 400 kW HPC with partners

Delta Electronics is working on a project to develop an Extreme Fast Charger (XFC) with a solid-state transformer with capacities up to 400 kW. The project is supported by the US government for a three-year research period, and is being conducted in cooperation with General Motors.

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Aug 30, 2018 - 03:40 pm

GM postpones Velite 6 launch in China

The planned launch of the Buick Velite 6 PHEV and the fully-electric version planned for the start of next year have been postponed because the batteries have failed internal performance and safety tests.

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Aug 7, 2018 - 04:20 pm

USA: GM getting close to 200,000 EV sales

General Motors is getting closer to the 200,000 EV cap for the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Still estimates suggests that they may have until early 2019 before the incentive is cut off but consequences for the Bolt EV could be stark.

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Jun 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm

GM and Honda to develop next gen batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a battery cooperation for future electric vehicles. Both manufacturers want to work on the development of next generation battery components and technology.

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Jun 7, 2018 - 04:38 pm

General Motors opens battery factory in China

General Motors has opened a factory in Shanghai to assemble batteries for their growing EV production in China. The factory, which is operated by the joint venture partners SAIC-GM is the second of its kind set up by GM.

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Apr 15, 2018 - 08:07 pm

Fast-charging by EVgo for Maven car sharing by GM

General Motors and EVgo say they want to install “hundreds” of EV charging stations for use with GM’s Maven car sharing service. The growing numbers of gig drivers using the Chevy Bolt EV will now get a dedicated DC charging network across the States.

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Mar 9, 2018 - 07:19 pm

Chevy’s Bolt for commercial use with no backseats

General Motors is stripping out the Bolt EV in order to offer a cheaper version with more cargo space to commercial users such as fleet operators. It is an “incomplete” EV of sorts with no backseats, benefiting delivery services for example.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/23/rivian-airs-model-plans-gm-is-off-the-table/
23.04.2019 18:51