Jan 21, 2023 - 05:02 pm
GM reveals mildly hybrid Corvette E-Ray
General Motors now offers its Corvette sports car with a small e-motor, primarily designed to “enhance the driving experience” and turn the vehicle into AWD at times. However, the hybrid Corvette E-Ray will eventually be followed by a fully electric Corvette based on GM’s Ultium platform.
Dec 8, 2022 - 05:00 pm
GM kicks off Dealer Community Charging Program
General Motors has kicked off the implementation of its “Dealer Community Charging Program” announced a year ago to build up to 40,000 AC charging stations by dealers in the US and Canada. The first of these charging stations have now been installed in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Oct 11, 2022 - 01:29 pm
General Motors establishes GM Energy to enter the grid
General Motors announces expanding its ‘Ultium Charge 360’ service into a holistic ecosystem. The new Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial brands combined with EV charging now form the dedicated business unit GM Energy which integrates all charging needs in line with the grid.
Sep 4, 2022 - 03:51 pm
Ultium Cells starts making batteries for Hummer EV in Ohio
Ultium Cells LLC, the battery joint venture by GM and LG, has kicked-off production in Ohio, USA. The new battery plant is the first of potentially four to come online within the next few years and is currently making battery cells for GMC’s Hummer EV.
Aug 30, 2022 - 03:21 pm
GM signs agreement with Posco Chemical for CAM
General Motors has signed a binding off-take agreement for cathode active material (CAM) with Posco Chemical. Under the agreement, which runs from 2023 to 2025, Posco will supply the material from its plant in the South Korean city of Gwangyang to Ultium Cells.
Aug 8, 2022 - 02:48 pm
Chevy Bolt owners can get some money back, but at a price
Chevrolet had reduced the price of its Bolt EV by up to $6,000 in the US this summer. Jalopnik reports that owners who bought their Bolt before the price cut took effect are now also being offered said credit. However, existing owners should read the fine print carefully.
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.
Feb 6, 2022 - 12:30 pm
GM invests in EV battery startup Soelect
General Motors’ investment arm GM Ventures, is among the investors in a US startup developing fast-charging lithium-metal batteries for electric vehicles, the company said Thursday. Soelect raised $11 million from GM Ventures, KTB Network and Lotte Ventures, an affiliate of Korea’s Lotte Chemical.
Jan 29, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Joe Biden choosing to ignore T-ESL-A prompts mini tweet-storm
US President Joe Biden has praised General Motors and Ford on Twitter for producing electric vehicles – ignoring Tesla once again, even though the Californian company builds the most electric cars in the USA by far. Elon Musk’s response did not take long.
Jan 24, 2022 - 03:21 pm
FLO scores deal to supply chargers to GM workplaces
North American charging provider FLO announces it has scored a multi-year deal with General Motors to supply AC and DC fast chargers for installation at GM premises in the United States. The charging stations will allow GM employees to charge their vehicles at the workplace.
Jan 6, 2022 - 01:44 pm
Walmart joins FedEx in ordering BrightDrop vans (GM)
BrightDrop records more large orders for electric delivery trucks as Walmart signs an agreement to reserve 5,000 units of the EV600s and EV410s. In addition, launch customer FedEx significantly increases its order with the General Motor’s brand.
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.
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:54 am
GM considers 3rd Ultium battery cell factory in the US
General Motors and LG Energy Solution appear to consider building a third battery cell factory in the US to produce more Ultium cells to power future electric pick-up trucks. The decision is heavily dependent on state incentives, however.
Aug 5, 2021 - 08:57 pm
California looks at fuel cell trucking requirements
The Californian Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), a coalition of government and multinational industry partners, have released a new foundational document for heavy-duty class 8 fuel cell electric trucks. The policy recommendation envisages 70,000 trucks supported by 200 heavy-duty truck stations by 2035.
Feb 3, 2021 - 02:58 pm
Major carmakers revoke support for Trump emissions
Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen and other major carmakers join General Motors in abandoning their support for former US President Trump. This is also an act to support and perhaps influence the Biden administration in setting new emission standards.
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.
Aug 20, 2020 - 01:43 pm
GM to electrify and localise its China business
General Motors is struggling with declining market shares in China and therefore wants to focus on electric mobility and autonomous driving in the future. The Americans plan to invest more than 20 billion dollars globally in these two areas by 2025.
May 22, 2019 - 10:18 pm
GM’s car-sharing Maven pulls out of mayor cities
GM’s Maven is terminating its electric car-sharing service in eight major US cities, including New York and Chigaco. GM says the move is to concentrate on the remaining nine markets across North America.
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.
Sep 17, 2018 - 06:05 pm
Cadillac to focus on electrification instead of diesel
GM’s Cadillac announced they have put their diesel development on hold as the market appears to be “changing more quickly than we anticipated,” said new Cadillac President Steve Carlisle. Their focus is on electrified drive trains.
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.
Jul 24, 2018 - 12:27 pm
Dams briefly break with data leak
For a brief moment, tens of thousands of documents from major automobile manufacturers, including industry secrets, were openly available online. The leaks affected VW, Toyota, GM, Ford and Tesla.
Apr 18, 2018 - 05:24 pm
Buick releases its E-inspired models
Buick’s Velite 6 PHEV and the all-electric SUV concept Enspire have made their global debut in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. The electric SUV is said to drive 600 km on a single charge with two electric motors delivering 410 kW but it won’t be Buick’s only EV.
Apr 9, 2018 - 01:07 pm
GM teases all-electric Buick SUV ahead of China launch
GM’s Buick is to unveil an all-electric SUV next week in China, ahead of the Beijing Auto Show. A first teaser for the Buick Enspire Concept has just been released and allows a glimpse on what’s to come but is scarce on technical details.
Jan 21, 2018 - 03:21 am
GM wants Cadillac to drive electrification
Cadillac will deliver a “disproportionate share” of the 20 electrified vehicles that GM plans to launch globally by 2023, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said at NAIAS in Detroit.
Dec 6, 2017 - 10:36 am
PSA wants GM to compensate for Opel emissions
PSA Group, which paid General Motors 1.3 billion euros for Opel, now wants about half of the money back after discovering Opel’s emission strategy hinged on sales of the Ampera-e mainly, which was finally not included in the sale.