May 11, 2023 - 11:17 am
GM confirms return to Europe
General Motors is gearing up for its return to Europe with an EV lineup. The Cadillac Lyriq could be among the first to hit the road there, as the carmaker is preparing to kick off EV sales in Europe this autumn. But only in some countries.
Mar 22, 2023 - 04:28 pm
Cadillac poaches Tesla drivers while they charge
To promote its electric model Lyriq, Cadillac is using cold call methods at Tesla charging stations in China. A case has now come to light in which Cadillac employees offered Tesla owners test drives with the Lyriq during their waiting time at the Supercharger.
Feb 3, 2023 - 05:10 pm
Movie heroes to save both the world and the environment
Electric cars are increasingly finding their way into films and series. The streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will increase the presence of electric vehicles in shows and films it produces itself. The first step is a cooperation with General Motors. VW is also placing its electric cars in films.
Feb 1, 2023 - 04:11 pm
General Motors invests in Lithium Americas
General Motors is investing in the lithium producer Lithium Americas, thus securing access to the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, the largest known source of lithium in the USA and the third largest in the world. In addition, GM has secured its supply for another component for its electric cars with a German company.
Oct 4, 2022 - 02:38 pm
General Motors to boost Bolt production
General Motors has announced that it will increase production of its electric models due to high demand – and not only for the new Ultium vehicles but also for the ageing Bolt series. This comes despite the previous production capacity not being fully utilized.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 21, 2022 - 02:58 pm
Cadillac launches pre-series production of the Lyriq
Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. The first deliveries of the electric car are expected to take place “in a few months”.
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.
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.
Apr 22, 2021 - 12:36 pm
Cadillac to focus exclusively on BEVs
Cadillac has presented the production version of the Lyriq electric SUV and at the same time announced its transformation to an electric car brand by the end of this decade. From now on, all newly introduced models will all be battery-electric vehicles.
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.
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.
Sep 17, 2020 - 05:40 pm
Ultium Drive: five e-drives for GM’s electric cars
Following its Ultium modular battery system, General Motors has now introduced a family of five drive units and three motors under the name Ultium Drive, which will power the Group’s next-generation electric vehicles.
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.
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.
Mar 5, 2020 - 11:58 am
General Motors reveal new battery system and platform
At an “EV Day” for investors, General Motors CEO Mary Barra presented an overview of the Group’s ambitious electric strategy. At the heart of the strategy is the third-generation new platform involving a modular battery system called Ultium. The platform should base the spectrum of electric vehicles from hatchbacks to pickups, SUVs and commercial vehicles.