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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    General Motors launches Maps+ in-vehicle app-based navigation solution
    General Motors has launched Maps+, an in-vehicle, app-based navigation solution, the automaker said in a press release on 12 April. Select model year MY2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles will have the Map+ upgrade by the end of 2021. GM is set to begin its rollout to about 9...
    14-Apr-2021 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 60,678 vehicles in US over steering issue
    General Motors is recalling 60,678 vehicles in the United States over a steering issue, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 25 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon veh...
    14-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup to be built at GM’s Factory ZERO plant in Detroit, Michigan, US
    General Motors has announced that Chevrolet will introduce a Silverado electric pickup truck that will be manufactured at the company’s Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, US. According to a press release issued by GM on 6 April, the company stated that this facility...
    08-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    GMC Hummer EV to commence production in early 2023
    GMC’s electric truck lineup is set to expand with the addition of the 2024 Hummer electric SUV. According to a press release issued by General Motors on 3 April, the company stated that the upcoming Hummer electric will go into production in early 2023. The vehicle will be equipped with GM’s ...
    05-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GM extends production cuts in North America due to semiconductor shortages
    General Motors has extended production cuts at some of its North American plants as the automotive industry continues to suffer losses due to the global shortages in semiconductors. Reuters reported on 24 March that GM will idle operations at its Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant in the United Sta...
    General Motors recalls 94,641 vehicles in North America over seatbelts issue
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 94,641 vehicles in North America over seatbelt issue, according to a recall notice on the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban and Ta...
    25-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    GM to build certain MY 2021 pickup trucks without fuel management module due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will build certain model year (MY) 2021 light-duty full-size pickup trucks without a fuel management module due to a global semiconductors shortage in the automotive industry, Reuters reported on 15 March. The absence of the fuel management module will impact the vehicles’ fuel econ...
    16-Mar-2021 News New Products
    GM idling Lansing Grand River assembly plant in US due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will temporarily suspend operations at Lansing Grand River Assembly plant due to a global semiconductor shortage, Lansing State Journal reported on 11 March. The idling is expected to last through the end of March. The Grand River Assembly plant, which builds the Chevrolet Camaro and ...
    EV battery startup SolidEnergy and GM collaborate to develop lithium-metal batteries
    US-based automaker, General Motors, has announced a joint development agreement with lithium metal battery innovator, SolidEnergy Systems (SES). According to a press release issued by GM on 11 March, the company’s initial prototype of its lithium metal battery has already completed 150,000 simulat...
    12-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Volkswagen expects EVs to account for half of all vehicles sold in mainland China by 2030
    Volkswagen (VW) expects 50% of its vehicles sold in Mainland China to be electric by 2030, according to a report by China Daily. This is part of VW's ACCELARATE strategy. The brand will be unveiling at least one EV per year to reach its new electrification goal. Significance: Volkswagen launched ...
    Cadillac launches XT5, XT6 SUVs in mainland China with 48 volt mild-hybrid powertrain
    GM-owned American luxury car maker, Cadillac, has launched upgraded versions of the XT5 and XT6 SUV lineups in China. According to a press release issued by Cadillac on 25 February, the company has equipped these vehicles with a 48V mild hybrid system for improved fuel economy and driving performanc...
    09-Mar-2021 News New Products
    General Motors, LG explore setting up second battery plant in US
    General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions, through their joint venture (JV) Ultium Cells LLC, are exploring plans setting up a second battery plant in the United States, Reuters reported on 4 March, citing a confirmation from GM. According to the report, the companies are in talks with Tennes...
    05-Mar-2021 News Investments
    GM extends production downtimes at North American plants due to semiconductor shortage
    American automaker, General Motors, has provided an update on the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage crisis in the automotive industry. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 March, the company stated that it is extending the previously announced downtime on all production shifts at three o...
    In-vehicle payment industry primed for growth as touchless services gain foothold
    The more software-heavy vehicles become, the more relevant data gets. There are multiple factors driving the growth of the automotive data market. Automakers have understood the massive scope for commercial utilization of this data. Global demand for telematics systems will likely rise from 45.2 mil...
    General Motors recalls 101,593 vehicles in Canada over airbags issue
    General Motors is recalling 101,593 vehicles in Canada over airbags issue, according to a recall notice on the Transport Canada website on 5 February 2021. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2007–09 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado, Ch...
    22-Feb-2021 News Recalls
    Automakers suspends production in North America amid severe winter weather
    Several automakers, including Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have suspended operations this week at their manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico amid severe cold weather, Reuters reported on 18 February. Ford temporarily closed its plants in Kansas City, Michigan, and Kentuck...
    Chevrolet launches MY 2022 Bolt electric hatchback and crossover
    Chevrolet has launched the model year (MY) 2022 Bolt EUV all-electric crossover, the company announced in a press release on 14 February. Chevrolet also launched the redesigned MY 2022 Bolt EV. The Bolt EUV is priced starting from USD33,995 (including destination freight charge), and the Bolt EV has...
    15-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Semiconductor shortage could hit GM profit by USD2 billion, warns CEO Barra
    General Motors (GM) could stand to lose around USD2 billion in profits for full year 2021 due to the global semiconductor supply shortage, CEO Mary Barra warned, Reuters reported on 10 February. However, Barra also said that GM “won’t lose any production” of its full-size pickup trucks and SUV...
    GM to invest USD100 million to upgrade two production facilities in US
    General Motors has announced a USD100 million investment in two of its manufacturing facilities. According to a press release issued by GM on 11 February, USD93 million will be invested at the Romulus, Michigan, propulsion plant and USD7 million will be invested at the casting operations plans locat...
    12-Feb-2021 News Investments
    General Motors to shut down three North American plants until mid-March due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will shut down three plants this week in North America till at least mid-March due to a semiconductor supply shortage plaguing the global automotive industry, The Detroit News reported on 9 February. GM stopped production at the Fairfax plant in Kansas, US where it manufactures the...
    GM to invest USD75 million to upgrade Toledo transmission plant in Ohio, US
    American automaker, General Motors, has announced that it will invest USD75 million in its transmission manufacturing plant located in Toledo, Ohio, US. According to a press release issued by GM on 4 February, the company stated that this fresh investment will increase the plant’s capacity to buil...
    08-Feb-2021 News Investments
    General Motors' BrightDrop wins order for 12,600 electric LCVs from Merchants Fleet
    General Motors’ new business BrightDrop has won an order for 12,600 units of electric EV600 light commercial vehicle from Merchants Fleet, according to a press release by Merchants Fleet. Merchants Fleet expects BrightDrop EV600s to enter its clients’ fleets starting in early 2023. “We are ...
    General Motors to cut production at four vehicle assembly plants globally due to semiconductor shortage
    General Motors will cut production at four vehicle assembly plants as a result of the semiconductor supply shortage hampering the automotive industry, Reuters reported on 3 February. The American automaker will reduce production entirely from the week beginning 8 February at units in Kansas, US, ...
    General Motors aims to phase out tailpipe emissions from light vehicles by 2035
    American automotive firm, General Motors, has announced its strategy to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by the year 2040. According to a press release issued by GM on 28 January, the company worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a shared vision of an all-e...
    Ford, GM reduce operations due to semiconductors shortage
    Ford will be shutting down its Louisville assembly plant for another two weeks due to a shortage in supply of semiconductors, WKYT reported on 22 January. The plant will be down the weeks beginning January 25 and February 1. General Motors canceled overtime on January 23 at its Bupyeong plant in...
    Honda strengthens partnership with GM, Cruise on autonomous driving
    Honda has strengthened its partnership with General Motors (GM) and its majority-owned subsidiary Cruise on autonomous driving, the company said in a press release on 20 January. The Japanese automaker will collaborate with GM and Cruise to launch a mobility services in Japan, using Cruise Origin, a...
    General Motors to invest USD800 million at CAMI plant in Canada to produce electric LCVs
    In a press release dated 15 January, General Motors (GM) announced that it will invest CAD1 billion dollar (USD800 million) in its CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada, to manufacture electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs). GM will start the production  of its recently announced BrightDrop electric...
    18-Jan-2021 News Investments
    GM aims 40% of new launches in mainland China to be NEVs in next five years
    General Motors (GM) is planning to have more than 40% of its new launches in China to be new energy vehicles (NEV) in the next five years, the company announced in a press release on 6 January. General Motors said that, along with its joint ventures, it delivered 2.9 million vehicles in China in 202...
    General Motors launches commercial EV business BrightDrop
    General Motors announced a new business, BrightDrop, which will offer an ecosystem of electric first-to-last-mile products, software, and services to empower delivery and logistics companies to move goods more efficiently. According to a press release issued by GM on 12 January, BrightDrop solutions...
    14-Jan-2021 News New Products
    CES 2021: Cadillac teases all-electric luxury EV CELESTIQ
    Cadillac has unveiled a new all-electric luxury vehicle CELESTIQ at the CES 2021 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 11 January. The CELESTIQ will be based on GM’s Ultium battery platform. However, the timeline for its launch was not revealed by the automaker.  ...
    13-Jan-2021 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 9,279 vehicles in US to replace roof-rail airbag modules
    General Motors has issued a recall notice for 9,279 vehicles in the United States to replace roof-rail airbag (RRAB) modules, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 25 November 2020. The recall is expected began on 22 December 202...
    06-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    MY 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric SUV to feature signature lighting, Super Cruise hands-free driving
    The all-new Chevrolet Bolt EUV electric SUV will feature signature lighting and Super Cruise driver assistance system that enables hands-free driving on compatible roads, the company said on 15 December while revealing the first look of the upcoming compact electric sports utility vehicle (SUV). &nb...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    General Motors to continue supporting Chinese JV SAIC-GM-Wuling in NEV development
    In a press release dated 14 December, General Motors (GM) has announced that it will continue to fully support its SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint venture’s innovation and development of new energy vehicles (NEVs). The company also said that it will introduce its Ultium EV platform in mainland China t...
    GM invests in new 3D printing plant in US
    General Motors has invested in a new Additive Industrialization Center (AIC) in the United States specializing in 3D printing technology in the automotive industry, the company announced in a press release on 14 December. “The core component of GM’s transformation is becoming a more agile, innov...
    15-Dec-2020 News Investments
    GM plans to invest USD70 million in Tonawanda engine plant in US
    General Motors (GM) has announced plans to invest USD70 million in its Tonawanda engine plant in New York, US, the company said in a press release on 14 December. The investment will be used to ramp up capacity of the engine block manufacturing line. The US automaker is also investing USD6 millio...
    15-Dec-2020 News Investments
    Cadillac manufactures manual transmission using 3D printing
    Cadillac has manufactured manual transmissions using 3D printing, the company announced in a press release on 10 December. This manual transmission will be equipped in the new model year (MY) 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing. The MY2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be launched in...
    Cruise begins fully driverless vehicles testing in San Francisco
    Cruise, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of General Motors (GM), has started testing fully driverless AVs on public roads in San Francisco, California, US, without safety drivers behind the steering wheel, The Detroit News reported on 9 December. However, there is a safety operator in the passenger...
    GMC to equip 2022 Sierra pickup with Super Cruise hands-free driving
    General Motors’ (GM) GMC brand will equip its Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck in the late model year (MY) 2022 with Super Cruise driver assistance system, the company said in a press release on 9 December. The system will allow drivers hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles compatible highw...
    10-Dec-2020 News New Products
    GM starts winter testing of Hummer EV in US
    General Motors has announced that its new Hummer electric vehicle (EV) is ready to head to northern Michigan for winter testing, according to a company press release on 8 December. The Hummer EV will be tested at GM's Milford Proving Grounds. The automaker said it will document the journey and ...
    General Motors, Nikola drop plans to build Nikola Badger electric pickup
    General Motors (GM) announced it has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide its Hydrotec fuel-cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semitrucks. This supersedes and replaces the transaction announced on 8 September. Acc...
    GM recalls 7,516 vehicles in US over tire issue
    General Motors has recalled over 7,500 vehicles in the United States over an issue with tires. According to a notice released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 5 November, GM has issued a recall for 7,516 vehicles since their tires may have been over-cured. The mode...
    25-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Niron Magnetics partners with General Motors, Marquette University to develop EV drivetrain
    Niron Magnetics has partnered with General Motors and Marquette University to develop an electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain using rare-earth free materials, Niron Magnetics announced in a press release on 20 November. The project has received a USD5 million grant from the Vehicle Technologies Office o...
    GM to recall 7 million vehicles globally over airbag issue
    General Motors (GM) will recall 7 million vehicles globally with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators, Reuters reported on 23 November citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Recall covers certain model year (MY) 2007–14 trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) ...
    24-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Auto Guangzhou 2020: Buick debuts V2X technology in mainland China
    Buick has launched its advanced vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 20 November. Buick will officially roll out the technology on a production vehicle later in 2020, being the first OEM ...
    23-Nov-2020 News New Products
    GM raises EV investments to USD27 billion, plans 30 new EVs through 2025
    American automaker General Motors has announced that it will increase its investments in electric and autonomous vehicles to USD27 billion, up from the previously announced USD20 billion that was planned before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release issued by General M...
    20-Nov-2020 News Investments
    GM recalls 50,932 Chevrolet Bolt EVs in US over fire risk
    General Motors is recalling 50,932 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) over battery fire risk, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 13 November. The recall affects all 2017–18 and certain 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs. Signifi...
    17-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    C- and D-segment vehicles to drive demand for semi-active damping systems
    The focus on ride quality is increasing and so is the demand for advanced, cost-effective suspension systems. Automotive suspension systems range from simple, passive spring-based systems to cutting-edge active systems that can independently raise or lower the height of vehicle at each wheel in resp...
    General Motors recalls 1,788 vehicles in US to replace seat trim
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of nearly 1,788 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the seat trim, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 15 October. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2014–16 Chevro...
    16-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    Cruise, Walmart team up to test autonomous delivery service in US
    Walmart has teamed up with Cruise to test its autonomous delivery service in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix in Arizona, United States, early next year, the retail company said in a press release on 10 November. The pilot program will allow customers to place an order from their local Walmart store ...
    Webasto supplies retractable hardtop for 2020 Corvette convertible
    Webasto is supplying retractable hardtop to the model year 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, the Germany-based roof system supplier said in a press release on 11 November. Webasto is assembling the roof system at its Plymouth plant in Michigan, US. “Webasto is proud to support the l...
    GM recalls 217,000 vehicles in North America over transmission oil leakage issue
    General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 217,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada over transmission oil leakage issue, according to a report by Associated Press on 9 November. The recall involves certain versions of model year (MY) 2018–20 Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse as well as the GM...
    10-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors-LG Chem JV to create 1,110 new jobs in US
    Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture (JV) between General Motors (GM) and LG Chem, is planning to create more than 1,100 new jobs in Northeast Ohio, the United States, General Motors announced in a press release on 5 November. “We are excited to share our vision of an all-electric future as we begi...
    06-Nov-2020 News Investments
    Visteon to develop wireless battery management technology for EVs
    Visteon will develop a wireless battery management system (wBMS) in collaboration with General Motors and other partners for electric vehicles (EVs), the company announced in a press release on 29 October. GM will be the first OEM to equip its EVs with the wireless systems solution. GM will make the...
    02-Nov-2020 News New Products
    General Motors unveils new electric Hummer
    General Motors has unveiled the new all-electric GMC Hummer Edition 1 pick-up truck, according to a company press release on 21 October. The new Hummer generates 1,000 hp and a peak torque of nearly 15,600 Nm. The model is equipped with a 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system th...
    22-Oct-2020 News New Products
    GM plans USD2 billion investment in transitioning Spring Hill plant in US to build EVs
    General Motors announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs). According to a press release issued by GM on 20 October, this facility will join the company’...
    21-Oct-2020 News Investments
    GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck EV facility to 'Factory ZERO'
    General Motors has announced that its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in the United States will be known as Factory ZERO, and that it will be reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. According to a press release issued by General Motors on 16 October, the company stated that the nam...
    Cruise receives permission to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California, US
    Cruise has received permit from the California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test its autonomous vehicle  fleet in San Francisco without safety drivers, Dan Ammann, CEO of the company announced in a blog on Medium on 15 May. The company, which is driving autonomous driving developme...
    GM recalls nearly 3,300 vehicles in US to replace electronic brake boost module
    General Motors has issued a recall of nearly 3,300 vehicles in the United States over issue with electronic brake boost module, Cars.com reported on 14 October citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020–21 Buick Encore GX SUVs...
    15-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    GM halts Corvette production at US plant due to parts shortage
    GM has halted production of Chevrolet Corvette due to a temporary parts supply issue, The Detroit News reported on 12 October. The automaker’s Bowling Green manufacturing plant in Kentucky, US, which produces the new mid-engine sports car, is expected to remain closed this entire week and resume o...
    NHTSA to investigate vehicle fires in all-electric Chevrolet Bolt
    The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided to open an investigation after reports of fire in three all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, Reuters reported on 13 October. The probe will cover 77,842 Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) from model year (MY) 2017 to 20...
    Buick partners with Hello Sunshine for in-vehicle podcasts and audiobooks
    Buick has announced a partnership with Hello Sunshine in which the auto company will integrate “Reese’s Book Club,” into its infotainment system offering podcasts and audiobooks, a company press release on 9 October read. An in-vehicle touchscreen app integrates the service in the syst...
    Epic Games unveils new Unreal Engine HMI initiative for automotive infotainment and digital cockpit
    Epic Games has launched a new HMI (human-machine interface) initiative for automotive infotainment and digital cockpit, the company said in a press release on 7 October. The new Unreal Engine will make its debut in General Motors’ soon-to-be-revealed GMC HUMMER EV. Epic is expected to unveil more ...
    08-Oct-2020 News New Products
    MY2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing to feature racing-inspired carbon fiber seat backs
    The model year (MY) 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will feature premium racing-inspired seats with a carbon fiber seat back, Cadillac said in a press release on 29 September. The seat back will feature a precision book-matched design and laser-etched V-Series logo. The vehicle will be available ...
    02-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Buick unveils all-electric crossover concept Electra
    Buick has unveiled its all-electric crossover concept Electra at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), in China, the company announced in a press release on 28 September. Electra is equipped with General Motors’ advanced Ultium battery which enables a range of 660...
    30-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors to invest USD71 million in two US plants
    General Motors (GM) has announced plans to invest USD71 million into two Ohio manufacturing facilities in the United States, according to a company press release on 28 September. The investment includes USD39 million for its Toledo transmission plant and USD32 million for its Defiance casting plant....
    29-Sep-2020 News Investments
    Fire at AAM plant may impact GM production output
    A recent fire at the production plant of American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) located at Malvern, Ohio, could have an impact on the manufacturing output of General Motors. According to a post published by General Motors enthusiast blog, GM Authority, on 24 September, the plant was evacuated during ...
    MY 2021 Cadillac CT4, CT5 to feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with lane change on demand functionality
    The new model year (MY) 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sports utility vehicles (SUVs) will feature ‘Enhanced Super Cruise’ with ‘Lane Change on Demand’ functionality, the company said in a press release on 10 September. The Enhanced Super Cruise driver assistance system offers hands-free d...
    22-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Cadillac launches 2021 XT4 SUV in mainland China featuring Face ID keyless entry
    General Motors’ (GM) Cadillac has launched its 2021 XT4 luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, featuring advanced connectivity technologies, the company said in a press release on 16 September. The new SUV, for the first time, features the Face ID unlocking and starting feature, all...
    21-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    General Motors reveals details of 'Ultium Drive' system
    General Motors (GM) has revealed more details about its ‘Ultium Drive’ system, which will power its future electric vehicles (EV), according to a company press release on 16 September. ‘Ultium Drive’ will include five interchangeable drive units and three motors. All GM electric vehicles bui...
    17-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Corvette
    The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette is assembled at Chevrolet's facility in Bowling Green, United States. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Chevrolet Corvette from the plant is expected to peak in 2021 at over 34,000 units. If you would like ...
    AGC supplies curved large cover glass for new 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    AGC is supplying its curved-large cover glass for car-mounted displays for Cadillac's model year 2021 Escalade, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 10 September. AGC’s Dragontrail™ is a specialty glass receptive to chemical strengthening that has been enhanced with chemical rei...
    General Motors develops wireless battery management system for EVs
    General Motors (GM) has developed a new wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EV), the company announced in a press release on 9 September. This wireless system has been jointly developed with Analog Devices. The wireless battery monitoring system will be standard on all p...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Analog Devices unveils wireless battery management system for EVs
    Analog Devices has unveiled wireless battery management system (wBMS) for electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 9 September. According to the company, the system will allow automotive manufacturers greater flexibility to scale their EV fleets into volume production. The ...
    10-Sep-2020 News New Products
    General Motors enters into strategic partnership with Nikola for EVs, FCEVs
    General Motors (GM) has entered into a strategizing partnership with electric vehicle (EV) startup for manufacturing of EVs and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. As part of the collaboration, GM will engineer, validate, homologate, and bui...
    General Motors partners with Uber for expanding all-electric ride-sharing service
    General Motors (GM) has partnered with Uber to help rideshare industry shift to electric vehicles (EV), the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The automaker is offering the ride-hailing company's drivers a discount on the new 2020 Chevy Bolt EV. GM will offer its employee discoun...
    Honda and GM sign MoU to establish strategic alliance in North America
    General Motors and Honda Motor Company have announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to explore the sharing of vehicle platforms and propulsion systems for a variety of core segments. According to a press release issued by Honda on 3 September, this North American strategic...
    General Motors recalls 7,100 vehicles in US to update software in body control module
    General Motors is recalling approximately 7,100 vehicles in the United States to update software in body control module, according to a report by cars.com. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars. The recall is expected to begin 3 October. Significance:...
    03-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    GM launches OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management
    General Motors (GM) has consolidated its OnStar Business Solutions for fleet management business, the US automaker said in a press release on 25 August. OnStar Business Solutions combines four product offerings OnStar Safety Services, OnStar Vehicle Insights, API & Data Services, and Wi-Fi. ...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    AAM to supply independent rear drive axles for GM’s full-size SUVs
    The US-based chassis components supplier, American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), has announced that it has developed a new independent rear-drive axle for General Motors’ (GM's) vehicles. In a press release issued by AAM on 19 August, the company stated that this component will be used in GM’s...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 5,141 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 5,141 vehicles in the United States to update a software in the vehicle’s body control module (BCM), according to a recall notice on the NHTSA website on 6 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. The recall...
    18-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors to recall 800 vehicles in US to replace roof-rail airbag modules
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of nearly 800 vehicles in the United States to replace roof-rail airbag modules, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2020 Buick Enclave SUVs; Cadillac XT5...
    12-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Cadillac unveils all-electric crossover LYRIQ, features GM’s new Ultium battery system
    Cadillac has unveiled its first all-electric model LYRIQ crossover, the company announced in a press release on 6 August. The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system. The crossover is expected to come with a 100-kWh batte...
    10-Aug-2020 News New Products
    EVgo and General Motors plan to triple EV chargers in US by 2025
    EVgo, a provider of public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), and General Motors (GM) have partnered to triple the size of public fast-charging network in the United States, EVgo said in a press release on 31 July. Under the partnership, the companies will add more than 2,700 new fas...
    Buick launches all-electric Velite 7 and Velite 6 PHEV in China
    American carmaker Buick has announced the launch of the Velite 7 electric vehicle and the Velite 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the Chinese market. The Velite 7 is the first all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Buick’s new energy vehicle portfolio, and the company claims that it has a driving ...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick’s VELITE 7 EV to feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system
    Buick, which launched the VELITE 7 electric vehicle (EV) and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in mainland China, has said that the VELITE 7 EV will feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system. In a press release dated 24 July, GM unit Buick said that the late...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Wuling launches Hong Guang electric hatchback in mainland China
    Chinese carmaker Wuling has launched its new all-electric hatchback, the Hong Guang, in China. According to a press release issued by the company on 24 July, the car will be put on sale in three trim levels. The vehicle is 2,917 mm long, 1,493mm wide and 1,621 mm high, with a wheelbase of 1,940 m...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    General Motors pulls the plug on new FCEV project
    General Motors (GM) has decided to stop development of a passenger fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and concentrate its resources on battery electric vehicles (BEVs), cnet.com reported on 17 July, citing GM’s chief sustainability officer, Dane Parker. "We saw the importance of prioritizing our re...
    General Motors confirms all Ultium platform EVs remain on schedule
    In a press release dated 16 July, General Motors has said that all its electric vehicles (EVs) based on its new Ultium platform remain on schedule. Upcoming Ultium platform EVs include the GMC HUMMER EV, which will go into production in late 2021; the Cadillac LYRIQ, which will go into production in...
    General Motor converts Orion Township assembly plant in US to EV-only facility
    General Motors (GM) is set to convert its Orion Township assembly plant in the United States to all-electric vehicle-only plant, news website Electrek reported on 7 July, citing a GM spokesperson. The automaker will stop production of gas-powered Sonic in October 2020, paving way for a the Bolt EV a...
    New Opel Mokka-e EV features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights
    Opel’s new all-electric Mokka-e features IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights, according to a company press release on 24 June. This is the first B-segment model to have glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light. All Mokka variants are equipped with latest generation LED lamps—from daytime runni...
    09-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Opel unveils all-electric variant of Mokka
    Opel has unveiled the second generation of its Mokka, an all-electric variant of the model—Mokka-e, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 June. “For the first time in Opel’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant,” the automaker sa...
    08-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick to launch VELITE 6 PHEV in Mainland China in late July
    General Motors-owned American carmaker Buick has announced that it will add the new VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to its product lineup in Mainland China later in July. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 July, this new compact station wagon will become part of the company’s new e...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    US NHTSA probes steering system issue in 781,000 GM vehicles
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into reports of steering issues in certain General Motors (GM) vehicles, according to a Reuters report on 24 June. The investigation involves 781,000 units of MY 2010-12 Chevrolet Equinoxes and GMC Terrain SUVs...
    26-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    General Motors offers smartphone access of OnStar services to customers in US, Canada
    General Motors (GM) will offer customers in the United States and Canada access to OnStar services through an app on the smartphone, the automaker said in a press release on 24 June. The offer will be complimentary for six months. The OnStar Guardian app will allow members with active service pla...
    Buick to launch all-electric SUV VELITE 7 in mainland China in 2020
    General Motors’ (GM) brand Buick has announced that the company will introduce its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the VELITE 7, in mainland China in 2020, according to a GM press release on 17 June. “Buick is strengthening its EV lineup with an all-new entry for today’s co...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    General Motors recalls 12,200 vehicles in US to update software calibration for body control module
    General Motors (GM) has issued a recall of 12,200 vehicles in the United States to update the software calibration for the body control module (BCM), according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website of on 29 May. The recall involves certain mode...
    17-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Hankook Tire to supply Kinergy GT OE tires for MY 2021 Chevy Trailblazer
    Hankook Tire will supply its all-season tire Kinergy GT (H436) tires as OE fitment for Chevrolet's all-New 2021 Trailblazer, according to a company press release on 15 June 2020. The company will supply Kinergy 225/55R18H for Trailblazer RS, and the Dynapro AT2 (RF11) 225/60R17H for the ACTIV t...
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