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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    GM expands partnership with EVgo to add new Plug and Charge service in Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem
    General Motors will expand its collaboration with EVgo to add a new Plug and Charge service to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem, the automaker said in a press release on 23 June. Plug and Charge will be available at nearly all EVgo DC fast-charging stations. GM plans to include all compatible DC fast...
    General Motors to invest USD81 million at Michigan-based Global Technical Center
    US carmaker General Motors plans to invest more than USD81 million at its Michigan-based Global Technical Center to prepare the facility to build Cadillac’s flagship luxury electric vehicle (EV) CELESTIQ, the company said on 15 June 2022. GM said that the investment will be used to purchase a...
    16-Jun-2022 News Investments
    GM’s OnStar to use RapidDeploy’s Radius Mapping solution
    RapidDeploy has announced its Radius Mapping solution will be used by General Motors-owned OnStar to support its delivery of emergency services, a company press release on 7 June read. OnStar selected RapidDeploy due to enhanced location accuracy and situational awareness as they look to expand emer...
    Buick plans all-electric portfolio by 2030, first electric car to launch in 2024
    General Motors (GM)–owned Buick announced on 1 June 2022 that the brand plans to become fully electric in North America by the end of 2030 and that this transformation will be led by a new badge and brand identity. Buick’s electrification plans are aligned with its parent company GM, which has l...
    06-Jun-2022 News New Products
    LG Chem, KEMCO to set up new NCMA precursor plant in Ulsan, South Korea
    Korean chemical company LG Chem announced via press release on 2 June that it will be setting up a joint venture with Korea Zinc subsidiary KEMCO for the manufacturing of lithium-ion battery precursor materials in South Korea. According to the press release, the new joint venture, tentatively nam...
    Cruise gets permit to carry passengers in California
    General Motors' self-driving unit Cruise has received a Driverless Deployment Permit from the California Public Utilities Commission, it said in a blog post on 2 June. The permit allows Cruise to charge a fare for the driverless rides in San Francisco. Cruise will be the first company to operate a c...
    POSCO Chemical, General Motors to invest combined USD327 million to form JV Ultium CAM
    POSCO Chemical and General Motors have finalized their joint venture (JV), which will be called Ultium CAM, and the two companies plan to invest a combined USD327 million to form the JV, the South Korean materials company announced on 27 May 2022. POSCO Chemical and GM will hold 85% and 15% stakes r...
    General Motors files patent for dual charge port technology in EVs
    General Motors has filed an application to secure a patent for dual charge port system for electric vehicles, according to a report published by a news website GM Authority on 24 May 2022. It said that the patent application is submitted for a device, which is described as ‘adaptive fast-charging ...
    26-May-2022 News New Products
    Geotab partners with General Motors for connected vehicle services in US government fleets
    Geotab has announced that the Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors is available for government agencies in the US, a company press release on 24 May read. The integrated OEM solution provides connectivity via OnStar-equipped vehicles without additional hardware installation. Government flee...
    General Motors partners with Red Hat for automotive software solutions
    General Motors has tied up with Red Hat to develop advance automotive software solutions, it said in a press release on 10 May. Red Hat’s in-vehicle operating system (OS) offers functional-safety certified Linux OS foundation for GM’s Ultifi software platform. Ultifi’s phased roll out will ...
    BMW joins Ford, GM in DTE Energy’s Smart Charge Program
    DTE Energy has announced that the German automaker BMW has joined General Motors and Ford Motor Company in the second year of the DTE Smart Charge program, an initiative to optimize electric vehicle (EV) charging to help reduce stress on the energy grid, according to a press release published by DTE...
    General Motors, INRIX partner to develop road safety solutions
    General Motors has tied up with INRIX to develop road safety solutions, it said in a press release on 4 May. The Safety View by GM Future Roads & INRIX application offers transportation departments with insights using crash, vehicle and vulnerable road user (VRU) information, and data from the U...
    Avanci signs Patent License agreement with General Motors
    Avanci has signed a patent license agreement with General Motors (GM), under which GM vehicles will receive licenses to 2G, 3G, and 4G essential patents of the 48 patent owners in Avanci’s marketplace. “We are very pleased to welcome General Motors, the largest US-based automotive manufacture...
    Untether AI, GM partner to develop AI perception systems for autonomous vehicles
    Untether AI, developer of artificial intelligence (AI) chips has announced a collaboration with General Motors, to accelerate the development of AI perception systems for autonomous vehicles, according to a press release on 28 April 2022. The collaboration has been also supported by the Governm...
    General Motors develops heat pump to recover energy from batteries in Ultium EVs
    US carmaker General Motors has developed and patented a heat pump that recovers energy from the battery to power heating and propulsion while delivering a longer driving range per charge in its Ultium-based electric vehicles, the company said on 25 April 2022. The company has named the said heat pum...
    26-Apr-2022 News New Products
    General Motors signs multiyear cobalt supply deal with Glencore
    Mining company Glencore announced via press release on 12 April that it had signed a multiyear cobalt supply agreement with American automaker General Motors. According to the press release, cobalt from Glencore’s Murrin Murrin operations in Australia will be used in the production of GM’s Ul...
    US NHTSA to probe LG Energy Solution over recent EV battery recalls
    US auto safety agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the South Korea’s LG Energy Solution's high-voltage EV batteries after internal failures in these batteries were reported to have caught fire in several vehicles, risking lives of the pass...
    GM recalls 740,000 SUVs in US over headlight glare issue
    General Motors is recalling more than 740,000 small SUVs in the US due to headlight beams that can be too bright and cause glare for oncoming drivers, The Associated Press reported on 22 March. The announcement comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rejected a request fro...
    06-Apr-2022 News Recalls
    General Motors, Honda team up to codevelop affordable electric cars
    General Motors and Honda plan to codevelop a series of affordable electric cars based on a new global architecture that will deploy the US carmaker’s next-generation Ultium battery technology, the two companies said in a joint announcement on 5 April 2022. Under the new partnership, GM and Ho...
    Chevrolet halts Corvette production amid parts shortage
    Chevrolet has halted Corvette production in the company’s Bowling Green, Kentucky citing components shortage, reported Automotive News on 22 March. Chevrolet has confirmed production halt is not in relation to semiconductor shortage. Significance: The manufacturing plant which produces the mid-...
    Bose unveils first application of its EVSE technology with the launch of GMC HUMMER EV Pickup
    Bose will unveil the first application of Electric Vehicle Sound Enhancement (EVSE) technology with the new GMC HUMMER EV Pickup, it said in a press release on 21 March. The GMC HUMMER will feature Bose EVSE technology with a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system as standard. The EVSE technology sen...
    22-Mar-2022 News New Products
    General Motors makes additional investment in Cruise, acquires SoftBank’s stake
    According to an official press release on 19 March 2022, General Motors (GM) announced that the company will acquire SoftBank Vision Fund ownership stake in Cruise for USD2.1 billion. Additionally, GM would make another USD1.35-billion investment. GM will build Origin, its autonomous shuttle in...
    21-Mar-2022 News Investments
    General Motors selects Lear to supply seats for the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup
    Lear Corporation has been selected by General Motors (GM) to supply front and rear seating systems to the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado electric vehicle (EV) pickup, according to a press release by Lear Corporation on 9 March. Lear designed the foam, trim, structure, mechanism, plastics, and seat ha...
    General Motors collaborates with PG&E to pilot EVs as on-demand power sources
    General Motors (GM) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) are partnering to pilot the use of electric vehicles developed by the Michigan-based carmaker as on-demand power sources for homes in PG&E’s service area, GM said on 8 March 2022. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)...
    General Motors – POSCO Chemical JV to set up USD400 million CAM plant in Quebec, Canada
    General Motors and its joint venture (JV) partner POSCO Chemical announced on 7 March 2022 that the two companies plan to invest an estimated USD400 million (CAD500 million) in setting up a new facility to produce cathode active material (CAM) in Quebec, Canada. The GM – POSCO Chemical joint ...
    08-Mar-2022 News Investments
    General Motors appoints Jeffrey Morrison to lead global purchasing and supply chain
    Michigan-based vehicle manufacturer General Motors has appointed Jeffrey Morrison as vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain with effect from 1 April 2022, the company announced on 3 March 2022. GM said that Morrison replaces Shilpan Amin, who was recently appointed as the company’s sen...
    General Motors-backed Cruise seeks NHTSA approval to commercialize Cruise Origin
    General Motors and Cruise have filed a petition to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeking approval to bring GM’s Cruise Origin, an autonomous EV, into commercial service, the company said in its blog on 18 February. Cruise Origin is a shared electric autonomous mobility veh...
    California state issues ‘drivered deployment permits’ to Cruise and Waymo for autonomous passenger service
    California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued Drivered Deployment permits to Cruise and Waymo to allow for autonomous vehicle passenger service with a safety driver present in the vehicle, its official statement read on 28 February. “Cruise and Waymo are authorized to collect fares from...
    LG Energy Solution raises USD10.8 billion in its initial public offering (IPO)
    South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution (LGES) has raised USD10.8 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), according to a Reuters report published on 14 January 2022. LGES shares were prices at KRW300,000 (USD251.55) each, raising KRW12.8 trillion, the report said, adding that the public ...
    Chevrolet unveils 2023 Blazer with sharper styling and enhanced interior features
    Chevrolet’s updated Blazer entails sharp exterior styling lines and a larger touchscreen infotainment system, the automaker said in a press release on 8 February. The model year (MY) 2023 Blazer is offered in LT (2LT and 3LT trims), RS, and Premier models. Significance: Chevrolet’s Blazer off...
    24-Feb-2022 News New Products
    Backed by focused synergies, Mary Barra confident of General Motors’ "electric" turnaround
    Addressing the shareholders on the sidelines of the full fiscal year (FY) 2021 and fourth quarter financial earnings on 1 February 2022, General Motors’ (GM's) chairperson and CEO Mary Barra said that she is confident of the company’s profitable turnaround as it scales up production ca...
    Cruise gets a USD1.35-billion investment from SoftBank Vision Fund
    Cruise has received a USD1.35-billion investment from SoftBank Vision Fund, Tech Crunch reported on 1 February. The GM-owned company is also opening its driverless robo-taxi service to the public in San Francisco. The rides are free, and a public waitlist has been set up via Cruise’s website....
    Li-Cycle deepens cooperation with Ultium Cells, to expand battery recycling operations
    Deepening its cooperation with Ultium Cells, the JV between General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solution (GM-LG), Li-Cycle Holdings Corporation, a leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, is setting up its sixth and largest recycling facility at the former’s battery cell manufacturing ...
    General Motors plans to invest over USD7 billion in four Michigan plants
    General Motors plans to invest more than USD7 billion in four manufacturing sites located in Michigan, significantly increasing battery cell and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capacity, the company said on 25 January 2022. While the company claims that the said amount is the single largest inve...
    26-Jan-2022 News Investments
    General Motors’ luxury arm Cadillac begins pre-series production of its first EV, the Lyriq
    General Motors’ luxury car brand Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at the company’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee, according to Mark Reuss, president, General Motors, who shared the update on LinkedIn last week. “Our fi...
    24-Jan-2022 News New Products
    General Motors to invest USD154 million in Western New York components plant
    US carmaker General Motors plans to invest around USD154 million in its Western New York Lockport Components plant to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of the stator module, the company announced on 21 January 2022. The said stator modu...
    24-Jan-2022 News Investments
    Blink Charging to supply EV chargers to General Motors car dealerships in US and Canada
    Electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator Blink Charging Company is deploying its EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the United States and Canada, the company said on 18 January 2022. The company, which is working with leading facility solutions provider ABM, said it i...
    FLO signs multiyear agreement with General Motors to provide EV charging stations across US
    FLO, a leading North American electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator, has signed a multiyear agreement with General Motors wherein FLO will provide AC Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers for GM to be installed on its premises in the United States. FLO announced the installation of...
    GM’s next-generation hands-free driver assist system to be powered by Qualcomm’s SoC
    General Motor’s Ultra Cruise will be powered by a scalable compute architecture featuring system-on-chips (SoCs) developed by Qualcomm Technologies, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 January. GM added that, it would be the first automaker to leverage Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride Plat...
    19-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Chevrolet unveils all-electric Silverado with customizable interior space and more
    Chevrolet debuts the 2024 Silverado electric vehicle (EV) with various interior features for offering smart and connected driving options, the company said in a press release on 5 January. The new vehicle is based on the GM’ advanced Ultium EV Platform entailing advanced technologies that can evol...
    10-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: General Motors’ commercial delivery arm BrightDrop announces Walmart as new EV customer
    General Motors’ (GM’s) commercial delivery arm BrightDrop has added Walmart to its growing portfolio of customers while deepening its association with FedEx, the company said on the sidelines of the ongoing CES 2022 in Las Vegas on 5 January 2022. Walmart has signed an agreement to reserve 5,000...
    CES 2022: General Motors unveils Silverado EV and Equinox EV under Chevrolet brand
    American automaker General Motors, which aims to transition from a vehicle manufacturer to a platform innovator and a technology company through this decade, unveiled its pure electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Equinox compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the ongoing CES 2022 in Las Vegas on ...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    CES 2022: Cadillac showcases InnerSpace Autonomous Concept
    Cadillac has showcased its InnerSpace concept—a two-passenger electric and autonomous luxury vehicle at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, according to a company press release on 5 January. InnerSpace is part of Cadillac’s Halo Concept Portfolio of vehicles which offers multiple personal autonomous options ...
    06-Jan-2022 News New Products
    GM to debut Novo Equinox vehicles in Brazil with advanced connectivity
    GM has announced that that Spotify and Alexa applications will be linked to MyLink multimedia system in Novo Equinox model in Brazil, according to an official press release on 21 December. “More and more people value personalized content, in the most suitable format and time for them. No longer...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    GM to offer Wi-Fi and Onstar with Onix models in Brazil
    General Motors has announced that it will offer advanced features with Onix model in Brazil, a company press release dated 15 December. The package features OnStar, Wi-Fi, myChevrolet app, wireless projection, and remote updating of car electronics. “The Brazilian consumer is looking for increa...
    03-Jan-2022 News New Products
    Select Cadillac models will not feature Super Cruise
    General Motors will not be offering Super Cruise on select Cadillac CT4 and CT5 models due to semiconductor shortage, GM Authority reported on 27 December, with confirmation from the automaker. GM’s Super Cruise is offered on the MY2022 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 in the ‘Premium Luxury’ and ‘Sp...
    General Motors eyes more business from its EV components, technologies
    Announcing its strategy to offer electric vehicle (EV) technologies and components beyond its own portfolio of vehicles, General Motors (GM) said on 22 December 2021 that the company is open to reaching out to a more diverse group of commercial customers, helping organizations meet the growing deman...
    GM, Waymo cancels plans for CES 2022 over COVID-19 concerns
    General Motors and Waymo are the latest companies to cancel CES plans owing to COVID-19 concerns, according to a press release on The Verge dated 24 December. GM CEO, Mary Barra was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the annual conference on 5 January, during which the company would have...
    General Motors begins deliveries of Hummer EV pickup, BrightDrop EV600 in the US
    General Motors has begun the deliveries of its first electric vehicles (EVs)—the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup and the BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, with both the EVs built on its dedicated Ultium platform, it announced on 17 December 2021. Notably, the Ultium’s dedicated EV arc...
    20-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Buick’ Flagship GL8 MPV concept previews with ‘Buick Smart Pod Concept’ For China
    General Motors unveils the all-new Buick GL8 Flagship Concept at the 2021 Guangzhou International Motor Show in China combined with innovative fully autonomous ‘Buick Smart Pod Concept’, the company announced in a press release on 23 November.  Cesar Toledo, general director of Buick Sal...
    20-Dec-2021 News New Products
    GMC teases all-electric Sierra with sharp front-end lighting
    GMC teases its upcoming all-electric Sierra pickup truck, which is said to be will be unveiled sometime in 2022 and will begin production at General Motors’ “Factory Zero” plant in Michigan, according to a statement by Driving on 15 December. Duncan Aldred, VP, GMC said, “Sierra Dena...
    20-Dec-2021 News New Products
    Chip shortage: Automakers’ plan to ensure supply of chips and guide their design
    Ford Motor took a step toward in addressing the chip shortage challenge in November, announcing a collaboration that will allow GlobalFoundries (GF) to increase supplies of semiconductors for Ford for its current vehicle lineup, as well as research and development (R&D) purposes. Ford already pu...
    General Motors, LG Energy Solution evaluating third battery plant in the US
    General Motors and its battery partner LG Energy Solution, within the framework of their Ultium cells joint venture, are evaluating a new USD2.5 billion battery cell manufacturing plant for electric vehicles, according to a report filed by Automotive News on 10 December 2021. The publication reporte...
    Cruise aims to launch commercial taxi service in 2022
    According to press release on Detroit news dated 9 December, Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle company in which General Motors Co. owns a majority stake, plans to launch a commercial taxi service in 2022, GM EVP Doug Parks said during a Deutsche Bank virtual chat. "We think Cruise and General Mo...
    GM partners with MP Materials to source EV motor materials domestically
    Automaker General Motors announced via press release on 9 December that it had entered into a long-term supply agreement with Nevada materials producer MP Materials for the manufacturing and supply of rare earth materials, alloy, and finished Neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets for the electri...
    Germany’s VAC to build a plant to produce permanent magnets for General Motors
    With a plan to secure stable supplies of permanent magnets used in manufacturing electric motors, General Motors announced on 9 December 2021 that Germany’s VAC will set up a dedicated production plant in the US to supply the critical component for the carmaker’s future electric vehicle (EV...
    10-Dec-2021 News New Products
    GM invests in Bedford Aluminum Casting facility to upgrade plant for future EV and ICE production
    General Motors (GM) to invest more than USD51 million to upgrade and install state-of-the-art equipment at its Bedford, Indiana aluminum die casting foundry, the company announced in a press release on 7 December. The facility will cater to present and upcoming casting applications.   “Our...
    08-Dec-2021 News Investments
    GM selects Multimatic DSSV for Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
    Canadian automotive parts manufacturer Multimatic Inc. announced via a press release that its DSSV Position Sensitive dampers had been selected for fitment on General Motors’ (GM’s) flagship Silverado ZR2 pickup truck. According to the press release, the next-generation dampers from Mult...
    General Motors, POSCO Chemical announce JV to secure critical battery materials
    General Motors and POSCO Chemical plan to form a joint venture with an aim of setting up a dedicated factory in the US to process critical battery materials for the carmaker’s Ultium electric vehicle (EV) platform, the company announced on 1 December 2021. GM said that the planned JV will ...
    GM to add software lifting charging, parking restrictions on certain MY 2019 Bolt EVs
    General Motors has announced that it will begin installing a software update on model year (MY) 2019 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs), allowing owners to remove the parking and overnight charging limitations, according to a company press release on 19 November. This is part of recall notice...
    GM to retrofit new car heated seat function on vehicles sold in mid-2022
    General Motors said that vehicles sold without heated and ventilated seat features due to the global semiconductor shortage will be eligible starting in the middle of 2022 for a retrofit that will help activate these seat function features according to a statement by Reuters on 19 November. Signi...
    Merchants Fleet places order with General Motors for 5,400 BrightDrop EV410s
    One of the leading fleet management companies in the US, Merchants Fleet has placed an order with General Motors for supply of 5,400 units of its BrightDrop EV410 commercial electric vehicles (EVs), the company said on 18 November. BrightDrop was introduced by GM earlier this year as a brand focu...
    US President Joe Biden attends the grand opening of General Motors’ Factory ZERO
    US President Joe Biden has attended the grand opening ceremony of General Motors’ Factory ZERO, where it plans to manufacture all futuristic electric vehicles based on its Ultium platform, the company said on 17 November. GM has readied the said EV production plant within two years of its annou...
    GM restructures IT function into digital business software team and global IT organization
    General Motors (GM) has announced the restructuring of the company's information technology (IT) function into the digital business software team and the global IT organization, according to a company press release dated 10 November. The automaker said the restructuring will support the company ...
    US, China, others avoid signing COP26 ZEV declaration
    Even as several economies have committed to phasing out the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered cars and vans by 2040, large developed markets such as the United States, China, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy, among many others, have not signed the COP26 ZEV declaration, a UK government p...
    GM to Invest USD46 million in its metal stamping plant in Parma to make it future-ready
    General Motors (GM) will invest USD46 million in its Parma, Ohio, metal stamping operation plant, it said in a press release on 4 November. The investment is directed toward upgrading equipment and preparing the facility to provide support for future product platforms. “Our Parma oper...
    05-Nov-2021 News Investments
    General Motors to add 40,000 EV charging stations under Dealer Community Charging Program
    US automaker General Motors plans to install up to 40,000 Level 2 EV chargers across the United States and Canada under its new community EV charging program named GM Dealer Community Charging Program, the company said on 26 October. The automaker said it will work together with its dealers to ex...
    General Motors' Ultra Cruise: An advanced version of the Super Cruise
    On 10 October 2021, General Motors has announced a new driver-assist system called Ultra Cruise. Going beyond the first of its kind and the currently available Level 2+ hands-free highway driving Super Cruise system, Ultra Cruise promises “door-to-door hands-free driving” capabilities in 95% of ...
    Geotab and General Motors deliver real-time in-vehicle driver coaching for safer roads
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 25 October, Geotab announced that it has been working with General Motors (GM) Fleet and OnStar Business Solutions to provide in-vehicle coaching via the Geotab Integrated Solution for GM. Unlike other in-vehicle driver safety alerts that...
    26-Oct-2021 News New Products
    GM projects USD20–25 billion annual software and services revenue opportunities by 2030
    General Motors (GM) is aiming at boosting its revenues through new software-enabled services, the automaker said during a discussion with investors earlier this month, GM leaders described how the company's Ultium and Ultifi platforms underpin the company's growth strategy in this decade. ...
    Geotab partners with GM for telematics services in Canada
    Geotab has announced the availability of Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors in Canada, it said in a press release on 20 October. The solution allows Canadian customers manage entire fleet in one platform without additional hardware installation. Data from compatible model year (MY) 201...
    LG Electronics agrees to pay USD1.9 billion to General Motors for sharing Bolt EV recall expenses
    General Motors and LG Electronics Inc have reached an agreement under which the Korean supplier of electric vehicle (EV) batteries will reimburse the automaker the costs and expenses associated with the recall of Chevrolet Bolt EVs and EUVs due to manufacturing defects in battery modules, GM announc...
    Xcel Energy announces EV smart charging pilot program with carmakers
    Excel Energy has announced a new electric vehicle (EV) smart charging pilot project that will enable users in Colorado, US, to make a switch to EVs at a time when production of renewable energy is high and demand on the energy grid is low, according to a press release on 30 September. “Achievin...
    General Motors launches Ultra Cruise, a new advanced driver-assistance technology
    General Motors has unveiled an all-new advanced driver-assistance technology called Ultra Cruise, it said in a press release on 6 October. It is designed to eventually allow for hands-free driving in 95% of all driving scenarios in the US and Canada. Ultra Cruise will cover more than 2 million ...
    07-Oct-2021 News New Products
    General Motors, GE Renewable Energy sign MoU for supplies of rare earth materials
    American vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Renewable Energy to secure supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel that are used for manufacturing of electric vehicles (EVs) and ren...
    General Motors targets EV revenue to grow to USD90 billion per annum by 2030
    Disclosing its strategic growth plans through 2030 on its investor day on 6 October, General Motors’ top leadership said that the company is targeting to grow its projected electric vehicle (EV) revenues from about USD10 million in 2023 to about USD90 million per annum by 2030. GM said it is betti...
    General Motors to set up battery cell innovation center aimed at lowering EV costs
    General Motors plans to set up an all-new battery cell facility, named Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, aimed at significantly expanding the company's battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer range, more affordable electric vehicle (EV) batterie...
    GM, Wolfspeed sign agreement for supply of silicon carbide for EV programs
    American automaker General Motors has forged a strategic supplier agreement with chipmaker Wolfspeed, Inc., which will develop and provide silicon carbide power device solutions for GM’s future electric vehicle (EV) programs, the Detriot-based company said in a press release on 4 October. ...
    Waymo, Cruise win California permits to offer autonomous rides in California
    According to a Reuters press release dated 30 September, General Motors Co's Cruise and Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car subsidiaries were the first to receive autonomous vehicle permits to offer rides to passengers in California. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted Cruis...
    General Motors unveils end-to-end automotive software platform Ultifi
    General Motors has launched Ultifi, an end-to-end automotive customer-centric software platform, the automaker said in a press release on 29 September. Ultifi will use over-the-air (OTA) updates to offer software-defined features, apps and services to customers. Ultifi’s functionality builds up...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motor’s commercial delivery arm BrightDrop unveils all-new electric light commercial vehicle, EV410
    General Motors’ all-new commercial delivery vehicle arm, BrightDrop has unveiled a new addition to its vehicle lineup, the EV410, a mid-size electric light commercial vehicle designed for smaller, more frequent trips, the company said in a press release on 28 September. GM said that Verizon, on...
    30-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors to invest USD300 million in Chinese self-driving start-up Momenta
    General Motors announced a USD300 million investment in Momenta on 23 September to accelerate the development of next-generation self-driving technologies for future GM vehicles in China. “Customers in China are embracing electrification and advanced self-driving technology faster than anywhere...
    24-Sep-2021 News Investments
    General Motors partners with Amazon for OnStar Emergency Service at home
    General Motors has partnered with Amazon to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, the automaker said in a press release on 22 September. The new feature will enable a voice-based connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors from home through Alexa devices. “Through our coll...
    23-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors reveal all-new electric motors to power its future EV line up
    American vehicle manufacturer General Motors has revealed a family of three newly developed electric motors that will be used to power its Ultium-based electric vehicles (EVs) in the future, the company said in a press release on 21 September. The new development was disclosed by General Motors p...
    22-Sep-2021 News New Products
    GM to replace battery modules in recalled Chevrolet Bolt EV in October 2021
    General Motors has announced that replacement battery modules for its recalled Chevrolet Bolt models will begin shipping to dealers by mid-October, according to a company press release on 20 September. In August, the American automaker said it expected to take a USD1 billion hit on the recalls du...
    21-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors to showcase electric Hummer SUV at Motor Bella
    In what would be its first ever public appearance before it is commercially launched in 2023, General Motors plans to showcase the electric variant of its iconic Hummer SUV at Motor Bella, the new car event at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac starting 23 September, Detroit Free Press reported on 13 Septe...
    15-Sep-2021 News New Products
    General Motors works with LG to resolve problems linked with EV battery fire
    US vehicle manufacturer General Motors is working with its longtime electric vehicle (EV) battery supplier LG Corp in tracking down and fixing problems linked to battery fires in Chevrolet Bolts that threaten the strategic plans of both the companies, a Reuters report said on 13 September. The re...
    14-Sep-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors invests in startup Oculii
    General Motors has made a multimillion dollar investment in startup Oculii, TechCrunch reported on 13 September. The investment could boost GM’s hands-free advanced driver assistance system known as Super Cruise. Oculii provides advanced artificial intelligence (AI) software for radar perception. ...
    14-Sep-2021 News Investments
    Honda to start testing program in September for autonomous vehicle mobility service in Japan
    According to an official press release dated 8 September, Honda Motor announced that it will begin a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, paving the way for the company to launch an autonomous vehicle mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) business in Japan in collaboration with Cruise a...
    Honda and General Motors to share platform for low cost EVs in North American market
    Japanese carmaker Honda Motor and American vehicle manufacturer General Motors plan to share platform and several components for low-cost electric vehicles to be sold in the North American market, according to a report filed by news agency Nikkei Asia on 6 September. Honda will start selling EVs ...
    General Motors partners with TELUS for 5G connectivity for vehicles in Canada
    General Motors has partnered with TELUS to offer 5G services in GM’s next-generation vehicles in Canada, it said in a press release on 1 September. The first GM vehicles with built-in connectivity to TELUS’ 4G-LTE and 5G network are expected to be introduced with model year (MY) 2025 models. ...
    General Motors ties up with AT&T for in-car 5G cellular connectivity
    General Motors has tied up with AT&T to bring 5G cellular connectivity to GM vehicles over the next decade in the United States, it said in a press release on 19 August. AT&T and Microsoft will combine to work on speed and reliability of AT&T’s 5G network with Microsoft’s cloud servi...
    20-Aug-2021 News New Products
    General Motors to replace battery modules in Chevy Bolts to mitigate fire risk
    General Motors plans to replace the batteries in its existing electric car fleet of Chevrolet Bolt, offering customers a new 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty, according to a report filed by electric vehicle (EV) news publication Electrek on 16 August. “A spokesperson from GM has told us that the c...
    17-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors previews four-wheel steering system on Silverado electric pickup
    US vehicle manufacturer, General Motors has previewed a four-wheel steering system in its upcoming electric pickup positioned under its Chevrolet brand, Silverado, according to a company announcement on 11 August 2021. The company said its four-wheel steering system is a chassis feature that enab...
    12-Aug-2021 News New Products
    GM Ventures invests in emergency response company RapidDeploy
    GM Ventures has participated in the USD40 million in Series B funding round for public safety technology company RapidDeploy, it said in a press release on 10 August. The investment will help RapidDeploy improve situational awareness with a cloud-native, data-driven solution and enable next-generati...
    11-Aug-2021 News Investments
    General Motors appoints Kent Helfrich to lead Global R&D and GM Ventures
    American vehicle manufacturer, General Motors has appointed Kent Helfrich as VP, Global Research and Development, CTO, and president of its investment arm, GM Ventures, the company said in a press announcement on 27 July. Helfrich, who currently serves as executive director, Advanced Technology a...
    GM recalls Bolt EVs due to battery fire risk
    General Motors is recalling several units of its electric car, Chevrolet Bolt that was manufactured between 2017–19, due to the threat of a potential battery fire, according to a listing on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “The high voltage battery could catch fire when...
    27-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors announces new fleet charging service
    General Motors and its subsidiary focused on electric last mile delivery business, BrightDrop have announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service, designed to accelerate adoption of fleet electrification, the company said in a press release on 15 July. According to the company, the Ultium Cha...
    General Motors enables OnStar Vehicle Insights telematics access on non-GM vehicles
    General Motors has announced that its OnStar Vehicle Insights is now accessible to most non-GM vehicles via a plug-in adapter, according to its official statement on 26 July. This will allow fleet customers to use GM’s telematics service across their entire fleet, regardless of vehicle make or mod...
    General Motors invests over USD71 million in new advanced design center in California
    American car maker General Motors (GM) has announced an investment of over USD71 million to establish a new campus in Pasadena, California, for GM’s Advanced Design Center operations. According to a press release issued by GM on 13 July, the company stated that this new eight-acre facili...
    16-Jul-2021 News Investments
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