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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    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
    EV battery startup SES to list on NYSE via merger with SPAC Ivanhoe Capital
    Lithium-metal battery startup SES (formerly SolidEnergy Systems) has entered into a definitive agreement with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the company said in a press announcement on 13 July...
    14-Jul-2021 News Mergers
    Kuka AG to build EV vans for GM in Canada
    American carmaker General Motors (GM) has roped in German manufacturer of industrial robots Kuka AG to produce small volumes of its new electric commercial van EV600 to timely supply the same to its customer FedEx, Reuters reported, citing three people familiar with the matter. "We are ...
    13-Jul-2021 News New Products
    General Motors rolls out OnStar Guardian in Mexico
    General Motors (GM) has announced that its OnStar Guardian mobile app is available to customers in Mexico, Motor Pasion reported on 12 July. The OnStar Guardian is a new security and connectivity service for up to seven people. Using a compatible smartphone, customers will be able to access almost a...
    GM expands China design studio to focus on EVs, smart cars
    US carmaker General Motors has expanded its design studio in China, which will focus only on developing electric and connected cars, the company’s Chinese arm said in a press release on 5 July. “As a leading vehicle design facility and an important part of the GM global design network, i...
    06-Jul-2021 News Investments
    General Motors collaborates with Controlled Thermal Resources to secure lithium
    General Motors has formed a strategic partnership with California-based renewable energy company Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure local and low-cost lithium, GM said in a press release on 2 July. The partnership between the two companies would entail a strategic investment and commerc...
    GM recalls over 380,000 vehicles over rear suspension issue
    American car maker General Motors, LLC is recalling certain models of the Cadillac SRX and the Saab 9-4X. according to a notification published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 24 June, the reason for the recall is that the rear suspension toe link adjuster ...
    01-Jul-2021 News Recalls
    General Motors, Shell collaborate to expand EV charging infrastructure in US
    General Motors and Shell, through its wholly owned subsidiary MP2 Energy, are collaborating to provide energy solutions programs to GM’s customers and supply chain partners, including fixed-rate home energy plans sourced from 100% renewable energy resources. According to a press release issued ...
    GM to recall over 285,600 vehicles over airbag warning light glitch
    General Motors is recalling 285,622 vehicles in the US over malfunction of the airbag indicator light, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 3 June. The NHTSA comes under the aegis of the United States Department of Transportation. “The airbag malfun...
    18-Jun-2021 News Recalls
    GM to raise EV, AV investments through 2025 to USD35 billion
    General Motors announced it will increase its EV and autonomous vehicle investments from 2020 through 2025 to USD35 billion, representing a 75% increase from its initial commitment of USD20 billion announced prior to the pandemic in March 2020. In November 2020, GM increased its planned investment o...
    17-Jun-2021 News Investments
    GM-backed Cruise secures USD5 billion line of credit to commercialize autonomous robo-taxis
    General Motors-owned self-driving vehicle unit Cruise has secured a multi-year USD5 billion line of credit to fund the purchase of Origin vehicles from 2023, Reuters reported on 15 June. The American automaker has been assembling the first of about 100 pre-production Cruise Origin all-electric vehic...
    16-Jun-2021 News Investments
    GM makes OnStar Guardian mobile app available to all customers in US and Canada
    General Motors has announced that its OnStar Guardian mobile app is available to all customers in the United States and Canada with a compatible Apple or Android device, according to a company press release dated 7 June. Customers even without a GM vehicle will be able to access the services offered...
    General Motors to establish new technical center in Charlotte, US in 2022
    General Motors broke ground on the new Charlotte Technical Center in North Carolina US. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 June, the company stated that this new 130,000-square-foot facility located in Concord, NC, will accelerate strategic knowledge transfer between motorsport and ...
    08-Jun-2021 News Investments
    GM investing USD40 million at Pontiac Stamping Plant for flexible fabrication technology
    General Motors (GM) has announced plans to invest USD40 million at its Pontiac Stamping Plant. The OEM will use the investment to renovate the existing facility, and install new, “highly flexible” sheet metal fabrication machinery called “Flex Fab” and presses to back future electric vehicle...
    18-May-2021 News Investments
    Ultium Cells, Li-Cycle collaborate to expand battery recycling in North America
    Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture (JV) between General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solution, has announced an agreement with Li-Cycle to recycle up to 100% of the material scrap from battery cell manufacturing. According to a press release issued by GM on 11 May, 95% of the materials in a battery, inc...
    General Motors invests over USD1 billion in its Ramos Arizpe facility in Mexico
    General Motors (GM) has announced that it is investing more than USD1 billion in the Ramos Arizpe Manufacturing Complex to inaugurate a new painting plant that is scheduled to start operations in June 2021. GM Ramos Arizpe has begun construction work on its new facilities within the complex, where G...
    03-May-2021 News Investments
    GM recalls 2,568 vehicles in US to replace driver seatbelt lap pretensioner
    General Motors (GM) is recalling 2,568 vehicles in the United States over an issue with the driver seat belt lap pretensioner, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 8 April. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2014...
    03-May-2021 News Recalls
    Mapbox launches Mapbox Dash customizable lane level navigation system for cars
    Mapbox has launched Mapbox Dash, a customizable lane level navigation system for vehicles, the company said in a press release on 19 April. Dash allows automakers control the map and UI design, offer lane level guidance, live traffic, speed limit warnings, voice integration, rich places search, AR n...
    ORNL licenses AI software system to General Motors for automotive use
    The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed its award-winning artificial intelligence software system, the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning (MENNDL), to General Motors (GM) for use in vehicle technology and design, according to the company'...
    EVgo, GM unveil fast charging stations from EV charging infrastructure collaboration
    EVgo announced on 28 April that it has opened the first three fast charging stations from the company's collaboration with General Motors (GM) to triple the size of its current network. "GM agrees with the customer need for a robust charging experience that makes the transition to an EV...
    Cadillac debuts MY 2023 LYRIQ all-electric SUV
    Detroit-based automaker Cadillac debuts the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq—its first electric vehicle (EV) sports utility vehicle (SUV) on company website dated 21 April. To help customers take full control of their electric driving experience, LYRIQ will feature next-generation variable Regen on D...
    28-Apr-2021 News New Products
    GM, LG Energy to invest USD2.3 billion in Ultium Cells production plant in Spring Hill, US
    Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture (JV) of LG Energy Solution and General Motors (GM), have announced a more than USD2.3 billion investment to build its second battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. The facility will be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee. According to a press releas...
    27-Apr-2021 News Investments
    SES raises USD139 million in Series D funding
    SES has raised USD139 million in Series D funding round led by General Motors, the company announced in a press release on 19 April. The round was also participated by  existing investors SK Inc., Temasek, Applied Ventures LLC, Shanghai Auto and Vertex. "This new round of funding will help acce...
    20-Apr-2021 News Investments
    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...
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