Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

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While General Motors'' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The latest to be uncovered--at least in the planning stages--is an all-electric Cadillac sedan. DON''T MISS: 2016 Cadillac CT6 Large Luxury Car To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option The

Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

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We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury coupe is now back in the GM product plan. The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again.

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Cadillac ELR Not A Tesla Competitor, GM Exec Acknowledges

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Mark Reuss, the head of global product development for General Motors, has acknowledged that GM may not have a vehicle that competes directly with the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan. Speaking yesterday at a business breakfast associated with the weekend''s Dream Cruise event in Detroit, Reuss called Tesla “completely serious competitor

Cadillac to offer advanced V2V and semi-automated driving technologies in certain 2017 MY vehicles

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Super Cruise, GM’s semi-automated driving technology, will come to market in a new 2017 Cadillac vehicle. It will warn drivers and can supplement active safety features, such as forward collision warning, already available on many production cars.

Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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General Motors is the first North American automotive OEM to integrate the Continental ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization as part of the enhanced start-stop system, which lowers fuel costs, improves performance and reduces emissions, delivering an overall superior owner-driver experience.

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The New General Motors Launches; Lutz Unretiring

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The new, downsized General Motors Company emerged from bankruptcy Friday morning. Created from the old GM’s strongest operations in an asset sale approved by the Federal bankruptcy court on 5 July ( earlier post ), the new GM is built on four core brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. The new General Motors Company is primarily owned by the governments of the United States, Canada and Ontario, and by a trust fund providing medical benefits to UAW retirees.

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Cadillac road-testing semi-autonomous driving technology

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Cadillac is road-testing a semi-autonomous driving technology it calls “Super Cruise” that is capable of fully automatic steering, braking and lane-centering in highway driving under certain optimal conditions. The system could be ready for production vehicles by mid-decade. Many of the building block technologies for Super Cruise are already available on the 2013 Cadillac XTS and ATS luxury sedans, as part of the available Driver Assist Package.

General Motors presents viability plan

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As it bids to break even at a US total industry sales volume of approximately 10 million vehicles, General Motors has updated its Viability Plan which will deepen the cuts in its operations. The new plan has been included within General Motors’ (GM) prospectus for bond exchange offer in which it is offering certain bondholders 225 shares of stock for each $1,000 principal amount of GM notes and a cash payment for all accrued but unpaid interest to the settlement date.

GM delivers 246,730 vehicles in China in Feb; SUVs maintain growth momentum

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 246,730 vehicles in February, an increase of 0.4% Cadillac and Baojun set February delivery records. Led by the XT5 SUV, Cadillac kept up its momentum with double-digit growth for the twelfth consecutive month. Cadillac deliveries increased 90% on an annual basis to more than 9,000 units in February. Driven by the XT5, Cadillac SUV sales surged 150% from a year earlier in the industry’s strongest segment.

Say Hello To The Cadillac Converj

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It’s the Cadillac Converj. For more details, read the story: Lutz: GM to make Cadillac Converj electric car. Lutz: GM to make Cadillac Converj electric car. Lutz: GM to make Cadillac Converj electric car. Detroit — It’s official: the Cadillac Converj will be the second extended-range electric vehicle that General Motors Co. Tags: Production News Cadillac Converj gm

Cadillac twin-turbo V6 and 8-speed transmission debut in 2014 CTS sedan

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V-6 VVT DI Twin Turbo (LF3) for Cadillac CTS. Cadillac announced details of a new Twin-Turbo V-6 engine and eight-speed transmission—firsts for the brand and signature features of the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS midsize luxury sedan debuting next week at the New York Auto Show.

Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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2014 Cadillac ELR Click to enlarge. Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. ELR production begins in the US in late 2013 in limited numbers, said Bob Ferguson, Cadillac global vice president. The ELR EREV powertrain combines a drive motor (117-135 kW); a generator motor (55 kW) and a 1.4L

Cadillac to introduce electric vehicle

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General Motors has already got into the electric vehicle race with its Chevrolet brand – and now Cadillac is the next in line. The company has announced that the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle concept will indeed be made into a production car – that will be called the Cadillac ELR. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Cadillac Cadillac Converj Cadillac ELR electric Cadillac general motors

Can General Motors bounce back? The Green Piece

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The beleaguered automotive industry in the United States has taken its fair share of knocks over the last 12 months but none were more shocking than when one of the oldest and most well-respected brands in motoringGeneral Motors (GM) – slipped into bankruptcy earlier this year.

2017 Cadillac XT5 initiates new series of Cadillac luxury crossovers; cylinder deactivation and stop/start

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Cadillac unveiled the first 2017 Crossover Touring 5 (XT5), a comprehensively upgraded luxury crossover and the cornerstone of a new series of crossovers. Cadillac crossovers will wear the “XT” designation. The Cadillac CUE system for connectivity and control is upgraded for the XT5.

GM confirms production of range-extended Cadillac

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The Chevrolet Volt isn’t the only range extended vehicle under wraps from General Motors – now the company has announced plans to produce a Cadillac Converj in the same mould. GM vice chairman Bob Lutz announced the production of the Cadillac Converj range extended electric vehicle as part of the Society of Automotive Analysts on the [.].

General Motors Developed Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain With MathWorks Model-Based Design; Cut 24 Months Off Expected Dev Time

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General Motors developed its Two-Mode Hybrid powertrain control system using Model-Based Design software from The Mathworks. The complex control system is currently in production in the GMC Sierra Hybrid, GMC Yukon Hybrid, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Chevy Silverado Hybrid, and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vehicles. Using math and simulation-based tools, GM designed the powertrain prototype within 9 months, shaving 24 months off the expected development time.

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Novelis supplying aluminum for Cadillac CT6 in N America and China

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Aluminum rolling and recycling leader Novelis announced that its aluminum is used in the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 body. The new mixed material vehicle construction featured in the Cadillac CT6 represents a first of its kind for General Motors (GM) in North America and China.

Cadillac to follow Chevy Volt’s lead

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The Cadillac brand may be one of the most inspirational in motoring history, but its latest model promises to follow in the footsteps of a much more modern icon. According to reports in the Detroit News , General Motors has decided to produce the Cadillac Converj, which will be an extended range electric vehicle derived from the Voltec platform.

GM investing $385M in Romulus Engine plant to prepare for production of new fuel-efficient engine program

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General Motors will invest approximately $385 million to prepare the Romulus Engine plant in Michigan for production of an all-new, fuel-efficient engine program. The plant, which currently has about 840 employees on two shifts, produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, including the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade.

GM To Produce Cadillac Converj

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According to a report in the Detroit News today, General Motors will forge ahead with plans to produce the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle (EREV). Though Cadillac would not confirm the story, a source close to the company's production plans says that the Converj was part of a presentation to the board of directors a week

Ultrasonic welding in the battery pack for the Cadillac ELR

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kWh battery pack in the new Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe that goes on sale in North America in early 2014 ( earlier post ). For the production system at Brownstown, GM uses an integrated camera vision system is used to shoot a reference image of the weld area prior to the operation to achieve pinpoint accuracy. Each is required to meet stringent quality requirements, enabling Cadillac to offer an eight-year/100,000-mile battery system warranty.

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Cadillac extended range electric vehicle ELR to be built at Detroit-Hamtramck

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GM will build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe featuring extended-range electric technology, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Tuesday. The ELR is the production version of Cadillac’s Converj, a concept vehicle revealed at the North American International Auto Show in 2009. Production is scheduled to begin in late 2013. It is the first two-door car built at the plant since the 1999 Cadillac Eldorado.

GM Powertrain becomes GM Global Propulsion Systems; almost 50% of engineers involved with alt or electrified propulsion

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General Motors will rename GM Powertrain to GM Global Propulsion Systems. GM’s Global Propulsion Systems is collectively the group of more than 8,600 people that design, develop and engineer all propulsion related products and controls for GM worldwide. Other notable systems include award-winning products such as the all-new 3.6L V6 with cylinder deactivation available in the Cadillac CT6. —Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development.

GM investing $190M at Lansing Grand River for new small Cadillac model

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General Motors will invest $190 million in its Lansing Grand River assembly plant for the production of a new Cadillac model. Built in 2001, Lansing Grand River is GM’s second-newest US assembly plant and the manufacturing home of the Cadillac CTS and STS as well as their V-series performance versions. The timing of the new Cadillac and the new jobs as well as the start of a second shift will be announced later.

Chevrolet Volt to be sold in 8 cities in China

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The announcement was made Monday as part of General Motors’ participation in Auto Guangzhou 2011. Two of GM’s joint ventures, Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling, are displaying more than 30 vehicles from the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Baojun brands. The Volt’s introduction is part of Shanghai GM’s Drive to Green strategy, which is focused on delivering products that offer higher fuel economy and lower emissions.

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AMP Holding/AMP Electric Vehicles names former head of Cadillac as CEO; founder remains as President

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Taylor, who was previously an advisor and Board member for AMP, brings extensive experience in the automotive industry, with former positions at General Motors as the head of the Cadillac and Hummer Divisions. AMP Founder and current CEO, Steve Burns, will become President and focus his attention on bringing AMP technology into larger scale production, fulfilling current and anticipated orders. AMP Holding Inc.,

GM to unveil four vehicles at Detroit Auto Show in January; Cadillac targeting compact luxury RWD segment

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The new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury rear wheel drive sedan will be among four General Motors concept or production vehicles making world premieres at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in January. —GM Senior Vice President of Global Product Development Mary Barra. ATS marks the debut of a new rear-wheel-drive-based architecture; it goes into production next summer at the Lansing, Mich.,

GM's Second Electric Car After Chevy Volt To Be Cadillac Converj

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General Motors will follow its 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car with a production version of the Cadillac Converj concept car revealed at this year's Detroit Auto Show. It's been an open question for a while now: What will be the next vehicle to use GM's Voltec series hybrid electric-car platform? The Opel/Vauxhall

GM’s Brownstown Battery Assembly expands; building new battery system for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV

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General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant worker Tina Oaks attaches wiring harnesses on a Spark EV battery pack. Click to enlarge.

GM, Carnegie Mellon renew agreement to develop automated vehicle technologies

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General Motors recently renewed its five-year agreement with research partner Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to continue developing technologies that could allow future production vehicles to drive autonomously. Seamless integration of advanced sensors will be a key differentiator between current test vehicles and production-viable automated vehicles.

GM Tonawanda Engine begins production for new 4-cylinder Ecotecs

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The General Motors Tonawanda Engine plant has begun production of the technology that will go into the next-generation Ecotec 4-cylinder engines (2.5L turbo) that will power the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and 2013 Cadillac ATS. Tonawanda features flexible manufacturing systems that will enable high-quality production and quick changeovers from one engine product to another.

GM posts 2016 delivery record in China; 3.87M vehicles, more than 1/3 of global sales

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered a record 3,870,587 vehicles in China in 2016, which was an increase of 7.1% About 40% of GM’s product launches in China through 2020 will be SUVs and MPVs. With successful launches of the CT6 prestige sedan and XT5 luxury crossover last year, Cadillac deliveries topped 100,000 units in China for the first time—increasing 46% year over year to 116,406 units.

GM invests $332 million in fuel efficient engine production

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General Motors has invested nearly $332 million in four manufacturing plants to produce more fuel efficient engines and transmission systems.

ISU study finds large potential for biobased materials in auto industry, but with challenges

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To create the largest impact, the researchers concluded, emphasis should be placed on the largest producers of vehicles; the five largest producers of automotive vehicles in the United States are General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda. The above challenges contribute to the complex nature of the automotive industry and its products. Examples of biobased parts in production. General Motors. The production of these tires uses less energy.

GM China sales down 2.4% in January

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General Motors and its joint ventures sold 339,781 vehicles in China during January, down 2.4% Shanghai GM’s all-time record sales in December resulted in fewer products available for dealers to sell in January. Our production facilities have been working overtime to help meet demand for popular models such as the Buick Envision, Regal and LaCrosse, and ramping up production of new models such as the Chevrolet Sail 3.

GM to launch 18 models in China in 2017 for growth; half to be SUVs or MPVs; more new energy vehicles

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General Motors will launch 18 new and refreshed models this year to achieve continued growth in the company’s largest retail market. Half of the models to be introduced in 2017 under the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands will be SUVs or MPVs. The products are expected to build on GM’s 2016 sales record of 3.87 The company introduced the Buick LaCrosse Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid and Cadillac CT6 Plug-In in 2016.

New GM expected within 90 days

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After months of speculation about its future, General Motors Corporation has reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a new smaller and self-sustaining GM. The New GM is expected to launch in 60-90 days as a separate and independent company from the existing General Motors. The new company will focus on four core brands in the USA - Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC and will feature fewer nameplates.

GM Fleet to offer new AT&T connected car data plans for business customers; data pooling, unlimited data and corporate billing

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General Motors Fleet and AT&T announced that starting this summer, customers with GM Fleet corporate accounts will be able to activate OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots in millions of cars, trucks and crossovers with the ability to share unlimited data and receive simplified invoices with centralized billing. GM Fleet customers with OnStar 4G LTE-equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles already reap the benefits of productivity on the go with AT&T data plans.

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GM Vice Chairman Thomas G. Stephens named Chief Technology Officer

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General Motors has named vice chairman Thomas G. Stephens most recently was vice chairman, Global Product Operations. Early in his career, Stephens was assistant chief engineer of the Cadillac Northstar engine, and plant manager of the Livonia Engine Plant. A successor for Stephens in Global Product Development will be announced soon. Stephens its new Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO).