GM launches OnStar Insurance

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GM is launching OnStar Insurance. GM’s new insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Services, will be the exclusive agent for OnStar Insurance. OnStar Insurance Services intends to leverage its unique understanding of the vehicles GM produces to offer a secure, fair, personalized and easy-to-use digital insurance experience for drivers.

2020 65

GM boosting EV product spending to $27B through 2025; 1st use of Li-metal anode in GM battery

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Barra also announced an increase in GM’s financial commitment to EVs and AVs (autonomous vehicles) to $27 billion through 2025—up from the $20 billion planned before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, GM’s work on EVs accelerated during 2020.

2020 95

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GM nixes Nikola Badger electric pickup and investment, will supply fuel-cell tech

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But unlike the deal originally discussed, the memorandum of understanding announced by the two companies Monday does not include plans for GM to manufacture the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck. GM will, however, supply its Hydrotec fuel-cell system

2020 87

GM interested in electric air taxi market

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The report, based on information from two people familiar with the matter, follows GM CEO Mary Barra's brief reference to air taxis at a conference Monday. General Motors is exploring the use of its Ultium modular battery system in electric air taxis, Reuters reported Tuesday.

2020 96

GM renames Detroit-Hamtramck to Factory ZERO; $2.2B investment to reconfigure it to all EV assembly

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The name Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this facility in advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future. Factory ZERO will be the launchpad for GM’s multi-brand EV strategy. It represents the single largest investment in a plant in GM history.

2020 130

GM’s $27B plan: 450-mile range, affordable models among 30 EVs by 2025

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With ranges up to 450 miles and the potential for vehicles costing less than $35,000 in the electric vehicle mix by the middle of the decade, GM’s numbers surrounding its widely broadcast all-electric future have suddenly become better in several respects.

2020 103

GM will build Nikola Badger electric truck, supply hydrogen fuel-cell tech

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General Motors and Nikola Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday in which GM will supply hydrogen fuel-cell systems and battery systems to Nikola. Furthermore, GM will build the upcoming Nikola Badger pickup truck starting in 2022.

2020 93

Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

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Pickups GMLast month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather than fact, because there are no pictures, and a.

2019 86

Report: 50 years ago, GM and Ford understood climate change was an issue

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Based on more than two dozen interviews with former employees, academics, and environmentalists, as well as examination of corporate documents, the report reveals that GM and Ford were "deeply and.

2020 106

Will GM’s Ultium Drive be the small-block V-8 for a generation of EVs?

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The ubiquitous General Motors 350 small-block V-8, which went into a generation of vehicles, made GM strong. GM announced Tuesday, in a move harking back to its treatment of core engine and transmission components in.

2020 105

Report: Dealers not sold on GM's all-electric vision for Cadillac can sell out

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Cadillac has been declared the standard-bearer of GM's electrification Dealerships not sold on General Motors' plan to make Cadillac all-electric can sell out, according to an Automotive News report.

2020 81

GM president dashes hopes of future Volt, says no more hybrids

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Following news in late November that General Motors would kill off the Chevrolet Volt, one of the pioneers of modern plug-in cars, a senior GM executive has hinted—strongly—that it won't be back. On Friday, in the Q&A session after the company's investor conference, incoming company president Mark Reuss doused those hopes.

2019 84

XL Fleet expands XLP PHEV drive system for use in multiple GM fleet applications

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It is also the company’s first plug-in hybrid system to be available for Chevrolet and GMC fleet vehicles, adding to a broad range of XL hybrid systems currently available for GM products.

2020 108

GM battery facility discharge suggests no immediate successor for Chevy Volt

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GM said that it will cut 50 jobs at the Brownstown facility that assembled battery. General Motors GM HamtramckWill the Chevrolet Volt get an immediate successor, or will any other model soon carry on with the potential of its brilliant Voltec plug-in hybrid system? Considering what General Motors announced yesterday, both of those possibilities are now looking less likely.

2018 82

GM boosting face mask production; sharing mask manufacturing plans

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Based on the number of requests for face masks for frontline workers, GM is increasing its production capacity for face masks at its Warren, Michigan facility. In addition, the company has shared its manufacturing plans with GM suppliers along with the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and the Michigan Manufacturers Association ( MMA ) to help other manufacturers ramp up their own production efforts.

2020 101

GM invests in potential future rival electric truck maker Lordstown Motors, as it seeks IPO

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As it continues to develop its own electric pickup trucks, General Motors will invest in Lordstown Motors, which plans to build electric trucks at a former GM factory in Ohio. Lordstown announced a $75 million investment from GM Monday, along with plans for an initial public offering (IPO).

2020 83

GM reveals an all-electric Buick Electra, but it's for China

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The Buick brand established a strong foothold for GM in China’s auto market long before the rapidly developing nation became the world’s electric vehicle leader.

2020 81

Nikola & GM form strategic partnership; GM to engineer & manufacture Nikola Badger BEV & FCEV; 11% ownership

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GM fuel cell system. Nikola Corporation and General Motors Co. announced a strategic partnership that begins with the Nikola Badger and carries cost reductions through Nikola’s programs, including: Nikola Badger, Nikola Tre, Nikola One, Nikola Two and NZT.

2020 90

GM enhancing Energy Assist app for EVs

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GM is now displaying dynamic data from charging networks EVgo and ChargePoint within Energy Assist, so Bolt EV owners can have a more seamless charging experience with their GM vehicles. GM will integrate dynamic data from additional charging providers throughout 2020, which will include EV Connect continuing to enhance the customer experience. GM will continue to add eligible charging stations throughout 2020.

2020 85

2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be made in Tennessee, GM confirms

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As GM clarified in August, the Lyriq might be available for sale in another market—like China—before the U.S.,

2020 91

Cadillac to become “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM to rival Tesla (Updated)

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General Motors GM Mary BarraGeneral Motors’ Cadillac brand has fought to restore its luster as a brand for technology and innovation, with repeated attempts that fell short of a resounding success. Finally, it appears that Cadillac might be turning toward a future that may have a better chance of restoring the brand’s glory days: electric luxury cars. In an.

2019 85

GM backs away from hydrogen fuel-cell tech in passenger vehicles

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The company hadn't provided an update on fuel-cell activities in some time, but the news emerged from a press call with GM chief sustainability officer Dane Parker discussing the automaker's 2020 sustainability

2020 113

GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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The six US facility investments total more than $2 billion, bringing the total amount GM has invested or committed to invest in its US manufacturing sites to more than $29 billion since 2009. In addition, $750,000 will be invested at GM’s site in Brownstown Charter Township, Michigan.

2020 92

GM electric vehicles could be profitable early next decade, says CEO

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On Wednesday, on a call with analysts to discuss the company’s fourth-quarter 2018 financial results, GM CEO Mary Barra. General Motors GM Mary BarraIncentives, credits, and compliance schemes can only get the electric vehicle market so far. The real test of its success will be when large, established automakers can get to a point when they can call them profitable.

2019 71

EVolution: 11 keys to GM's electrified future

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From 2020 through 2025, GM plans to invest more than $20 billion—more than $3 billion annually, on average—toward electric-vehicle programs. And by the middle of the decade, the company aims to sell a combined one million EVs annually in its two largest markets of the U.S. and China. “We want to put everyone in an EV, and we have

2020 77

GM EV Factory ZERO first US auto plant to install 5G technology

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Verizon Business announced GM is one of its first enterprise customers to use 5G Ultra Wideband service. Factory ZERO is being completely retooled with a $2.2-billion investment, the largest ever for a GM manufacturing facility. Factory ZERO will be GM’s flagship assembly plant in our journey to an all-electric future. —Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations.

2020 69

GM’s future electric vehicles to debut first wireless battery management system; developed in collaboration with Analog Devices

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will be a primary driver of GM’s ability to ultimately power many different types of electric vehicles from a common set of battery components. The wireless system represents the epitome of Ultium’s configurability and should help GM build profitable EVs at scale.

2020 136

Jeep Wrangler 4xe details, lifetime carbon emissions, GM and Honda: Today’s Car News

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Groups are petitioning GM, Toyota, and FCA. And GM and Honda are moving toward an alliance. The Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid has been revealed. A study aims to correct the errors in many other studies assessing lifetime carbon emissions. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 79

Sources: GM manufacturing revamp could signal faster lane-change to EVs

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General Motors GM Mary BarraLess than a week after speaking out in favor of a national electric vehicle mandate, and in the shadow of Tesla reporting a profitable quarter, General Motors might be on the verge of announcing a radical change to its plans for future electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the U.S. The automaker is anticipated to make a major business.

2018 87

Tesla Model Y reliability, GM EV plan, Cadillac Lyriq and Hummer EV timelines: Today’s Car News

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And we digest what GM’s stepped-up electric vehicle investment means. The Tesla Model Y flubs in fit and finish—and reliability. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

2020 80

GM outlines China advanced technology roadmap for accelerating “Drive to 2030”

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At Tech Day, China’s version of GM’s EV Day held in March in Warren, the company provided a fast-forward look at its technologies developed globally that combine a local perspective. GM will capitalize on mega-trends such as 5G, artificial intelligence, smart cities and big data.

2020 98

Nikola "base plan" might drop Badger electric pickup if GM deal falls through

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As its deal with General Motors remains in limbo, Nikola Motors executives this week talked up reverting to a "base plan," and dropping the Badger electric pickup truck GM was to help launch.

2020 80

Chevy Cruise AV, GM's autonomous electric Bolt EV, to go into production in 2019

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How the public will react remains to be seen, but they'll get their chance next year if GM's Chevrolet Cruise. General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving carsHow comfortable would you be in a taxi or car-service vehicle that had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals? That's the question prompted by a photo that has already produced some subconscious anxiety among at least auto writers.

2018 85

GM and Honda jointly to develop two next-generation Honda EVs on GM platform and Ultium batteries

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General Motors and Honda have agreed to develop jointly two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. GM unveiled the platform and batteries in early March. Production of these Honda electric vehicles will combine the development expertise of both companies, and they will be manufactured at GM plants in North America. GM and Honda have an ongoing relationship around electrification.

2020 85

GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car Prototypes Testing: Video

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The bulk of today's GM media presentation is about the 2016 Chevy Cruze, to be unveiled tonight. But GM's Electrification team turned out in full. Videos GM Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Spy Videos Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt EVWe learned very few new details about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV today, but General Motors released a development video that will likely excite fans and potential buyers of the 200-mile electric car.

2015 87

GM expands medical projects and charitable deliveries to hospitals

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With ventilators and face masks now in production, GM is expanding its manufacturing of personal protective equipment, including latex-free face shields, protective gowns and aerosol boxes. Now, with the help of suppliers, GM will apply its scale and manufacturing capabilities to amplify these efforts, mass-producing up to 50,000 face masks per week, and ramping up production of protective gowns and aerosol boxes. The company will donate the first 2,500 shields to GM.

2020 83

GM to lead design, development and manufacturing of own family of next-generation EV drive units and motors: Ultium Drive

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GM said that Ultium Drive and its modular architecture will help it transition to a fully electric lineup, and provide significant advantages over GM’s previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market and manufacturing efficiencies.

2020 85

GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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This project is expected to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50% of its sourced electricity by 2023, moving GM closer to its goal of sourcing 100% of electricity from renewables in the US by 2030 at GM-owned sites. Green tariff solutions are a key component of GM’s renewable energy strategy and allow the company to work with utilities to provide renewable energy solutions near its facilities.

2020 104

GM fast-charging investment will fuel EVgo network expansion, charge future EVs

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The announcement marks the first significant move from GM toward helping expand fast-charging infrastructure, and investing in public.

2020 91

And GM follows suit; 10,000 cut

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GM cuts 10,000 salaried workers worldwide, including 3,400 of its 29,500 salaried jobs in the United States. Tags: GM

2009 100

GM and Honda propose establishing alliance extending well beyond EV and fuel-cell tech

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Honda and GM are considering a partnership on development and supply-chain costs for much more than fuel cells and battery tech.

2020 83

GM Promotes an Electric Car

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Tags: GM ev1 regenerative breaking battery electric car

2009 100

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

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The news came in a conference call for reporters with Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of global product development. GM's announcement follows similar. General Motors GM Future Cars plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally by 2023.

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