SoftBank to invest $2.25B in GM Cruise; GM to add $1.1B; driving large-scale AV deployment

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billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC (GM Cruise), further strengthening the company’s plans to commercialize autonomous vehicle (AV) technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction. SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25

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GM using Autodesk generative design software for lightweighting work

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GM is using new generative design software technology from Autodesk to support its vehicle lightweighting efforts. —GM Vice President Ken Kelzer, Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems. GM is utilizing the innovative technology on future product designs.

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GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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GM is on track to deliver 10 new energy vehicle models in China between 2016 and 2020. From 2021 through 2023, GM will maintain momentum by doubling the number of new energy vehicles available. —Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president and president of GM China.

2018 90

GM Promotes an Electric Car

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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

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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.

2017 72

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

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The company said firmly two years ago it had no intention of spending money on a charging network, a stance that distinguished GM from BMW, Nissan, and Volkswagen, not to mention Tesla. General Motors GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging eVgo charging network MavenGeneral Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells.

2018 56

GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries for EVs for N America

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Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate based on GM’s next generation battery system with the intent for Honda to source the battery modules from GM. GM and Honda already have a proven relationship around electrification, having formed the industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system in the 2020 timeframe.

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GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

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General Motors Plug-In Hybrids GM plug-in cars Profit Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break even until sometime after the 2004 launch of the second-generation Prius. Long-range battery-electric vehicles are the same, according to analysts and insiders: the question.

2018 75

GM puts $336m into Volt plant

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GM to invest $336 million in Volt plant. Tags: Production News Detroit GM Chevy Volt General Motors Co will invest $336 million in a Detroit-area plant to produce its heavily anticipated Chevrolet Volt electric car beginning next year, the No. 1 U.S. automaker said on Monday.

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GM commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

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GM is also joining RE100 , a global collaborative initiative of businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity, working to increase demand for clean power. —GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. of GM’s Lordstown assembly plant in Ohio, the home of the Chevrolet Cruze.

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WashPost: Volt Caused GM's woes

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Here are some gems from his screed against the Volt, and electric cars in general, in today's paper: "GM wouldn't be in quite so deep a hole if it had not sunk a billion dollars, and much of its corporate reputation, into a not-very-realistic plug-in electric hybrid vehicle known as the Chevrolet Volt." To be sure, the green-leaning Obama administration has not ruled out allowing a restructured GM to continue pouring (federal) money into the Volt.

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GM’s Volt Program = $700m

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GM to invest $700m in Volt rechargeable electric car. “GM is spending $336m to upgrade the Hamtramck plant; $202m for a new plant in Flint, north of Detroit, that will build 1.4 litre engine-generators; $43m for a plant in Brownstown Township outside Detroit that will manufacture battery packs; $37m for a camshaft and connecting rod plant in Bay City, north of Flint; and $27m for GM’s Tech Center in suburban Warren, a Detroit suburb, location of Volt’s battery laboratory.&#.

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Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

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Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China. China General Motors minicar GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) two-seatIts portfolio is mostly made up of small sedans, multi-purpose vehicles (small minivans), hatchbacks, and a crossover utility vehicle, but the brand recently undertook its.

GM, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

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The battery agreement specifies that the companies will collaborate using GM's next-generation battery technology. Honda will buy battery modules from GM as a part of the arrangement General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop smaller, lighter batteries to be used in the next generation of electric cars from both companies.

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GM turns to Titan supercomputer for more detailed diesel combustion modeling

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Grover and the GM team turned to DOE for assistance. The GM team set out to accomplish three things: Use Titan’s GPUs so they could increase the complexity of the chemistry in their combustion models; compare the results of Titan simulations with GM experimental data to measure accuracy; and.

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GM Volts Ahead

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W e had heard rumors that GM would show something special at the Detroit Auto Show , and the rumors were true. The VOLT moves GM toward a car driven solely by electrical components - yes, an electric car.

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GM demonstrates V2I communication on public roads in Shanghai

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GM successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) capability on public roads outside Jiading Auto Innovation Park in Shanghai. John Du, director of the GM China Science Lab. GM is one of the authors of the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicle Road Map, which was released last year. GM looks forward to working with the government to help safely deploy connected vehicle technologies.

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GM on the brink…

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Suffice to say, all of GM’s development programs including the Volt are threatened. For all of GM’s industrial successes and environmental failures, many elements of the American economy including the advertising-dependent entertainment industry — rise and fall with its fortunes. If it provides G.M. But a bankruptcy by G.M. If it provides G.M. But a bankruptcy by G.M. A bankruptcy filing by G.M. The chief executives of G.M.,

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GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

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Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s global fuel-cell business director Charles Freese seemed confident that hydrogen will become a next big step in transportation. General Motors GM hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

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GM to Launch?

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GM Concept Car T here has been a rumor that General Motors might have a plug-in to show at the North American International Car Show in Detroit this coming January. GM likely to launch new plug-in hybrid Reuters Nov 10, 2006 DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp.

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GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

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General Motors GM Mark Reuss plug-in cars Profit Mary BarraAutomotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features, new powertrains, and new types of vehicles. More than six years after modern electric cars hit the market in volume, many automakers are only now deciding on their strategies.

GM Shanghais the Volt

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GM recalls 2013 Chevrolet Volts for battery software (Updated)

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GM said Friday that it will recall 3,233 2013 model year Chevrolet Volts to remedy a problem with battery cell balancing that could cause the car to shut down in traffic. The recall mirrors two service campaigns for the 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EVs for similar behavior. Some 2017 Bolt EVs got new battery packs after some defective cells could

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GM Series Plug-in Hybrid?

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In early November, an LA Times story heralding GM’s resurrection of the plug-in car was carried by newspapers worldwide. GM announced it will show some sort of plug-in car at the Detroit Auto Show in January. GM made a prototype plug-in hybrid EV1 during the 90s. Rumors had already begun about GM’s electric intentions. I’ll report on any GM announcements or rumors that come out of the LA Auto Show in early December in my next PIA report.

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GM gives app developers industry-first in-vehicle testing

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General Motors has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app that gives approved developers who have created in-vehicle applications the ability to test them in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle app testing is the next step for app developers who have already created a proof of concept using GM’s next-generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK). By introducing GM Dev Client, we’re giving developers the missing link they need to finalize their applications.

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GM CEO: FCVs 10X more expensive than electric

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GM CEO Fritz Henderson sat down with reporters and editors from the Washington Post yesterday. Post: Is GM pulling back on its hydrogen car? Tags: GM california air resources board chevy volt fuel cell vehicle fritz henderson No real news on the Volt, but his comments on Fuel Cell Vehicles should cause a stir. Anyone at CARB in Sacramento paying attention? Henderson: "Are we putting resources into it? Not as much.

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Ohio State takes first place in DOE/GM EcoCAR 3 competition

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NYSE:GM). Additional sponsors joining the DOE and GM include: MathWorks; National Science Foundation; California Air Resources Board; NXP; AVL Powertrain Engineering; The Bosch Group; ETAS; PACCAR; dSPACE, Inc.;

2018 85

GM investing additional $1B in US manufacturing

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billion announced in 2016 and more than $21 billion GM has invested in its US operations since 2009. GM’s announcement is part of the company’s increased focus on overall efficiency over the last four years. At the same time, GM reduced more than 15,000 positions outside the US, bringing most of those jobs to America. GM has also been facilitating its supplier base to do the same. General Motors will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations.

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Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

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General Motors GM Future Cars Apple Google plug-in cars Silicon ValleyOver the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the established order in the global auto industry? The answer remains to be seen, but this month brought news that both companies are restructuring their efforts. DON'T MISS: 2017.

2016 87

Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

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General Motors GM Chevy small cars plug-in cars Platform Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV had a fast and unusual development process. General Motors partnered closely with Korean electronics firm LG, whose LG Chem subsidiary provided its lithium-ion battery cells. Other LG units contributed both electric and electronic components and now act as contract manufacturers for significant parts of the car's.

2016 87

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

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Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service might affect availability. Los Angeles General Motors GM Chevy Car Sharing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Lyft MavenWith the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers.

2017 68

GM, Honda set up joint fuel-cell manufacturing plant, 2020 production goal

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General Motors GM hydrogen research and development hydrogen fuel cellBattery-electric cars are being delivered in volume today, but planned hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major automakers are on a more gradual timeframe. This morning, General Motors and Honda jointly announced that the two companies would establish a joint venture to produce hydrogen fuel-cell systems for future products from each carmaker.

2017 74

GM EN-V Concept Car - Small, Electric, and Networked

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Have you heard of the GM EN-V? It's a concept electric vehicle, sort of a cross between a personal electric car and a cell phone. In a word? Inevitable

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Is GM Playing Games with the Volt?

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As I've blogged previously , I want to believe as much as the next guy that the Volt - GM's announced plug-in hybrid - is real. GM wants us to believe they are serious about the Volt, but continue to fight over CAFE. Edmunds Inside Line reports Chevrolet Volt Goes to Washington To Underline GM's Anti-CAFE-Increase Argument. Joe Romm asks the question on Grist Is the Chevy Volt just more GM greenwashing?

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Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

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GM's 238-mile battery-electric hatchback is rolling out. General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is what we're tempted to suggest about a new article that addresses the launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

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GM's Bob Lutz Queried

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US News and World Report interviews GM's Bob Lutz. So of all the different technologies GM is working on, how would you prioritize them? Electric. Advanced hybrid. Plug-in hybrid. Advanced clean diesels. And far out, there's hydrogen.

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New GM SDK gives developers access to 350+ simulated GM vehicle data signals

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General Motors has introduced a next generation infotainment software development kit ( NGI SDK ) that allows software developers around the world to develop and test in-vehicle applications for GM’s infotainment systems. The NGI SDK mimics real vehicle data, allowing developers outside GM to build apps without making frequent trips to Detroit to conduct testing on infotainment modules. From 2015 to 2016, GM has seen data usage by customers increase nearly 200 percent.

2017 65

GM files petition asking DOT permission to deploy self-driving Cruise AV in 2019; no steering wheel or pedals

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General Motors has filed a Safety Petition with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for GM’s fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV—the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls.

2018 92

GM to start autonomous vehicle manufacturing and testing in Michigan

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GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test vehicles at its Orion Township assembly plant beginning in early 2017. Testing is already underway on GM’s Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan, and with the passage of the SAVE Act legislation will now expand to public roads on the facility’s outskirts. Since the beginning of 2016, GM has taken significant steps in its development of autonomous vehicle technology.

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