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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

Green Car Reports

GM is launching an effort to propose a 50-state solution for electric vehicles, including a national version of. General Motors EPA GM California CARB Fuel Economy Mary Barra Donald TrumpThe term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal government’s dialog on fuel efficiency and electric vehicles.

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GM battery facility discharge suggests no immediate successor for Chevy Volt

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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Rivian fast charging, Volkswagen electrics, Trump vs GM: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

EPA GM Donald Trump RivianWhich upcoming electric car has a battery pack engineered to be upgraded to 800 volts? What company plans to do more serious marketing of electric cars' strengths? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending December 21, 2018. This week contained a mix of news about upcoming faster.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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GM electric plans, Faraday's future, expanding charger access: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

GM plans to announce a major shift in manufacturing that could benefit electric cars. Multiple sources indicate that GM plans a big shift in its manufacturing. General Motors GM Camaro Charging Networks Faraday FutureChevrolet introduced a concept electric drag racer. Charging networks join forces. And Faraday Future loses a key executive in financing turmoil. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a national mandate. global warming GMHyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. And a new report from the journal Nature shows global warming may already be much worse than expected. All this and more on Green Car Reports. As solar panels get.

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GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM Chevy Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving carsThe Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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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And GM follows suit; 10,000 cut

Plugs and Cars

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: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

Green Car Congress

During its Capital Markets Day presentation, GM said that Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new global battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM’s foundation for an advanced family of profitable EVs.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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GM reveals electric car production number in 2010.in India

Plugs and Cars

GM recently entered into a 50/50 partnership with Reva, the Indian electric car company, to produce an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark. According to a report in the Business Standard of India, GM plans to sell 4000 electric Sparks in India in 2010. Tags: gm.

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Trump vows retaliation against GM for layoffs

Green Car Reports

After General Motors announced on Monday that it will kill the Chevy Volt as part of an effort to streamline its lineup, close five factories, and lay off 15 percent of its workers, President Trump took to Twitter to vow retaliation for the damage the layoffs could do to the U.S. economy. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we. tax credit plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

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.

2017 64

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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GM puts $336m into Volt plant

Revenge of the Electric Car

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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2017 Chevy Bolt EV Development: GM, LG Chem Reveal Deep Partnership

Green Car Reports

Now GM has revealed how it. Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt EV Future Cars GM Mark Reuss lg-chem plug-in carsWhen General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV concept last January at the Detroit Auto Show, the 200-mile electric car was a shock to the industry. But equally startling was the launch schedule that emerged over the following months: The Bolt EV is to go into production before the end of 2016.

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WashPost: Volt Caused GM's woes

Plugs and Cars

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, Honda partner on next-generation electric-car batteries

Green Car Reports

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.

2018 65

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

Green Car Reports

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 Volt Program = $700m

Revenge of the Electric Car

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

Green Car Reports

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 66

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

Green Car Reports

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 72

Jeep and Ram diesels, Cadillac electrics, MyChevy updates, Audi chargers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

GM announced a major restructuring that will result in more electric cars, with Cadillac as its focus. Fiat Chrysler will fix its dirty Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesels. And Audi has partnered with Amazon to get home chargers installed for its e-tron customers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In a settlement reminiscent of.

2019 67

GM to kill Chevy Volt production in 2019 (Updated)

Green Car Reports

General Motors confirmed Monday morning that it plans to cease production of the Chevrolet Volt in March, as part of an effort to streamline production and pivot its business more toward zero-emissions and personal-mobility efforts. The Volt was the first production plug-in car sold in the U.S. when it went on sale in 2010, but has struggled with. General Motors plug-in cars

2018 87

GM EV1 exec leaves Faraday Future

Green Car Reports

In the midst of the latest round of financial turmoil at the company, Faraday Future has lost a key executive, according to a report in the Verge. Peter Savagian was senior vice president at Faraday Future. And he was the chief engineer of General Motors' EV1, arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car. One anonymous source inside. Faraday Future

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What will happen to GM's Voltec system now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued?

Green Car Reports

GM's discontinuation of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid—sorry, extended-range electric vehicle—technology last month came as a blow to many plug-in car fans. The car could allow 90 percent of Americans, according to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics data, to drive to work and back every day without using a drop of gas. For all intents. Polls

2018 69

U.K. To Miss Out On 200-Mile Chevy Bolt EV, GM's 'Electric Car For Everyone'?

Green Car Reports

That same car will also likely be sold in Europe, under GM's German Opel nameplate--effectively replacing the Opel Ampera, a Chevy Volt-in-drag. Green Chevrolet Bolt EV England Future Cars GM General Motors Right hand drive plug-in carsNorth American buyers are eagerly anticipating the debut late next year of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a 200-mile subcompact electric car promised to sell for $37,500 before incentives.

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New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

Green Car Reports

General Motors in-car electronics Michigan GM plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) LG Chem assembly plantsThe question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a listing of content sources, specifying what percentage by value of its overall content comes from which countries or regions. Electric cars, it turns out, have some anomalies.

IIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes

Green Car Congress

GM provided vehicle identification numbers (VINs) for vehicles with and without front crash and other crash avoidance systems.

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GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM Autonomous cars plug-in cars sustainabilityGeneral Motors will focus more heavily on electrified cars and alternatives to traditional car ownership to meet anticipated future regulations and predicted consumer trends. The Detroit automaker won't achieve its goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on U.S. roads by next year, it said, but is still committed to larger volumes. It also.

2016 60

Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

Green Car Reports

On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very. Detroit Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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GM Volts Ahead

Plug In Partners

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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Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

Green Car Reports

General Motors GM Chevy Future Cars plug-in cars Mary BarraIt's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development costs of new platforms across a wider range of products. It also means that two seemingly dissimilar models—such as a sedan and a utility vehicle—can share.

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