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 Promotes an Electric Car

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GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

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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.

2017 85

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.

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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 67

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.

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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 66

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.

2018 94

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.

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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 reveals electric car production number in 2010.in India

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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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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.

2017 64

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, 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 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 88

GM files patents for new active aerodynamic aids

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The three patent applications were all filed as part of Chevrolet's design for the new eighth-generation Corvette, but they could make their way to other GM cars General Motors filed patent applications in June for three types of active aerodynamic systems that could make cars more efficient and potentially even give electric cars longer ranges.

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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.

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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 85

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.

2017 64

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 66

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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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 69

New Cadillac XT4 compact luxury SUV for China features GM Tripower propulsion system

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The engine includes the GM TriPower system which has three distinct operating.

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GM commits to more efficient, electric, and autonomous cars

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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 62

GM working on ultra fast charging system for Chevy Bolt EV

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GM is the latest automaker to join the race toward faster-charging electric cars, with a new project to develop an "extreme fast charger" that can deliver up to 180 miles of range to a Chevy Automakers are in a new race, not for miles per hour on a track or the street, but in miles per hour regained while an electric car is sitting at a charger.

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GM to expand Chevy Bolt EV sales, bring battery production to US

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At the same time, GM is expanding battery production for the Bolt EV from South Korea to a new factory in Michigan. As part of a sweeping update on General Motors' electric-car plans, CEO Mary Barra announced the company will expand production and sales of the Chevy Bolt EV. In a blog post on LinkedIn on Wednesday, Barra laid out the company's. General Motors Chevrolet Bolt

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Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

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Detroit General Motors Elon Musk GM Tesla Motors Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last week, Tesla briefly passed General Motors to become the most valuable U.S. automaker by market capitalization. It had passed Ford last week, and long ago surpassed the value.

2017 63

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

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

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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.

2017 65

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 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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Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

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In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's development. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development said in October that the company's partnership with LG Chem was "unprecedented." Manufacturing General Motors GM Partnership Mark Reuss plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) lg-chem

2016 63

GM Targets Tesla With 200-Mile Bolt EV Mantra: 'For Regular People, Not Elites'

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General Motors GM Tesla Motors plug-in cars Mary Barra Tesla Model 3 Chevrolet Bolt EVIf we heard it once, we heard it a dozen times this week. The upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car is "for regular people, not for the elites." You'd almost think that General Motors had adopted the "1 Percent" meme that appears to be the lasting legacy of Occupy Wall Street. DON'T MISS: Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production.

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GM says green-car buyers should consider its diesels: here's why

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General Motors GM carbon dioxide Chevrolet Cruze DieselDiesel engines will continue to appear in pickup trucks, European luxury SUVs, and at least a few mass-market crossover utility vehicles. Two of those are the Chevrolet Equinox and Mazda CX-5 crossovers that will launch for the 2018 model year. But the future of diesel in U.S. passenger cars remains far more up in the air, due to a confluence of.

2017 63

GM on the brink…

Revenge of the Electric Car

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 Plans to Build Electric Cadillacs?

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This sounds like an interesting new twist on the Chevy Volt saga. Electric luxury cars on the horizon. Count me in

The first Volt from GM was also a plug-in hybrid, but it was built in 1980

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Chevrolet's Volt wasn't the original, or even the first Volt from GM. It built the Silver Volt, a plug-in hybrid based on a contemporary Buick station wagon—16 years before the GM EV1. Electric Auto Corporation receives that distinction for their car built in 1980, at the height of America's second gas crisis. CHECK OUT: Modern electric cars. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 63

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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