Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

Green Car Reports

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.

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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 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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Tesla Autopilot ranking, GM EV investment, VW battery pact, Faraday fire sale: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

GM announces a new electric Chevrolet to sell alongside the Bolt EV—but it wouldn't say what. General Motors GM Tesla Autopilot Faraday Future lithium-ion batteriesA new study is not kind to Tesla's Autopilot. Volkswagen forms an alliance to develop European batteries for EVs. And Faraday Future hosts a fire sale. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Facing criticism from President Trump for idling five.

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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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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 Promotes an Electric Car

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GM rolls last Chevy Volt off Detroit assembly line

Green Car Reports

GM built the last 2019 Chevy Volt on February 15, and in a ceremony last Tuesday it rolled off the assembly line at GM's Hamtramck factory in Detroit—after. With the end of Chevrolet Volt production last week, it looks more like pure electric cars are winning the race to transform driving over more complicated, if versatile plug-in hybrids.

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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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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 reveals electric car production number 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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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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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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GM to invest $300M in Orion Township plant for new Chevrolet EV

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GM said that the decision to bring it to Orion was based on many factors, including: The Orion plant currently builds the Bolt EV, and the new Chevrolet EV will be based off an advanced version of the same vehicle architecture. Including the new investment, GM has invested nearly $1 billion at Orion Assembly since 2009. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 GM has invested more than $22 billion in its US manufacturing operations since 2009.

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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.

2018 83

AR?V eBikes from GM are available for preorder; two models on

Green Car Congress

GM announced AR?V V used GM’s automotive-grade capabilities to set high standards in eBike engineering. GM’s extensive experience with electric vehicle motor software and controls greatly influenced the proprietary GM motor that was built from the ground up specifically for AR?V

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BMW iNext, electric Lyft, Tesla Model 3 price cut, profitable GM EVs: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

And GM CEO Mary Barra says the company's electric cars won't be profitable until the early 2020s. GM LyftTesla cut prices on the Model 3—again. BMW revealed the next version of its iNext SUV winter testing in Sweden. Lyft plans to give customers and drivers electric lifts. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Responding to cuts in its tax.

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid, flow batteries, Greenlots, GM-Tesla pickup rumor: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

And a report reveals that Tesla may be supplying batteries and motors for a new electric pickup from GM. pickup GM self-driving carsThe EPA released impressive fuel-economy estimates for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Indiana professors combine ethanol, and fuel-cell tech in affordable next-gen electric-car battery. One-step Plug&Charge comes to Greenlots chargers.

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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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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’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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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid, Bill Gates, GM e-bikes: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighs in on electric cars. General Motors launches a pair of compact electric-bikes. Ford prices its 2020 Explorer Hybrid—high. And our latest Twitter poll asks about wireless charging. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Ford released pricing for the 2020 Explorer, including a top-of-the-line-only Explorer.

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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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 to Launch?

Plug In Partners

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.

2006 130

GM Shanghais the Volt

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GM Series Plug-in Hybrid?

Plugs and Cars

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: 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 CEO: FCVs 10X more expensive than electric

Plugs and Cars

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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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 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.

2018 70

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.

2018 57

GM using Autodesk generative design software for lightweighting work

Green Car Congress

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 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.

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, 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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Honda and GM update fuel cell partnership

Green Cars News

It was back in July that GM and Honda announced an agreement to co-develop hydrogen storage technologies and next-generati[.]. Honda GM

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GM's Bob Lutz Queried

Plugs and Cars

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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