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Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Unveils its Battery-Powered Endurance Pickup

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Unveils its Battery-Powered Endurance Pickup

At a livestream event today in Ohio, electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors officially revealed its first vehicle, the fully-electric Endurance pickup truck. The Endurance is targeting a commercial market segment currently dominated by the popular Ford F-Series pickups and trucks from General Motors and its truck division GMC.

Eric Walz2020-06-25 12:00 PT

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

General Motors is Developing an Electric Van for Business Customers to Stave Off Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors is developing a fully-electric van aimed at business users, including shipping companies. The van will be built at the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan. GM does “don’t want to leave the door open for Tesla” as they did in consumer passenger cars, sources say.

Eric Walz2020-06-04 09:45 PT

Chinese Battery Maker BYD to Supply EV Batteries to Ford Motor Company

Chinese Battery Maker BYD to Supply EV Batteries to Ford Motor Company

Chinese battery maker BYD Co Ltd (BYD), will supply EV batteries to U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co, a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed on Monday. Ford’s China joint venture with Changan Automobile is currently seeking government approval to build a plug-in hybrid model equipped with BYD’s batteries, according to the document.

Eric Walz2020-06-01 14:05 PT

General Motors Begins Site Prep on its $2.3 Billion Joint Venture EV Battery Plant in Ohio

General Motors Begins Site Prep on its $2.3 Billion Joint Venture EV Battery Plant in Ohio

General Motors has started site preparations for its new joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The plant will produce the advanced Ultium battery cells for GM’s future electric vehicles together with South Korean battery maker LG Chem.

FutureCar Staff 2020-05-20 14:00 PT

Detroit’s Big 3 Looking to Reopen Factories by May 18: Report

Detroit’s Big 3 Looking to Reopen Factories by May 18: Report

American automakers are holding talks with Michigan’s governor and leaders from the UAW to discuss a potential restart date for American facilities.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-02 05:30 PT

Ford Motor Co. Develops a New Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with 3M in COVID-19 Fight

Ford Motor Co. Develops a New Powered Air-Purifying Respirator with 3M in COVID-19 Fight

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Company today announced it has developed a new powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) with design consultation from safety equipment maker 3M to assist healthcare workers in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Walz2020-04-13 13:25 PT

Tesla Engineers Share Details of a Prototype Ventilator Made With Electric Car Parts

Tesla Engineers Share Details of a Prototype Ventilator Made With Electric Car Parts

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. automakers including General Motors, Ford and Tesla are pitching in by offering to help build ventilators using their vast supplier networks or various car parts. Engineers at Tesla have already built a working prototype, which includes parts from the Model 3, including the electric car’s center-mounted touchscreen display.

Eric Walz2020-04-06 12:30 PT

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors announced today it’s making a $20 billion investment by 2025 in electrification, including new EV architecture, new models and battery cell development. The announcement was part of the automaker’s “EV Day”, an event where GM shared its strategy to grow its electric vehicle sales and transition towards an electric future.

Eric Walz2020-03-04 12:00 PT

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

The Coronavirus has stalled auto production in China and caused new vehicle sales to plummet this month. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said that retail sales of passenger cars in China plummeted 92% on an annual basis in the first 16 days of February.

Eric Walz2020-02-21 11:05 PT

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

GM is bringing back the Hummer as a fully-electric, 1,000 horsepower, zero-emissions truck under the GMC badge. This time around, the new Hummer won’t be judged by its gas mileage.

Eric Walz2020-01-30 10:00 PT

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced its investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to convert the plant to build electric vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. The revamped factory will be GM’s first assembly plant 100% devoted to EV production.

Eric Walz2020-01-27 10:50 PT

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise debuted its fully-autonomous Origin shuttle at a media event last night in San Francisco. The futuristic self-driving shuttle was heavily engineered by Honda, with GM supplying the electric powertrain and Cruise tasked with developing the hardware and autonomous driving systems.

Eric Walz2020-01-22 10:05 PT

Tesla’s Latest Stock Surge Raises its Market Value Higher Than Rivals GM & Ford Combined

Tesla’s Latest Stock Surge Raises its Market Value Higher Than Rivals GM & Ford Combined

Its been an amazing run for the electric automaker to close out the final quarter of 2019. Tesla’s stock more than doubled in the last three months alone. On Monday, shares of Tesla surged 9% to a record high, closing at $547.41, boosting Tesla's market cap to nearly $97 billion.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-14 16:15 PT

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

General Motors is planning on resurrecting the Hummer nameplate as a new electric truck brand, sources said to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The first commercials for the Hummer electric trucks are expected to run during this year's Superbowl on February 2, which serves as one of the most important (and most expensive) advertising opportunities for companies each year.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-10 16:00 PT

U.S. Signals Strong Support for Self-Driving Cars Ahead of Transportation Secretary Speech at CES

U.S. Signals Strong Support for Self-Driving Cars Ahead of Transportation Secretary Speech at CES

At the annual CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, The Trump administration signaled strong support for self-driving vehicles as it releases new guidance from federal agencies.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-08 12:05 PT

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

In an unprecedented series of events, U.S. automaker General Motors announced that it loaned electric truck startup Lordstown Motors $40 million to buy its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio. GM closed the plant earlier this year after the automaker discontinued the Chevy Cruze sedan, which was built there.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-09 16:45 PT

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

U.S. automaker General Motors today announced it is forming a new joint venture (JV) with South Korean battery maker LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for GM’s future battery-electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-12-05 10:50 PT

GM President Mark Reuss Believes These Three Things Are Holding EVs Back

GM President Mark Reuss Believes These Three Things Are Holding EVs Back

Price, range, and charging infrastructure are the three main things holding electric vehicles back from going mainstream in the U.S. believes General Motors’ President Mark Reuss.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-01 08:00 PT

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

Despite the unusual appearance of the Tesla Cybertruck, reservations for it topped 200,000 in just a matter of days, according to Tesla. The slew of reservations might be a good indicator of the growing interest in electric pickups.

Eric Walz2019-11-25 16:45 PT

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

The Trump administration is seeking to revoke California’s authority to set its own standards, citing increased costs to automakers who must comply with it. Automakers Ford Motor Co, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW have already sided with California, however General Motors in a surprise move has decided to side with the Trump administration’s proposal.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-29 16:00 PT

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