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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

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

GM plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said today.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-18 16:30 PT

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

​The fallout from the ongoing strike at General Motors by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is having a ripple effect throughout the auto industry, especially in Michigan where the automaker is headquartered. A new report released on Tuesday by research and consulting firm Anderson Economic Group estimates the strike is affecting nearly 150,000 workers in the auto industry.

Eric Walz2019-10-08 16:30 PT

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

Chevrolet’s Bolt and Volt are going to be a whole lot more expensive now.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-05 10:00 PT

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

Small block V8s may have helped General Motors become popular, but the American brand is looking toward EVs as the future.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-28 07:00 PT

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

Amazon continues its push into the automotive space, and soon driver’s of select General Motors vehicles will able to control their infotainment systems using just their voice. On Wednesday, General Motors announced it will enable U.S. owners of 2018 and newer model vehicles to download Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant software to control navigation, streaming media and phones starting next year.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-26 17:45 PT

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

Drivers of GM vehicles will soon be able to use Google Assistant and other Google products in their cars without having to sync their smartphones. GM said it will work with Google to bring new infotainment options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles around the world beginning in 2021.

Eric Walz2019-09-05 13:15 PT

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

Autonomous companies, like General Motors’ Cruise, don’t have the best record with the community. Cruise is looking to change that with a partnership with not-for-profit Humanmade.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-19 10:20 PT

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

The top two U.S. automakers are preparing for a possible economic downturn, the companies said on Tuesday, as an ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing fuels fears of a global recession.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-13 17:20 PT

Workhorse, the EV Company Looking to Move Into GM’s Shuttered Ohio Plant Gets a $25 Million Cash Infusion

Workhorse, the EV Company Looking to Move Into GM’s Shuttered Ohio Plant Gets a $25 Million Cash Infusion

Workhorse Group, the electric truckmaker that General Motors confirmed last month it was in negotiations with the company’s founder to purchase its shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio has received a much-needed cash infusion.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-10 20:17 PT

General Motors CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

General Motors CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker’s plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio, arguing the plan to sell the plant to electric vehicle startup Workhorse Group Inc was thoroughly vetted and has a chance of succeeding.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-05 16:37 PT

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

​For General Motors, pickup trucks and SUVs are a highly profitable segment and the company is working to ramp up production. The Detroit-based automaker said on Thursday it would invest $24 million to increase truck production at its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The plant builds the popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.

Eric Walz2019-05-30 14:10 PT

GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM requested that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards, including deploying autonomous vehicles without a steering wheel or pedals, to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars.

Eric Walz2019-05-22 17:03 PT

GM Says its Vehicle Lineup Will Be Capable of Receiving OTA Updates Beginning in 2023

GM Says its Vehicle Lineup Will Be Capable of Receiving OTA Updates Beginning in 2023

Following the footsteps of electric automaker Tesla, General Motors said on Monday that all of its future models will be able to receive over-the-air updates by 2023.

Eric Walz2019-05-20 12:12 PT

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the electric vehicle tax credit to another 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer, on top of the current cap of 200,000 vehicles. The move to expand the credit is intended to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-04-10 13:23 PT

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

​General Motors today announced is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new electric vehicle. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations

FutureCar Staff 2019-03-22 13:55 PT

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Automation Signs Lease for a New Office in Southern California

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Automation Signs Lease for a New Office in Southern California

​San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, the startup working with General Motors to develop its self-driving technology, is expanding its presence to Southern California. The self-driving arm of GM is reportedly moving into a two-story building in Pasadena, California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-25 19:03 PT

Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Health Industry Group, the Hong Kong-based real estate investment company which owned a majority stake in troubled electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, has purchased a majority stake in National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS). NEVS is the company that purchased the assets of defunct Swedish automaker Saab in 2012.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-16 17:12 PT

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss is taking over from Dan Ammann, who left his role in November 2018 to become the president of Cruise, GM’s autonomous driving unit based in San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-03 12:52 PT

General Motors Pushes to Retain the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors Pushes to Retain the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as the company deals with the political fallout triggered by its recently announced plan to shutter several U.S. assembly plants and cut thousands of jobs. The EV tax credit is designed to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-12-10 17:27 PT

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