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General Motors Provides an Update on its Plans for a ‘Zero Emissions’ Electric Future at CES 2021

General Motors Provides an Update on its Plans for a ‘Zero Emissions’ Electric Future at CES 2021

With its first new logo in 50 years unveiled last week, U.S. automaker General Motors is getting ready for its electrified future. GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra delivered the opening keynote at this year's virtual CES where she shared some updates on the company's vision of an electrified future. The automaker want to put everyone into an electric vehicle.

Eric Walz2021-01-12 16:50 PT

General Motors Once Again Teases its Upcoming Bolt 'Electric Utility Vehicle' Ahead of its 2021 Production Start

General Motors Once Again Teases its Upcoming Bolt 'Electric Utility Vehicle' Ahead of its 2021 Production Start

General Motors has once again teased its upcoming 2022 Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV), which will share most of its architecture with the Bolt EV hatchback. Production is set to begin in Summer 2021.

Manish Kharinta2020-12-30 09:30 PT

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

GM's Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Feature Coming to the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

With Ford announcing that the F-150 is going to get similar hands-off technology, it looks like General Motors doesn’t want to fall behind in the pickup truck wars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-12 07:45 PT

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Deploys its Self-driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Human Backup

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise Deploys its Self-driving Vehicles in San Francisco Without Human Backup

GM’s Autonomous Driving Division Cruise said it was deploying five self-driving vehicles in San Francisco without human backup drivers. Cruise chief executive Dan Ammann made the announcement in a conference call Wednesday morning. Cruise was granted a permit in October that allows it to test autonomous vehicles in the city without a driver behind the wheel.

Eric Walz2020-12-09 16:05 PT

Nissan Joins General Motors in Backing California’s Stricter Emission Rules for Motor Vehicles

Nissan Joins General Motors in Backing California’s Stricter Emission Rules for Motor Vehicles

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. has joined General Motors in exiting a group of automakers that had backed U.S. President Donald Trump in his bid to prevent California from imposing its own vehicle emissions rules. Nissan initially sided with the Trump administration on loosening the fuel economy standards, but after GM reversed its stance last week, Nissan is following the company's lead.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-04 17:00 PT

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

General Motors Forced to Recall Nearly 6 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Takata Airbags

​U.S. automaker General Motors will recall millions of vehicles due faulty airbag inflators, which can injure occupants if the vehicle’s airbags are deployed during an accident. The airbags in question were supplied by Japanese auto supplier Takata Corporation and are installed in GM vehicles beginning in the 2007 model year through 2014.

Eric Walz2020-11-23 10:45 PT

General Motors to Boost Investments to $27 Billion for the Development of New Electric Vehicles as the Company Transforms for the Future

General Motors to Boost Investments to $27 Billion for the Development of New Electric Vehicles as the Company Transforms for the Future

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) is going all in on electrification in a bid to gain some ground on Tesla and other rival automakers with billions in new investments. The automaker’s total investments to develop new electric vehicles now totals $27 billion through 2025, which is more than half of GM's capital spending.

Eric Walz2020-11-19 13:00 PT

General Motors Plans to Further Boost its Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in EVs, Sources Say

General Motors Plans to Further Boost its Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in EVs, Sources Say

General Motors CEO Mary Barra plans to announce the company’s revised and accelerated EV strategy on Thursday, which is reported to include billions in new investments. The move is also to convince investors it can be a serious competitor to electric automaker Tesla in the future, which is now the world's most valuable car company.

Eric Walz2020-11-18 10:45 PT

U.S. Retailer Walmart Partners with GM's Cruise on a Self-Driving Delivery Pilot in Arizona

U.S. Retailer Walmart Partners with GM's Cruise on a Self-Driving Delivery Pilot in Arizona

​U.S. retail giant Walmart Inc. is launching an autonomous delivery pilot with Cruise, the majority-owned autonomous driving subsidiary of automaker General Motors. The pilot program is set to begin early next year in Scottsdale, Arizona, Walmart announced on Tuesday. As part of the pilot, customers can place an order from their local Walmart store and have it delivered in one of Cruise’s fully-electric self-driving vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-11-10 13:00 PT

General Motors Adding 3,000 High-Tech Jobs in its Push Towards Electrification & Vehicle Connectivity

General Motors Adding 3,000 High-Tech Jobs in its Push Towards Electrification & Vehicle Connectivity

As U.S. automaker General Motors plans for an electric future that includes self-driving cars and software-as-a-service (SaaS), the company is looking to add thousands of high-tech roles. GM announced on Monday its hiring 3,000 employees through the first quarter of 2021 for new roles in fields such as software engineering, IT and design. The move will also increase diversity and inclusion and contribute to GM’s overall electrification strategy.

Eric Walz2020-11-09 16:35 PT

China Tells U.S. Companies, Including General Motors & Qualcomm, They Are Welcome in its Market

China Tells U.S. Companies, Including General Motors & Qualcomm, They Are Welcome in its Market

Despite the ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and Beijing, China welcomes U.S. companies to actively participate in its market and will strive to create a fair and just environment, the industry ministry said on Monday after a meeting it held with firms including Qualcomm Inc and U.S. automaker General Motors.

FutureCar Staff 2020-10-20 07:30 PT

GM Renames is Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant 'Factory ZERO’ to Represent the Automaker’s Future

GM Renames is Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant 'Factory ZERO’ to Represent the Automaker’s Future

GM's Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant is being retooled to become the company's premier electric vehicle plant where the automaker will build many of its future EVs. The factory is also getting a new name that aligns with GM’s corporate mission of a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Eric Walz2020-10-16 11:15 PT

CEO of Electric-Fuel Cell Truck Startup Nikola Corp Resigns Amid Allegations of Fraud

CEO of Electric-Fuel Cell Truck Startup Nikola Corp Resigns Amid Allegations of Fraud

Trevor Milton, the CEO and founder of promising hydrogen fuel cell and electric truck startup Nikola Corp has resigned from the company he founded. Milton stepped down following claims of nepotism and fraud by a Wall Street short-seller that sparked an U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-21 12:05 PT

Tesla Shares Fall 21% After S&P 500 Exclusion & GM Acquires a Stake in Rival Nikola Motor

Tesla Shares Fall 21% After S&P 500 Exclusion & GM Acquires a Stake in Rival Nikola Motor

Tesla's rising stock price has been hit by the unpredictable realities of the financial markets. On Tuesday, U.S. automaker General Motors announced its taking a $2 billion stake in electric truck startup and Tesla rival Nikola Motor Company. The announcement follows last Friday's news that Tesla missed out on being included in the elite S&P 500 stock index, sending its shares down 21.6% today, the biggest one day drop in Tesla's history.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-08 17:00 PT

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors to go Public in Blank-Check Reverse Merger Deal

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors to go Public in Blank-Check Reverse Merger Deal

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors has agreed to go public in a deal with blank-check company Diamond Peak Holdings. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter this year. The deal values the electric truck start-up at $1.6 billion, the companies announced on Monday.

Eric Walz2020-08-03 11:30 PT

General Motors & EVgo to Triple the Size of the Largest Public EV Charging Network in the U.S.

General Motors & EVgo to Triple the Size of the Largest Public EV Charging Network in the U.S.

U.S. automaker General Motors has teamed up with the EV charging infrastructure operator EVgo to triple the size of its U.S. charging network, building more than 2,700 new fast charging stations in cities throughout the U.S. The Los Angeles-based company currently owns and operates the nation's largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles in the U.S.

Eric Walz2020-07-31 09:30 PT

GM Reports a Loss of $806M in Q2, But Strong Demand for its Trucks Helped Offset the Impact of the Pandemic

GM Reports a Loss of $806M in Q2, But Strong Demand for its Trucks Helped Offset the Impact of the Pandemic

U.S. automaker General Motors announced its second quarter earnings on Wednesday and it appears that the automaker has weathered the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic better than analysts had predicted.

Eric Walz2020-07-29 15:45 PT

GM’s Annual Sustainability Report Confirms its Commitment to Electric Vehicles With 12 New Models Coming by 2023

GM’s Annual Sustainability Report Confirms its Commitment to Electric Vehicles With 12 New Models Coming by 2023

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) released its tenth annual sustainability report on Thursday. The latest sustainability report confirms the automaker's commitment to electrification. The report outlines GM’s plans to introduce 12 new fully-electric models by 2023 and that the recent pandemic has not caused any delays in the launch of the new models.

Eric Walz2020-07-17 14:30 PT

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

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