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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Chevrolet’s Bolt and Volt are going to be a whole lot more expensive now.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-05 10:00 PT
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
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
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
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
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