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GM Advises Bolt EV Owners to Park Vehicles Outside Over Fire Risk

GM Advises Bolt EV Owners to Park Vehicles Outside Over Fire Risk

The latest safety issues involve a recall that was announced last November.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-17 07:45 PT

GM, Startup Commercial Company BrightDrop Announce Fleet Charging Service

GM, Startup Commercial Company BrightDrop Announce Fleet Charging Service

General Motors believes that having a charging service for fleet use will help the transition to electric vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-07-11 16:00 PT

GM Agrees to California’s Emissions Requirement, Wants Federal Help for EV Adoption

GM Agrees to California’s Emissions Requirement, Wants Federal Help for EV Adoption

General Motors has changed its tune on California’s emissions requirements that were put into effect in 2019, but requested flexibility from the Biden Administration.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-13 22:15 PT

Trade Group Representing U.S. Auto Suppliers Opposes Setting a Date for the Phase Out Gas-powered Passenger Vehicles

Trade Group Representing U.S. Auto Suppliers Opposes Setting a Date for the Phase Out Gas-powered Passenger Vehicles

​The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a trade group representing over 1,000 U.S. auto suppliers, is opposing the phase out of gas-powered vehicles stating that the move would cost thousands of jobs in the auto industry. MEMA told a Senate Commerce subcommittee on transportation that the Biden Administration should continue to set regulatory requirements that ensure suppliers keep working to improve internal combustion engines, rather than phasing them out.

Eric Walz2021-04-28 10:45 PT

General Motors Accelerated the Development of the Cadillac LYRIQ Using Virtual Engineering Tools

General Motors Accelerated the Development of the Cadillac LYRIQ Using Virtual Engineering Tools

On Monday, automaker General Motors said its was able to speed up development of the upcoming Cadillac LYRIQ electric SUV using the same types of virtual engineering tools used by engineers and researchers in other fields. GM said that employing virtual design, development and validation (VDDV) has a profound impact on the overall efficiency of its vehicle development programs.

Eric Walz2021-04-26 14:10 PT

General Motors Contemplating Bolt EV Regional Inventory Hub

General Motors Contemplating Bolt EV Regional Inventory Hub

The American automaker is considering coming out with regional inventory hubs that would cut customer wait times and dealer costs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-27 07:45 PT

Fuel Cell Truck Startup Nikola Corp Announces its Model Lineup

Fuel Cell Truck Startup Nikola Corp Announces its Model Lineup

Hydrogen fuel cell and electric truck developer Nikola Corp announced its model lineup on Tuesday which includes a truck with a driving range of 900 miles. The company’s fuel cell lineup includes a hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) version of Nikola’s TRE Cabover and the "Nikola Two" FCEV Sleeper, a long-haul truck for the North American market.

FutureCar Staff 2021-02-23 13:15 PT

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise is Planning to Build One of the Largest EV Charging Stations in North America

GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise is Planning to Build One of the Largest EV Charging Stations in North America

Cruise LLC, the autonomous driving developer that's majority owned by General Motors, has filed a project application with the city of San Francisco to build what its calls one of the “largest electric vehicle charging stations in North America”, the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.

Eric Walz2021-02-22 09:30 PT

Ford Motor Co to Increase its Investment in Electrification & Autonomous Driving to $29 Billion Through 2025

Ford Motor Co to Increase its Investment in Electrification & Autonomous Driving to $29 Billion Through 2025

After Ford’s U.S. rival General Motors announced in November that it will increase its investment in electric vehicles to $27 billion, Ford will now increase its own investment as well. The automaker said on Thursday that its upping its investment in electrification and autonomous driving technology to $29 billion, representing a massive investment in the automaker’s future as both U.S. automakers prepare to take on rivals Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW in the EV segment.

Eric Walz2021-02-05 10:50 PT

General Motors is Going Electric, Plans to Phase Out Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

General Motors is Going Electric, Plans to Phase Out Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

​U.S. automaker General Motors announced on Thursday that it plans to become a carbon neutral company by 2040. To reach that goal, the automaker plans to phase out internal combustion engine models, including light-duty trucks and SUVs by 2035 in what will be a historic move for the company that has been building gas-powered vehicles since 1908.

Eric Walz2021-01-28 16:15 PT

Qualcomm to Supply General Motors With Chips for Next-Gen Digital Cockpits and Advanced Driver Assist Systems

Qualcomm to Supply General Motors With Chips for Next-Gen Digital Cockpits and Advanced Driver Assist Systems

Qualcomm Technologies​ is providing chips and other hardware to automaker General Motors for powering digital cockpits, which will include next generation telematics systems, future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving features that will be used in GM’s future vehicles, many of which will be fully-electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-26 16:40 PT

General Motors Launches New Startup 'BrightDrop' for Electric Delivery Vehicles

General Motors Launches New Startup 'BrightDrop' for Electric Delivery Vehicles

The new startup company will focus on making electric delivery vehicles and offer other services to companies like FedEx and UPS.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-01-16 08:00 PT

General Motors to Expand Truck Production to Help Fund the Development of New Electric Vehicles

General Motors to Expand Truck Production to Help Fund the Development of New Electric Vehicles

​As U.S automaker General Motors prepares to electrify its model lineup over the next few years, the company plans to boost capital spending over the next three years to speed development of battery-powered vehicles, CEO Mary Barra said on Thursday. Based on strong sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in North America, GM will boost annual capital spending through at least 2023 to fund its accelerated EV plans.

FutureCar Staff 2020-11-05 11:55 PT

General Motors Interested in Exploring Possibility of Flying Cars

General Motors Interested in Exploring Possibility of Flying Cars

If true, the U.S. automaker would become one of the first traditional automotive brands to set its sights on taking automobiles to the sky.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-19 08:00 PT

General Motors Ultium EV Batteries to Feature Wireless Management System

General Motors Ultium EV Batteries to Feature Wireless Management System

The American automaker’s high-tech batteries will feature a new wireless battery management system that should make things easier for GM to manufacture multiple EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-13 07:30 PT

General Motors Forms Alliance with Japan’s Honda, Will Co-Develop Vehicles for North America

General Motors Forms Alliance with Japan’s Honda, Will Co-Develop Vehicles for North America

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) announced its forming an alliance with Japan’s Honda Motor Co to develop electrified vehicles as well as new propulsion technologies. The goal of the partnership is to accelerate innovation by combining resources.

Eric Walz2020-09-03 09:45 PT

U.S. Automakers Resume Vehicle Production, with New Safety Protocols in Place

U.S. Automakers Resume Vehicle Production, with New Safety Protocols in Place

​On Monday, General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) resumed production at their U.S. factories for the first time in nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eric Walz2020-05-18 15:00 PT

Electric Vehicle Startup Rivian Shares an Update on its Illinois Factory That Was Once Owned by Mitsubishi Motors

Electric Vehicle Startup Rivian Shares an Update on its Illinois Factory That Was Once Owned by Mitsubishi Motors

In the midst of the coronavirus shutdown of the auto industry, Electric vehicle startup Rivian shared a video of the construction progress at its factory in Normal, Illinois. The new factory is where Rivian will build its electric pickup truck and SUV.

Eric Walz2020-04-01 14:15 PT

Automakers Ford & General Motors are Allowing Rival Tesla to Lead U.S. EV Production Until at Least 2026, Data Indicates

Automakers Ford & General Motors are Allowing Rival Tesla to Lead U.S. EV Production Until at Least 2026, Data Indicates

U.S. automakers Ford Motor Co and General Motors plan to collectively build 325,000 electric vehicles per year by 2026, according to their executives and suppliers familiar with the plans. Although its an ambitious goal for the two legacy carmakers, the number of new EVs may not be nearly enough to gain any ground on segment leader Tesla.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-26 15:15 PT

U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford Instruct Employees to Work From Home Beginning Next Week Due to the Coronavirus

U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford Instruct Employees to Work From Home Beginning Next Week Due to the Coronavirus

On Friday, U.S. automakers General Motors and Ford Motor Co said they will have most of their white-collar workforce working remotely as of Monday to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus, which is disrupting the U.S. economy.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-13 15:00 PT

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