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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 Changes Course, Sides With California on Fuel Economy Regulations

General Motors Changes Course, Sides With California on Fuel Economy Regulations

With the incoming Biden Administration, General Motors has decided to no longer back President Donald Trump in his effort to stop California from setting its own emissions regulations.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-28 07:40 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

Cadillac’s Suspension Technology Gets Even Faster and More Precise with ‘MagneRide 4.0’

Cadillac’s Suspension Technology Gets Even Faster and More Precise with ‘MagneRide 4.0’

Cadillac’s parent company General Motors claims that its “MagneRide” is the world’s fastest reacting suspension technology, which allows for greater responsiveness and enhanced isolation from road imperfections. The latest version is called “MagneRide 4.0” and it improves the suspension of Cadillac models even further.

FutureCar Staff 2020-10-21 07:30 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 Takes $2 Billion Equity Stake in Nikola Motor Co., Will Build its Electric/Fuel Cell Badger Pickup

General Motors Takes $2 Billion Equity Stake in Nikola Motor Co., Will Build its Electric/Fuel Cell Badger Pickup

Electric truck startup and Tesla rival Nikola Motor Company has signed a strategic partnership with U.S. automaker General Motors to build its Badger electric and fuel cell pickup truck. The Nikola Badger is the world's first truck with a hydrogen fuel cell or battery-power option.

Eric Walz2020-09-08 12:15 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

General Motors Shutters its Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Unit Maven

General Motors Shutters its Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Unit Maven

General Motors has shuttered its car-sharing platform Maven, which allowed GM owners to share their vehicle as a short-term rental, earning a little extra income in the process. The automaker said it would transfer the Maven assets and resources to its Global Innovation group, which is GM’s incubator for new mobility ideas and technology.

Eric Walz2020-04-22 11:00 PT

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

Except the first vehicle to come with Cadillac’s high-tech driver-assist system is the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which will arrive next summer.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-06 11:00 PT

GM Holding Talks With NHTSA for Autonomous Cars Without Steering Wheels

GM Holding Talks With NHTSA for Autonomous Cars Without Steering Wheels

Roughly a few years after introducing a petition to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors is close to getting an answer to self-driving cars without steering wheels or backup drivers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-28 07:00 PT

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

U.S. automaker General Motors may transform its luxury Cadillac brand to producing only electric models within the next decade. Steve Carlisle, the head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury division, said on Thursday that a majority and possibly all of the brand’s models would be electric vehicles by 2030.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-12 16:10 PT

GM Sells Lordstown Plant to EV Startup Lordstown Motors

GM Sells Lordstown Plant to EV Startup Lordstown Motors

With ownership of the massive plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Lordstown Motors can get to work on building the Endurance, an all-electric pickup truck.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-16 06:00 PT

GM Recalls 680,000 SUVs & Pickups Due to Faulty Brake Sensor

GM Recalls 680,000 SUVs & Pickups Due to Faulty Brake Sensor

General Motors has issued its second largest recall this year, affecting 680,000 SUVs and pickup trucks in the U.S. The recall was issued due to a faulty brake sensor which can lead to unintentional braking, the automaker said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-31 15:30 PT

Cadillac Boosts Super Cruise System With 70,000 Extra Miles

Cadillac Boosts Super Cruise System With 70,000 Extra Miles

Before General Motors plans to expand its semi-autonomous Super Cruise system to other vehicles, the automaker expands the system’s reach by adding 70,000 extra miles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-09 11:00 PT

General Motors, Bechtel Collaborate for EV Charging Stations

General Motors, Bechtel Collaborate for EV Charging Stations

America’s largest automaker, GM, is partnering with the country’s largest construction company, Bechtel, to bring thousands of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles across the country.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-30 13:02 PT

General Motor’s Pulling Maven out of Eight Cities

General Motor’s Pulling Maven out of Eight Cities

Maven, which is a mobility brand that’s run by General Motors, is ceasing operations in eight major cities in the U.S. Major cities that will see the service come to an end include Chicago and New York.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-27 16:00 PT

General Motors Holding Talks to Sell Lordstown Factory to Startup Workhorse

General Motors Holding Talks to Sell Lordstown Factory to Startup Workhorse

The Cincinnati-based Workhorse group that is positioned to manufacture electric pickup trucks could bring a shuttered factory back to light and some much-needed jobs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-11 06:00 PT

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Secures $1.15 Billion in New Funding

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Secures $1.15 Billion in New Funding

GM Cruise LLC, the self-driving arm of parent General Motors, continues to attract big investments. The San Francisco-based company announced today a new $1.15 billion funding round for its autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-05-07 12:11 PT

GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

Why come out with multiple autonomous vehicles running different sensors, hardware, and systems? General Motors came out with a simple solution that makes it possible to turn any car intone that can drive itself.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-08 06:00 PT

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