General Motors has officially launched its new Dealer Community Charging Program with the first public charging station going online in Michigan and Wisconsin. The program in partnership with its dealership network aims to double the number of Level-2 EV charging locations in North America. The program will expand to Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in January 2023.
Eric Walz2022-12-07 09:30 PT
General Motors announced the signing of a term sheet with Vale Canada Limited, a subsidiary of Brazilian mining company Vale S.A., for a long-term supply of battery grade nickel sulfate. The nickel for GM's Ultium batteries will come from Vale’s proposed processing plant in the city of Bécancour, Québec, Canada. Vale is North America’s largest producer of finished nickel.
FutureCar Staff 2022-11-17 14:00 PT
General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise network in North America by doubling the number of roads where drivers can activate the hand-free automated highway driving feature. The expanded network includes a combination of undivided and divided highway roads. GM is also adding the famed Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) is California, which allows for hands-free driving along the scenic coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Eric Walz2022-09-09 10:30 PT
For U.S. automaker General Motors, securing long-term supply deals for the raw materials used to produce EV batteries, such as lithium hydroxide, is essential to reach the company's goal of phasing out gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035. Now GM has announced two major long-term supply deals for enough lithium and cathode materials to build five million EVs, which will be vital to the automaker's electrification plans.
Eric Walz2022-09-02 10:00 PT
General Motors launched a new interactive virtual experience called “EV Live” where customers can learn more about its electric vehicles. The new website can be accessed via a desktop computer or mobile device and its part of GM’s mission to make EV ownership accessible to all. EV Live will also serve as an educational platform to accelerate EV adoption in the U.S.
Eric Walz2022-08-31 11:15 PT
General Motors officially revealed the new 2024 Blazer EV last night, which marks the company’s first entrance into the popular mid-size electric crossover segment that’s currently dominated by Tesla’s Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach E and Hyundai IONIQ 5, along with dozens of other gas-powered models.
Eric Walz2022-08-25 07:30 PT
General Motors announced a new partnership with Pilot Company, a leading operator of gas stations and truck stops in the U.S. The two companies are collaborating on a nationwide DC electric vehicle fast charging network that will be installed, operated and maintained by EV charging provider EVgo.
FutureCar Staff 2022-08-20 14:10 PT
General Motors wants to give first responders the right training to deal with electric-vehicle crashes, which includes putting out fires.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-08-10 07:30 PT
General Motors CEO Mary Barra believes that the only way for the brand to compete with Tesla is to sell affordable electric cars, which is something that has alluded the all-electric luxury brand.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-13 07:00 PT
General Motors announced today a multi-year cobalt sourcing agreement with Swiss mining company Glencore. The company will supply GM with cobalt to produce electric vehicle batteries from its Murrin Murrin nickel and cobalt mining operations in Australia. Cobalt is a key raw material for electric vehicle batteries and automakers around are entering into supply deals to ensure they have a reliable supply of it for the batteries in their future electric vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-05-19 07:30 PT
U.S. automaker General Motors is expanding its partnership with Japan's Honda Motor Co. The two automakers will co-develop new and more affordable electric vehicles in all segments, including passenger cars and SUVs. As part of the expanded collaboration, the two companies will work together to enable global production of millions of jointly-developed EVs starting in 2027.
Eric Walz2022-05-12 08:00 PT
That number of reservations includes both the pickup truck and SUV and, if all of the reservations turn into orders, could see the models be backed up until 2024.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-05-10 16:00 PT
U.S. automaker General Motors has created a new organization within the company named “Commercial Growth Strategies and Operations”. The new organization will oversee current cross-brand activities that strengthen GM’s position in the commercial market. GM appointed Steve Hill to lead the new organization. Hill has served as vice president of GM’s Chevrolet brand since Nov 2019.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-04 10:40 PT
General Motors announced on Friday its acquiring SoftBank Vision Fund’s equity ownership stake in San Francisco-based autonomous driving technology developer Cruise for $2.1 billion. As part of the massive investment, GM is separately making an additional $1.35 billion investment in Cruise, replacing a previous commitment made by the Softbank’s Vision Fund fund in 2018.
Eric Walz2022-04-24 17:00 PT
General Motors has recalled the brand new GMC Hummer EV due to an embedded software fault in the tail light assemblies. The recall affected only 10 vehicles, but identifying the problem early on helped GM to avoid a more widespread recall, along with the backlash from the public that often is a result of safety recalls in the auto industry.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-24 13:00 PT
An electric vehicle’s powerful battery is an untapped power source when the vehicle is parked. So to put that usable power to good use, General Motors announced a new partnership with California utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) that will allow GM customers to use their electric vehicles as backup power sources for their homes.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-14 11:15 PT
General Motors once had big plans for its investment in electric truck startup Lordstown Motors, but after accusations of fraud which led to the sudden departure of Lordstown Chief Executive and founder Steve Burns along with Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez last year, GM is officially walking away. GM announced on Tuesday it has sold off its stake in Lordstown Motors.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-07 17:30 PT
General Motors’ autonomous driving unit Cruise has petitioned the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for permission to deploy the Cruise Origin driverless shuttle on roads in the U.S. as part of a commercial ride-hailing service that’s similar to Uber. The Origin is the first production vehicle purposefully built by a global automaker without a steering wheel or brake pedal.
FutureCar Staff 2022-03-30 15:10 PT
General Motors now plans to increase production of its electric trucks and Cadillac sport utility vehicles this year six times more than previously planned, according to information shared with suppliers. GM told suppliers for its electric GMC Hummer EV trucks to plan for production of 21,000 vehicles this year at the automaker's Factory Zero in Detroit, up from the previous plan to build just 3,800 vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-03-17 16:45 PT
GM announced today its investing more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites to build electric vehicles and batteries. The massive investment will significantly increase GM’s production capacity for electric vehicles. The $7 billion investment is the single largest investment announcement in automaker's 100+ year history.
Eric Walz2022-03-03 10:00 PT
FutureCar Staff Sep 26, 2023 4:19 PM PT