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General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors announced on Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

Eric Walz2019-09-11 11:45 PT

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

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

General Motors, Volkswagen Want to Go Straight to Fully Electric Cars

General Motors, Volkswagen Want to Go Straight to Fully Electric Cars

Instead of coming out with hybrids, General Motors and Volkswagen are only interested in bringing fully electric cars to the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-24 06:00 PT

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

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

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

The top two U.S. automakers are preparing for a possible economic downturn, the companies said on Tuesday, as an ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing fuels fears of a global recession.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-13 17:20 PT

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

General Motors is open to working with other automakers on the development of electric vehicles, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-02 11:57 PT

GM Cruise Delays the Launch of its Commercial Robotaxi Service in San Francisco

GM Cruise Delays the Launch of its Commercial Robotaxi Service in San Francisco

GM's self-driving division Cruise said on Wednesday it was delaying the commercial deployment of cars past its target of 2019, as more testing of the vehicles was required. Cruise is testing its fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs in San Francisco for a planned autonomous ride-hailing service.

Eric Walz2019-07-24 11:00 PT

General Motors CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

General Motors CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker’s plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio, arguing the plan to sell the plant to electric vehicle startup Workhorse Group Inc was thoroughly vetted and has a chance of succeeding.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-05 16:37 PT

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

​For General Motors, pickup trucks and SUVs are a highly profitable segment and the company is working to ramp up production. The Detroit-based automaker said on Thursday it would invest $24 million to increase truck production at its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The plant builds the popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.

Eric Walz2019-05-30 14:10 PT

GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM Faces Pushback From U.S. Regulators in its Effort to Deploy Self-Driving Cars

GM requested that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards, including deploying autonomous vehicles without a steering wheel or pedals, to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars.

Eric Walz2019-05-22 17:03 PT

GM Says its Vehicle Lineup Will Be Capable of Receiving OTA Updates Beginning in 2023

GM Says its Vehicle Lineup Will Be Capable of Receiving OTA Updates Beginning in 2023

Following the footsteps of electric automaker Tesla, General Motors said on Monday that all of its future models will be able to receive over-the-air updates by 2023.

Eric Walz2019-05-20 12:12 PT

General Motors Officially Developing an Electric Pickup Truck

General Motors Officially Developing an Electric Pickup Truck

Following behind Ford’s recent decision to partner with Rivian Motors for an electric pickup truck, General Motors made an announcement that it too is working on an electric truck.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-04 06:00 PT

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the electric vehicle tax credit to another 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer, on top of the current cap of 200,000 vehicles. The move to expand the credit is intended to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-04-10 13:23 PT

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

​General Motors today announced is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new electric vehicle. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations

FutureCar Staff 2019-03-22 13:55 PT

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Automation Signs Lease for a New Office in Southern California

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Automation Signs Lease for a New Office in Southern California

​San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, the startup working with General Motors to develop its self-driving technology, is expanding its presence to Southern California. The self-driving arm of GM is reportedly moving into a two-story building in Pasadena, California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-25 19:03 PT

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.

Eric Walz2019-01-11 18:12 PT

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

General Motors has announced it will collaborate with the operators of three largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the U.S., to make is easier for owners of the electric Bolt to charge their vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-01-09 16:27 PT

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss is taking over from Dan Ammann, who left his role in November 2018 to become the president of Cruise, GM’s autonomous driving unit based in San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-03 12:52 PT

General Motors Pushes to Retain the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors Pushes to Retain the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit as the company deals with the political fallout triggered by its recently announced plan to shutter several U.S. assembly plants and cut thousands of jobs. The EV tax credit is designed to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-12-10 17:27 PT

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Platform to Allow Non-GM Owners to Rent Their Vehicles

GM’s Maven Car-Sharing Platform to Allow Non-GM Owners to Rent Their Vehicles

General Motors was one of the first automakers to allow owners to rent their vehicles when they are not using them and now the automaker says it will open its Maven peer-to-peer car-sharing platform to non-GM models beginning next year.

Xiaoli Tian2018-11-12 17:15 PT

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