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GM is Suspending Bolt EV Production Until at Least Oct 15 Following Latest Recall Over Battery Fires

GM is Suspending Bolt EV Production Until at Least Oct 15 Following Latest Recall Over Battery Fires

U.S. automaker General Motors will not resume production of the Chevy Bolt EV until at least Oct 15, until it's confident that the fix to eliminate the risk of battery fires in the Chevy Bolt EV is complete. GM currently has an active recall on all Bolt EVs produced through the 2022 model year due to the defective batteries supplied by LG Chem.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-16 15:00 PT

General Motors Extends Production Shutdown of the Chevy Bolt EV Until Sept 24 Due to Battery Recall

General Motors Extends Production Shutdown of the Chevy Bolt EV Until Sept 24 Due to Battery Recall

​U.S. automaker General Motors is extending the production shutdown of the Chevy Bolt EV after the automaker recalled all of the vehicles due to the risk of battery fires. GM hoped to quickly resume production of the fully-electric Bolt EV at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan, but the automaker said it’s now dealing with a “battery pack shortage” and will suspend production of the Bolt another two weeks until Sept 24.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-09 13:30 PT

General Motors Confirms New Commercial Electric Truck and Van

General Motors Confirms New Commercial Electric Truck and Van

As part of its plan to expand its BrightDrop business, General Motors announced plans to add two new zero-emissions vehicles to its commercial lineup.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-07 07:00 PT

Cadillac To Open Reservations for the Fully-Electric Lyriq SUV on Sept 18

Cadillac To Open Reservations for the Fully-Electric Lyriq SUV on Sept 18

As U.S. automaker General Motors invests billions into becoming an electric automaker by 2035, the company will release many new electric vehicles. One of the most anticipated new models is the luxury-electric Lyriq SUV from GM’s Cadillac division. The automaker announced on Wednesday that reservations for the battery-powered SUV will open on Sept 18 at 4:00pm ET.

Eric Walz2021-08-04 09:00 PT

General Motors Files Lawsuit Against Rival Ford for Naming its New Autonomous Driving Feature ‘BlueCruise’

General Motors Files Lawsuit Against Rival Ford for Naming its New Autonomous Driving Feature ‘BlueCruise’

General Motors and its autonomous driving arm Cruise LLC have filed a lawsuit to stop rival Ford Motor Co from using the name "BlueCruise" for its new autonomous driving feature that offers hands-free driving on highways. General Motors’ autonomous driving system is called “Super Cruise” and the automaker claims that Ford’s calling its autonomous driving feature BlueCruise infringes on its trademark.

Eric Walz2021-07-26 09:15 PT

General Motors Issues Recall for 69,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Due to Battery Fire Risk

General Motors Issues Recall for 69,000 Chevy Bolt EVs Due to Battery Fire Risk

General Motors announced on Friday that it is issuing a second recall for roughly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide for fire risks after reports of two battery fires. In the interim, the automaker has asked owners to charge their vehicle after each use and avoid depleting the battery below approximately 70 miles of remaining range, where possible, to reduce the risk of a fire.

FutureCar Staff 2021-07-23 15:00 PT

General Motors to Source Lithium for EV Batteries From the Salton Sea Region in California With New Strategic Partnership

General Motors to Source Lithium for EV Batteries From the Salton Sea Region in California With New Strategic Partnership

General Motors is forming a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with lithium producer Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure local and low-cost lithium in Southern California in the Salton Sea region. GM said its investment will help support CTR's more environmentally friendly direct extraction process to recover lithium from geothermal brine.

Eric Walz2021-07-02 10:30 PT

General Motors, Shell Partner to Increase Charging Infrastructure

General Motors, Shell Partner to Increase Charging Infrastructure

The partnership is meant to increase electric vehicle charging in the U.S. and provide EV owners with a household energy plan to utilize renewable energy sources.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-27 06:15 PT

General Motors to Boost its Electric Vehicle & Autonomous Driving Investments by 30% to $35 Billion

General Motors to Boost its Electric Vehicle & Autonomous Driving Investments by 30% to $35 Billion

U.S. automaker General Motors has just made one of the biggest financial commitments in its 100+ year history. The company announced on Wednesday that its increasing its investments in electrification and autonomous driving technologies to $35 billion through 2025 as it prepares for an all-electric future.

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-16 14:15 PT

General Motors Opens its Subscription-based OnStar Guardian App to the Public

General Motors Opens its Subscription-based OnStar Guardian App to the Public

General Motors announced on Monday that its opening its OnStar Guardian app to the public. Previously, OnStar Guardian was only available to GM vehicle owners that are subscribers to the company’s OnStar remote vehicle assist service.

Eric Walz2021-06-07 09:00 PT

General Motors Announces ‘Ultium Charge 360’ a Nationwide EV Charging Network Designed for Convenience

General Motors Announces ‘Ultium Charge 360’ a Nationwide EV Charging Network Designed for Convenience

General Motors announced a new charging network called "Utium Charge 360", which is designed to make it easier for customers to charge their electric GM vehicles. Ultium Charge 360 integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM's future electric vehicle owners.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-28 17:00 PT

General Motors Unveils the Production Version of the Electric Cadillac LYRIQ SUV at Auto Shanghai

General Motors Unveils the Production Version of the Electric Cadillac LYRIQ SUV at Auto Shanghai

Automaker General Motors unveiled the production version of the Lyriq for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2021, which is one of the world’s largest auto shows. The futuristic and sleek Lyriq represents the future of Cadillac, but also that of General Motors, as the company transitions to building more purely electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-04-21 15:00 PT

General Motors & LG Investing $2.3 billion in a New EV Battery Factory in Tennessee

General Motors & LG Investing $2.3 billion in a New EV Battery Factory in Tennessee

Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, today announced a $2.3 billion plus investment to build a second EV battery cell manufacturing plant in the U.S. The new facility will be located in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Construction on the approximately 2.8 million-square-foot EV battery plant will begin immediately GM said.

Eric Walz2021-04-16 10:25 PT

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

​General Motors’ self-driving unit Cruise announced this week a long-term strategic relationship with retailer Walmart to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Walmart is joined by Microsoft, General Motors, Honda and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2.75 billion in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of Cruise to $30 billion.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-15 16:50 PT

General Motors Launches Maps+, a New App-based Navigation System

General Motors Launches Maps+, a New App-based Navigation System

General Motors announced the launch of Maps+, a new in-vehicle, app-based navigation system for select model year 2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Maps+ is powered by technology from mapping company Mapbox. It will begin rolling out to approximately 900,000 GM vehicles on April 30.

Eric Walz2021-04-12 12:10 PT

General Motors Confirms it Will Build an Electric Chevy Silverado Pickup, Sending its Stock Price to a Record High

General Motors Confirms it Will Build an Electric Chevy Silverado Pickup, Sending its Stock Price to a Record High

​Just days after teasing the new Hummer EV SUV, automaker General Motors is gearing up to build more electric pickup trucks, beginning with a battery-powered version of the popular Chevy Silverado. The electric Silverado will go into production late next year at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, a source familiar with the U.S. automaker’s plan said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-06 15:40 PT

Silicon Valley Robotaxi Startup Voyage Acquired by Cruise, the Autonomous Driving Unit of General Motors

Silicon Valley Robotaxi Startup Voyage Acquired by Cruise, the Autonomous Driving Unit of General Motors

​Cruise LLC, the autonomous driving unit of automaker General Motors, announced that it’s acquiring Silicon Valley startup Voyage, a startup that’s been working on autonomous driving for a planned robotaxi service for private senior communities in Florida and California. The deal represents the latest tie up between competing companies racing to develop self-driving technology.

Eric Walz2021-03-15 13:30 PT

General Motors Looks to Make Long-Range EV Batteries With MIT Spinoff SolidEnergy Systems

General Motors Looks to Make Long-Range EV Batteries With MIT Spinoff SolidEnergy Systems

While first-gen Ultium batteries aren’t even being offered in electric cars yet, General Motors is looking at working on its next-gen Ultium batteries by addressing issues with cost and energy density.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-13 07:45 PT

General Motors is Looking to Build a Second Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

General Motors is Looking to Build a Second Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

General Motors is looking to build a second battery plant in the U.S. with its South Korean battery partner LG Chem, citing people familiar with the company’s plans, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the report, the two companies are close to an agreement to build a new EV battery plant in Tennessee. The automaker announced in Oct 2020 that it will invest $2 billion in its Spring Hill, Tennessee Manufacturing facility to build fully-electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2021-03-04 09:00 PT

GM Unveils the Bolt EUV, its First Mass-Market Electric Crossover That Offers 'Hands-Free' Driving

GM Unveils the Bolt EUV, its First Mass-Market Electric Crossover That Offers 'Hands-Free' Driving

On Sunday, General Motors unveiled the new Bolt EUV electric crossover. It's based on the Bolt EV hatchback that’s been on sale since 2017. GM’s Bolt EUV is an affordable choice for buyers looking for a fully-electric vehicle that's not a Tesla. It will be available this summer.

Eric Walz2021-02-14 17:15 PT

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