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General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors announced today it’s making a $20 billion investment by 2025 in electrification, including new EV architecture, new models and battery cell development. The announcement was part of the automaker’s “EV Day”, an event where GM shared its strategy to grow its electric vehicle sales and transition towards an electric future.

Eric Walz2020-03-04 12:00 PT

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

Cruise LLC, the self-driving arm of General Motors, was granted a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission to carry passengers in its self-driving vehicles in the state. Cruise joins six other companies with a permit in California to carry passengers in self-driving vehicles, including Waymo, the company that spun out of Google’s self-driving car project.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-27 16:05 PT

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors has made enhancements to its “Energy Assist” feature in the “myChevrolet” mobile app so electric vehicle drivers can find the nearest EV charging station.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-20 16:45 PT

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

General Motors Confirms the Return of the Hummer as a 1,000 Horsepower Electric Truck

GM is bringing back the Hummer as a fully-electric, 1,000 horsepower, zero-emissions truck under the GMC badge. This time around, the new Hummer won’t be judged by its gas mileage.

Eric Walz2020-01-30 10:00 PT

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced its investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to convert the plant to build electric vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. The revamped factory will be GM’s first assembly plant 100% devoted to EV production.

Eric Walz2020-01-27 10:50 PT

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

GM to Revive the Hummer Nameplate as an Electric Pickup & SUV Brand, Sources Say

General Motors is planning on resurrecting the Hummer nameplate as a new electric truck brand, sources said to the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The first commercials for the Hummer electric trucks are expected to run during this year's Superbowl on February 2, which serves as one of the most important (and most expensive) advertising opportunities for companies each year.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-10 16:00 PT

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

In an unprecedented series of events, U.S. automaker General Motors announced that it loaned electric truck startup Lordstown Motors $40 million to buy its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio. GM closed the plant earlier this year after the automaker discontinued the Chevy Cruze sedan, which was built there.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-09 16:45 PT

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

U.S. automaker General Motors today announced it is forming a new joint venture (JV) with South Korean battery maker LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for GM’s future battery-electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-12-05 10:50 PT

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

The Trump administration is seeking to revoke California’s authority to set its own standards, citing increased costs to automakers who must comply with it. Automakers Ford Motor Co, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW have already sided with California, however General Motors in a surprise move has decided to side with the Trump administration’s proposal.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-29 16:00 PT

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

GM plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said today.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-18 16:30 PT

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

​The fallout from the ongoing strike at General Motors by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is having a ripple effect throughout the auto industry, especially in Michigan where the automaker is headquartered. A new report released on Tuesday by research and consulting firm Anderson Economic Group estimates the strike is affecting nearly 150,000 workers in the auto industry.

Eric Walz2019-10-08 16:30 PT

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

Small block V8s may have helped General Motors become popular, but the American brand is looking toward EVs as the future.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-28 07:00 PT

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

Amazon continues its push into the automotive space, and soon driver’s of select General Motors vehicles will able to control their infotainment systems using just their voice. On Wednesday, General Motors announced it will enable U.S. owners of 2018 and newer model vehicles to download Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant software to control navigation, streaming media and phones starting next year.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-26 17:45 PT

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

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