Tag : General Motors

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

Already around 10,000 pre-orders for GMC Hummer EV

Around 10,000 pre-orders have apparently already been placed for the all-electric GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, which was unveiled at the end of October, and General Motors is already considering increasing production numbers as a result.

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

Honda plans for electric cars with GM technology become concrete

More details have now emerged about the North American auto alliance announced by General Motors and Honda, which will also involve vehicle platforms (including for e-cars). According to an insider report from the U.S., specific timelines and factories for Honda's electric models are mentioned.

GM launches new brand of e-vans with BrightDrop

GM launches new brand of e-vans with BrightDrop

Under the BrightDrop brand, US automaker General Motors is looking to build an "integrated ecosystem" of electric delivery trucks, software and services for first-to-last mile logistics, with the first vehicle set to launch soon - with FedEx as the launch customer.

GM converts plant in Canada to produce e-transporters

GM converts plant in Canada to produce e-transporters

General Motors has announced plans to transform its Ingersoll plant in the Canadian province of Ontario into a major production facility for electric delivery vehicles, for which GM plans to invest around $800 million.

Navistar, GM and OneH2 form hydrogen alliance

Navistar, GM and OneH2 form hydrogen alliance

US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar, which is being acquired by Traton, is partnering with General Motors and OneH2 to create a complete hydrogen truck solution. GM is contributing its Hydrotec fuel cell technology, while One H2 will be responsible for hydrogen production and fuelling.

GM announces combustion engine phase-out for 2035

GM announces combustion engine phase-out for 2035

General Motors has announced its intention to largely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2035, with the aim of "eliminating tailpipe emissions" from new "light-duty vehicles" - according to the US definition, these are passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to around 3.8 tonnes.

Merchants Fleet orders more than 10,000 e-vans from GM brand BrightDrop

Merchants Fleet orders more than 10,000 e-vans from GM brand BrightDrop

US fleet management company Merchants Fleet has announced plans to procure 12,600 EV600 electric delivery vans from new General Motors brand BrightDrop, which will be added to its customers' fleets from early 2023.

GM takes Norway (and itself) for a ride

GM takes Norway (and itself) for a ride

General Motors has hired actor and comedian Will Ferrell as a testimonial for its Super Bowl commercial, in which the company promotes its electric offensive based on the Ultium platform. Norway as the market leader for electric cars? They don't want to put up with that in the USA! Click here for the wonderfully self-deprecating 90-second commercial. twitter.com

Refreshed Chevrolet Bolt also comes as a long-wheelbase version

Refreshed Chevrolet Bolt also comes as a long-wheelbase version

Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and, for the first time, the slightly larger Bolt EUV variant, both of which will be available in the U.S. starting this summer. The model has been made cheaper, but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain.

GM brings Hummer EV also as SUV

GM brings Hummer EV also as SUV

Having already revived the Hummer as an electric pickup, General Motors is now following up with an SUV variant. The GMC Hummer EV SUV is scheduled to go into production in early 2023 and will be available at base prices ranging from $79,995 to $110,595 depending on the variant - the more expensive versions first.

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

GM brings electric Chevrolet Silverado

General Motors has officially announced an all-battery electric Chevrolet Silverado. The Chevrolet-branded electric pickup truck will be produced at the "Factory Zero" electric vehicle plant in Detroit-Hamtramck - but GM is not yet giving a specific timeline for production.

Cadillac wants to introduce only e-cars - starting with the Lyriq

Cadillac wants to introduce only e-cars - starting with the Lyriq

Cadillac has unveiled the production version of the Lyriq e-SUV while announcing its transition to an e-car brand by the end of this decade. From now on, all newly introduced models will be powered only by pure electricity.

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande's auto division surpasses Ford and GM in stock market value

Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the e-car offshoot of China's Evergrande Group, is already worth $87 billion on the stock market, valuing it higher than Ford or GM, yet the company has ambitious plans and announced several models, but has yet to sell a single car. carscoops.com

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

GM presents "Ultium Charge 360" charging service

Dubbed "Ultium Charge 360," General Motors has unveiled its concept for how to simplify e-car charging for U.S. customers, with a "holistic approach" that aims to cover all charging scenarios, public and private.

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

GM said to be planning more eMobility billions and US battery plants

General Motors plans to increase its investment in electric and automated-driving vehicles again by 2025, from the last planned $27 billion to $35 billion, according to a media report. Meanwhile, GM offshoot Cruise has unveiled the first nearly 100 pre-production models of its Cruise Origin.

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

GM gives details on eMobility add-on investments

US automaker General Motors is now officially confirming that it will increase its investment in electric and automated driving vehicles from $27 billion to $35 billion by 2025 as previously leaked. And GM is also providing details on what the extra funds will be used for.

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Prologue: Honda BEV on Ultium platform coming in 2024

Honda's first all-electric model based on General Motors' Ultium platform for North America will be called Prologue and will launch in early 2024, the same year an all-electric model from Honda's Acura brand - also based on Ultium - is scheduled to launch.

Honda open to EV alliances - to cut costs

Honda open to EV alliances - to cut costs

Honda is open to new alliances in the field of electric mobility, which Honda Motor Corporation's new CEO Toshihiro Mibe hopes will cut costs and make electrification profitable.

Ultium platform: GM plans e-successor for combustion models

Ultium platform: GM plans e-successor for combustion models

GM plans to replace the Bolt and Bolt EUV electric models in 2023 and 2024 with Ultium-based electric crossover models, according to a media report, and numerous internal combustion models will also get electric successors.

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

US car companies plan 40 to 50 percent electric cars by 2030

Car companies General Motors, Ford and Stellantis have announced in a joint statement that they plan to achieve between 40 and 50 percent of their sales in the U.S. with BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs by 2030, a sales target apparently wrested from the automakers by U.S. President Joe Biden.

Defective LG cells probably from two factories

Defective LG cells probably from two factories

The faulty LG battery cells that led to recalls for General Motors and Hyundai electric cars came from at least two of the battery maker's Asian plants, specifically in South Korea and China, according to the latest findings. reuters.com

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

Rising sales curve for BEVs and PHEVs built in China

China's e-car makers saw rising sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in August, with BYD surpassing the 60,000 new electric vehicle (NEV) sales mark for the first time. By comparison, Tesla sold 44,264 of its China-made vehicles last month.

Wuling with new top version of the Hongguang Mini EV

Wuling with new top version of the Hongguang Mini EV

A new version of the Hongguang Mini EV, which has been very successful in China, is planned with a significantly longer range, a longer wheelbase and more power. The electric car will be marketed by a joint venture between SAIC and General Motors under the Wuling brand.

NEV sales in China continue to rise

NEV sales in China continue to rise

Around 357,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 percent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.

GM opens "Factory Zero" in Detroit

GM opens "Factory Zero" in Detroit

General Motors has opened its "Factory Zero" in Detroit-Hamtramck in the presence of US President Joe Biden. The company sees the factory's conversion into an all-electric car plant as "a model for future renovations" of its existing facilities.

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches another e-small car

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches another e-small car

The Chinese joint venture of SAIC and General Motors has launched another electric subcompact car under the Wuling brand. The new Nano EV complements the Hongguang Mini EV, which is already very successful in China.

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac initiates pre-sales of its Lyriq E-SUV in China

Cadillac has begun pre-sales of its first electric model in China. The Lyriq SUV will initially go on sale there with rear-wheel drive in the Long Range variant. The model will be produced in China by the GM-SAIC joint venture. There is also news about the market launch of the Cadillac Lyriq in the US.

NEV sales in China increase significantly

NEV sales in China increase significantly

Sales of New Energy Vehicles hit a new high for the year in November, with 429,000 NEVs sold in the previous month, significantly surpassing the previous record set in October (368,000 vehicles).

Walmart and FedEx order more e-delivery trucks from BrightDrop

Walmart and FedEx order more e-delivery trucks from BrightDrop

General Motors' BrightDrop brand has received more large orders for electric delivery trucks. While it's the first order for Walmart, logistics company FedEx is already reordering - and looking to secure options on more vehicles.

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

GM receives funding for plant conversion in Orion

General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to US media.

Pre-series production of the Cadillac Lyriq started

Pre-series production of the Cadillac Lyriq started

Cadillac has begun pre-production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM's Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee, with the first deliveries of the electric car expected "in a few months."

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

GM aims to deliver 400,000 e-cars by end of 2023

General Motors has set a goal of delivering a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next, and it also plans to expand its electric car production capacity further than previously planned.

GM significantly increases Hummer and Lyriq production

GM significantly increases Hummer and Lyriq production

After General Motors issued a goal a few days ago to deliver a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next, there are now more details on production plans for 2022. Two models in particular are now expected to produce significantly higher numbers.

SAIC-GM-Wuling aims to double NEV sales

SAIC-GM-Wuling aims to double NEV sales

SAIC-GM-Wuling is targeting annual sales of one million new energy vehicles (NEVs) as early as 2023, and the Chinese joint venture also plans to invest heavily in development and also its own battery plant in China.

MG plans Mini EV spin-off outside China

MG plans Mini EV spin-off outside China

According to media reports, SAIC's MG Motor brand plans to launch an electric subcompact for global markets based on the platform of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture's Mini EV, which is extremely popular in China - for instance in India.

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

GM starts E-conversion of Mexico plant

General Motors has begun converting its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to produce electric cars. Production of the internal combustion Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox models previously produced there will cease by mid-May for the conversions.

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda plans three all-electric platforms

Honda is banking on three new all-electric vehicle platforms in its plan to reach sales volumes of more than two million electric cars per year by 2030, with the first set to debut as early as 2024.

GM brings hybrid and electric Corvette

GM brings hybrid and electric Corvette

General Motors is putting the Corvette under power, with a hybrid version of the new Chevrolet Corvette to be offered starting next year, followed by an all-electric Corvette based on GM's Ultium platform.

General Motors: Buick to become an all-electric brand by 2030

General Motors: Buick to become an all-electric brand by 2030

General Motors brand Buick has announced its transition to an all-electric car manufacturer by the end of this decade. Buick's future e-cars will be marketed under the Electra label and will use GM's Ultium platform.

GM may be considering European return with electric cars

GM may be considering European return with electric cars

General Motors is currently looking into a return to Europe, according to an agency report, with only electric cars going on sale. The plans are likely very concrete, with specific models already being mentioned, but it remains open as to when a decision will be made.

GM pauses Hummer production for factory conversion

GM pauses Hummer production for factory conversion

General Motors shut down production at its "Factory Zero" electric car factory in Detroit-Hamtramck for four weeks on Monday to prepare the plant to produce more models, but it also plans to ramp up production capacity.

Chevrolet shows production version of the Blazer EV

Chevrolet shows production version of the Blazer EV

GM's Chevrolet brand has unveiled the Blazer EV, an all-electric SUV based on parent company General Motors' Ultium platform that will be available with a choice of front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.

Volcon plans E-Offroader with GM technology

Volcon plans E-Offroader with GM technology

Volcon, a Texas-based off-road electric vehicle startup, will equip all of its models with General Motors powertrains, offering two- and four-wheeled e-vehicles for off-road use that will be equipped with battery modules and other e-drive components from GM.