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GM designs and manufactures a few electric vehicles under its brands. Like the Volt and the Bolt with Chevrolet.

GM Stories July 3

Back in March, GM CEO Mary Barra said that the automaker is increasing Chevy Bolt EV production without specifying any details.

Now, the automaker confirmed that it plans on increasing production by ‘more than 20 percent’ during the fourth quarter. expand full story

GM Stories June 7

GM and Honda are both aiming to get more serious about electric vehicles and that means securing a supply of high-performance batteries.

In order to achieve that, the two major automakers are announcing today a new partnership to build next-gen batteries for electric vehicles. expand full story

GM Stories June 6

Cadillac announced today that its Super Cruise level 2/3 autonomous driving system will be expanding into its other vehicles and to the wider GM lineup of vehicles in 2020. Cadillac calls it the only truly “hands free” autonomous system though other makers might argue semantics.

Cadillac’s Super Cruise is a Tesla (or Mercedes Drive Pilot, Nissan Propilot, etc) Autopilot-like level 2 software that GM puts in its top end CT-6 only for now. GM gave us a demo CT-6 which we did a quick review of, below.

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GM Stories May 31

Money is currently pouring into dozens of companies trying to bring self-driving car technology to market.

GM is betting on its own self-driving car division as it secures over $3 billion in backing to bring the technology to market next year. expand full story

GM Stories May 18

Over a year after its launch, the Chevy Bolt EV is still alone as an all-electric vehicle with a range of over 200 miles for less than $40,000, but GM hasn’t taken the opportunity to sell more vehicles despite clear important demand.

In Canada, the significant demand and limited availability have created a backlog of up to a year. expand full story

GM Stories May 14

Over the past year, GM has been claiming that “electric is the future” and that they see electrification as a “priority”. But at the same time, they have been supporting efforts to relax fuel consumption standards that would force them to produce more electric vehicles.

As President Trump’s administration is currently reviewing the rules, GM CEO Mary Barra reaffirms the company’s ‘commitment to electric vehicle’ in a blog post. expand full story

GM Stories May 8

GM is about to release the third model year of the Chevy Bolt EV, its only all-electric vehicle, and we’ve got a glimpse at the updates that the automaker is bringing to the vehicle through dealer documentation. expand full story

GM Stories April 18

I know that Electrek readers are tired of concept electric vehicles that have little chances of ever getting to production, but I thought this one was too stunning not to share.

Buick unveiled a beautiful new all-electric SUV concept with “up to 370 miles” of range. Sure, why not 1 million miles as long as we’re talking about concepts… expand full story

GM Stories March 30

A lot of eyes are on self-driving test programs right now, especially since the fatal accident involving a Uber test vehicle earlier this month.

Now a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV test car gets a ticket in San Francisco for not yielding to a pedestrian, but GM doesn’t agree with the police officer. expand full story

GM Stories March 21

Several legacy automakers, like GM, are claiming to be all-in on electric vehicles, but they are still lobbying to relax fuel consumption standards that would accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.

GM CEO Mary Barra is now reportedly meeting with Trump administration about relaxing the standard as the EPA is even considering trying to force states to stop following California’s more aggressive standards. expand full story

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