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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 January 21

General Motors is looking to nip the any dealership issues in the bud before its influx of EVs hit the market. In a recent letter to its dealerships, GM has warned against markups above MSRPs and reservation amounts, threatening to redirect vehicles away from offenders.

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General Motors (GM) shared plans to invest nearly $154 million to renovate its Lockport Components plant in western New York to support stator module production. These key components for electric motors will eventually serve GM brand electric trucks and SUVs built upon the company’s Ultium Platform.

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As sales of electric vehicles continue to surge, many new and prospective customers have questions about qualifying for federal tax credit on electric vehicles.

Whether you qualify is not a simple yes or no question… well, actually it sort of is, but the amount you may qualify for varies by household due to a number of different factors. Furthermore, there are other potential savings available to you that you might not even know about yet.

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GM Stories January 20

Officials from Orion Township, Michigan approved a 12-year tax abatement for a proposed $1.3 billion investment by General Motors Co. (GM) to build out the Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion to build the coming wave of electric GM cars.

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Following a turbulent 2021 in terms of EVs, General Motors is moving full-speed ahead in trying to make good on its promise to deliver 20 new electric models by 2023. According to GM’s President, its highly anticipated Cadillac Lyriq will be one of the first to arrive, as pre-production models have been assembled ahead of deliveries in “a few months.”

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GM Stories January 18

Blink Charging Co. announced it will be supplying its IQ 200 Level 2 EV chargers to participating GM dealerships across the US and Canada. Together with the help of facility services provider ABM, Blink will implement its EV chargers in the backs and fronts of GM dealerships, depending on their orders.

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GM Stories January 10

Here we sit on the precipice of 2022, which is hopefully a shiny new start and not “2020 II.” One of the more optimistic outlooks we can share in the new year is the prospect of further EV adoption, led by an absolute slew of new EV models from all of the major names in vehicles. Below are some of the most anticipated electric vehicles scheduled to arrive in 2022, along with a little blurb about each so you can start planning which ones you want to test drive first.

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GM Stories January 6

After sharing its quarterly deliveries to cap off 2021, General Motors revealed just how rough of a Q4 it had in terms of EV deliveries. While the legacy automaker has recently unveiled several new and exciting EVs to come, GM’s current EV output is quite nominal, opening the door for rival Ford to carry its electrified momentum to become the #2 EV automaker in the US behind Tesla.

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Pure Watercraft has unveiled the first fruits of its collaboration with General Motors at CES 2022, and it’s a Pure-branded, “affordable luxury” electric pontoon boat that offers silent running, smooth acceleration, and dramatically reduced maintenance – without exhaust gas and oil leaks ruining the water for everyone. Is it enough to to make a splash in the recreational boat market, and why did GM buy 25 percent of the company back in November? Read on.

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GM Stories January 5

At CES today, GM unveiled a sharp-looking Equinox EV, which the automaker says will start at just $30,000 – it will be added to the Chevrolet EV lineup in fall 2023.

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GM CEO Mary Barra took the wraps off the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV today at CES, and Chevy truck fans are likely to love what they see. The rest of us? We’re pretty split here on our takes of the 2024 Chevy Silverado…

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GM Stories January 3

This month, GM will begin sending “Chevrolet Certified” window clings to Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV owners who have had their EVs serviced under the sweeping recall that covers more than 140,000 electric cars between the 2017 and 2022 model years.

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GM Stories December 17, 2021

GM announced today that it produced the first GMC Hummer EV pickup trucks for customers’ deliveries, which can now begin. It’s the second electric pickup truck to hit the market.

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FedEx confirmed today that it has taken delivery of the first electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop division.

The first 5 EVs of the 500 that the logistic giant ordered.

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GM Stories December 15, 2021

GM announced today that the GMC Electric Sierra Denali pickup truck is going to follow the Hummer EV as GMC’s next electric vehicle.

The automaker released a new teaser for the electric pickup truck.

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GM Stories December 10, 2021

GM has confirmed the timing of the Chevy Silverado electric pickup for the first time.

It is going into production in “early 2023.”

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GM Stories December 2, 2021

GM will bring the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV back into production in the week of January 24, 2022. Production is currently paused as GM sorts out a battery recall on both models.

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GM Stories December 1, 2021

General Motors announced a joint venture alongside POSCO Chemical to erect a new factory in North America to process Cathode Active Material (CAM). CAM will be vital to GM’s production of its proprietary Ultium EV batteries, as the legacy automaker looks to establish a larger presence in US EV production.

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GM Stories November 29, 2021

According to a recent research study by Morgan Stanley, Ford Motor Company is on pace to outsell General Motors (GM) in the EV market for 2021. The research compares Ford’s EV sales through the first 10 months of this year against GM’s, while noting the latter’s halt to Bolt production.

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GM Stories November 22, 2021

GM has released a rare update on the Cadillac Lyriq, a highly anticipated, upcoming all-electric SUV based on the Ultium platform.

The automaker says that the vehicle program is reaching final steps before production, and it released new video footage of the latest Lyriq prototype.

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GM Stories November 19, 2021

GM announced that it is starting to roll out a new software update to Chevy Bolt EVs as part of its recall due to battery fire risks.

It will limit the state-of-charge to 80%, but it will remove other restrictions, like not being able to park inside garages.

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GM Stories November 18, 2021

In October 2017, GM announced that it would release 20 new EVs by 2023 – just over five years from then, and just over one year from now. How’s that going?

If GM’s booth at the LA Auto Show is any indication (and it is): Not very well.

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US President Joe Biden was at the inauguration of GM’s Factory Zero yesterday, the company’s first electric vehicle factory, and he gave a speech in which he gave credit to GM CEO Mary Barra for “electrifying the entire auto industry.”

Fact check: Biden is dead wrong about that.

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GM Stories November 12, 2021

General Motors recently shared that it is speaking with the US military about building an electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV) prototype based off the GMC Hummer EV. The eLRV prototype planned for 2022 will be developed by GM Defense as a modified version of the Hummer EV, to fit US Army specifications. The move completes the circle started when the original Humvee was adapted from from a military personnel transporter to civilian gas guzzler at the end of last century.

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GM Stories October 27, 2021

In a new interview, GM CEO Mary Barra said that she is confident the automaker can catch up to Tesla and steal its lead in electric vehicles in the US by 2025 with their new electrification plan.

We’re skeptical, and with good reason.

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GM Stories October 26, 2021

GM announced a new program to deploy over 40,000 new EV chargers in the US and Canada.

It’s an interesting venture into charging for GM, but the automaker is sticking to level 2.

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GM Stories October 12, 2021

GM and LG announced that they came to an agreement over who is going to take on most of the cost of the battery recall over potential fire risk for the Bolt EV.

LG is going to be left with almost the entire cost.

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GM Stories October 8, 2021

GM’s 62-kW induction EV motor will be used in all-wheel drive applications.
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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • General Motors, GE Renewable Energy will develop a rare earth materials supply chain for EVs, renewables.
  • Scotland may get an offshore wind farm underwater substation.
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GM Stories October 6, 2021

GM announced today its new ‘Ultra Cruise’ feature, which they believe will enable “true hands-free driving” on “95% of driving scenarios” in the US and Canada.

Interestingly, GM is taking a Tesla-like approach of enabling this capability over time through over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

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GM announced today that it plans to overtake Tesla as EV market leader in the US. In order to achieve that, the American automaker plans several new electric vehicles, including a new $30,000 electric crossover.

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GM Stories October 5, 2021

GM announced today that it is building a new battery facility in Michigan to develop lithium-metal and solid-state battery cells.

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GM Stories September 28, 2021

Following a progress update of its upcoming EV600 electric Light Commercial Vehicle (eLCV), BrightDrop has unveiled a second EV to follow. General Motors’ newly dedicated commercial EV and logistics company has now shared a glimpse of the BrightDrop’s EV410, a smaller version of its flagship eLCV, and announced that Verizon is locked in as the vehicle’s first customer.

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GM Stories September 21, 2021

GM has unveiled its latest series of new electric motors that will power its future electric vehicles, starting with the Hummer EV.

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GM Stories September 20, 2021

GM announced today that LG is resuming production of batteries for Chevy Bolt EV as the manufacturing defect leading to the fire risk has been fixed.

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GM Stories September 16, 2021

Following previous news that it was halting all Bolt EV and EUV production until battery supplier LG can supply defect-free cells, General Motors (GM) has announced an extended pause into October. The decision follows a recall of Chevy Bolt EVs over battery issues resulting in twelve reported fires.

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GM Stories August 31, 2021

GM confirmed that it is halting Bolt EV and EUV production until “LG can supply defect-free battery cells” for the electric vehicles.

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GM Stories August 11, 2021

GM has released a first official teaser for its upcoming Chevy Silverado electric pickup.

The automaker is showing the electric pickup’s 4-wheel steering and turn radius.

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GM Stories August 9, 2021

GM has confirmed that it will start taking reservations for its upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV on September 18.

The vehicle will start at $58,795.

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GM Stories August 5, 2021

Ford, GM, and Stellantis, also known as the Detroit Big Three, announced today a joint goal for electric vehicles to achieve 40% to 50% of their sales in the US by 2030.

Who is going to buy the other 50% of their cars?

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GM Stories July 19, 2021

General Motors (GM) has confirmed that it is working on a new GMC electric pickup truck to follow the GMC Hummer EV.

It will be GM’s third electric pickup after the Silverado electric.

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GM Stories July 15, 2021

In an announcement this morning, General Motors (GM) has unveiled plans to expand its newly formed Ultium Charge 360 program to include commercial fleets. GM’s holistic approach to charging infrastructure and acceleration of electrified fleets already has five partners onboard, including EVgo.

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GM Stories July 14, 2021

There have been three recent Chevy Bolt EV fires, two within the past 2 weeks. One in May which had the temporary recall, another July 1st which had the final software update in Vermont, and another with the final update in New Jersey in the past week or so. GM has updated their recall page with an acknowledgement of the problem, and is telling owners to not charge overnight at all, and not to park inside.

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GM Stories July 2, 2021

General Motors (GM) has announced a strategic investment and commercial collaboration with Controlled Thermal Resources (CTR) to secure lower-cost lithium in the US for the development of its next generation of EV batteries. The legacy automaker hopes this collaboration will garner more environmentally friendly methods of obtaining precious lithium while simultaneously help lower the price of its EVs.

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GM Stories June 16, 2021

GM announced today an acceleration of its planned investments in electric vehicles, which is going to include two new battery cell factories in the US.

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GM Stories June 15, 2021

In a Tweet earlier today, autonomous rideshare company Cruise, announced it has secured a multi-year credit line of $5 billion from GM financial, to help purchase thousands of Origin vehicles. This new credit line will give Cruise $10 billion in total capital to help roll out its autonomous Origin vehicles manufactured by GM.

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General Motors (GM) has announced a collaboration with Wabtec Corporation to attempt to develop and implement its Ultium battery technology into Wabtec’s freight locomotives. GM also plans to develop its HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems for Wabtec to commercialize zero-emission, heavy-duty locomotives.

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GM Stories May 27, 2021

A recent SEC filing has revealed that electric vehicle charging network EVgo is still 82 charger installations short of meeting its June 30 milestone deadline for the quarter, part of an agreement with General Motors (GM). According to the filing, missing this milestone would give GM the power to terminate the agreement and seek pre-agreed liquidated damages of up to $15 million, although GM currently remains confident in EVgo.

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General Motors (GM) continues to expand its electric vehicle fleet and has decided Earth simply isn’t enough. Together with Lockheed Martin, GM plans to develop an electric lunar rover for NASA to be operated by Artemis astronauts to explore our Moon.

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