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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 October 19

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 October 12

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

GM’s 62-kW induction EV motor will be used in all-wheel drive applications.
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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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GM Stories May 14

GM’s new 2022 Chevy Bolt EV and BoltEUV have received their official EPA ranges, and it’s pretty much on the mark except for the electric crossover coming in a bit short.

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GM Stories May 12

GM has released cool new footage of the GMC Hummer EV electric pickup off-roading, as well as the full off-road specs.

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GM Stories April 28

GM is launching a product called Ultium Charge 360, which basically consists of a new partnership to have around 60,000 public chargers from seven networks on the same app in the US and Canada.

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GM Stories April 21

GM’s Cadillac brand is going electric, as the automaker confirmed that every new vehicle will be all-electric starting now.

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GM has unveiled today the production version of Cadillac Lyriq, the first GM vehicle with the Ultium battery tehnology.

The vehicle retained the eye-catching design of the original prototype and comes with more than decent specs.

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GM Stories April 20

SES recently announced that it has completed a Series D funding round of $139 million led by General Motors (GM). The company is known for its development and manufacturing of next-generation Lithium-Metal rechargeable batteries, particularly for electric vehicles.

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GM Stories April 16

GM has confirmed a $2.3 billion investment in partnership with LG Energy Solutions to build a new battery cell gigafactory in Tennessee.

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GM Stories April 14

GM is about to announce a new massive battery cell gigafactory in the US in partnership with LG Energy Solutions, according to industry sources.

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GM Stories April 6

GM today announced that it will build a new Chevrolet Silverado Electric Pickup alongside the new Hummer EV at the new Factory Zero in Michigan.

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GM Stories April 2

An executive for Cadillac revealed the Lyriq today and announced that prototypes of the Lyriq had begun hitting roads. The Lyriq will be the first all-electric SUV to debut for the Cadillac brand, and these prototypes are one step closer to its full production next year.

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GM Stories March 28

Someone just paid $2.5 million for the very first new GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck to be produced later this year.

It was for a good cause.

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GM Stories March 11

GM has revealed today the latest developments with its next-gen lithium-metal battery cell prototypes and announced a new joint-venture with SolidEnergy Systems.

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GM Stories March 8

GM has released new footage of the GMC Hummer EV electric pickup’s winter testing, and it announced the unveiling of the SUV version of the electric vehicle.

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GM Stories March 4

GM has confirmed that it is working with LG to build another battery factory in the US under their joint-venture.

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GM Stories February 18

GM has released a video of a GMC HUMMER EV electric pickup truck prototype doing some donuts in the snow.

You can watch the video below.

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GM Stories February 17

After over 100 years as one of the world’s largest ICE automobile manufacturers, General Motors has freed its head from the deep sand to join the emerging EV revolution. The US automaker has pulled a 180 in order to combat emissions rather than enable them. Just recently, GM announced plans to be carbon neutral by 2040, a bold statement. Let’s hope it’s more than just talk. Below is how General Motors plans to achieve this green goal.

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GM Stories February 12

As the world enters 2021 with a cautious optimism, its global markets are still feeling many of the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic that have yet to be eradicated. Many people have pivoted toward remote work. This has increased smartphone and laptop demand, leading to shortages of essential components like semiconductors. One industry that is beginning to experience the impact of these shortages is automakers. If semiconductor manufacturers can’t catch up, it could spell more delays for several major automotive companies.

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GM Stories February 5

Electric vehicle sales seem to be growing by the minute in the US. Although they still only have a tiny corner of the auto market cornered, astronomical valuations of industry leaders like Tesla offer a glimpse at the potential of a virtually nascent market. In order to bring costs down even further to entice consumers, the US has plans to amplify battery production on its home soil over the next decade. With global competitors miles ahead, does the US have the technology, or more importantly the resources, to gain ground in the EV battery market?

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GM Stories February 3

As promised, GM has a new ad campaign running on the 2021 Super Bowl touting its commitment to electric vehicles against Norway‘s, a country pushing up against two-thirds of its vehicle sales being EVs

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GM Stories February 2

Merchants Fleet, the US’ fastest-growing fleet management company, is working with BrightDrop, the new business started by General Motors (GM), to procure a hefty 12,600 EV600s.

The all-new EV600 is lightweight and purpose-built for the efficient delivery of goods and services over long ranges.

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GM Stories February 1

GM appears to be setting the stage for the US to challenge Norway’s lead in electric vehicle adoption with a new Super Bowl ad featuring Will Ferrell.

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GM Stories January 28

GM’s out with another press release saying it aspires to be fully electric in its consumer fleet by 2035. Yet the company only sells one EV, down from a few if you included the Chevy Volt/Cadillac ELR a few years ago, on its lots. Press releases are easy and often for GM. Putting EVs on the lots is what we want to see.

Every day, presumably now for the next 14 years, GM will be rolling gas vehicles off its assembly lines knowing that each one will be contributing heavily to carbon emissions. Also, one has to wonder, Why make pie in the sky promises for 15 years in the future when current GM leadership will no longer be there and will have no responsibility? It all feels a little… greenwashy.

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GM Stories January 19

GM announced that Cruise, its self-driving startup, has raised a new $2 billion financing round led by Microsoft.

The software giant is putting some skin in the self-driving game.

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GM Stories January 18

GM recently launched its new BrightDrop electric van to electrify delivery vehicles, and now the automaker announced that it is investing $800 million to produce new electric vans in Canada.

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GM Stories January 12

GM is again teasing the Chevy Bolt EUV ahead of the full unveiling, which the automaker has now confirmed is coming next month.

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