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July 2015 - September 2018


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

GM Stories September 21

At Electrek, we try to focus on all-electric vehicles and not plug-in hybrids because they most often offer only very little electric range.

The Chevy Volt is the exception with its 53 miles of EPA range. It is enough for most people to cover their daily commute and we often hear about Volt owners not having to fill up their gas tank in months or even years.

Now with the 2019 model year, Chevy is enabling you to use the battery pack even more with faster charging and less reliance on the engine. expand full story

GM Stories September 17

We get the first look at the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV with the new ‘Shock’ color and we are about to test the vehicle so please tell us what you want to know about the car. expand full story

GM Stories September 3

One of the biggest complaints with GM’s Chevy Bolt EV is its limited fast-charging capacity.

Now GM is working to remedy the situation for future EVs through a partnership with Delta Americas to develop a 400 kW charging system for 180 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. expand full story

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

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