18 Apr 2022
GM and Glencore Enter Multi-Year Cobalt Supply Agreement
Glencore and General Motors Co.announced a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM's Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV and Cadillac LYRIQ.
28 Mar 2022
Stellantis - Electrification and Autonomy Overview
In 2020, General Motors announced its Ultium electrification platform for transforming its fleet to EVs. This is based on a similar modular design with optimised component sharing. GM also represent a similar spectrum of brands. The two companies are quite comparable. Unlike Stellantis, GM have its own division for autonomous development in the form of Cruise.
17 Jan 2022
General Motors (2022)
General Motors has set lots of ambitious and impressive electrification and autonomous vehicle targets over the past couple of years, which has led to claims of being a 'market leader' from both CEO Mary Barra and President Biden. The reality is GM delivered 26 battery electric vehicles in Q4 2021. In this article, IDTechEx cuts through the talk and provides an analysis on GM's leadership.
10 Jan 2022
Ford: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and BlueCruise
GM's SuperCruise System is comparable to BlueCruise, while it does have double the miles of compatible roads it is only available on more premium vehicles currently (Jan 2022). GM is also in the advanced stages of autonomous testing with its Cruise brand.
24 Nov 2021
GM 25 Percent Stake in Pure Watercraft, Accelerates All-Electric Boats
General Motors has acquired a 25 percent ownership stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based company that specializes in creating all-electric boating solutions.Through 2025, GM is investing $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicle technology — including work to improve performance and reduce battery costs.
19 Nov 2021
GM to Celebrate Grand Opening of Factory ZERO
Production is now set to begin at the former Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, less than two years after GM announced the massive $2.2 billion investment to fully renovate the facility to build a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs.
5 Oct 2021
GM announces Solar & Printed Electronics partnership with SCIPRIOS
GM has announced that it is joining forces with SCIPRIOS GmbH to provide tailor-made, cutting-edge R&D coating solutions for both scientific research and industrial production in all areas of printed electronics.
24 Sep 2021
GM Reveals All-New EV Motors to Power an All-Electric Future
General Motors President Mark Reuss has revealed GM's group of three all-new motors that will power its Ultium-based EVs. Designed by GM, the 180-kilowatt front-drive motor, 255-kW rear- and front-drive motor and 62-kW all-wheel drive assist motor are part of Ultium Drive. All three motors were calibrated in-house to ensure the highest level of performance in Ultium-based EVs. The motors were built as a scalable family, sharing design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies.
3 Aug 2021
General Motors EV Day
GM are one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and they are getting serious about vehicle electrification.
20 Jul 2021
General Motors acquired Cruise in 2016. GM can provide enormous capital investment as well as access to testing vehicles, automotive know-how and access to production facilities for the upcoming Origin.
12 Mar 2021
General Motors eVTOL Aircraft
General Motors (GM) is a multinational American automaker based out of 'motor city' in Detroit, Michigan. Its car brands include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun (China) and Wuling (China). In January 2021 they announced their design concept for an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
11 Sep 2020
GM's Murky Investment into Nikola
IDTechEx takes a look at the recent investment into Nikola amid the allegations of fraud.
11 Sep 2020
General Motors (2020)
After a promising start in the 1990s with the EV1, a heated legal battle between US automakers and California ultimately killed GM's electrification plans for a decade. In 2020, despite being in second place behind Tesla in US electric vehicle sales, the company is still behind the curve - but has exciting plans to catch up.