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Chevrolet’s forthcoming Bolt EV will electrify more than just North American consumers, and as expected, it’s changing its name to the Opel Ampera-e and will be unveiled at September’s Paris auto show. As you can see in the photos, the only exterior difference is the European edition gets Opel’s lightning flash insignia on the grille. […]

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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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Cloudy skies and rain showers on the final two days couldn’t stop the University of Michigan’s solar car team from winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge race last Saturday for the sixth consecutive time. With the lack of sun to keep the solar panels charged, all 24 teams crept towards the finish line, and the […]

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Faraday Future’s hiring spree now includes Peter Savagian, the general director of General Motors’ electric propulsion drive team, and a former chief engineer of GM’s EV1 battery-electric program in the 1990s. The California electric car start up has had success in recruiting top executives, engineers, designers and technicians from a wide scope of auto manufacturers. […]

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If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

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General Motors’ China operations will have access to its entire portfolio of electrified tech solutions to begin turning out domestic and “global” green cars over the next five years. China is the world’s largest car market and GM’s largest as well, accounting for over a third of its business. The company said last month that […]

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Reducing weight is one good way to improve fuel economy, and auto-industry suppliers who work on brakes have been trying to replace conventional vacuum-style boosters in order to cut vehicle mass for a long time. One solution is electrically actuated brakes, and supplier ZF TRW said that it expects market penetration to be 8 percent […]

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Could we one day see various brand hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles affixed with a discrete “Voltec Inside” badge on their flanks? Probably not, but that General Motors is willing to supply the second-generation Chevy Volt’s powertrain architecture to competitors is more certain, according to Automotive News. “We want to be the partner of choice […]

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General Motors has agreed to build all-terrain vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells for the U.S. Army. The carmaker has signed a “a multi-year contract to build and demonstrate a fuel cell reconnaissance vehicle” for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, said Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors North America. […]

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Building on its current momentum within the region, General Motors announced it will be part of a new venture to construct an electrified vehicle factory in China. GM is joining SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Wuling Motors to build the $470 million plant. A GM representative said the factory will be dedicated to producing only […]

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