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Ultium Energy Recovery enhances range, efficiency in General Motors’ new BEVs

General Motors has outlined an energy recycling system feature for its Ultium-based battery-electric vehicles. Called Ultium Energy Recovery, wasted energy can be reused to increase driving range, reduce battery power used for heating, improve charging speeds, and enhance the overall driving experience. This is done by recovering the heat produced by the batteries, electrical components, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/25/2022
Buick teases its first BEV Concept ahead of summer debut

The move toward electrification is in full steam at General Motors with nearly every brand showing off at least one battery-electric vehicle based on the Ultium suite. However, we haven’t heard a peep from Buick regarding electrification for markets outside of China…until now. The brand, today, provided us a quick glimpse of what appears to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/17/2022
General Motors announces another $7 billion investment for electrification

General Motors has doubled down once again on electrification with the announcement that it will invest another $7 billion on the technology and expand its manufacturing activities in Michigan. This will see the creation of 4,000 new jobs and the retention of an existing 1,000. A new battery cell plant will be built in Lansing […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2022
GM working with dealerships to roll out 40,000 community-based chargers

The folks at General Motors are working to roll out some more EV charging stations around the country, and the focus this time is on level 2 EVSEs. While those don’t make sense for road trips, a solid level 2 infrastructure within a community can satisfy most charging needs. The key is knowing where to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2021
Where do you go from Super Cruise? Ultra Cruise, GM’s answer to Tesla’s “Full Self Driving”

General Motors has announced the next step up from its Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance feature. Called Ultra Cruise, the new system has been designed to enable hands-free driving in 95 percent of scenarios and will be usable in most highways within the United States and Canada. This is the latest step in the company’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/6/2021
General Motors to open new battery facility to support EV lineup

General Motors has announced that it will expand its battery technology development operations with a new facility. Called the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, this new site will help the company accelerate the development and commercialization of battery-electric vehicles while making them more affordable. The new plant will be located in Warren, Michigan on the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/6/2021
General Motors, Cruise file suit against Ford for BlueCruise name: Report

General Motors and Cruise Automation have reportedly sued Ford for the BlueCruise name of its semi-autonomous hands-free driving assistance feature. According to Reuters, GM and Cruise say that the name infringes on the trademarks for Super Cruise and Cruise. “While GM had hoped to resolve the trademark infringement matter with Ford amicably, we were left […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/27/2021
General Motors expands Super Cruise features, vehicle availability

General Motors has announced that it will expand the capabilities of its Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving assist. These include a Trailering feature, enabling owners to tow something and drive hands-free on select stretches of highway. Automatic lane changing allows the vehicle to switch lanes on its own once the driver initiates the maneuver. The built-in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/26/2021
General Motors will offer only EVs from 2035 onward

General Motors has announced its commitment to zero emissions carbon neutrality by 2040. This includes ending production of all emissions-producing light vehicles by 2035 as the brand focuses on battery-electric technology. The company also signed the Business Ambition Pledge 1.5°C, which is a call to action for business and industry leaders to set science-based emissions […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/28/2021