Buick Electra-X prototype spied testing for the first time

Spy photographers have caught what appears to be the production version of the Buick Electra-X concept testing for the very first time. Wearing heavy camouflage, it’s hard to pick out specific details for the upcoming electric crossover, but it does appear that much of the concept’s overall design will make its way to production. The […]

by Jason Siu
Last Updated: 12/12/2022
Buick redesigns logo and announces Electra name for future EV models

Big news for Buick this week. Not only did the tri-shield brand take the wrapper off its new Wildcat EV Concept car on Wednesday, but it also introduced a redesigned logo and dusted off an important historical name that will be used on future electric models. The most-important story here is the announcement that upcoming […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 6/1/2022
Buick Wildcat EV Concept is an electric coupe that previews the tri-shield brand’s new design language

Giving us a glimpse into the future, on Wednesday, Buick unveiled its new Wildcat EV Concept, a dramatically styled coupe that previews the look of upcoming production models. Wildcat was first used on a design study by this premium GM division way back in 1953, so it’s cool product planners were able to reuse that […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: 5/31/2022
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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 7/27/2021