Ultium Charge 360 is GM’s solution to managing various charging networks in one place

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle on the go, there’s two ways to do it as a manufacturer. You can either build out your own network, like what Tesla does with its Supercharging network or what Rivian will be doing with its Adventure Network. Or, you partner with the big network providers and […]

by Chad Kirchner
2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts looking a lot like the concept with 300 miles of range

Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2023 Lyriq, its first battery-electric model that will be underpinned by General Motors’ Ultium platform. This is the first of a range of EVs that Cadillac will add to its lineup and will be followed by a sedan called the Celestiq. You can reserve a Lyriq starting in September with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
What you need to know about federal tax incentives for EVs

At the start of February, House Democrats introduced a new version of the GREEN Act which aims to revise the federal tax incentives for electric vehicle purchase, among other tax code revisions. If approved, the 2021 GREEN Act will open Tesla and GM to federal EV tax credits again.  Currently, qualifying electric vehicles are eligible […]

by Rebecca Bellan
Alternating Currents: EV adoption is not a competition

I didn’t even watch the game, because I honestly couldn’t be bothered, but as a student of the advertising industry, I am perennially interested in the big dollar ad spends that happen every year during the Super Bowl. Yes, it’s the middle of the week and I’m still thinking about that awful General Motors commercial […]

by Bradley Brownell
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
Electric Beast: What should power President Biden’s next limousine

The first car ever used by a sitting American president in an official capacity was electric. All the way back in 1902, President Roosevelt took a ride in a handsome Bailey Electric Victoria Phaeton as he paraded through Hartford, Connecticut. Through the decades, necessitated by world wars and assassinations, the president’s state car has evolved […]

by Bradley Brownell
Cadillac Celestiq teased with trick new panoramic roof, cutting-edge tech

At the 2021 virtual CES keynote featuring Mary Barra, representatives from General Motors and Cadillac teased an upcoming premium luxury EV called the Celestiq. Based on the Ultium battery platform, the Cadillac Celestiq is a technological test bed for future brand innovations. That includes a full-width screen for the driver and front passenger, and even […]

by Chad Kirchner
Alternating Currents: President-elect Joe Biden to be Car Guy-in-Chief

In spite of best efforts by the Trump administration to curtail green energy growth in favor of coal and gas, the industry has blossomed over the last half decade or so. Not only has the cost to produce green energy fallen like a stone, but electric vehicles of all kinds are bridging the gap between […]

by Bradley Brownell
GM building Cadillac Lyriq and other EVs at Spring Hill plant in Tennessee

General Motors decided that the land of George Strait, after he left his exes, was the perfect place to build the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq and other electric vehicles. It’s such an optimal place, in fact, the company is spending $2 billion to transition the plant. “We are committed to investing in the U.S., our employees […]

by Chad Kirchner
Possible solution to Super Cruise monthly fee? Look back at GPS navigation updates

Learning that Super Cruise isn’t going to remain “free” after 3 years is a bit annoying. If you buy the car and pay extra for the feature, you expect the feature to always work. But that’s not always possible. Presumably, the ongoing $25/month fee for Cadillac Super Cruise use after the 3-year “free trial” is […]

by Chad Kirchner