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  1. Industry 1st: GM eliminating 90% of wires from battery mgt. system.

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    General Motors will be the first automaker to use an almost completely wireless battery management system, or wBMS, for production electric vehicles. The wireless battery monitoring system will be standard on all planned GM vehicles powered by Ultium batteries. Up to 90% weight reduction =...
  2. GM announces Ohio Gigafactory

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM and LG Chem will invest up to a total of $2.3 billion through a new, equally owned joint venture. The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant in northwest Ohio. Groundbreaking is expected to begin in the middle of next year. It will create 1,100 jobs. It will have a “more than 30...
  3. GM: Fall 2021 for 1st BEV Truck

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    General Motors' first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021. General Motors understands truck buyers and... people who are new coming into the truck market," Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said, speaking at an investor conference today...
  4. Is this GM admission of guilt regarding the Volt's marketing campaign mistakes?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    What do you guys think?
  5. GM: EV Bikes for 2019, $10k contest

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Looks like GM's EV vehicle count just went from 20 to 22, haha. Two bikes (one folding), some say they will be part of the Maven ride sharing program as well. GM announced the e-bikes Friday along with a contest asking the public to name them for the chance to win $10,000. GM showed off an...
  6. GM Revamps OnStar: Take a Long Look In the Mirror

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    When General Motors first deployed OnStar, it was a little more than an emergency services hotline. Drivers in need could tap a blue button on their rearview mirror and immediately get in contact with an operator. The system could also do this automatically in the event of a crash. OnStar later...
  7. AV's: GM now the leader, Tesla, Apple dead last

    Autonomous Vehicle Technology
    Navigant considers GM to be the driverless car leader due to both its software sophistication and its ability to mass produce the cars (and solid state LIDAR) at scale. A new report from the consulting firm Navigant ranks the 19 major players in the emerging driverless car industry. Navigant...
  8. GM doubles profits, earns record $2.77B in 3Q

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    General Motors Co. on Tuesday posted record third-quarter earnings of $2.77 billion that more than doubled from a year ago, driven by its record North America performance and strongly beat analysts’ estimates. The strong performance puts the company on pace for a record year. The increase was...
  9. China Ends Some Electric Vehicle JV Mandates- A Plus for GM?

    Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    Chinese officials have reportedly waived the requirement for some electric vehicle makers to form joint ventures with Chinese companies before operating in that country. Previously, Beijing had hoped the joint venture requirement would give Chinese automakers access to foreign EV technology...
  10. GM's battery-powered RoboGlove for repetitive gripping

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    The RoboGlove originated in 2011 when General Motors worked with NASA to launch a humanoid robot into space. This technology has now been miniaturized and translated into the wearable RoboGlove. Its battery pack with microcontrollers and actuators clips to the wearer's belt. That's connected...
  11. GM buys self-driving car startup Cruise Automation

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Cruise Automation, is a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves. The move is part of a big bet for GM in the driverless car industry as several of the major car manufacturers are now racing to implement this type of technology...
  12. New to the forum looking to see if other people are having the same issues..

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello all.. I am curious if others are having the same issues i am having? I purchased a 2012 Chevy Volt with 12k miles on it. It was a Certified Pre Owned car.. I traded in a toyota Sienna XLE with 349K miles on it.. That car i purchased used with 85K miles on it, and never had a single...
  13. Odd Fix for Cadillac Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    So I took my Cadillac in for the GM recall on the faulty ignition switch. They needed both keys. When "the work" was finished I had the same keys but with an extra, lightweight circular wire coil added (the kind that connects the fob to the key) and a service invoice that had a page of text that...
  14. GM, Honda to jointly develop fuel cell vehicles

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Washington — General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday they will jointly develop a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for use by both automakers around 2020 — the latest joint effort to reduce costs and commercialize the zero-emission technology... Read more over at The...
  15. GM #1 in J.D. Power quality survey

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    GM as a company ranked #1. It's divisions are ranked below with GMC #2, Chevy #5, Cadillac #14, Buick #15. Average problems per 100 vehicles of whole line: (Industry Average is 113) Porsche 80 GMC 90 Lexus 94 Infiniti 95 Chevrolet 97 Acura 102 Toyota 102...
  16. GM Free Maintenance for MY 2104

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM announced it will expand its free scheduled maintenance program to most 2014 Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles in the U.S. The program for most 2014 model year Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles covers routine oil changes, tire rotation and other basic maintenance, Jim Cain, a GM spokesman...
  17. GM toying with Camaro

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Mattel partnership yields 1st life-size Hot Wheels model By Melissa Burden The Detroit News Always liked Hot Wheels ... still have my collection: From The Detroit News:
  18. GM and a Republican point of view

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    So, here are my thoughts on GM and the Volt. First, a warning, I am a republican, and I didn't pull any punches. 3 years ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that I would never buy a GM car. Ever. Why? It honestly had nothing to do with the bail out. The real reason was that up until the...
  19. Rush is wrong (about General Motors) ... Volt in China

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Rush is wrong (about General Motors) Limbaugh blasts GM for trying to sell the Chevrolet Volt in China, but his central premise (based on a New York Times story, no less) may be wrong. Nice article with a lot of links within...
  20. Lutz rejoins GM as part-time consultant

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    A part-time consultant on 'anything and everything', effective immediately. His return comes a critical time for GM as it tries to sustain the momentum it's built on vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt and Buick Regal - cars developed under Lutz's watch. He retired in 2010...