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  1. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    General Motors Adopting New Super Energy-Dense Batteries (insideevs.com)
  2. General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM confirms it is looking at building a second battery factory beyond the one it is presently building in Ohio near its former Lordstown Assembly plant. “General Motors and LG Energy Solutions via the Ultium Cells LLC joint venture are exploring the feasibility of constructing a second...
  3. 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 =...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    What do you guys think? https://www.autonews.com/marketing/volt-failure-hints-marketing-hurdle-ahead
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121027/AUTO0103/210270322#ixzz2AVdkreHP
  20. 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...
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