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GM unveils Ultium Drive family of integrated electric drive units

General Motors has unveiled a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, which will power its next generation of EVs. “Ultium Drive will help the company transition its current portfolio to a fully electric lineup, providing significant advantages over GM’s previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market and manufacturing efficiencies,” says GM…. Read more »

GM shows 12 future EVs, new Ultium battery system

General Motors opened the doors of its Design Center Wednesday to show off a promised lineup of future electric vehicles to be sold in North America by Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick—a dozen vehicles all told, part of the 20 new EVs by 2023 it promised more than two years ago. Sadly, the journalist-only event… Read more »

GM announces new business venture to produce electric delivery vans

Over the past few months, GM has gotten a lot more serious about electrification, unveiling a new EV platform, plans for more investment and more electrified models, and most recently, a new EV-centric marketing campaign. However, some have been pointing out the gap between the automaker’s high-wattage future plans and its flickering present (only one… Read more »

GM teases future electric Chevy crossover and pickup, invests more in EVs

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday the company is accelerating its electric-vehicle efforts, pulling forward the schedule on many future launches, and expanding the number of EV models it sells globally to 30 by the end of 2025—a larger number than the dozen future EVs shown to journalists in a no-cameras presentation in March…. Read more »

The monster that wouldn’t die—varied reactions to GM’s electric Hummer unveil

EV fans tend to be divided into two groups: Greenies and Car Guys, and reaction to GM’s upcoming Hummer EV has, unsurprisingly, been divided along those lines. Hummer good Most of the media is ecstatic over the new machine. Many are praising its “bad-ass” looks (GM says it wanted to make it look “less military”… Read more »

GM’s renamed Factory ZERO to be retooled for all-EV production

GM has given its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center a new role and a new name. The plant will henceforth be known as Factory ZERO, and will be retooled for the exclusive production of battery-electric vehicles. The new title is meant to evoke a future automotive world with zero emissions, zero crashes and zero congestion. There may… Read more »

GM to debut wireless EV battery management system

General Motors will use an almost completely wireless battery management system (wBMS)—the first of its kind, according to GM—for production EVs. This wireless system, developed with Analog Devices, will allow GM to power many types of EVs from a common set of battery components.   The wBMS is expected to drive GM’s Ultium-powered EVs to market… Read more »

GM to manufacture Nikola Badger pickup, will also provide batteries and fuel cells

Nikola Motor and GM have announced a strategic partnership under which GM will engineer and manufacture the Nikola Badger pickup truck, which will be built in fuel cell and battery-electric versions. Nikola will use GM’s Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology. The Badger will still bear the Nikola brand, and Nikola will be… Read more »

GM releases a little more info about its electric Hummer pickup

Love it or hate it, the electric Hummer is coming. GM recently released some more information about the battery-powered behemoth, including photos of the prototype vehicle being assembled, along with its battery pack. The Hummer EV will use GM’s new Ultium modular battery architecture, which is to be manufactured in a joint venture with Korean… Read more »

GM exec: There will be “no slowdown” to EV programs

GM is one of several automakers that had ambitious EV plans in the pipeline before the global health crisis hit. Now lockdowns are being lifted, but the outlook for the auto industry is bleak. Will GM’s EV programs fall victim to cost-cutting, as a planned Lincoln/Rivian collaboration already has? Ken Morris, a 31-year GM veteran… Read more »