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GM leads $50-million funding round in EnergyX to develop US lithium supply

GM’s investment arm GM Ventures is leading a $50-million Series B financing round in Energy Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) and will develop the company’s lithium extraction and refinery technology.  EnergyX’s direct lithium extraction (DLE) technology can make lithium metal directly from brine, potentially in anode-ready form for EV batteries—enabling cost-effective and sustainable lithium recovery. This could… Read more »

GM’s new Envolve business unit to offer tailored solutions for fleet customers

Fleet customers represent a lucrative line of business for General Motors. This year, the company reported that GM Fleet achieved its best first quarter of commercial fleet sales since 2006. In order to better address the rapidly-changing fleet market, GM has now brought all of its fleet products and services under a new brand called… Read more »

GM and Lithium Americas to develop lithium production through $650-million investment

General Motors and Lithium Americas plan to jointly invest in the development of the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, which the companies call “the largest known source of lithium in the US.” GM plans to use lithium carbonate from Thacker Pass in its proprietary Ultium battery cells.  As part of the deal, GM will make… Read more »

GM selects PyroPhobic’s LithiumPrevent 200 fire safety material for its Ultium battery platform

PyroPhobic Systems, a provider of fire-resistant thermoplastic resins for batteries, has announced that its LithiumPrevent 200 material has been selected for application in GM’s Ultium battery platform. LithiumPrevent 200 has “unique intumescent properties, meaning it expands to create a barrier, reducing the propagation of fire,” says PyroPhobic. “Injection-molded into EV battery pack components, LithiumPrevent 200… Read more »

GM Opens Canadian EV plant for BrightDrop Zevo electric delivery vans

GM and its subsidiary BrightDrop have opened up an EV manufacturing plant in Canada after completely retooling the CAMI Assembly plant in Ontario. The automaker began retooling CAMI for EV production on May 1, 2022, and in just seven months, the team installed entirely new production equipment covering two million square feet. BrightDrop will now… Read more »

Vale Canada to supply GM with nickel for EV batteries

Vale Canada has signed a long-term deal with GM to supply the automaker with nickel sulfate, a chemical compound used for producing cathode active materials for nickel-based lithium-ion batteries. Under the agreement, Vale will supply GM with battery-grade nickel sulfate, equivalent to 25,000 metric tons of contained nickel per year, which GM will use to… Read more »

FLO to provide up to 40,000 public chargers for GM’s Dealer Community Charging Program

Auto dealerships, which EV advocates have long seen as bottlenecks and bogeymen, could soon be deploying vast numbers of public charging stations. On the heels of the news that Ford’s US dealership network will be installing up to 4,000 DC fast chargers over the next few years, we learn that GM has selected charging provider… Read more »

Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling

Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries. Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and processing to return recycled materials… Read more »

GM and Microvast to develop new battery separator tech, build US plant

GM and battery manufacturer Microvast are collaborating to develop specialized EV battery separator technology, and to build a new separator plant in the US, supported by a $200-million grant from the DOE’s Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative. Separators are battery components that separate the anode from the cathode, while allowing for ion transfer…. Read more »