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GM’s lead battery pack engineer to give keynote address at Charged Virtual Conference in April

General Motors is arguably the most charged of the legacy automakers—the company plans to launch 30 new battery-electric vehicles by 2025 across a wide range of segments, all using its next-generation Ultium platform. Charged is pleased to announce that GM’s Engineering Technical Leader for High-Voltage Battery Packs will deliver a keynote address at our upcoming… Tags: , , , , , , ,

GM to invest $7 billion in Michigan plants, mostly for battery cells and electric trucks

GM has announced new investment of more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites, calling it “the single largest investment announcement in GM history.” Most of the new investment, which is expected to create 4,000 new jobs, is aimed at increasing battery cell and electric truck manufacturing capacity. Projects include the construction of a… Read more »

GM and LG to build second US battery plant in Tennessee

Ultium Cells, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, have announced plans to build a second US battery cell manufacturing plant, in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The companies will invest some $2.3 billion in the new facility, which will supply battery cells to GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant. Construction on the 2.8 million-square-foot… Read more »

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 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 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 »

BrightDrop delivers first 150 Electric Vehicle electric delivery vehicles to FedEx

FedEx has received its first 150 electric delivery vehicles from BrightDrop, GM’s new commercial EV brand. The first 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s were delivered throughout Southern California to FedEx Express. Powered by the Ultium battery platform, the Zevo 600 is designed for last-mile deliveries. GM says the Zevo 600’s time to market has been the… 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 »

Ram Promaster EV brings Detroit’s third maker into electric vans

The Ram ProMaster is a Fiat design dating to 2014, but it now offers an up-to-date electric powertrain. In January, Stellantis said its Ram truck brand would start selling the ProMaster EV, a battery-electric model of the ProMaster van that it restyled and updated for 2023. That van, launched in 2014 as the Fiat Ducato,… Read more »