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GM agrees to unionize EV battery plants. Will other US automakers follow suit?

The United Autoworkers’ strike doubtless has multiple causes, but the transition to EVs is certainly one bone of contention. EVs are simpler machines than legacy vehicles, and many expect this to translate into less demand for human labor. A wave of new battery plants will surely create new jobs, but some fear that automakers will… Read more »

GM invests in battery materials innovator Mitra Chem

GM has invested $60 million in a Series B financing round for Mitra Chem, a Silicon Valley-based battery materials innovator. GM and Mitra Chem will develop new iron-based cathode active materials (CAM), namely lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP), to power EV batteries compatible with GM’s Ultium Platform EV propulsion architecture. GM’s funding will help Mitra… Read more »

GM to offer V2H bidirectional charging tech for all upcoming Ultium-based EVs

GM says it will offer vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology across its portfolio of Ultium-based EVs by model year 2026. The first V2H-equipped vehicles will be the 2024 models of the Chevrolet Silverado EV RST, GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Chevrolet Equinox EV, Cadillac LYRIQ and the upcoming Cadillac Escalade IQ…. Read more »

EVgo, in partnership with GM, opens its 1,000th charging stall

The 1,000th charging stall was opened in the Chicago suburb of Woodbridge recently as part of an ongoing collaboration between US charging network EVgo and General Motors (GM). The partnership began in 2020 and was expanded in 2021. Its goal is to install 3,250 fast-charging stalls in major metro markets. Installations to date, says EVgo,… Read more »

GM offers details of V2H charging hardware (but no V2H-capable EV yet)

Vehicle-to-home (V2H) charging technology, which enables an EV to serve as a home backup power source, is expected to be a big selling point for automakers. In fact, GM just released some details about its upcoming bidirectional V2H charging hardware, even though it does not yet have any V2H-capable vehicle on offer. The Ultium Home… Read more »

GM’s Mary Barra says decision to partner with Tesla on charging was customer-driven

As most of the EV media hailed the decision by Ford, GM and other automakers to hitch their charging wagons to the Tesla train, a few contrarians wondered, “What were they thinking?” Well, in a new interview, GM CEO Mary Barra explains just what she and her engineering team were thinking. Speaking with NBC News… Read more »

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 »