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GM expands Plug and Charge availability

GM is expanding its existing collaboration with charging network EVgo to add Plug and Charge capability to the Ultium Charge 360 ecosystem. Drivers with an EVgo account, active OnStar connected services and the GM app must perform a one-time activation of Plug and Charge within the app. Once activated, they can simply plug in the… Read more »

BrightDrop: GM’s silent push into electric commercial vehicles

Upcoming electric passenger vehicles and light trucks from GM get most of the attention, but its new commercial EV brand is a quiet and very serious push too. Many US drivers now have a vague idea that General Motors is doing something with electric vehicles. They’ve seen Super Bowl ads for the GMC Hummer EV,… Read more »

GM will use NI’s SystemLink software in battery engineering process

GM is planning to use software from battery testing specialist NI to reach its Vision Zero goals: zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. At the opening keynote of the NI Connect 2022 conference in Austin, GM Director of Battery Cell Engineering Steve Tarnowsky talked about how the company is planning to reach the goals,… Read more »

GM’s Ultium-based EVs feature heat pump technology

GM has announced that its current Ultium platform-based EVs come standard with an energy recovery system composed of a patented heat pump and technology that recovers waste heat from the vehicle as well as humidity from inside and outside the vehicle.  Waste heat from batteries and power electronics, and humidity—including humidity from the body heat… Read more »

GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

GM and mining giant Glencore have announced a multi-year sourcing agreement under which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia, to be used in GM’s Ultium battery cathodes. Both Glencore and GM are members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and Glencore’s Murrin Murrin operation conforms to the OECD-aligned… Read more »

GM execs’ pay will be tied to reaching EV targets

In a recent interview, General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that a “significant part” of the company’s long-term executive compensation will be contingent upon reaching specific electrification targets, which will include volumes of EVs sold in North America, as well as launch timing and quality. Barra, whose total compensation package came to about $23.7 million… Read more »

Engineering GM’s Ultium Platform: Battery Pack Flexibility To Power EVs Across Wide-Ranging Segments

General Motors believes in an all-electric future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. GM plans to launch 30 new all-electric vehicles by 2025 leveraging the innovative Ultium Platform, GM’s next-generation BEV architecture. In this Keynote presentation, Andy Oury, the Engineering Technical Leader for High Voltage Battery Packs at General Motors, will discuss the… Read more »

GM and Honda to codevelop affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda have announced plans to codevelop “a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology.” The two automakers have been working together on electric and autonomous vehicle technologies for some time—in 2018, Honda joined GM’s battery module development efforts, and in 2020, they announced… Read more »