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Lightning eMotors joins with GM to electrify medium-duty trucks

Commercial vehicle OEM Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has become the first General Motors Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM) to provide fully electric Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. General Motors Fleet provides a variety of platforms designed for qualified SVMs to use to upfit vehicles. Under the recent agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty… Read more »

Blink Charging to supply chargers to North American GM dealerships

Blink Charging (Nasdaq: BLNK) is deploying its IQ 200 Level 2 chargers at participating GM dealerships in the US and Canada. Working with facility solutions provider ABM, which delivers turnkey EV charging installations, Blink has already started shipping chargers to selected GM dealerships, and has more orders to be filled over the next several months…. Read more »

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 confirms California’s authority to set emissions standards, officially ending boycott

GM has agreed to recognize California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. Well, isn’t that magnanimous of the company, to allow the state government to pass its own laws? For those of you who’ve just joined us: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to water down federal… Read more »

BlackRock to make $50-million investment in Sigma Lithium

Canada-based lithium producer Sigma Lithium announced that it will receive 64.2 million Canadian dollars ($50.1 million US) from funds and accounts managed by asset and investment company BlackRock as part of a larger 136.7-million Canadian dollar ($106.6-million US) investment in a production plant and mine at its Grota do Cirilo lithium mine site, and for… Read more »

Walmart, FedEx place large orders for electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop

GM subsidiary BrightDrop has added Walmart to its roster of customers, and expanded its relationship with FedEx. Walmart has reserved 5,000 of BrightDrop’s EV600 and smaller EV410 electric delivery vans to support the retail giant’s growing last-mile delivery network. Walmart plans to use BrightDrop electric vans as part of its rapidly expanding InHome delivery service,… Read more »

GM and POSCO Chemical to open cathode materials processing plant in North America

GM has announced a plan to work with global materials firm POSCO Chemical on a battery material processing facility in North America, which is scheduled to open in 2024.  POSCO Chemical manufactures anode and cathode materials. GM plans to use the battery materials processed with POSCO for the cells it plans to produce at its… Read more »

GM begins offering electrification components to commercial customers

General Motors has announced a new strategy to offer its EV technology to other vehicle-makers and commercial customers. The company estimates that the total addressable market for electrification components could reach $20 billion by 2030, as a growing number of industries introduce their own emissions reduction goals. “GM has an established strategy, network of integrators… Read more »

GM delivers first BrightDrop EV600 electric vans to FedEx

The legacy automakers have a long history of making big publicity splashes for their EVs, then taking years to deliver. Well, things seem to be changing at GM, which has quietly beaten both Ford and Tesla to the electric pickup party, and stolen a march on Rivian/Amazon in the electric delivery van space. FedEx has… Read more »