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GMC offers a sneak peek at the upcoming electric Sierra pickup

Will 2022 be the year of the electric pickup truck? Startup Rivian snatched the first-mover advantage with its impressive R1T, and Ford recently grabbed some headlines with the announcement that demand for its upcoming F-150 Lightning has been far greater than anticipated. Hope springs eternal that Tesla’s unorthodox Cybertruck will hit the road sometime in… Read more »

EV Connect to provide charging management and network services for GM dealerships

GM has approved EV Connect as a solution provider to support the deployment of charging stations at GM dealerships across the US and Canada. EV Connect will provide its charging management solutions, which include data analytics and 24/7 customer support. The first charging stations under the new program have been installed at select GM dealers,… Read more »

GM to deploy 40,000 Ultium-branded Level 2 chargers at community locations

A pair of related announcements from GM indicate that, as the company moves steadily forward with electrification, it understands the critical importance of charging infrastructure. Ultium Chargers GM will introduce its own line of residential and commercial chargers under the Ultium brand. The new family of Ultium Chargers, which GM developed in collaboration with charging… Read more »

GM teases electric Chevy Equinox and Blazer

GM has promised to launch 30 new EV models by 2025, and the automaker teased a couple of these at the recent From Automaker to Platform Innovator event for investors. GM President Mark Reuss said that Chevrolet will launch an electrified version of the Equinox. “The Chevrolet crossover you see up here is an Equinox… Read more »

GM expands its battery tech development at new Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center

General Motors has announced plans to build a new battery development facility on the grounds of its Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center will “significantly expand the company’s battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer-range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries.” The facility is named after the… Read more »

GM and Wolfspeed partner to develop silicon carbide power devices

General Motors and Wolfspeed (formerly Cree) have entered an agreement to develop and provide silicon carbide power devices for GM’s electric vehicle programs. The silicon carbide will be used in the integrated power electronics contained within GM’s Ultium Drive units. The silicon carbide power devices will be produced at Wolfspeed’s 200 mm-capable Mohawk Valley Fab… Read more »

GM reveals 3 new EV motors for its Ultium platform

GM has revealed a group of three new motors that will power its upcoming Ultium-based EVs. The new motors, part of the Ultium Drive platform, were designed and calibrated in-house by GM. They share design principles as well as similar tooling and manufacturing strategies. The new happy family consists of a 180 kW front-drive motor,… Read more »

Thermo King to deliver a fully electric product in every segment of the cold chain by 2023

Vehicle temperature control system manufacturer Thermo King, a brand of Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), plans to invest more than $100 million over the next three years to deliver a fully electric product in every segment of the cold chain. Thermo King’s all-electric portfolio, which will be branded “evolve,” will include electric refrigeration solutions for truck,… Read more »

InCharge Energy to support GM’s new Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service

InCharge Energy, a provider of turnkey infrastructure services for commercial fleets, has been named a preferred provider for GM’s newly-announced Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging solution. “Electrifying fleets play a key role in GM’s vision to get ‘Everybody In’ on an all-electric future. GM is working with InCharge to support fleet customers as they move… Read more »

GM invests in California geothermal lithium project

General Motors is investing in a US lithium extraction project that could become the country’s largest by 2024. GM said it will make a “multimillion-dollar investment” in Controlled Thermal Resources’ Hell’s Kitchen geothermal brine project near California’s Salton Sea, and will help to develop the project. “This will supply a sizeable amount of our lithium… Read more »