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Posts Tagged: GM EVs

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 »

DOE awards $60 million to 24 emission-reduction R&D projects

The DOE has awarded $60 million in funding to 24 R&D projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects, funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Vehicles Technology Office (VTO), address the two largest contributors to transportation-sector emissions. Passenger cars and light-duty… Read more »

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

In-Charge 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 In-Charge 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 »

GM boosts EV investment, plans to build more US battery factories

GM has raised the stakes in what’s starting to look like a lively EV rivalry with Ford. The nation’s largest automaker now says it plans to invest $35 billion in electrification over the five years ending in 2025—the second increase in its announced figure in the last eight months. By 2025, GM plans to offer… Read more »

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is basically a consolidation and expansion… Read more »

LG Energy to invest $4.5 billion to expand its US battery production capacity

LG Energy has announced that by the end of 2025, it will invest more than $4.5 billion in its US-based business to increase its battery production capacity by 70 GWh. LG and GM are currently discussing plans to build a second joint venture plant in the US, which is expected to have a production capacity… Read more »

GM and LG may build a second battery factory in Tennessee

If GM is going to electrify most of its lineup by 2035, it’s going to need a lot more batteries. Sending out press releases is fast and free, but building supply chains takes years and billions, so one indication of whether the automaker’s announced deadline is a serious objective or a mere aspiration will be… Read more »