Posts Tagged: GM EVs

Mazda, Denso and Toyota to jointly develop EV tech for multiple vehicle segments

Mazda, Denso and Toyota have signed a contract to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs. The three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from each company to ensure the efficient implementation of the new projects. The companies say that the huge investments and time required to cover… Read more »

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM’s Chinese joint venture, has launched the brand’s first EV, the Baojun E100. Available in two variants, it is priced at RMB 35,800 ($5,290) after national and local subsidies. Sales will initially be limited to the Guangxi region, but demand is strong – the company received more than 5,000 pre-orders. The E100 is powered… Read more »

Elon Musk: GM is in it for the CARB credits, will produce only 25,000 Chevy Bolts per year

As a plethora of pundits pontificate about Tesla and the hypothetical competition for its upcoming Model 3, many fall into error because they don’t understand the dynamic between Tesla, which exists to sell EVs, and the legacy automakers, which grudgingly sell a few in order to comply with government regulations. Elon Musk is happy to… Read more »

GM sells Opel to PSA – What does this mean for the European Bolt?

GM has confirmed that it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, for 2.2 billion euros ($2.33 billion). GM has controlled Opel for more than 90 years, but it has lost almost $20 billion over the past two decades. Currency fluctuations due to Brexit contributed to a $257 million loss in 2016,… Read more »

A123 Systems to supply Li-ion batteries for 48 V systems to GM’s Chinese JV

Automotive News China reports that battery maker A123 Systems won a contract worth approximately $1 billion to supply 2.6 million Li-ion batteries for 48 V systems to the SAIC-GM joint venture in China. A123 initially entered into a partnership with SAIC Motor in 2009 with the formation of a battery pack joint venture called Advanced… Read more »

GM’s LA car-sharing fleet adds 100 Chevy Bolts, offers free charging

Maven, General Motors’ year-old car-sharing service, is adding over 100 Chevy Bolts to its fleet in Los Angeles. Maven also plans to offer the Bolt in San Diego and San Francisco in the near future. According to GM, Maven has been “doing gangbusters” in LA: since launching in October 2016, the service has seen average… Read more »

Fuji Pigment’s ionic liquids could be the key to a practical aluminum-air battery

Fuji Pigment is synthesizing ionic liquids for use as electrolytes in Li-ion batteries, as well as for the company’s own aluminum-air battery, which is currently under development. Ionic liquids are compounds composed of organic cations such as imidazolium ions and pyridinium ions, and anions such as bromide, fluoride, and chloride. Fuji Pigment has synthesized imidazolium-,… Read more »