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Hummer might return as an EV

Hummer might return as an EV

The Hummer was a civilian version of the military Humvee. It was a large vehicle very nearly as wide as a typical lane on a highway, and that drank fuel like few other vehicles ever made. When fuel prices started to rise, GM killed off the brand as sales slumped. Hummer fans will be glad to hear that GM is mulling over a return for the brand.

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These airless tires could make GM cars puncture-proof from 2024

These airless tires could make GM cars puncture-proof from 2024

General Motors aims to have airless tires - where a puncture is physically impossible - on its cars as soon as 2024, with the new Michelin technology headed Ito a real-world trial later this year. The Michelin Uptis Prototype - short for "Unique Puncture-proof Tire System" - looks at first glance like a regular tire, but uses a complex composite structure instead of traditional tubes.

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GM and Bechtel team on Supercharger-rivaling EV charging startup

GM and Bechtel team on Supercharger-rivaling EV charging startup

General Motors and Bechtel are forming a new company to build an EV charging network across the US, taking on Tesla's Superchargers in the process. The strategy is different to VW-backed Electrify America, however, since GM and Bechtel are looking for external investors to fund the new infrastructure.

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GM electric pickup part of “all electric future”

GM electric pickup part of “all electric future”

General Motors looks set to follow Ford, Tesla, Rivian and others by launching an electric pickup truck, the automaker has indicated today. Speaking as part of GM's Q1 2019 financial results call, CEO Mary Barra touched upon the automaker's plans to expand its electric footprint.

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GM and Rivian’s electric truck talks run out of juice

GM and Rivian’s electric truck talks run out of juice

Electric vehicle startup and would-be Tesla rival Rivian won't be getting an investment from General Motors after all, insiders suggest, after negotiations between the two reportedly stalled. Rivian came out of stealth to great fanfare late last year, with not one but two vehicles targeting arguably the most important segments in the US today.

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GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM has two new EVs in its line-up, though they're eBikes rather than electric cars or trucks. The first two models under General Motors' freshly-named ARIV eBike brand, the electrified bicycles are going up for preorder from today, though only for a select few.

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Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

General Motors and Amazon are both in talks to invest in electric truck company Rivian Automotive, sources have claimed. Assuming the alleged investment takes place, the US-based automotive company will reportedly have a value that falls between $1 billion and $2 billion. Negotiations are reportedly still taking place, but the sources claim we may hear an official announcement some time this month.

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GMC weighs luxury EV pickup plans as Ford and Tesla commit

GMC weighs luxury EV pickup plans as Ford and Tesla commit

General Motors is considering electric trucks and pickups, giving its GMC brand a range of EVs as Ford and others weigh into the space. The admission from GM comes a week after Ford confirmed it had begun work on an electric F-150, a zero-emissions version of its best-selling truck.

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This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

GM is building a simpler way to charge its electric cars, cutting through the confusion of multiple charging networks. What the automaker isn't going to do is echo Tesla or Volkswagen-owned Electrify America and build a charger network of its own. Instead, GM plans to integrate its vehicles and its services more tightly with existing third-party charging infrastructure.

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Cadillac will lead GM’s all-electric reinvention

Cadillac will lead GM’s all-electric reinvention

Cadillac will lead GM's renewed push into EVs, taking on Tesla as the auto-behemoth readies its new, all-electric vehicle architecture. The news came as part of a wide-reaching shake up in General Motors' strategy, after the shock cancelation of several models in the face of dreary sales.

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DoorDash and GM team to test autonomous deliveries in San Francisco

DoorDash and GM team to test autonomous deliveries in San Francisco

DoorDash has teamed up with General Motors' Cruise Automation to test autonomous food deliveries in San Francisco. The test will begin in March, according to DoorDash, which plans to use these autonomous deliveries to gather data on the new method. The company has outlined three big questions it will be seeking answers for during this test, including whether an autonomous system can even meet the same standards as the existing one.

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Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Just short of two years ago, Cadillac was one of the first to debut a monthly car subscription service. Dubbed Book by Cadillac, the program was priced at $1,800 per month, and gave subscribers the opportunity to drive a different Cadillac model each month. Now General Motors has announced it's closing the service in December of this year, with the possibility of it returning sometime in the future.

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