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Mustang GT sits atop the American-made auto index

Mustang GT sits atop the American-made auto index

Researchers at the Kogod School of Business have released the 2021 version of the American Auto Index. The American Auto Index looks at which vehicles sold in the US have the most domestic content in their construction. Sitting at the top of last year's list was the Ford Ranger.

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GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

Throughout much of the past year, GM has been grappling with defective battery packs in its Chevy Bolt EVs. The faulty battery packs, which can cause fires in some cases, have been at the center of two recalls and even a pause in Bolt EV production. Now, GM has announced that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics in regards to covering the cost of these recalls, and it looks like LG is going to be on the hook for much of it.

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Recalled Chevrolet Bolt EVs are now getting battery replacements

Recalled Chevrolet Bolt EVs are now getting battery replacements

Chevrolet has been facing intense pressure over multiple fires that have occurred in its Bolt electric vehicle. As a result, multiple recalls have been instituted, expanding from limited numbers of Bolt vehicles to encompass the entire fleet. The problem that initiated the recall was at least a dozen of the electric vehicles catching fire.

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Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Ford and GM settle legal spat over BlueCruise

Back in August, Ford filed a lawsuit against GM over trademarks granted to General Motors for the word Cruise. The fuss began when Ford announced that it would call its driver-assistance software BlueCruise. GM already had a driver assistance system on the market called SuperCruise and felt that it had legal rights to the exclusive use of the term Cruise.

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GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM-backed Cruise aims to have a million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2030, an aggressively ambitious target that comes as General Motors looks increasingly to EVs and high-tech transportation to bolster profits. Cruise - majority-owned by GM, though which counts Walmart and others as investors - is readying its first custom design vehicle, the Origin AV, built atop GM's Ultium electric platform.

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GM Ultra Cruise will give Tesla Autopilot the real hands-free rival we’ve been waiting for

GM Ultra Cruise will give Tesla Autopilot the real hands-free rival we’ve been waiting for

GM has revealed its new, hands-free driving system, Ultra Cruise, promising more than 2 million miles of coverage in the US and Canada. The system, which builds on GM Super Cruise, will "ultimately" work in 95-percent of all driving scenarios, the automaker says, and be usable on every paved road in North America.

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This is GM’s new battery tech center tasked with unlocking 600 mile EVs

This is GM’s new battery tech center tasked with unlocking 600 mile EVs

General Motors is building a new EV battery research facility, with the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center aiming to figure out cheaper and longer-lasting tech for electric vehicles. Located in a new center under construction in Warren, MI, the Wallace Center is targeting EVs that can drive 500-600 miles on a single charge, while also cutting the cost of batteries by around 60-percent.

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Chip shortage may cost GM its bestseller crown

Chip shortage may cost GM its bestseller crown

The chip shortages are hitting automotive manufacturers around the world extremely hard. Many automakers have continued building their vehicles, but often they have to be parked as chips required for them to operate are unavailable. The chip shortage might see GM lose its top seller crown, something it's held since 1931 when it surpassed Ford in overall sales.

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GM Ultifi is automaker’s software fix for cars that get better over time

GM Ultifi is automaker’s software fix for cars that get better over time

General Motors has revealed its plans for software-upgradable vehicles, with a new platform - GM Ultifi - promising cars and SUVs that improve over time, and a new potential source of revenue. Built atop GM's Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), the latest iteration of the company's electric architecture, Ultifi will help further distinguish software abilities from hardware in future models.

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GM BrightDrop marks production with a smaller electric van and Verizon deal

GM BrightDrop marks production with a smaller electric van and Verizon deal

BrightDrop, GM's all-electric delivery vehicle division, is putting its EV vans into production, and it's marking the occasion with a new model and a new customer. Announced back in January with the EV600 electric van and FedEx as the first fleet buyer, BrightDrop aims to give the Ultium platform a commercial outlet for zero-emissions last mile deliveries.

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These are GM’s Ultium EV motors to take on Ford, Tesla and the rest

These are GM’s Ultium EV motors to take on Ford, Tesla and the rest

GM has been talking up its Ultium battery tech for some time now, but today it's the turn of the Ultium electric motors to get the spotlight. Three different in-house designs have been unveiled by General Motors President Mark Reuss this morning, under the Ultium Drive umbrella, with an interchangeable strategy that allows the automaker's EVs to combine as many as three in one vehicle.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq reservations were a success, I guess

2023 Cadillac Lyriq reservations were a success, I guess

Cadillac's 2023 Lyriq electric luxury crossover opened for reservations over the weekend, but if you weren't quick then there's bad news if a fancy Ultium EV was to be in your future. Reservations of the Lyriq - among the first to use GM's new electric vehicle platform - were snapped up within 20 minutes. That, on the face of it at least, was great news for Caddy.

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