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GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

GM Planning to use carbon fiber in truck beds

It's only been a few model years since Ford started using lots of aluminum in the bed of their trucks to help reduce weight while increasing performance and fuel economy. Other automakers are planning to follow suit. GM is looking to a more modern material in its efforts to reduce the weight and improve the performance of its full-size trucks.

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GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

Normally ordering your morning coffee from your car involves you sitting in the drive-thru waiting your turn. GM has a new feature that allows owners of certain vehicles to order coffee from their car with the tap of a button. This new feature marks the first commerce platform for the on-demand purchase of goods and services.

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Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

Taco Bell employees can get a $4K discount on a Chevy Corvette

When it comes to buying a new car, there isn't a person alive who doesn't want to save money on the sticker price, whether it's haggling with the dealership or qualifying for some discount program. Well, if you're in the market for a new Chevy Corvette and are hunting for a deal, you might want to consider a career change. Due to an odd arrangement between Taco Bell and GM, employees of the fast food chain are eligible for a $4,385 discount on a new Corvette Grand Sport.

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GM just teased this electric crossover in its EV grand plan

GM just teased this electric crossover in its EV grand plan

General Motors has given a brief glimpse of its upcoming electric crossover, the Bolt EV based vehicle that could kick the automaker's zero-emissions sales into the mainstream. The concept was shown during GM CEO Mary Barra's appearance at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference today, as part of a broader roadmap of green and autonomous motoring.

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GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM to show off SURUS hydrogen fuel cell vehicle platform to US Army

GM has announced that it will be showing off a new hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicle at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army happening this week. The new platform is called the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure or SURUS. SURUS is a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities.

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GM’s aggressive all-electric roadmap has 2 EVs in next 18 months

GM’s aggressive all-electric roadmap has 2 EVs in next 18 months

Get ready for a whole lot more electric vehicles at General Motors dealerships, with the automaker announcing its ambitious plans for "an all-electric future". That includes two all-new EVs that will debut in the next 18 months, the American car company said today. They'll be "based off learnings" GM has experienced from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, its fully-electric hatchback.

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GM’s Cruise self-driving cars are mass-production ready

GM’s Cruise self-driving cars are mass-production ready

Cruise Automation, GM's self-driving car company, has a new model and a plan for production, it has announced today. The new Cruise car, its third-generation, is based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV and will come equipped with all of the necessary hardware for real-time navigation without relying on a human driver. However, though the vehicle is being described as Cruise's "first production design" it won't be ready to drive itself quite yet.

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Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Chevy admits small number of Bolt EVs have faulty batteries

Many early Chevy Bolt drivers are probably excited to be among the first to own the compact all-electric vehicle, however it's almost always these early buyers that experience the most problems. Unfortunately that seems to be the case with the Bolt, as Chevy has revealed that a very small number of the cars have battery issues that could result in drivers left unexpectedly stuck without a charge.

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Cruise Anywhere self-driving Uber rival is already in action

Cruise Anywhere self-driving Uber rival is already in action

Cruise has begun testing its self-driving car ride hailing service, allowing users to summon an autonomous car through an app. The trial is taking place in San Francisco, though is currently only available to Cruise employees as the possibilities of driverless transportation are explored. However, the company claims that around 10-percent of its team based in the city are signed up for the beta.

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Chevrolet Volt crossover future tipped as GM reportedly weighs axe

Chevrolet Volt crossover future tipped as GM reportedly weighs axe

Chevrolet's Volt hybrid could get a jacked-up replacement in just a few years time, it's suggested, as slumping sedan sales force GM to get tough with its line-up. The Volt, currently in its second generation, combines an electric motor and battery with a gas engine. Thought it can be used as a plug-in, the car is also capable of recharging itself on the move by running the gas engine as a generator.

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GM begins expanding its autonomous Chevy Bolt fleet

GM begins expanding its autonomous Chevy Bolt fleet

Back in February it was revealed that General Motors has plans to have thousands of self-driving taxis on the road from 2018, with many serving as vehicles for ride-sharing service Lyft. Now the car manufacture is taking steps to make that happen, as a new report says that GM and Cruise, its autonomous car development arm, are looking to put another 300 self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road in the coming weeks in order to improve data collection.

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GM sells Opel/Vauxhall, but it’s going to be a complex split

GM sells Opel/Vauxhall, but it’s going to be a complex split

General Motors has sold Opel and Vauxhall, its European car brands, to PSA, the company best-known for Peugeot and Citroen. The deal, which also includes GM Financial's operations in Europe, is worth 2.2 billion Euro ($2.31bn) and will see PSA instantly grow to being the second-largest automotive company in Europe. For GM, meanwhile, it's an opportunity to renew focus on its North American markets, along with China, Korea, and South America, where the bulk of its business takes place.

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