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Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Second Bolt EV recall announced after “fixed” cars catch fire: What to do

Chevrolet is recalling the Bolt EV for a second time, after more of the electric cars caught fire unexpectedly despite owners thinking they'd been repaired. The original recall was announced in November 2020, with around 69,000 of the EVs affected, after Chevrolet and the NHTSA were notified that several cars burst into flames.

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Cadillac’s Escalade Super Cruise update is a bigger milestone than you’d guess

Cadillac’s Escalade Super Cruise update is a bigger milestone than you’d guess

Cadillac's over-the-air update support is about to put its Super Cruise money where its mouth is, with GM confirming that the 2021 Escalade is in line for its first big test of the system. Though Cadillac - as the first brand in GM's line-up to offer the hands-free driver assistance technology - has used OTA updates before, that's only been for piecemeal updates of new mapping data.

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Driving GMC’s 2022 Sierra with auto lane-change Super Cruise feels like the future

Driving GMC’s 2022 Sierra with auto lane-change Super Cruise feels like the future

Cadillac may have launched Super Cruise, but it'll be GMC which launches the hands-free driver assistance tech into the heart of the mass market when it arrives on the new 2022 Sierra pickup. Not only will it feature the same on-demand lane change feature but, as I found behind the wheel of a prototype 2022 Sierra this week, a new automatic lane change option that promises to make highway driving even more relaxing.

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GM Ultium Charge 360 expands to help fleets go electric

GM Ultium Charge 360 expands to help fleets go electric

GM will expand Ultium Charge 360 to its BrightDrop electric van business, the automaker has announced today, aiming to give fleets the same sort of EV charging reassurance it's hoping to provide individual drivers. The Ultium Charge 360 fleet service will help business customers figure out what sort of charging infrastructure they need on-site, as well as helping equip individual employee homes with EV chargers.

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Chevrolet warns some Bolt EV owners to park outside after “fixed” car fires

Chevrolet warns some Bolt EV owners to park outside after “fixed” car fires

Chevrolet is warning some Bolt EV owners to park their cars outside, after vehicles believed to have been fixed from a prior safety recall still reportedly set themselves on fire. Owners of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs began to be notified back in November 2020 about the recall which GM agreed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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GM reveals the new home for its most far-fetched ideas

GM reveals the new home for its most far-fetched ideas

Designing the future of cars is getting more complicated, especially when you consider electrification and autonomy, and so GM is spending $71 million on a new California tech campus where it'll work on next-generation technology and models. It'll mean a roughly fourfold increase in space from the current General Motors studio in Hollywood, with the new Advanced Design and Technology Campus in Pasadena, Southern California offering far more room for team members and concept cars.

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Some Chevy and GMC trucks have been recalled for another airbag issue

Some Chevy and GMC trucks have been recalled for another airbag issue

Airbag issues have plagued the automotive industry for years in the wake of the defective airbags produced by Takata that led to multiple deaths. GM has now announced that trucks under both the GMC and Chevrolet brands have been recalled due to another airbag issue. This recall concerns trucks with airbags along the roof rails that can deploy without the vehicle being in an accident.

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GM recalls 400,000+ Chevrolet and GMC pickups over exploding airbags

GM recalls 400,000+ Chevrolet and GMC pickups over exploding airbags

GM is recalling more than 400,000 pickup trucks, having identified an airbag fault that could see the safety equipment unexpectedly explode, sending pressurized gas and potentially broken components into the cabin. The recall, confirmed by the US NHTSA, affects select Chevrolet and GMC trucks, and comes after a handful of reported incidents where airbags have erupted.

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GM just cut a big deal to tackle EV’s dirty secret

GM just cut a big deal to tackle EV’s dirty secret

GM plans to use US-sourced lithium in its next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, tapping a new - and potentially less environmentally damaging - supply for the essential but controversial metal. Lithium batteries are a key part of EV expansion, both for GM and indeed all automakers looking to electrification, but the rare metal has some significant drawbacks along with it.

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Honda is axing its Clarity hydrogen and hybrid cars in a big EV cull

Honda is axing its Clarity hydrogen and hybrid cars in a big EV cull

Honda is axing its Clarity range, with the plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell cars given their marching orders as the automaker looks to new EVs and hybrids. It followed the discontinuation of the Honda Clarity EV - the only all-electric version - in March 2020, leaving the automaker with no BEVs in the US at all.

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GM is throwing even more money at EVs and autonomous vehicles

GM is throwing even more money at EVs and autonomous vehicles

General Motors plans to dramatically increase its spend on electric vehicles and autonomous driving, pledging $35 billion through 2025 as it races to bring new EVs to market. The company had previously said it would spend $27 billion in the same period, and will now pull forward battery manufacturing plans for its Ultium platform.

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Cruise cuts $5 billion deal to pay for its autonomous Origin EV robotaxis

Cruise cuts $5 billion deal to pay for its autonomous Origin EV robotaxis

Autonomous vehicle company Cruise is figuring out how to pay for its fleet of self-driving electric taxis, and it turns out that's a little easier when you already have a foot in the door with GM's big financial division. The company - which is backed by GM, Honda, and others - has cut a deal with GM Financial for a $5 billion line of credit, it announced today.

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