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Ultium Drive will power GM’s EV future

Ultium Drive will power GM’s EV future

GM has announced that its next-generation electric vehicles will be powered by a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors known collectively as Ultium Drive. Ultium Drive will help GM to transition its current portfolio to a fully electric lineup and promises significant advantages over the automaker's previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market, and manufacturing efficiencies. Ultium Drive combines electric motors and single-speed transmissions to apply the power generated by Ultium battery cells.

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GM baked wireless tech into its Ultium EV batteries: Here’s why

GM baked wireless tech into its Ultium EV batteries: Here’s why

General Motors' upcoming electric vehicles will use a new wireless battery management system, the automaker has announced, promising safer and simpler power management as well as an easier roadmap for second-life repurposing after their time in cars and SUVs is done. Part of the GM Ultium platform, which will feature in models like Cadillac's Lyriq luxury crossover and GMC's Hummer EV, the system replaces the traditional flurry of cabling that runs through other automakers' batteries.

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GM will build Tesla-rivaling Nikola Badger pickup in huge EV deal

GM will build Tesla-rivaling Nikola Badger pickup in huge EV deal

General Motors has inked a partnership with EV startup Nikola, with GM set to build the Tesla-rival's zero-emissions Badger pickup. Opening to reservations earlier this year, the Badger doesn't look quite so futuristic - or as polarizing - as Tesla's Cybertruck, but it's no less high-tech, with both pure-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell versions planned.

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Honda and GM team on EVs and smart cars in North America

Honda and GM team on EVs and smart cars in North America

Honda and General Motors plan to team up on new models for North America, potentially sharing platforms for both electric and internal combustion vehicles with a variety of body styles. The non-binding memorandum of understanding follows the two automaker's earlier agreement to jointly-develop two new Honda EVs based on the GM Ultium platform that will power upcoming cars like the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV.

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GM bets on 5G and EVs with aggressive China roadmap

GM bets on 5G and EVs with aggressive China roadmap

GM plans to make 5G available on Cadillac cars and offer the high-speed technology on most Chevrolet and Buick vehicles from 2022, the automaker has announced, though only in China. It's one of the biggest commitments to 5G networks that we've seen from an automaker so far, as General Motors looks to drive Chinese sales back up in the face of strong domestic and international competition.

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The Cadillac Lyriq is two years too soon

The Cadillac Lyriq is two years too soon

The Cadillac Lyriq wasn't quite a bait-and-switch but, as the dust settles on the delayed unveil of the automaker's new electric flagship, you'd be forgiven for feeling like the EV was a tad premature. Two years premature, in fact: the luxury crossover Caddy revealed this week is actually a show car, the automaker conceded.

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GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

GM's big electric vehicle push is coming, and the automaker is cutting a deal with EVgo to install over 2,700 new fast chargers so that drivers will have somewhere to top up their batteries. The agreement will see the two companies build out DC fast charger availability in cities and suburbs primarily, focusing on potential EV drivers who might lack the infrastructure to support an electric car at home or at work.

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GM reveals EV roadmap: Electric Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Hummer and Cadillac details

GM reveals EV roadmap: Electric Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Hummer and Cadillac details

GM has detailed its roadmap of electric vehicles, with not one but two new Hummer EVs, a full-sized Chevrolet electric pickup, and fresh models from Cadillac and Buick. The aggressive roadmap hinges on General Motors' new modular EV platform, Ultium, which the automaker has boasted could deliver more than 400 miles of range on a single charge.

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The US Army needed a new troop transport – This is what GM built

The US Army needed a new troop transport – This is what GM built

GM may be bringing back the Hummer as an all-electric SUV, but the automaker is looking to tried-and-tested tech for the new Infantry Squad Vehicle it's building for the US Army. The company has inked a $214.3 million deal to produce and service more than 2,000 ultra-flexible troop transports, though while they might look like Mad Max props, they're actually surprisingly familiar.

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GM electric van leaks as chance to outmaneuver Tesla

GM electric van leaks as chance to outmaneuver Tesla

GM is developing an electric van for business transportation and urban deliveries, it's been reported, aiming to carve out a space in the segment before rivals like Tesla can mobilize. The automaker revealed its Ultium platform for EVs earlier this year, complete with new battery packs and more flexible electric motors.

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GM Ultra Cruise will expand hands-free driving onto city streets

GM Ultra Cruise will expand hands-free driving onto city streets

Cadillac Super Cruise is only starting to roll out to more than a single car this year, but GM is already working on a new version of the semi-autonomous driving system to better take on Tesla's Autopilot. GM "Ultra Cruise," as the system is being internally referred to, will apparently expand Super Cruise beyond its current operation on divided highways, and into urban and other areas.

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GM bullish on post-pandemic EVs – may launch new model early

GM bullish on post-pandemic EVs – may launch new model early

General Motors may be busy making coronavirus face masks and ventilators, but that hasn't slowed the automaker's EV roadmap - even if it's having to wait longer than intended to actually show us the fruits of that work. Though the big reveals of the Cadillac Lyriq EV and the GMC Hummer EV were pushed back during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to GM execs its electrification roadmap may in fact speed up rather than hit the brakes.

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