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Chevy Bolt EVs get a software update to prevent battery fires

Chevy Bolt EVs get a software update to prevent battery fires

When it comes to electric vehicles involved in severe accidents, one of the biggest concerns is fire-related to punctures in the battery pack. Last year, General Motors faced a recall of the electric Chevy Bolt due to a handful of battery pack fires. It's taken a long time, but a fix for the battery pack fires has been created and is now available.

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The UAW wants federal EV rebates only on vehicles built in the US

The UAW wants federal EV rebates only on vehicles built in the US

The UAW is continuing to fight Ford and its plan to move production of one of its electric vehicle models from the US to Mexico. The most recent attempt to thwart Ford's plans by the UAW comes in the union calling for tax incentives for electric vehicles to require that the vehicles are built in the US. Currently, the $7500 federal tax incentive for the purchase of an electric vehicle doesn't require that the vehicle is built in the United States.

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GM Ultium Charge 360 aims to fix EV ownership’s biggest headache

GM Ultium Charge 360 aims to fix EV ownership’s biggest headache

GM is tackling arguably the biggest challenge in persuading drivers to go electric, launching Ultium Charge 360 to try to join the dots on where to plug in your EV. Ecosystem counterpart to the automaker's Ultium platform for electric vehicles, Ultium Charge 360 promises access to nearly 60,000 chargers across the US and Canada, though don't expect them to be GM branded.

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Cadillac Lyriq leaned heavily on virtual testing and validation during development

Cadillac Lyriq leaned heavily on virtual testing and validation during development

Automakers around the world are finding that virtual testing and validation helps speed the development of new vehicles and saves money. GM has announced that it used virtual testing and validation heavily during the development of the Cadillac Lyriq to help speed things along. The Lyriq is an important vehicle for Cadillac signaling the dawn of a new EV era for the brand and a fundamental transformation of GM's global product development process.

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Rubber shortage deals automakers another blow

Rubber shortage deals automakers another blow

Automakers around the US and the world are still trying to figure out how to deal with the shortage of microprocessors. The shortage of microprocessors has been severe enough that automotive manufacturers have been forced to slow or stop the production of some models in many instances. Despite the chip shortage still plaguing the industry, another problem has reared its head.

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GM and LG reveal second $2.3bn Ultium EV battery plant

GM and LG reveal second $2.3bn Ultium EV battery plant

GM and LG will build a new electric car battery plant together, the two companies have confirmed today, settling rumors of an expansion of the joint Ultium Cells venture as the automaker tries to maximize production of cheaper EV power packs. The new facility will be in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and see General Motors and LG Energy Solution pump in a further $2.3 billion in investment.

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Walmart invests in GM’s Cruise ahead of starting autonomous deliveries

Walmart invests in GM’s Cruise ahead of starting autonomous deliveries

Walmart has invested in autonomous car company Cruise, ahead of a pilot delivery program with the GM-backed company's self-driving vehicles. The pilot was announced late last year and is expected to begin in 2021, as Walmart explores new options for the so-called "last mile" of getting groceries and more to shoppers.

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This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

This cool little droptop EV will reportedly enter production

China, like many other parts of the world, is focusing hard on getting drivers to leave behind their combustion-powered cars and moved to electric vehicles. Currently, one of the best-selling electric vehicles in China is the Wuling Hongguang MINIEV.it's a very affordable electric vehicle that went on sale in China last summer. A convertible version of the EV has now been revealed and will be seen at the Shanghai Auto Show.

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750,000 popular GM trucks & SUVs are under NHTSA airbag investigation

750,000 popular GM trucks & SUVs are under NHTSA airbag investigation

US vehicle safety regulators are investigating almost 750,000 recent vehicles from Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac, after reports of faulty airbags that in some cases led to injuries. Fifteen consumer complaints have been raised with the NHTSA, spanning luxury sedans, popular full-sized pickup trucks such as the Silverado, and large SUVs including the Escalade and Suburban.

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GM launches Maps+ app-based navigation system

GM launches Maps+ app-based navigation system

GM has announced the launch of a new in-vehicle app-based navigation system called Maps+. The navigation solution upgrades capabilities for select model year 2018 and newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles. The system will be available by the end of 2021.

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Electric Chevrolet Silverado confirmed: 400+ mile range from F-150 EV rival

Electric Chevrolet Silverado confirmed: 400+ mile range from F-150 EV rival

A new Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup is coming, with GM confirming the long-rumored rival to Ford's upcoming all-electric F-150 EV. It's a sign of just how close to mainstream electric vehicles are getting, with mainstays of American transportation - for both consumers and businesses - branching out beyond internal combustion options like gas and diesel.

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Cadillac Lyric electric SUV begins pre-production testing at the GM testing center

Cadillac Lyric electric SUV begins pre-production testing at the GM testing center

Cadillac has bold ambitions for the Lyriq SUV and electrification in general. Most recently, Mahmoud Samara, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at General Motors, went to social media and shared a pre-production photo of the Cadillac Lyriq strutting its wares at the GM proving grounds in Michigan.

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