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GM and Rivian’s electric truck talks run out of juice

GM and Rivian’s electric truck talks run out of juice

Electric vehicle startup and would-be Tesla rival Rivian won't be getting an investment from General Motors after all, insiders suggest, after negotiations between the two reportedly stalled. Rivian came out of stealth to great fanfare late last year, with not one but two vehicles targeting arguably the most important segments in the US today.

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GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM has two new EVs in its line-up, though they're eBikes rather than electric cars or trucks. The first two models under General Motors' freshly-named ARIV eBike brand, the electrified bicycles are going up for preorder from today, though only for a select few.

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Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

General Motors and Amazon are both in talks to invest in electric truck company Rivian Automotive, sources have claimed. Assuming the alleged investment takes place, the US-based automotive company will reportedly have a value that falls between $1 billion and $2 billion. Negotiations are reportedly still taking place, but the sources claim we may hear an official announcement some time this month.

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GMC weighs luxury EV pickup plans as Ford and Tesla commit

GMC weighs luxury EV pickup plans as Ford and Tesla commit

General Motors is considering electric trucks and pickups, giving its GMC brand a range of EVs as Ford and others weigh into the space. The admission from GM comes a week after Ford confirmed it had begun work on an electric F-150, a zero-emissions version of its best-selling truck.

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This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

This is GM’s fix for EV charging headaches

GM is building a simpler way to charge its electric cars, cutting through the confusion of multiple charging networks. What the automaker isn't going to do is echo Tesla or Volkswagen-owned Electrify America and build a charger network of its own. Instead, GM plans to integrate its vehicles and its services more tightly with existing third-party charging infrastructure.

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Cadillac will lead GM’s all-electric reinvention

Cadillac will lead GM’s all-electric reinvention

Cadillac will lead GM's renewed push into EVs, taking on Tesla as the auto-behemoth readies its new, all-electric vehicle architecture. The news came as part of a wide-reaching shake up in General Motors' strategy, after the shock cancelation of several models in the face of dreary sales.

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DoorDash and GM team to test autonomous deliveries in San Francisco

DoorDash and GM team to test autonomous deliveries in San Francisco

DoorDash has teamed up with General Motors' Cruise Automation to test autonomous food deliveries in San Francisco. The test will begin in March, according to DoorDash, which plans to use these autonomous deliveries to gather data on the new method. The company has outlined three big questions it will be seeking answers for during this test, including whether an autonomous system can even meet the same standards as the existing one.

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Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Just short of two years ago, Cadillac was one of the first to debut a monthly car subscription service. Dubbed Book by Cadillac, the program was priced at $1,800 per month, and gave subscribers the opportunity to drive a different Cadillac model each month. Now General Motors has announced it's closing the service in December of this year, with the possibility of it returning sometime in the future.

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General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors eBike naming contest offers $10,000 award

General Motors has announced plans to create its own electric bicycle, one that will be offered in two portability options: folding and compact. The company doesn't have a name for the eBike yet, and for good reason -- it's asking the public to help it name the new model. The chosen winner will receive a $10,000 award and nine finalists will each get $1,000.

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GM’s Cruise driverless cars still struggle to identify objects

GM’s Cruise driverless cars still struggle to identify objects

GM has been working on its Cruise driverless cars for a long time and back in March, the first grumblings began to surface that all wasn't well with the Cruise project. In March, reports indicated that the Cruise cars frequently swerved and hesitated due to difficulty identifying objects on and near the roadway. A new report has surfaced that cites one current and three former Cruise employees who have witnessed issues with the project.

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GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

Lots of people who plan to keep the new cars they buy for a long time will purchase an extended warranty to protect against repair costs. GM has announced that effective immediately anyone buying a new GM vehicle will be able to purchase a "true" extended bumper-to-bumper warranty for their new ride. Chevy or GMC customers can purchase a warranty covering the car for 5-years or 60,000 miles.

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Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM’s Cruise team on a unique autonomous vehicle

Honda and GM's Cruise autonomous car division have inked a multi-billion deal to produce a new self-driving vehicle, as the driverless car wars continue to escalate. The deal will see Honda invest $750m today in Cruise, the autonomous car start-up that General Motors acquired in early 2016, as a result valuing the company at more than $14.6 billion.

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