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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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GM shutters Maven car sharing business

GM shutters Maven car sharing business

General Motors is shutting down its Maven car sharing service, having already put the business on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. The automaker launched Maven back in 2016, and up until recently it was operational in seven markets across the US and Canada.

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Honda and GM team on two new EVs: Honda design, GM platform

Honda and GM team on two new EVs: Honda design, GM platform

Honda and GM will collaborate on two new EVs, with the Honda-badged electric vehicles using GM's new Ultium batteries. The as-yet unnamed cars will be manufactured in North America at GM plants, and be based on the same global EV platform that General Motors intends to use for electrified vehicles for its own Chevrolet, Cadillac, and other brands.

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Coronavirus face mask shortage gets some GM good news

Coronavirus face mask shortage gets some GM good news

With the coronavirus pandemic exposing a huge shortfall in protective face masks, General Motors says its repurposed workforce and factories are on track to deliver its first 20,000 masks next week. The automaker gave an update on its progress this morning, having announced it would be shifting from car to PPE production just over a week ago.

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GM ventilator plans revealed as Trump backtracks on coronavirus kit [Updated]

GM ventilator plans revealed as Trump backtracks on coronavirus kit [Updated]

GM will turn over one of its US plants to producing ventilators, with the automaker partnering with Ventec Life Systems to build new healthcare equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Kokomo manufacturing facility in Indiana will begin making ventilators - one of the biggest bottlenecks in healthcare amid the COVID-19 outbreak - from next week and expects the first shipments to arrive "as soon as next month," though points out that it is all dependent "on the needs of the federal government."

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Car plants idle, GM and Ford turn to ventilator production

Car plants idle, GM and Ford turn to ventilator production

Ford and General Motors may have shut down vehicle production in North America, but that doesn't mean the automaker behemoths are idle. Instead, the two firms have turned their attention to one of the most pressing needs of the coronavirus pandemic, the potentially-deadly shortage of ventilators.

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GM EV roadmap detailed: Includes Cadillac Lyriq SUV and Bolt EUV

GM EV roadmap detailed: Includes Cadillac Lyriq SUV and Bolt EUV

General Motors has detailed its EV roadmap for the coming years, with everything from new electric luxury SUVs through to semi-autonomous crossovers on the agenda. The automaker revealed its new Ultium battery technology today, the core component in a new third-generation electric vehicle platform dubbed GM BEV3.

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GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

GM Ultium batteries revealed as core of new 400+ mile EV platform

General Motors has revealed its next-generation batteries, Ultium, and the flexible platform that it hopes will make electric vehicles more cost effective and offer greater range. Co-developed in GM's joint venture with LG Chem, Ultium is focused on bringing down the cost of battery cells below the all-important $100/kWh point, paving the way to more affordable EVs that could offer 400+ miles of zero-emission driving.

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This is LeBron James’ Super Bowl GMC Hummer EV ad

This is LeBron James’ Super Bowl GMC Hummer EV ad

GM is bringing back the Hummer name, but it's not the gas-guzzling monster it once was: instead, as GMC is hammering home in its Super Bowl 2020 ad, this is a whole new electric Hummer. Confirmed last week, the Hummer EV will be launched under GMC's brand and aims to reboot the reputation of a truck that was hardly known for being environmentally friendly.

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