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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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GM to chop a minor feature to increase vehicle deliveries in the US and Canada

GM to chop a minor feature to increase vehicle deliveries in the US and Canada

The global microprocessor shortage has put a severe crimp in the production and delivery of vehicles for many major automakers worldwide. One of the major US automakers impacted by the chip shortage is General Motors. Recently, GM announced that it would increase vehicle deliveries to customers in the US and Canada.

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Now you can get OnStar Guardian even if you don’t drive a GM car

Now you can get OnStar Guardian even if you don’t drive a GM car

GM's OnStar is expanding beyond the car, with OnStar Guardian safety features now available for anybody willing to subscribe - regardless of which automaker's fob is on their keychain. Launched last year, OnStar Guardian brings services like crash detection to a smartphone, though until now you'd need to be a GM vehicle driver to access it.

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GM and Lockheed Martin are making a self-driving Moon buggy for NASA

GM and Lockheed Martin are making a self-driving Moon buggy for NASA

NASA's astronauts need a new Moon ride, and GM and Lockheed Martin are aiming to hand them the keys to not just one but a whole fresh generation of lunar vehicles. The Lunar Terrain Vehicle, or LTV, is the first of a series of electric transportation options which NASA has put the call out for, as it tries to replicate the success of the commercial crew program for a new Moon rover.

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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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