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GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM to harness 3D printing for lighter and less costly parts

GM has announced that it is the latest in the automotive industry to begin looking to 3D printers to make lighter and cheaper parts for its cars. Lighter and less costly parts could be particularly important for the EVs that GM plans to roll out in the coming years. Less weight means longer driving distances and less cost means cheaper vehicles, both of which are good for buyers.

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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: 5 quick facts you should know

We need to talk about Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and not just because Amazon announced it formally this week. Today I'm going to run down 5 main points you need to be aware of, whether or not you'll be participating in Amazon's futuristic product delivery adventure. The first and most important point here is: Amazon doesn't get a copy of your car key - they don't need it.

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A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

GM and EVgo will build a dedicated DC fast charging network for Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, but this isn't the Supercharger rival that General Motors has long been reluctant to attempt. Instead, the deal between EVgo and GM's Maven car-sharing brand will be focused on getting those using their all-electric car for ride-sharing services charged up more rapidly.

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Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

Chevrolet’s 2019 car refresh shows patience is wearing thin

It's not a good time to be a sedan or a hatchback car in America. What once were the darlings of the dealership forecourt have since been overshadowed by SUVs and crossovers, with buyers preferring the higher driving position and the argument of greater flexibility that "utility" vehicles offer. That hasn't stopped Chevrolet from trying a little misdirection with the 2019 Malibu, Cruze, and Spark, mind.

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GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM to end production of Chevy Sonic

GM has announced that it will be killing off the Chevy Sonic subcompact car. The move is part of the automakers plan to ditch small low-margin cars and focus on higher margin and more popular SUVs. The Sonic was a decent looking if boring to drive car that has been around for many model years at this point.

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GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

General Motors will pump $100m into upgrading two plants for autonomous car production, with the automaker expected to commercially launch its driverless cars next year. The production version of the Cruise AV will have no steering wheel, pedals, or any other manual controls. Instead, it'll be given its driving instructions via a touchscreen in the dashboard.

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GM’s Cruise self-driving cars have issues tips insider

GM’s Cruise self-driving cars have issues tips insider

GM is working hard on rolling out a fleet of self-driving cars under its Cruise startup. An insider has come forward and alleges that there are some big issues with Cruise self-driving cars that have led to significant limitations. The tipster claims that the "Cruise cars frequently swerve and hesitate."

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GM tipped to launch peer-to-peer car rental service

GM tipped to launch peer-to-peer car rental service

General Motors has a plan that will allow car owners to rent their vehicles out to complete strangers according to sources claiming to be familiar with the matter. The service will be rather like Airbnb for homes, only for cars, and will be operated through the GM Maven car-sharing unit claim the sources. The service will be open to owners of GM vehicles and the automaker will take a cut of the money earned with the rental.

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GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM’s Cruise AV self-driving car retires the steering wheel

GM has revealed its new self-driving car, the Cruise AV, which the automaker says is the first production-ready autonomous vehicle. The fourth generation of GM's Cruise AV driverless car, it's even more of a departure from what you'll currently find on the automaker's dealership forecourts. That's because it has no steering wheel and no pedals: indeed, no manual driving controls whatsoever.

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Mid-Engine Corvette spied cold weather testing

Mid-Engine Corvette spied cold weather testing

One of the most anticipated vehicles that GM has had in its history is the mid-engine Corvette. We have seen the car testing heavily camo-clad in the past. Some new images have been snapped of the car testing in the wild. One look at the frosty images and you can see its wintry weather testing GM is up to.

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GM tipped to drop axe on Volt in 2022

GM tipped to drop axe on Volt in 2022

The days of the Volt as we know it right now are numbered according to a new report. The report claims that Chevrolet is looking to end Volt production in 2022. The Volt is Chevy's extended range electric vehicle. The car has a gas-powered generator that charges the battery pack when they are dead for a longer driving range.

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Chevrolet reveals first look at 2019 Silverado pickup

Chevrolet reveals first look at 2019 Silverado pickup

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until mid-January, but Chevrolet has decided to pull the wraps of its newest truck a bit early, offering an early peak at the 2019 Silverado. The all-new pickup was unveiled at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, and while technical details won't be shared until next month, Chevy used the opportunity to highlight some of the Silverado's key differences against the Ford F-150.

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