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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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Ram is building 1500 Classic trucks minus critical components due to chip shortage

Ram is building 1500 Classic trucks minus critical components due to chip shortage

Several of the most popular vehicles in the entire country are pickup trucks. While the Ford F-150 is far and away the most popular pickup in the country, another extremely popular truck is the Ram 1500 Classic. Ram parent company Stellantis has announced that it will be building and holding for final assembly the 1500 Classic truck at plants in Warren, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico.

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GM’s Cruise acquires autonomous car tech rarity Voyage

GM’s Cruise acquires autonomous car tech rarity Voyage

Autonomous car startup Voyage is being acquired by Cruise, with the GM-backed driverless vehicle company confirming deal rumors earlier this month. Voyage distinguished itself from most of the rest of the self-driving car ecosystem with both its deployment - in that it actually had an autonomous vehicle service running in the real world, rather than just plans for one - and its target audience.

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Honda and Acura all-electric SUVs confirmed with GM Ultium power

Honda and Acura all-electric SUVs confirmed with GM Ultium power

Honda is preparing to launch two all-electric SUVs, one under its Acura brand, in the US, the automaker has confirmed, as it attempts to fill in a conspicuous BEV gap in its line-up. While Honda currently offers several hybrid vehicles, and a fuel-cell model powered by hydrogen, it lacks a single all-electric model in the US. Meanwhile only one of its hybrid range is an SUV.

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GM longer-lasting, cheaper Ultium EV battery tech revealed

GM longer-lasting, cheaper Ultium EV battery tech revealed

GM has revealed a new battery partnership that could help boost electric vehicle range while making EVs more affordable, with president Mark Reuss pushing for updated subsidies and credits to encourage new and used car sales. Currently GM is, like Tesla, a victim of its own success in electric vehicles, having sold so many across its brands that buyers are no longer eligible for the US $7,500 federal tax credit.

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GM extends car plant shutdowns as semiconductor shortage bites

GM extends car plant shutdowns as semiconductor shortage bites

General Motors is warning of extended plant shutdowns, as continued shortages of semiconductor chips impact its ability to build cars and trucks. The automaker had said back in early February that it would idle lines in four of its major manufacturing facilities, and warned that the cumulative impact of the silicon shortfall could amount to a $2 billion cut in earnings for the year.

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GM Enhanced Super Cruise Review: Hands-free driving adds auto lane-change

GM Enhanced Super Cruise Review: Hands-free driving adds auto lane-change

You can't buy an autonomous car yet, but you can get some seriously impressive help behind the wheels on the highways. GM's Enhanced Super Cruise adds automatic lane changing to its hands-off driver assistance, a long-anticipated feature that arrives just as the automaker prepares to nudge the technology into the spotlight. As I discovered in the 2021 Escalade, however, it has a few other new tricks up its sleeve too.

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The Apple Car is exposing the EV industry’s biggest strategy rifts

The Apple Car is exposing the EV industry’s biggest strategy rifts

Apple's talks with Hyundai and Kia which could have seen the South Korean automakers build the much-rumored Apple Car have ended, highlighting stark differences in how automakers aim to capitalize on significant investments into electric vehicle platforms. Earlier in the year, Hyundai appeared to signpost that Apple's longstanding Project Titan car project had found its manufacturing partner, announcing that the two companies were in talks.

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