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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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The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

The new Lincoln EV will use Rivian’s all-electric platform

Ford and Rivian's first electric collaboration will be a Lincoln EV, the automakers have confirmed today, promising zero emission luxury. The new vehicle will use Rivian's so-called skateboard platform, the same architecture that it will build its own R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV on top of.

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GM reveals ambitious $2.2 billion EV plan to make its all-electric plant

GM reveals ambitious $2.2 billion EV plan to make its all-electric plant

General Motors plans to pump $2.2 billion into converting a plant to solely build battery-electric vehicles, the automaker behemoth has confirmed today. The investment will not only see the Detroit-Hamtramck facility converted into a state-of-the-art location for GM's sizable plans for EV growth, but also involve a considerable increase in employment there.

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GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

Rarely has "form follows function" been so fitting as with the Cruise Origin, the autonomous taxi pod that the GM and Honda-backed transportation company revealed this week. It's a far cry from most of the self-driving concepts we've seen before, swoopingly futuristic vehicles fit for a sci-fi movie. That's not from a lack of design attention, however: indeed, everything about the Origin is painstakingly intentional.

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This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

Cruise doesn't want to sell you an autonomous car, just rent you a seat in one, and the Cruise Origin is the self-driving electric vehicle it believes will coax drivers out from behind the steering wheel. Handiwork of Cruise, General Motors, and Honda, the Origin is no hopeful concept, the trio insists, but an actual production vehicle that will soon be plying the roads.

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Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

Hummer EV pickup tipped for GMC Super Bowl teaser

A new Hummer, reborn as an all-electric pickup, could be revealed during the Super Bowl, as General Motors brings back the classic nameplate with a very different ethos. Rumors of a Hummer reboot have circulated for some time now, as GM looks to pin recognizable branding to the electrified vehicles it aims to make a significant part of its portfolio.

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GM recalls 640,000 pickup trucks over carpet fire risk

GM recalls 640,000 pickup trucks over carpet fire risk

General Motors has recalled approximately 640,000 pickup trucks primarily located in North America due to a fire risk. The recalled vehicles include 2019 and 2020 model year GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trucks, as well as 2020 model year Silverado 2500 and 3500 trucks, and the Sierra 2500 / 3500 heavy-duty models. As with other vehicle recalls, eligible owners will get the potential defect repaired for free.

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How a rumored Hummer EV reboot fits in GM’s electric plans

How a rumored Hummer EV reboot fits in GM’s electric plans

The Hummer could return from the dead but a complete 180 on what's under the hood, with General Motors reportedly weighing a reboot of the iconic name for a new series of electric vehicles. Hummer became a flag-bearer for automotive excess in the late 90's and 2000's, as gas-guzzling civilian versions of military trucks.

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GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM has announced that it will be bringing owners of Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles from 2018 and up model years Alexa compatibility. Not all of the 2018 and newer cars, trucks, and SUVs will have compatible infotainment systems. Those that do will get the Alexa voice experience that leverages the Alexa Auto Software Development Kit. The upgrade will give the GM owners access to standard Alexa skills and capabilities.

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