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GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

GM promises it can make money on all-electric cars by 2021

Radically new powertrains are widely assumed to lose money for the companies that launch them. Toyota's hybrid-electric system, launched in Japan in 1997, likely didn't break even until sometime after the 2004 launch of the second-generation Prius. Long-range battery-electric vehicles are the same... read more

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Pamela Fletcher

GM taps Bolt EV, Volt, Super Cruise chief for new EV lead role

General Motors announced Friday that it would promote Pamela Fletcher to a newly created role to lead the automaker's global electric vehicle program. Fletcher most recently... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

GM's view of hydrogen fuel cells: great for military use

General Motors thinks there's a future for hydrogen fuel cells, but it's not in your driveway. Unless you're a member of the armed forces and your driveway is, say, Fort... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with future GM electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Oct 2017

GM to launch two new electric vehicles within 18 months, 20 by 2023

General Motors said on Monday it will unveil two new battery-electric vehicles within the next 18 months, and will offer 20 electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles globally... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

GM CEO Barra attacks China gas-car ban, suggests buyers should decide

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with reporters in Shanghai on Friday, discussing the company's vision of the future: "a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Take our Twitter poll

Sometimes the competition among global automakers can seem like watching a professional sports league. Powerhouse teams—GM, Renault Nissan, Toyota, VW Group, the four... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV battery may fail due to faulty cell; new pack needed for a few GM electric cars (updated)

General Motors has informed "a few hundred" owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars that their cars could suffer from a problem with the lithium-ion battery pack that... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

New LG Michigan plant could boost GM electric-car domestic content

The question of where consumer goods are made has become more prominent in our political discourse of late, cars among them. Every automobile sold in the U.S. carries a... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
Baojun E100 electric car

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle

Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S. Army. Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric test cars to be deployed

It's widely acknowledged that most, if not all, of the autonomous vehicles expected to reach our roads in volume will be electric cars. Without the complexity of a combustion... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle

GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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