We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

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    We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Words from Mary Barra.



    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-be...C9aYldcUHIkqqs


    Nearly a year ago, I announced General Motors’ vision of a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. Why?

    Over the last century, cars, trucks and crossovers transformed our lives by giving us the freedom of mobility. But relying exclusively on internal combustion engines to power this freedom presents challenges.

    Today, we have a tremendous opportunity to help reduce these challenges by adding electric vehicles to our lineup. Thanks to our talented team, technology, and global scale, we’re on our way, while keeping our customers’ needs at the center of everything we do.

    The proof? It’s in our progress:

    · We announced a production increase of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Our scale and global manufacturing capability help us satisfy customer demands faster and more efficiently, and we continue to leverage smart partnerships. To support the production increase, a new LG Electronics facility in Hazel Park, Mich., will start making battery packs this fall to supply our Orion Assembly Plant, also in Michigan, where we build the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV.

    · We expanded our battery lab. We’re now able to complete nearly all battery testing under one roof, reducing development time and cost. The significant expansion of this lab, already one of the largest in the world, brings the facility to more than 100,000 sq. ft. and includes new heavy and mild battery abuse test areas. Over the last decade, this lab, located at our Global Technical Center in Warren, Mich., helped bring the Chevrolet Volt, Spark EV and Bolt EV to life, and now it’s paving the way for an all-electric future. And we’re not done. Additional major enhancements begin this fall with new test chambers and advanced equipment to accelerate our next-generation battery architecture.

    · We unveiled two EV entries in 2018. Since the October 2017 announcement, we revealed our first two new EV entries – the Buick Velite 6 EV and the Baojun E200. China is the world’s largest EV market and will be a large driver of global EV adoption.

    · We’re looking ahead. We know our customers want shorter charging times, and we’re applying our technical savvy to help achieve this. One example – we’ll deliver a prototype vehicle capable of a 180-mile range with less than 10 minutes of charging to Delta Electronics for official testing as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy initiative. We also will continue seeking partners to help drive adoption and develop supporting infrastructure.

    Creating a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion won’t happen overnight, of course, but our journey to this future is underway. We have an unwavering commitment to invest in the technology to drive our all-electric future. And we have the right team, technology, partners and manufacturing scale to make it happen.

    This is just the beginning.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Meh.

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    She'll, like, be on Mount Rushmore, like, fershur!!
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    She'll, like, be on Mount Rushmore, like, fershur!!
    Or Mount Xinjiang.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    She can **** right off, because with her running the company, we're on our way to zero support and zero sales.

    Give us class-leading trucks, class-leading CUVs, and class-leading cars again. GM did it before, and there is no reason they can't do it again. There's no reason that they can't simultaneously do this and also work on autonomous driving/safety/fuel efficiency all at once.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    She can **** right off, because with her running the company, we're on our way to zero support and zero sales.

    Give us class-leading trucks, class-leading CUVs, and class-leading cars again. GM did it before, and there is no reason they can't do it again. There's no reason that they can't simultaneously do this and also work on autonomous driving/safety/fuel efficiency all at once.
    Quoted in support!

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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Or Mount Xinjiang.
    I thought their monument mountain was Long Dong Ill. Guess I was wrong!

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    She can **** right off, because with her running the company, we're on our way to zero support and zero sales.
    LOL. Mary (or her scripwriters) will be sorry she ever got this zero-zero-zero grandiose hallucination started.

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    Zero fun, zero control, zero desire...
    zero interest, zero freedom, zero autonomy
    Autonomous describes things that function separately or independently. ... The corresponding noun is autonomy, referring to the state of existing or functioning independently. Autonomous is from Greek autonomos "independent," from autos "self" plus nomos "law."

    In other words, after we're all packed into government-driven electrics, we will no longer be "autonomous" as independent individual humanoids.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    That's ALL GM had to say about electrification? I don't get their strategy, it's ONLY about fully electric vehicles? No hybrids or Plug-in Hybrids?

    Ford is coming upon them like a ton of bricks in comparison.

    GM is a boring company, I hope they realize this. Doesn't mean they can't succeed while being boring however. I'm impressed by the speed of their crossover diversification...despite being crushingly ordinary.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    This poor mother is a real believer in the warming BS.

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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Oh Man, why do the stupid ones speak up the most?

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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    2 words.....Zero Sales.

    That's what Machete Mary is going to do to GM. Silverado/Sierra launch proves it.
    "The car's brilliant and ... a great surprise, pleasant surprise for all Corvette lovers everywhere ... a huge shock to our competitors ... because I don't think anybody was expecting something that good. What pleases me the most about it was that ... I can say this is the first car that's come out, that was done since I left.

    -- Bob Lutz, former vice chairman and head of global product development at GM

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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    That's ALL GM had to say about electrification? I don't get their strategy, it's ONLY about fully electric vehicles? No hybrids or Plug-in Hybrids?

    Ford is coming upon them like a ton of bricks in comparison.

    GM is a boring company, I hope they realize this. Doesn't mean they can't succeed while being boring however. I'm impressed by the speed of their crossover diversification...despite being crushingly ordinary.
    Well, Chairman Mao...erm....Chairman Mary, needs to say things which please her Chicom masters.
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    Yawn.

    While GM is planning a future of making appliances, gradually polarizing me away, FCA is over here like:


    Heck, let's throw Ford in with their recent video of Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting a 4 leaf clover a few weeks back.


    I guess in the future, you'll be able to finance your new electric, autonomous GM rides along with your refrigerator, and stove?
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    Re: We believe in an all-electric future, here’s what we’re doing today to get there

    The big boys just need to keep changing the game to avoid competing with the the non-big boys. Otherwise you could by a '97 chevyson 1500 today for $20K built by someone else.

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