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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Despite large cash injections and the hopes of GM's stock price being pinned on it, Cruise Automation is still suffering numerous setbacks, threatening GM's chances as a big player in the automation game. "Nothing is on schedule," a source told Reuters in a recent report. The same report claims...
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    While new legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to lift the cap and extend federal tax credits for plug-in hybrids and electric cars, a new bill aims to kill them altogether-and even tax electric cars more. Republican Senator John A. Barrasso of Wyoming introduced...
  3. GMI Drives
    The future is already here, it's often been said; we just don't realize it yet. How's this for the future: an inconspicuous little one-box hatchback that can parallel-park with the best of urban hoppers, cram all the antique furniture and Meow Mix as necessitated by a sane person, then launch...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM is working on technology that will drastically improve the speed at which its EVs recharge. With time, GM figures its cars could recharge faster than Teslas do at their superchargers. Whereas the Bolt currently takes about 30 minutes to get you 90 miles of range, GM wants to give you 180...
  6. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claims it's too soon to begin imposing rules on self-driving vehicles. Thus far, the NHTSA as taken a supremely lax posture on handling autonomous vehicles in the hopes that a softer touch will assist in...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you're shopping for an electric vehicle and want more than 200 miles of range, you pretty much only have two options right now: the Chevy Bolt or a Tesla. That might explain why they're the two best-selling EVs on the market right now and the only two at risk of slipping over the 200,000...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Remember the Enspire? It's looking increasingly likely that GM will use a version of the Bolt's chassis to form the basis of that, and another CUV in the near future. A slide from a presentation uncovered by GM Authority plainly shows that in November 2017 GM was planning for "New CUV entries...
  9. Automotive Industry & GM News
    As promised by General Motors CEO Mary Barra in March, GM plans to crank out additional Chevrolet Bolts at its Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan later this year. The need for extra output isn't because of rising sales in the United States, however. In GM's second-quarter 2018 sales report, the...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM Inside News has uncovered a trademark application from GM for the name "AV1." Though the application is still under review, the name would apply to motor vehicles and may hint at a future Cruise Automation product. Known informally as the Cruise AV (short for autonomous vehicle), GM is...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Just two years after buying a $35,000 3D printer for its Lansing Delta plant, GM figures it has saved upwards of $300,000. That's still a small number for GM, but if the savings are scalable, it figures it can save millions with the technology, reports Automotive News. So far, you aren't...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Never let a crisis go to waste, goes the saying. In this case, it's an actress and her husband facing a car shortage and a rival automaker sensing an opportunity for a juicy dig. Mary McCormack, who appeared on the endlessly referenced political drama The West Wing, tweeted a video of a Model S...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The small San Francisco startup bought by General Motors in 2016 could generate a lot of money for the automaker in the near future. According to sources who spoke to Bloomberg, GM wants to unlock the value of its self-driving Cruise Automation division (officially GM Cruise LLC) - a 50-person...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors will boost production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV late this year, the automaker confirmed in a Tuesday announcement with its annual sustainability report. The Bolt EV, Chevy's first battery-electric car, is assembled at the Orion production facility in Michigan, which handles all...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM is on a "Customer Satisfaction Campaign," asking Bolt owners to bring in their cars for a software update to help detect a battery issue sooner. The problem stems from a potential battery issue that has been linked to a reduction of power or loss of acceleration. The update would help the...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Internal combustion may feel a little like it has falling out of fashion these days, but the truth, according to GM's president of global vehicle components Ken Kezler, is that they're here for the foreseeable future. "It's not like we're leaving internal combustion engines behind -- we're...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    In what very well could be the first infraction committed by an autonomous car, a San Francisco police officer pulled over and ticketed a General Motors-operated self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV. The incident occurred on March 20 and CBS news affiliate KPIX 5 reported last week that the...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is objectively a good car. Its 238 miles of EPA-estimated range combined with a usable interior make it a great family car. But does that mean that electric vehicle transportation is ready for prime time? Changes for the 2018 model year are scant. An automatically...
  19. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has announced it will begin manufacturing autonomous vehicles by 2019. Since purchasing Cruise Automation in 2016, GM has invested heavily into self-driving cars. However, its Chevrolet Bolt-based Cruise AV has only served as a testbed for the technology. That will change next...
  20. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM is investing more than $100 million in two facilities to build autonomous vehicles. The car, known as the Cruise AV, will be assembled at Orion Township Assembly while the roof modules will be made Brownstown Assembly. Both plants are in Michigan and production is expected to begin in 2019...
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