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Inside GM’s startup incubator strategy

GM has launched a series of new subsidiaries in the past year tackling electrification, connectivity and even insurance — all part of the automaker’s aim to find value (and profits) beyond its traditional business of making, selling and financing vehicles. These startups, including numerous ones that will never make the cut, get their start under Vice President of Innovation Pam Fletcher’s watch. Fletcher, who joined TechCrunch on June 9 at the virtual TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 event, runs a gr...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Volt, Chevy Bolt, Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet Volt, Chevy Volt, Fletcher, Cruise Automation


IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes

It’s always nice to get a break from the endless stream of industry marketing materials about electrification, though this week’s impromptu theme still involves going green. Following news that General Motors is considering changing its drug testing policies to exclude marijuana, there has been heavy coverage of an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study claiming […] The post IIHS Claims Marijuana Legalization Causes Crashes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Marijuana, Insurance, General Motors, Data, Cannabis, Regulation, Studies, Pot, Autos, Dui, Reports, Nhtsa, IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, News Blog


GM Increases Investment Into Electrification, Stellantis Promises Four New EVs

There is plenty of electrification news this week, despite the brunt of consumers remaining seemingly disinterested in the automotive segment that’s entirely dependent upon batteries. General Motors recently announced that it would be increasing its EV investments through 2025 to $35 billion, noting that some amount of the funding will also be going toward autonomous vehicle […] The post GM Increases Investment Into Electrification, Stellantis Promises Four New EVs appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, General Motors, Investment, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Industry News, Carlos Tavares, News Blog, Product Planning, Union News, Ultium


GM increases EV and AV investments to $35B through 2025

General Motors Co. has yet again upped the amount it says it will spend on electric and autonomous vehicle investments, saying Wednesday that it would spend $35 billion through 2025 – an $8 billion increase from its previous plan announced in November 2020. The company has set a target to bring 30 new EVs to the global market 30 by 2025 and to transition to all-zero-emission by 2035. With the new investment, GM said it will add new electric commercial trucks to its North American plan, as well a...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, Pittsburgh, General Motors Co, Navistar, LG Chem


Scale AI CEO Alex Wang weighs in on software bugs and what will make AV tech good enough

Scale co-founder and CEO Alex Wang joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2021 this week to discuss his company’s role in the autonomous driving industry and how it’s changed in the five years since its founding. Scale helps large and small AV players establish reliable “ground truth” through data annotation and management, and along the way, the standards for what that means have shifted as the industry matures. Good data is the “good bones” of autonomous driving systems Even if two algor...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Cybernetics, Robotics, Self-driving Car, Aurora, Wang, ADAS


Report: GM Needs More Manpower, UAW Suggests It Stop Drug Testing

Flint Truck Assembly is the only standing reminder of General Motors’ formerly impressive commitment to Genesee County, Michigan. Other representations include a myriad of crumbling factories that were closed decades ago and the area’s preponderance of vintage, high-mileage Buicks retained out of utility after the employment situation turned sour. Saying that the region has fallen […] The post Report: GM Needs More Manpower, UAW Suggests It Stop Drug Testing appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Genesee County Michigan, Flint Truck Assembly


Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks

Despite hearing murmurings that the semiconductor shortage is about to turn a corner, General Motors has recently decided to begin manufacturing full-size pickups without the sometimes obnoxious automatic stop-start feature (intended to improve fuel economy) as a way to cut back on chip usage. While this saves many the trouble of having to manually deactivate the […] The post Chip Shortage: GM to Remove Stop-Start Tech From Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Fuel Economy, Cadillac, Gmc, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, Escalade, News Blog


Bosch opens $1.2 billion chip plant in Germany

Germany technology and parts supplier Robert Bosch opened a €1 billion ($1.2 billion) chip factory in Dresden, Germany on Monday, the single largest investment in the company’s history. The plant, which will mainly supply automotive customers, is a major signal that connected and electric vehicles are here to stay. “Regardless of which powertrain we talk about … always we need a semiconductor and sensor,” Bosch’s executive vice president of automotive electronics Jens Fabrowsky told TechCrunch. ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Germany, Tech, General Motors, European Union, Automotive, Ford, Bosch, Semiconductors, Dresden Germany, Robert Bosch, Harald Kroeger, Denis Sverdlov, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


General Motors to Increase Truck Shipments Soon

A statement from General Motors suggests the chip shortage that has crippled vehicle production may be easing. GM has said in a statement that it plans to increase Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra production by about 1,000 trucks a month, starting in mid-July. The company credits production-line efficiencies at Flint Assembly with the uptick. Meanwhile, […] The post General Motors to Increase Truck Shipments Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Industry, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Flint Assembly, News Blog, Chip Shortage


Tesla's global market share fell to its lowest level in over 2 years as electric car competition heats up

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Tesla's market share of the global electric-car market fell to 11% in April. The electric-car company's lead in the US is also narrowing, as Ford and GM build their own EVs. Tesla's stock fell to its lowest level in three weeks following the news. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla's grip on the electric-car market is slipping.In April, the carmaker's global market share fell to its lowest level since Jan...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, News, China, Cars, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Joe Biden, Ford, Levy, Credit Suisse, Gm, Volkswagen


GM’s Cruise Asks White House to Dissolve AV Testing Restrictions

General Motors has a long and illustrious history of receiving government favors, with 2021 likely to continue the trend. Having recently seen its request to have federal EV tax credits reset approved by the Senate Finance Committee, GM-owned Cruise is now seeking to double down by asking regulators to scale back restrictions on autonomous vehicle testing. With […] The post GM’s Cruise Asks White House to Dissolve AV Testing Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, White House, China, General Motors, Joe Biden, AV, Regulation, Cruise, Gm, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Avs, News Blog, Cruise AV, Cruise Asks White House


Junkyard Find: 2007 Pontiac G5 GT Coupe

While General Motors may have developed an alarming rod knock during the middle 2000s, culminating in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, The General’s Pontiac Division was shooting rods through the hood by 2007 or so. Oh, sure, the Solstice gave us all hope for the marque that gave us so many great machines over the […] The post Junkyard Find: 2007 Pontiac G5 GT Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, General Motors, Autos, Denver, Cobalt, 2007, G5, Pontiac, Chevrolet Cobalt, Solstice, ECOTEC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 2000s, Badge Engineering


Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act making a few tweaks from earlier proposals. Changes include raising the federal EV tax rebate ceiling to $12,500 and opening the door for automakers who already exhausted their production quotas. It’s good news for General Motors, which recently begged the government for just […] The post Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Finance, Government, General Motors, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Subsidies, Clean Energy, Automotive Industry, Karl Marx, EVs, Senate Finance Committee, News Blog, Federal Tax Credit


Ford’s $30B investment in electric revs up in-house battery R&D

Ford is increasing its investment in its electric vehicle future to $30 billion by 2025, up from a previous spend of $22 billion by 2023. The company announced the fresh cashflow into its EV and battery development strategy, dubbed Ford+, during an investor day on Tuesday.  The company said it expects 40% of its global vehicle volume to be fully electric by 2030. Ford sold 6,614 Mustang Mach-Es in the U.S. in Q1 , and since it unveiled its F-150 Lightning last week, the company says it has...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Ohio, Michigan, Bmw, Lg, China Japan, Solid Power, Hau Thai Tang Ford, Tang Ford, Mustang Mach-E


2022 Chevrolet Blazer: Fewer Engines, More Hues

The Chevrolet Blazer will be dumping its base engine for the 2022 model year. The naturally-aspirated, 2.5-liter motor always felt as though it would have been more at home in a vintage Plymouth Acclaim or original S-10 Blazer, however. Removing the 193-horsepower unit from the modern crossover, which can be optioned to weigh in excess of two […] The post 2022 Chevrolet Blazer: Fewer Engines, More Hues appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Updates, General Motors, Paint, Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Chevy, Chevrolet, Blazer, Chevrolet Blazer, News Blog, Product Planning, Decontenting, 2022 Chevrolet Blazer


NASA’s new lunar vehicle could be built by GM and Lockheed Martin

The last time humans visited the moon in 1972, they got around on a relatively simple battery-powered vehicle. As NASA prepares for the next crewed mission to the moon, it’s looking to give the lunar rover an upgrade. Lockheed Martin and General Motors said Wednesday they’re working together to develop a next-generation lunar vehicle designed to be faster and capable of traveling farther distances than its predecessor. If the project is selected by NASA, the rover would be used on the upcoming A...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, General Motors, Nasa, Automotive, Gm, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Lunar Mission, Aerospace, Lockheed, Pam Fletcher, Kirk Shireman, Ryder, GM Defense


General Motors, Lockheed Martin to develop new lunar rover for NASA Artemis missions to the moon

The last time humans visited the moon in 1972, they got around on a relatively simple battery-powered vehicle. As NASA prepares for the next crewed mission to the moon, it’s looking to give the lunar rover an upgrade. Lockheed Martin and General Motors said Wednesday they’re working together to develop a next-generation lunar vehicle designed to be faster and capable of traveling farther distances than its predecessor. If the project is selected by NASA, the rover would be used on the upcoming A...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, General Motors, Nasa, Automotive, Gm, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Lunar Mission, Aerospace, Lockheed, Pam Fletcher, Kirk Shireman, Ryder, GM Defense


Report: Semiconductor Chip Shortage Could Affect 4 Million Vehicles

The semiconductor shortage marches onward with no real end in sight. Supply chains remain a tangled mess following a year of pandemic-related restrictions and demand remains ridiculously high as we unnecessarily network and digitize increasingly more consumer goods (e.g. toothbrushes). Though this website is really only concerned with the pace of automotive factories — most of […] The post Report: Semiconductor Chip Shortage Could Affect 4 Million Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Ford, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Factory News, Stellantis


The Station: London scooter winners and Ford’s most important EV

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. I want to point to two Extra Crunch articles before jumping into the rest of the news and analysis. Yes, Extra Crunch requires a subscription. We’re ramping up the transportation an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Lyft, London, California, Washington, France, America, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Canary Wharf, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Chicago, Automotive


The Station: Exits at Waymo and Bird’s SPAC reveals its scooter-nomics

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Here’s a crypto-meets-transportation story for you before we move onto the rest of the news. Just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CFO Zach Kirkhorn said they believe in the lo...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Europe, Japan, Texas, Milan, Congress, Indonesia, Australia, California, Washington, La, China, Massachusetts, Singapore, India


Opportunity knocks: Exhibit at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

No matter what slice of the mobility market you’ve claimed as your own — AVs, EVs, data mining, AI, dockless scooters, robotics or the batteries that will charge and change the world — you won’t find a better place to showcase your extraordinary tech and talent than TC Sessions: Mobility 2021. Buy a Startup Exhibitor Package and virtually plant your early-stage mobility startup in front of a global audience that’s focused exclusively on one of the most complex, rapidly evolving industries. TC Se...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Entrepreneurship, Events, Tech, General-motors, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Gm, Private Equity, Leader, Startup Company, Data Mining, Pam Fletcher, Rachel Holt


GM and LG Chem’s Ultium Cells partners with Li-Cycle to process manufacturing waste

Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between General Motors and LG Chem, has been steadily building up its battery cell manufacturing capacity in the U.S. since the venture was first announced in December 2019. But with each battery cell they produce, they’ll also produce waste – tricky-to-handle waste that also has too much inherent valuable to toss into a landfill. Instead of throwing it away, Ultium is sending it to a recycler. The venture has executed an agreement with Canadian company Li-Cycle...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Arizona, Gm, Recycling, Rochester, Nevada, Lithium Ion Batteries, Redwood, Li, Lordstown, Rochester New York


General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits

General Motors is asking the federal government to reset the federal EV tax credit system, effectively requesting a personal favor. As one of the first manufacturers to get an electric vehicle to market that people actually wanted to buy, GM hit the 200,000 cumulative EV sales cap in 2018. While customers could still get money […] The post General Motors Asks Government to Change Rules on EV Tax Credits appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, General Motors, Tesla, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Tax credits, Industry News, Ev, News Blog, Greenwashing, Federal Ev Tax Credit, Steve Carlisle


Rare Rides: An Utterly Pristine 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon

We featured the predecessor to General Motors’ J-body last week in the Pontiac Sunbird, which was replaced by the J-body J2000 in 1982. But the Cavalier was always the star of the J-body show; the one everyone thought to buy. Today we feature an immaculate wagon from Cavalier’s second generation. Alongside many other J-body things, the […] The post Rare Rides: An Utterly Pristine 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Cavalier, Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon


General Motors’ Diversity Media Spending Plan Could Be a Template for Other Brands

When General Motors pledged to shift specific portions of its media budget to Black-owned agencies and media companies a week ago, some of the carmaker's strongest critics greeted the intentions with extreme doubt. GM has mapped a five-point "action plan" to diversify its media and marketing company relationships. The plan appears to show a substantive...
Tags: Advertising, General Motors, Diversity, Automotive, Gm, Black, Equity and Inclusion


UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs

General Motors has decided its fifth electric vehicle facility should be in Mexico and has set aside $1 billion for its complex in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. While a portion of the funds will go toward a new paint shop, the manufacturer also said the money would be used to prepare the site for EV […] The post UAW Annoyed With GM’s Mexican EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Unions, Mexico, General Motors, Industry, United States, Gm, Autos, Industry News, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Labor Union, Union News, Ramos Arizpe Coahuila Mexico


GM partners with 7 charging networks ahead of electric vehicle push

GM revealed Wednesday a four-part plan meant to handle all the steps of charging an electric vehicle, including finding a public charger and paying for the power, as the automaker seeks ways to attract customers to the 30 EVs it plans to launch by 2025. The so-called Ultium Charge 360 plan — named after the underlying electric vehicle platform and batteries of its upcoming EVs — aims to handle the access, payment and customer service components of charging an electric vehicle at home and on the ...
Tags: Florida, Tech, General Motors, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Lithium Ion Batteries, Gmc, Hester, Washington California, Chevrolet Cadillac, Chargepoint, Electrify America, EVgo, Travis Hester


Announcing the Agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give you the first look at who is coming to the main stage and what we plan to talk about. The event will be virtual, but never fear, we will bring you the same informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews and networking you’re used to. The new format has provided one massive benefit: democratizing access. If you’re a startup or investor, you can listen in, network and connect with other participants here in Silicon Valley. Plus, you...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Australia, China, Africa, Articles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ceo, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive


Brembos On Blackwings: Inside Cadillac’s First-Ever Carbon-Ceramic Braking System

The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the highest-performing vehicles from Cadillac, particularly the latter with its hand-built 668-horsepower supercharged V8. The brainiacs at General Motors have a long and cherished history of concocting glorious V8 powerplants. But for vehicles like the newest Blackwings, having oodles of power is just part of the equation. Setting The Stage We sat down for a chat with Daniel Sandberg, President and CEO at Brembo North America, host of the...
Tags: California, Washington, General Motors, Power, Magazine, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Motorsports, Blackwing, Cadillac, Daytona, Brembo, IMSA, Sandberg, Brembo North America


LA County to triple number of electric-car charging stations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, April 20, to close gaps in the region’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including finding ways to locate stations in low-income communities. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl co-authored a motion to create a “Zero Emission Infrastructure Plan” focused on expanding the number of charging stations countywide. “It is not surprising that the vast majority of the electric vehicles in L.A. County and the charging stations t...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, General Motors, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, Gm, Long Beach, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, California Energy Commission, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors



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