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Business, Fuel

GM to Build Electric Pickup at Detroit Plant

A sign outside the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News) A sign outside GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. is about to enter the electric-pickup battle, announcing April 6 that it will build a battery-powered Chevrolet Silverado model at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

GM to Halt Midsize Truck Production on Chip Woes

A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee at work A General Motors Wentzville Assembly employee works on a midsize truck. (Melissa Vaeth for General Motors)

DETROIT — General Motors Co. is halting production for two weeks at its Missouri midsize truck plant due to a global semiconductor supply constraint, the automaker said March 24.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
March 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

GM’s BrightDrop to Make EV600s for Merchants Fleet

Merchants EV600 Merchants Fleet

DETROIT — Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company, plans to purchase commercial EV vans from General Motors Co.’s newly formed company BrightDrop.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
February 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Sets Goal of Going Largely Electric by 2035

A Chevrolet Bolt vehicle sits on the assembly line at GM's plant in Orion Township, Mich. A Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle sits on the assembly line at GM's plant in Orion Township, Mich. GM has said it would take an aggressive approach to electric vehicle production in the coming years. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon neutral, including operations, five years after that.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
January 28, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM’s Mary Barra Boosts Stock as Tech Story Gains Credibility

GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. GM CEO Mary Barra talks with reporters following a meeting with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol in June 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

All General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27 billion and a bit of braggadocio.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM, Microsoft Lead $2 Billion Funding Round for Cruise

A Cruise autonomous vehicle. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp. are leading a $2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup Cruise in a deal that will bring the software giant’s cloud and edge-computing capabilities to the venture.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

GM Announces New Electric Delivery Van, Electric Pallet

GM's EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP) GM's BrightDrop EV600 electric van is already being tested with FedEx, representatives said. (General Motors via AP)

The market for battery-powered delivery vehicles and equipment has so much potential that General Motors is forming a new business unit to serve it.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Changes Corporate Logo to Plug Its EV Strategy

GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. GM's new logo keeps the blue box, but moves to lowercase script to appear more modern. (GM)

General Motors Co. is changing its corporate logo for the first time in 56 years, giving it a new lowercase script that is designed to look more modern.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GMC Sierra Goes Hands-Free

A GMC Sierra Denali truck seen in Chula Vista, Calif. The GMC Sierra Denali truck is displayed at an event in Chula Vista, Calif., in January of 2019. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

GMC says it will offer its hands-free driver-assistance feature Super Cruise on its Sierra pickup sometime in 2022.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola, GM Sign New Scaled-Back MOU

Nikola Tre Nikola Tre by Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Corp. and General Motors Co. announced a new nonbinding memorandum of understanding for a global supply agreement that would integrate GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Classes 7-8 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 30, 2020

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