General Motors (GM)

1st February 2021

Weekly Brief: GM’s EV Pledge is a Big Easy

General Motors will eliminate all gas- and diesel-powered light duty vehicles by 2035, the automaker announced last week. The pledge applies to all passenger cars, SUVs and light LCVs...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


22nd January 2021

GM Turns to Digital Giant in Autonomous Push

General Motors has teamed up with Microsoft in a bid to accelerate its capabilities in driverless vehicle technology. The automaker and its autonomous wing, GM Cruise, has announced it...


8th January 2021

Building Insurance Business Using Data to Set Prices

TU-Automotive reported in November that General Motors is launching itself into the insurance market. The aim is to use driving and vehicle data to set insurance prices employing its...

By Graham Jarvis


23rd November 2020

Weekly Brief: GM Bets Big on EV Revolution

General Motors will invest $27Bn in electric vehicles by 2025, CEO Mary Barra announced last week. The carmaker will use that investment to rapidly expand its EV offerings in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


19th November 2020

GM Enters US Auto Insurance Ring with OnStar

General Motors is expanding its OnStar connectivity service to include auto insurance for its customers. GM’s new insurance agency, OnStar Insurance Services, will be the exclusive agent for OnStar...


30th October 2020

Chevrolet eCrate Latest in ‘Heritage Vandalism’

Chevrolet is continuing the misguided trend that many view as historic vandalism by revealing a 1977 K5 Blazer converted into a BEV. The automaker created the conversion as proof...

21st October 2020

GMC’s BEV Hummer Claiming Luxury Off-Road Ability

GMC has released full details of its first all-electric Hummer set to hit the showrooms in 2022. Production of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will start a year...


19th October 2020

GM to Create Factory Zero for BEV Production

General Motors hopes to boost the climate credentials of its future BEV products with the creation of a zero emissions factory in Detroit. Its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be...


14th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


10th September 2020

GM Wireless Battery Management Step Towards Wireless Charging?

General Motors is taking the plunge into committing all of its future BEVs to host wireless battery management capabilities. The move does, however, raise the specter of this being...


1st May 2020

Judging the Insurance Risks of Connected Cars

Connected cars are here and will only get more connected as the industry players vie for control of the user’s data. “Most, if not all vehicles built today and...

By Olena Kagui


14th April 2020

Weekly Brief: Virus ‘Rationalizing’ Could Repeat Auto Brand Extinction

US stocks delivered a blistering rally last week, as the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose more than 25% into a full-blown bull market. Automakers shared...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve