General Motors (GM)

11th October 2021

Weekly Brief: Unregulated Driverless Cars About to Happen in US?

General Motors unveiled a new driving system last week that could radically reshape the race to put self-driving consumer cars on the road in North America. Dubbed Ultra Cruise,...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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4th October 2021

Weekly Brief: BEVs Light Up Luxury and LCV Markets

The most expensive electric vehicle in the world is ready for market. The first customer-grade Lucid Air sedans trundled off the assembly line at Lucid Motors’ manufacturing plant in...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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30th August 2021

Every Chevy Bolt at Risk of Battery Pack Fire, GM Recall Says

General Motors has extended it’s recall of its BEV Chevrolet Bolt to include all models ever made. The BBC reports that the risk of a serious battery pack fire...

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19th July 2021

Weekly Brief: When’s a Self-Driving Car Not a Self-Driving Car? When it’s a Tesla

Tesla launched a new subscription service last week for its ‘Full Self Driving’ (FSD) package. For the price of $199 per month, Tesla owners can now upgrade their vehicles...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Cheap, Clean Lithium is Key to BEV Success

A fire erupted on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico last week, as a gas leak from an underwater pipeline operated by Mexican oil company Pemex fueled the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th June 2021

Weekly Brief: EVs Pick Their Way through US Political Minefield

The electric vehicle revolution got a boost in the United States last week, as President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill came one step closer to fruition. A bipartisan group of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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21st June 2021

Weekly Brief: China on Song with AV Advancement as US Dithers

Germany was the first country to legalize self-driving cars, the United States was the first to commercialize them but China may be the first to take them mainstream. Last...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th June 2021

Weekly Brief: Race for AV Dominance in California Hots Up

Cruise got the greenlight to launch California’s first pilot program of a fully driverless taxi service for the general public. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says that Cruise...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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