General Motors (GM)

14th August 2023

Green-Light for Robo-Taxi Services in San Francisco

Despite hearing six hours of objections from San Francisco residents associations, police and fire authorities, the US State of California has given the go ahead for commercial robo-taxi services...


6th February 2023

Weekly Brief: Chinese Blimp Downing Raises Issues over Flying Cars

The US military shot down a suspected Chinese spy blimp off the coast of South Carolina. The Chinese government argued that the blimp was a misguided weather balloon “for...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


20th January 2023

Pricing EVs Out of the Market

Consumers eager to purchase BEVs could be excused for feeling bewildered and frustrated by prices, which continue to rise even as the cost of the batteries powering them decline....

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

29th December 2022

US Commercial Fleets get EV Incentives

Commercial fleets will be getting electric vehicle incentives from the US government from January 1st 2023. The move to persuade delivery and other companies to make the switch to...


21st December 2022

GM Recalls Chevvy Bolt over Seat Belt Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling 140,000 Chevrolet Bolt EVs in North America because the carpet could catch fire after a crash where a front seat belt pretensioner deploys. While fire...


19th December 2022

Weekly Brief: Auto Tech Start-Ups Feel the Chill of Economic Downturn

LiDAR maker Quanergy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just 10 months after going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called Citic Capital Acquisition Corp. Quanergy specializes in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


18th November 2022

General Motors’ Push Towards Cheaper BEV Battery Costs

General Motors is hoping to cut the cost of producing BEV battery packs by adding mining giant Vale to its list of essential material suppliers. Reuters reports that Vale...


7th November 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Still Trapped on the Fiscal Ropes

In the wake of an earthquake, brace for aftershocks. Two weeks ago back-to-back seismic events rocked the autonomous vehicle industry. The first was news that Argo AI, one of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


24th October 2022

Weekly Brief: Robo-Taxis Hoping not to be Stuck in ‘La La Land’

Robo-taxis are headed to La La Land. Waymo announced last week that Los Angeles will be its next ride-hailing market, following in the footsteps of Phoenix and San Francisco....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


26th September 2022

Weekly Brief: More Asian Battery Tech Heading to US Automakers

Ford broke ground on its $5.6Bn BlueOval City complex, which will serve as the carmaker’s future hub for manufacturing electric vehicles and advanced batteries. The complex is located in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


23rd September 2022

GM Boosts Battery Recycling Capabilities

General Motors is seeking to advance its carbon footprint credentials by investing in a company recycling lithium-ion battery materials. Its investment arm, GM Ventures, has made a strategic investment...


8th August 2022

Ford Sells Indian Production Plant to Tata Motors

Ford is the latest western automotive brand to finally pull the plug on its India production operations agreeing to sell out to domestic giant Tata Motors. The BBC reports...