Just Keep Building: GM to bolster EV development with expanded truck, SUV production

Detroit, Michigan — In the face of global parts shortages and skyrocketing gas prices, General Motors’ CEO has announced that the legacy OEM will double-down on its North American production capabilities and plans on “selling every truck we can build.” Mary Barra, the automotive giant’s head since 2013, made the announcement on Monday during GM’s […]

Mirror, Mirror: GM patent unveils adaptive rearview mirror technology

Detroit, Michigan –Shape-changing mirrors, a horror movie classic, coming to a car near you! A recent patent by General Motors (GM) describes a mirror that reshapes in accordance with the driver’s behaviour, with the ultimate goal of improving driver awareness. The patent describes a motorized housing around the mirror, turning it from a flat mirror […]

Tuesday Ticker: April 26, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this Tuesday Ticker, General Motors shares some hefty news a mere day before the OEM reveals its Q1 2022 financial reports, while 3M plans to leverage technology from a digital inventory management solutions company. Corvettes and currents General Motors will launch an electric version of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car starting […]

EV/AV Report: April 25, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the federal government expands the ZEV program to include larger vehicles, General Motors patents an autonomous driving education system and Windsor, Ont. officially opens the Virtual Reality Cave for AV testing. More bang for your buck The federal government unveiled big changes to the […]

Captains of Coatings: BASF earns supplier award from GM for new clearcoat formula

Toronto, Ontario — BASF’s coatings division has been recognized by General Motors as one of this year’s Overdrive Award winners at the 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. As one of 31 companies to be honoured with the award, BASF was shown to demonstrate notable achievement in the areas of […]

Not Over Yet: B.C. supreme court files class-action against GM for Bolt battery defects

Victoria, British Columbia — Just when General Motors thought it was clear of the Chevrolet Bolt controversy, the OEM has yet another class-action lawsuit levelled at it, this time from a class of concerned Canadians. The suit currently before British Columbia’s Supreme Court alleges that GM was aware of the defects present in the Chevrolet […]

Canadian Connection: GMC Hummer EV undergoes cold-weather testing in northern Ontario

Kapuskasing, Ontario — The GMC Hummer EV will come with a tiny piece of Canada, as the vehicle’s cold-weather performance is being tested in northern Ontario. General Motors released a video of the upcoming electric Hummer in late March, wherein a white version of the pickup traversing snow-covered grounds in negative 32-degree weather. Approximately 800 […]

EV/AV Report: April 11, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Honda made a deal with GM to use Ultium battery technology on upcoming EVs, a Toyota subsidiary has found a cheaper option for AV data collection and the “Centre of Excellence” technology lab is turning out to be a hub of innovation. EV Treaty […]

OEM Alliance: Honda to use GM’s Ultium battery tech on upcoming EV lineup

Tokyo, Japan — Honda will be betting big on General Motors’ Ultium, announcing on Wednesday that the two companies will co-operate to develop a series of affordable electric vehicles based on GM’s battery technology. GM said in a press release that they expect to start rolling out millions of compact crossover vehicles in 2027 in a […]