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 […]

Tuesday Ticker: March 29, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, General Motors cooperates with authorities following a former manager’s arrest on bribery charges, while Rivian suffers another blow in market analyst predictions.  Fixed bids and bribery A former General Motors manager has been accused of taking US$3.45 million in bribes from a South Korean parts supplier, according […]

Pillar of Promise: Patent approved for GM’s see-through A-pillar design

Detroit, Michigan — General Motors may have found a clear path forward in addressing pedestrian safety around SUVs, as the automaker has been granted a patent for a see-through A-pillar to potentially be used on GM’s larger vehicles. The idea is a fibre-reinforced composite A-pillar that includes one or more openings filled with a transparent resin […]

EV/AV Report: March 21, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In today’s EV/AV report, fully automated vehicles achieve legality in the United States, a partnership to integrate 5G technology into autonomous vehicles, KIA and Hyundai design electric vehicles (EVs) that go brrrrr, and David Suzuki gives his thoughts on SUVs. Textbook design On March 14, Rogers Communications announced a partnership with Sheridan […]