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GM recalls 68,000 Chevy Bolt EVs after reports of battery fires

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget You might need to take your Chevy Bolt in for major service. Detroit News and The Verge report that GM is recalling 68,677 Bolt EVs (50,900 in the US) to help it identify the causes of five battery fires between 2017 and 2019. The car maker has found some common elements behind the …

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Cruise will soon hit San Francisco with no hands on the wheel

Enlarge / Cruise has been testing its self-driving cars, with safety drivers, in San Francisco for about five years. Andrej Sokolow | Getty Images Last week, Waymo, the self-driving-vehicle developer owned by Alphabet, expanded a first-of-its-kind service offering rides to paying passengers around Phoenix—with no one behind the wheel. Videos shared by Waymo and others …

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Nikola stock falls 14 percent after CEO downplays Badger truck plans

Enlarge / The front half of the Nikola Badger. Aurich Lawson / Nikola Motor Corporation Nikola CEO Mark Russell downplayed the company’s Badger pickup truck in comments to the Financial Times on Thursday. “The Badger was an interesting and exciting project to some shareholders, but our institutional shareholders are mostly focused on the business plan,” …

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Nikola founder abruptly resigns amid fraud allegations

Enlarge / Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016. Nikola Trevor Milton, founder of electric truck startup Nikola, resigned his job as executive chairman of the company on Sunday—effective immediately. Nikola’s stock plunged after the news and is currently trading at around $28 per share, which is down 18 percent. Milton’s resignation …

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GM’s Ultium motors will power its next-generation EVs

General Motors GM, the company known for Corvettes and pickups, has embraced EVs as much as any US automaker. It already revealed plans for its Ultium batteries and now, ahead of the 2020 Bolt EV launch, is showing off its Ultium electric motors and drive units for its next-generation of electric cars and trucks. While …

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GM has no reason to back out of its one-sided deal with Nikola

Enlarge / Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, in 2019. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images GM CEO Mary Barra on Monday signaled that the company is standing by its deal to produce Nikola’s Badger pickup truck. “The company has worked with a lot of different partners and we’re a very capable team that has …

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Cadillac jumps into the EV market with its ‘Lyriq’ crossover

Cadillac has been making automobiles for well over a century but on Thursday evening the carmaker unveiled its first vehicle produced that lacks an internal combustion engine. Say hello to the Lyriq. While many folks associate still Cadillac with its gas-guzzling Escalade SUV, the company has been charged with spearheading parent-company General Motor’s multibillion dollar …

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GMC teases its 1,000HP electric Hummer truck and SUV

Just as LeBron James is getting ready to take the court again for NBA games in Orlando, GMC has released a new advertisement featuring the basketball star teasing its upcoming EV. The video reveals both truck and SUV versions of the Hummer, which has previously promised a “quiet revolution” with 1,000 HP, 11,500lb/ft of torque …

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