General Motors


Global carmakers brace for longer semiconductor shortage

Global carmakers brace for longer semiconductor shortage

(ATF) Recent buyers of the French-made Peugeot 308 car might have noticed a strange anachronism - instead of the snazzy digital speedometer on the dashboard, there's a circular analogue gauge.But Stellantis, the manufacturer, would rather not provide such retro features. Instead, the global chip shortage has forced the company to …

Continue reading

Toyota goes global with Shanghai EV range rollout

Toyota goes global with Shanghai EV range rollout

(ATF) Toyota's ambitious electric vehicle (EV) project has used the signature Shanghai car show to signal its global ambitions, with the Japanese carmaker announcing a full lineup of seven models to hit showrooms by 2025.Its future bZ line, or Beyond Zero, was unveiled on Monday as the company's technology chief …

Continue reading

LG Chem powers into US with second battery factory

LG Chem powers into US with second battery factory

(ATF) Automotive giant General Motors and its South Korean partner LG Chem are expected to announce on Friday that they will build a second battery cell manufacturing plant: a $2.3 billion factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.The plant will use a different, more cost-effective battery chemistry than the one the companies …

Continue reading

EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

EVs to compete with petrol cars by 2030, says battery maker

(ATF) China's push towards peak emissions in less than 10 years would allow electric vehicles (EV) to compete equally with standard petrol-powered cars by then, according to the head of a leading Chinese EV battery manufacturer."Economies of scale alone, coupled with innovation, will be sufficient to reach the parity line …

Continue reading

GM teams up with Korea's LG to build second US battery plant

GM teams up with Korea's LG to build 2nd US battery plant

(ATF) US car giant General Motors said on March 4 it plans to build a second battery cell factory with South Korean partner LG, as the company shifts towards producing electric vehicles.GM recently announced it would stop selling most of its diesel or petrol engine cars by 2035, and last …

Continue reading

Fiat Chrysler revs up its India plans

Fiat Chrysler revs up its India plans

(ATF) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) decision to pump in more money in India, even as the country’s auto sector is struggling to beat a two-year long slowdown, has come as a breath of fresh air for an industry that is in desperate need of a boost and a vote of …

Continue reading

China’s Nio is worth more than Ford or General Motors

China’s Nio is worth more than Ford or General Motors

(ATF) China’s electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio now has a higher market value than General Motors, while Xpeng is close to overtaking Ford. But the incoming Biden administration is expected to take steps to try to ensure that Tesla is not the only US-based EV success story. Chinese electric vehicle …

Continue reading