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Long-Range EVs Now Cost Less Than the Average New Car in the U.S.

The automotive industry has entered a fiercely competitive phase in the electric vehicle transition, and it’s producing an intriguing result for US car buyers: the first long-range EVs that are cheaper to buy than the average gas-powered car. At least …

GM, LG Agree on $150M Relief for Chevy Bolt EV Owners Over Faulty Batteries

General Motors and South Korea’s LG Electronics reached a settlement to establish a $150 million fund to provide relief to Chevrolet Bolt EV owners affected by defective batteries, documents filed in a U.S. court on Thursday showed. General Motors first …

California Lawmakers Call for Stricter Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles

California lawmakers and labor unions rallied to call for laws to not allow autonomous trucks without human drivers, amid rising safety concerns after accidents involving self-driving taxis from General Motors and Alphabet. A robotaxi from Alphabet’s GOOGL.OWaymo was torched by …

GM`s Cruise Robotaxi Service Faces Fine in Alleged Cover-Up of San Francisco Accident’s Severity

California regulators are alleging a San Francisco robotaxi service owned by General Motors covered up the severity of an accident involving one of its driverless cars, raising the specter they may add a fine to the recent suspension of its …

GM-Owned Cruise’s Wrong Turn Could Slow Robotaxi Push

U.S. robotaxi operators could face increased regulatory scrutiny after an accident involving Cruise, the self-driving cab business of General Motors, forced the company to pause service. In October, one of Cruise’s driverless cabs was not able to stop in time …

GM to Halt Production of Cruise Driverless Van

General Motors said Monday it plans to temporarily halt production of its fully autonomous Cruise Origin van just days after the unit said it was pausing all driverless operations. The move was first reported by Forbes, citing an audio of …

US Agency Probes Pedestrian Risks at GM’s Self-Driving Unit Cruise

U.S. auto safety regulator has opened a probe into whether General Motors’ self-driving unit Cruise has taken sufficient precautions with its autonomous vehicles to safeguard pedestrians, it said on Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said its Office …

OSHA Probes Chemical Spill at Battery Plant Owned by GM, LG Energy

The U.S. workplace safety regulator said on Wednesday it was investigating a recent chemical solvent leak at an Ohio battery plant jointly owned by General Motors and South Korea’s LG Energy Solution The joint venture, Ultium Cells LLC, said on …

GM Recalls 300 Self-Driving Vehicles to Update Software After Crash

WASHINGTON –– General Motors’ robotaxi unit Cruise LLC is recalling the automated driving software in 300 vehicles after one of its driverless vehicles crashed into the back of a San Francisco bus. The March 23 collision was the fault of …

NTSB Chair Raises Safety Concerns About Heavy Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON —U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy on Wednesday raised concerns about the increased risk of severe injury and death from heavier electric vehicles on U.S. roads. She cited a General Motors GMC Hummer EV that weighs over …