Cadillac was named the lead electric vehicle brand of General Motors last week.
Newly appointed GM President Mark Reuss said "We don't have any chances left with taking Cadillac to a really new place. This is pretty much it."
GM is ceasing operations at five plants in North America amid declining demand for sedans. Over the next two years, GM will double its resources for electric and autonomous vehicle programs.
Read the article at MSN.
There are two critical problems related to solving our cities’ biggest sustainability issues.
The first is how we move people and goods around as efficiently as possible. The second is how to keep a city moving while also reducing CO2 emissions.
HERE and SAP have partnered on a solution that tackles both obstacles. customers or a city’s transportation authority.
Read the article at 360.here.
Ford and the Volkswagen Group are combining forces in a global alliance that will be overseen by a joint committee with an equal number of people representing each automaker. They will be making pickup trucks and commercial vans together.
The medium-sized pickup truck will be built for both companies as early as 2022. The vans are expected to be built in a similar time frame. Volkswagen will build a city van, while Ford will build a larger, 1-ton commercial Transit vans. They are exploring collaborations on autonomous and electric vehicles as well as new mobility services.
Read the article at The Verge.
Chevy had high hopes for the Sonic when it launched the small car in 2012 as a replacement for the old Aveo.
The only reason Chevy didn’t kill off the Sonic earlier, is that it could fill in the gaps on the line between Chevrolet Bolt EVs. But with sales of the electric vehicle gaining momentum it’s become less and less necessary to keep the Sonic.
Read the articlIe at The Detroit Bureau.
A cap of 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph) is being recommended by unions and environmentalists, putting an end to Germany’s famous open-road policy.
As a signatory of the Paris Climate accord, Germany must slash emissions from energy, industry, heating and cooling and farming by 2030. CO2 emitted by vehicles has increased since 1990.
Read the article at Bloomberg.