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Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese electronics company has agreed to help fund the project, and will use its technical resources to help set up and run the factory.

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid to Arrive in U.S. With “Made in China” Label

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A Chinese Cadillac? Sold in the U.S.? It’s about to happen, as the brand’s chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus told Bloomberg that the CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan will only be built in China, and thus will be exported to the U.S. when it goes on sale later in 2016.

2016 Jeep Cherokee Gains More Upscale Overland Model

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - During the New England International Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the latest addition to its Cherokee lineup. The premium Overland model will feature a combination of luxury and capability, with a long list of standard features.

Google’s Latest Search Is for Automaker Partners

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - You kind of figured from the start of Google’s koala-shaped autonomous-car project that the search kingpin really just wanted to create and sell software, not build a production vehicle. That intention is now becoming more clear, so expect a few partnerships between Google and automakers to hit the news this year.

Pickup Review: 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4×4

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - “I love humanity, but I hate humans. ” Spend enough time on social media, and it’s not hard to concede that Albert Einstein had a point – but it can also be a great conduit for ideas between like-minded people, a mobilizing force for positive change.

With A Boost From Lyft, Chevrolet Bolt EV Is Guaranteed To Be A Winner

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It’s no coincidence that the day before GM unveiled the Bolt EV it announced a whopping $500 million investment in Lyft, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service. GM now owns an estimated 9 percent of Lyft, which valued itself at $5.5 billion after its latest $1 billion funding round. GM President Daniel Ammann will join Lyft’s board and together, the two companies plan to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars.

Avista Buzz Builds Business Case, Buick Chief Says

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - 2016 North American International Auto Show The Avista is not the first concept car to generate build-it-now buzz. In fact, it is not even the first from Buick in recent years to make such an impression.