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Volvo will make only EVs by 2030; will be sold exclusively online
Automobile

Volvo will make only EVs by 2030; will be sold exclusively online

Swedish automaker Volvo says it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines including hybrids and will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you'll have to buy it online. There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine, said Henrik Green, Volvo's chief technology officer. Volvo's announcement follows General Motors' pledge earlier this year to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035. While its all-electric vehicles will be sold exclusively online, dealerships will remain a crucial part of the customer experience and will continue to be responsible for a variety of important services such as selling, preparing, delivering, and servicing cars. As part of the announcement, the Swedish automaker will un...
Nikola Founder Resigned Amid Allegations
News

Nikola Founder Resigned Amid Allegations

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)— Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company's founder resigned amid allegations of fraud - just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors. The company said late Sunday that Trevor Milton resigned and the departing executive chairman said he would defend himself against accusations that the company made false claims about its vehicles, allegations Nikola rejects. Milton said in a message to Nikola employees that he was stepping aside because “the focus should be on the company and its world-changing mission, not me.” Shares in the company based in Phoenix, Arizona, were off 30% in premarket trading. A report from Hindenburg Research from Sept. 10 said the company's success was ...
General Motors Acquire $2 billion equity stake in Nikola
ACQUISITION

General Motors Acquire $2 billion equity stake in Nikola

PHOENIX/DETROIT, Sept. 09, 2020 — Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced a strategic partnership, where General Motors invest $2 billion to acquire 11 percent ownership of Nikola and the right to nominate one director. Nikola will also utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery system and Hydrotec fuel cell technology, representing a key commercialization milestone for General Motors. General Motors will be subject to a staged lock-up provision beginning in one year and ending in June 2025. General Motors will engineer, homologate, validate and manufacture the Nikola Badger battery electric and fuel cell versions. “Nikola is one of the most innovative companies in the world. General Motors is one of the top engineering and manufacturing companie...
General Motor’s Cruise is Pumped up to Expand in Seattle
USA

General Motor’s Cruise is Pumped up to Expand in Seattle

The self driving company Cruise that was acquired by General Motors in 2016 is reportedly expanding and growing to Seattle as the company seeks more engineering talent to develop its technology. However, Cruise does not have any plans right now to test its autonomous vehicles in the city. The company is planning to set up offices in Seattle to attract and hire between 100 to 200 engineers by the end of 2019. “To continue growing a team that is diverse and rich in talent, we feel that it’s important to explore talent pools outside of the Bay Area, and Seattle’s vibrant tech community and proximity to our headquarters in San Francisco make it a logical choice,” CEO Kyle Vogt said. Cruise is looking towards and considering a number of locations in the Seattle area. There are no plans to ...
General Motors to Foray into the Electric Vehicle Segment
Automobile, BUSINESS

General Motors to Foray into the Electric Vehicle Segment

The popular automobile company General Motors (GM) is planning to enter the electric motor segment and for this, the company has decided to launch two new electric bikes to market next year. One of the two bikes will be folding and the other one will be compact. General Motors is making a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. Hannah Parish, director of General Motors Urban Mobility Solutions did not reveal much about the company’s plans to launch a bike-sharing service as a result of these two new products.  “I can’t say anything is on or off the table at this point,” she stated. “We know that people who live in urban areas, like myself in downtown Toronto need different o...