GM has previously announced plans to make some of its future electric vehicles capable of driving themselves in robot taxi fleets. And it promised an increase in the number of electric fast-charging stations in the USA, which now total 1,100 from companies and governments, taking a shot at electric competitor Tesla Inc.by saying the system would not be "walled off" from electric vehicles made by other manufacturers. Some, such as Volvo, intend to only offer electrified drivelines, others, such as Volkswagen, say they will have electrified options available on all future models.
The Bolt, the first all-electric vehicle aimed at the middle market, now faces competition from Tesla's Model 3, which has won admiration among many environmentalists and auto aficionados as a leader in new auto technologies.
To that end, the company revealed a design for a new heavy-duty vehicle platform that would be powered by fuel-cell and dual electric motors, called "SURUS", or "Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure".
But this week may top it, thanks to one single, massive announcement:General Motors is dumping gasoline in favor of an electric future.
GM hasn't announced what the two new electric cars will be, but it's expected that one of them will be a Bolt-based Buick electric auto. Pam Fletcher, who leads GM's autonomous- and electric-vehicle development programs, said that GM is planning efforts to expand the availability of fast-recharging stations for its customers.
Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games
Still, there was an argument to be made that the series loss was an isolated incident, and the Cardinals future remained bright. The third baseman doubled home a run in the 11th inning Thursday night, giving the Cubs a 2-1 victory.
Google is building a tabletop smart screen, says report
Smart home camera support on Fire TV now works on a range of devices from companies including Arlo, Ring, Nest, and August. Now it appears the company might be adding a touchscreen to the equation in order to compete with the Amazon Echo Show .
South Korea says natural North Korea quake detected
North Korea fired a missile last week that travelled over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and plunged into the Pacific Ocean. A South Korean expert said the quake could have been caused by geological stress created from the recent nuclear explosion.
Oil Hits Highest $58.37
The major oil producers' production cut deal has supported crude oil prices since November 2016 . Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its data.
North Korea Leader Threatens US With 'Highest Level' Response
Trump has unleashed many strong statements on North Korea including his August warning the North will be met with "fire and fury". The flight follows a week of heightened rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang , with Trump and Kim Jong Un trading insults.
El Capitan climbers: Yosemite rock fall is biggest in memory
The first rockfall on weds, unfortunately killed one climber and injured another who were on the ground about to start climbing. Another massive rockfall near El Capitan has closed down Northside Drive on the valley floor in Yosemite National Park .