Category: GM

Commercial Vehicle Pro-File: David Rittenhouse, Bergey’s Buick GMC

David Rittenhouse, an esteemed member of Berkey’s GMC, boasts a seasoned career stretching over two decades in commercial light-duty truck sales. With a background in heavy-duty trucking, David’s career took a pivotal turn when his aptitude for commercial sales was recognized, propelling him into his current position at Berkey’s GMC store. Confronted with the swift retirement of his predecessors, David mastered his craft in what one might describe as ‘baptism by fire.’ This hands-on learning experience, while challenging, led to a unique self-taught expertise. At...

GM Energy Rolls Out New Product Suite, Offering Customers the Ability to Transfer Power Between EVs and Homes

DETROIT – As EV technology continues to evolve, GM is working toward elevating the overall ownership experience by introducing new ways for customers to unlock additional value and gain access to the expanded benefits of an all-electric future. Available for the first time as part of its expanding product ecosystem, GM Energy’s initial offerings for residential customers will enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home, helping to mitigate the negative impacts...

GM Fuel Cell Pilot Program Extends Beyond Hydrogen Trucks to Create Blueprint for Low-Emissions Worksites

DETROIT – When it comes to electrification, GM is serious about introducing a range of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles and applications. From lithium-ion batteries to hydrogen fuel cells, GM is dedicated to helping other companies integrate these solutions into their business operations — and that extends beyond just the fuel cells and batteries.  GM’s latest fuel cell-related project is a hydrogen-based worksite ecosystem, centered around its fleet of medium duty fuel cell trucks. With funding awarded from the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck 3 program and the Hydrogen...

GM, Honda launch fuel cell production at Michigan site

Brownstown Township — General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. have launched commercial production of jointly developed fuel cells systems at their manufacturing site here, the companies said Thursday. Workers at the Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC plant, the first large-scale manufacturing joint venture to build fuel cells, develop fuel cell systems for both companies. The competing automakers then sell or use the systems separately. The facility covers 70,000 square feet. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @DetroitNews/Auto

WORK TRUCK SOLUTIONS: ANNUAL REVIEW OF 2023 DATA REVEALS STABLE DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

First published at worktrucksolutions.com/news-and-events The commercial vehicle market has seen remarkable changes over the recent years, but for informed stakeholders, most post-pandemic trends have not been completely unforeseen. Work Truck Solutions’ reports for 2021 and 2022 offered data-driven insights into how the sector was overcoming labor shortages, manufacturing shutdowns, and inventory challenges. In addition, data concerning price changes, inventory levels, days-to-turn, and mileage were analyzed and confirmed a slow-but-steady recovery. Amid the dramatic shifts in inventory numbers, one element of the commentary has remained consistent;...

5 TRENDS SHAPING FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL AUTOMOTIVE IN 2024

The commercial automotive industry stands at the crossroads of economic challenges, evolving customer needs, and a dynamic environmental landscape, setting the stage for a transformative journey in 2024. As a new year unfolds, bringing fresh goals, evolving regulations, and expanded opportunities, let’s delve into the five pivotal trends that promise to shape the industry’s future. Dealerships pivot towards commercial customer obsession In a changing economy where inflation and interest rates have hit the brakes rapidly for retail buyers, dealerships are likely to pivot towards commercial...

Electric delivery startup BrightDrop becomes part of General Motors

DETROIT — Together, GM and BrightDrop have been laying the groundwork for an all-EV future and transforming what it means to make vehicles. Since launching in January 2021, BrightDrop has been an important innovator in commercial EVs, and going forward this integration will be even tighter. Starting today, BrightDrop will become part of GM. We believe that this move will benefit our fleet customers by providing them with an efficient single point of contact through GM Envolve. BrightDrop was born in GM’s Innovation Lab and spent...