Mary Barra Says Microchip Shortage Won’t Impact GM’s EV Rollout85
Just yesterday, General Motors published its Q2 2021 financial results, headlined by $2.8 billion in income on $34.2 billion in revenue. In the subsequent interviews following the release of the Q2 results, General Motors CEO Mary Barra addressed concerns over the ongoing global microchip shortage, stating that the shortage will not have an effect on GM’s upcoming all-electric vehicle product rollout.
Mary Barra spoke on the issue during an interview with CNBC.
“Right now we don’t see any impact or anything that would cause us to push [out the launch of the Hummer EV SUV and Cadillac Lyriq] and I’m happy to share that the launches for both the Lyriq and the BrightDrop product as well as the Hummer EV that is right around the corner are all on track.”
Skip to the 1-minute mark for Mary Barra’s statement.
General Motors introduced the all-new GMC Hummer EV SUV in April, adding a new body style to the Hummer EV product lineup. The General introduced the production-ready Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover a few weeks after unveiling the new Hummer EV SUV.
The new Hummer EV SUV will go on sale in 2023 for the 2024 model year, while the Lyriq will hit production in March of 2022. Prior to the arrival of the new Hummer EV SUV, GM will launch production of the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck later this year. Both Hummer products will be produced at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, formerly known known as Detroit-Hamtramck, while the Lyriq will be produced at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
So far, General Motors has contended with the ongoing global microchip shortage by prioritizing production of its most popular and profitable products, including the automaker’s range of full-size SUVs and pickup trucks, while production cuts have been implemented for a variety of other models. General Motors has also reduced the availability of certain features in order to keep production rolling.
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It won’t effect vehicle rollouts that are going to rollout “2 years from now” in an announcement 2 years from now. The EV junk is getting rediculous. No one wants them, except for the woke hippies who take the bus so please just tell them to get over it and stop looking fake. Honestly, the fakeness of the greennie movement is revolting. Most of the 2% of Americans who bought EVs bought Teslas because Tesla is cool. Not because they like EVs. Most buys of the bolt and Nissan leaf are returning to ICE. Stop the fakeness.
I see a troll!! Hey look a Troll! Stop complaining about the changes to technology because you don’t under stand it!
I have 2 EV’s, an Audi, and a Tesla, soon to be 3 when my Hummer Ev shows up… Never going back to stinky, slow Ice cars…
Dony, if you have a Tesla and an Audi, then you already live on cloud 9. Most of us can’t afford to buy new and those who can don’t want to pay their entire life savings for that garage you got. Absolutely no one is looking forward to buying used EV’s with 50% of their already abysmal range. (Teslas good range maintenance over their life span is due to the fact that they all have the large battery and software limit the range. They just move the limit with the battery age)
Live on Cloud 9? What does that mean? If you cannot afford to buy new cars then why do you comment over and over negative about new cars? Is it jealousy? Most Ev’s hold their range pretty well as they age, many early Tesla’s have gone 200-300K miles and still have 80% of their original range which matches typical ICE engine life span. Newer Tesla’s should be much better because their battery chemistry has improved, and their thermal management of the battery pack has also gotten much better. A typical ICE car by 250K miles has usually had an engine replaced, transmission, electronics, etc. My last GMC Duramax diesel I owned from new to 180k miles and it had many visits to the dealer for service, I spent about $11K in repairs unrelated to wear and tear. Thank goodness my biggest repair (injectors) were covered under warranty. So If I own an EV for a similar time frame and then at 180K miles have to replace the battery pack, its about the same expense, but I am upgrading to the latest tech in battery pack, so not only do I get the original performance back (like you do when you repair a Duramax or Allison) but I get the latest and greatest performance. GM has said all their new battery tech going forward will be backwards compatible into the Ultium vehicles. So if you buy one that is 60% depreciated, then upgrade the battery pack, you likely get better than brand new performance, and for less money as batteries get better and cheaper over time.
Now, Ev’s are expensive for now, because batteries are expensive, but as the cost curve comes down it will be cheaper for manufactures to build and EV, at the same time ICE vehicles re getting more expensive to build due to emissions requirements. I think we will hit the crossover point around 2025 to 2028, and after the it will be cheaper to build and EV, so the you will have to pay a premium for an ICE car.
I believe Donny is right. However if you properly maintain and drive a vehicle it will last you forever in a non salty or extremely cold or hot climate.
I live in Reno, Nevada which has a dry climate similar to Denver. My daily driver is a 1998 GMC Suburban 2500. The engine, all original except for a rebuilt turbo replacement and a couple of starters, currently has 509,401 miles on it. Rust free body. Stellar Carfax report. Would not trade or sell it for the world.
Thats great, over 500K miles is a great for what I assume is a 6.5 diesel? Unfortunately if you crash that 1998 suburban you have a moderate risk of being seriously injured or dying (those models were terrible in crash testing compared with a modern Suburban), and the emissions it puts out are hurting you, and the rest of the planet, but if you insist on keeping it, that is your choice. I am an enthusiast and like to keep up with current technology, and also put my family in the safest possible transportation
so in case there is a crash, we have a higher likelihood to avoid serious injury or death. We also have a solar array on our house, so driving EV’s is completely carbon free, and has no additional cost to us. I wish I lived in Reno, as down there you can generate so much more solar energy with a much smaller array that what is required where I live.
Thanks for your comment. Sunshine is great in moderation. In Reno we have one of the highest skin cancer rates in North America. My friends and I have been treated for skin cancer. My Dad passed from Melanoma. So too much sun is detrimental. I have had Mohs surgery twice so far for Squamous cell and Basal cell carcinoma.
Back to CO2 emissions. CO2 is not all that detrimental. It is an element in photosynthesis for plant growth, and crop production. It’s the Carbon Monoxide that’s the killer. Diesels do not produce Carbon Monoxide.
Midwest farmers welcome Carbon Dioxide as part of the growing process. They supply the world with corn and soybeans.
Soda pop production and beverage cup fill uses huge quantities of Carbon Dioxide, as well as certain chemical production.
Climate change is caused by the 7 billion plus souls overpopulating the planet. The waste generated by this mass has polluted the oceans, rivers and land. Just look at the bazillions of plastic bottles generated. Why can’t the public drink water and killer soda pop from their own reusable containers?
Our oceans are overfished out.
Scientists have calculated the optimum number of human souls on the Earth to create a balance of self generating resources to be approximately 500 million souls.
It’s not IC engines folks, it’s human pollution and their discharge waste. Just look at the current population of western USA cities and their metro areas as an example. Las Vegas – 2.8+ million, Phoenix – 5+ million, LA Basin – 15+ million,
Bay Area – 12+ million, Salt Lake City – 2+ million, Denver- 4.5+ million, as a few examples. I understand Seattle is now a wet LA.
The methane generated waste form the world’s geometrically growing population is horrendous.
Landfills, food waste, sewer systems. Also the use of oceans of Anhydrous Amonia to stimulate crop growth and production has polluted groundwater resources in the Midwest.
Let’s put our thinking caps on.
Slow ice cars lololol.
My E55 AMG would like to have a word with you.
EV’s have very limited performance and can’t sustain high speeds like on a racetrack or the Autobahn.
Haha When your E55 gets beat to 60 by a 9000 lb Hummer EV with 35″ tires, you will know what I mean, then we can go back and do it again and again… Think about that Evan, you will lose to an off road oriented pickup truck (embarrassed for you).
I do not drive on the racetrack, or Autobahn, the speed limit around here is 70 mph, and the Hummer EV will smoke your E55 AMG to 70, then how about we pull out a Model 3 performance, or Model Y performance (cheaper cars than your E55), you lose again and again…. Sorry Bro, but you brought a knife to a gunfight in that E55… The E55 used to be fast, but that was a long time ago, things have changed, Modern fast needs to be 3 seconds 0-60, or you are just joking. Tesla is now building a family hauler that goes 0-60 in 2 seconds , and runs 9.3 second quarter mile times at 150+ MPH Mercedes needs to go back to the drawing board, because no production car they have ever built can match that.
Typical of someone who isn’t an enthusiast…. bragging about races “to 60″…. EVs can barely finish a hot lap at Nürburgring without overheating let alone achieve a faster time than say a ZL1 1LE or C7 ZR1…. also it seems you’re not familiar with how traction works on unprepped surfaces..
Interesting you assume I am not an enthusiast? But if you want to use your race examples (Camaro ZL1 1LE is a race car for the street) It rides rougher then heck, has barely legal summer only tires, massive brakes, and an Aero package to provide additional downforce. Its also incredibly inefficient and after a Nurburgring lap will need tires and brake pads before you leave the track. Yes, Tesla Model S Plaid will beat both of those models you mention on the Nurburgring or any other track you take them too. Tesla is going to run a Nurburgring lap soon, as they are over there testing now. I am going to guess Tesla’s lap will start with a “6”, and how about Pikes Peak, Want to race a Tesla there?
Motor Trend says the Model S plaid is the quickest OEM car they have ever tested, and it held up launch after launch after launch. With no track prep, and no 1 foot rollout deducted the Model S plaid ran 0-60 in 2.1 seconds, Fastest they had ever tested, more impressive 0-150 mph in 9,5 seconds with no track prep and no rollout deduction, again the fastest they have ever tested.
As for your assumptions that I do not understand how traction works… SAVE IT!!! ICE cannot compete with EV’s when it comes to traction control as an electric motor has almost all its torque at any RPM, and traction control can react in milliseconds to adjust the power. Jason Cammisa did a video on the Hagerty channel back in January explaining why EV’s beat ICE in most all races… You should watch it… Or better, go drive a Tesla, and get back to me. As for Evan and his E55, bro, you need to look high and low to find a race you could win against an EV, it ain’t going to be easy for you. I guess you could beat a Leaf or Bolt, But the Tesla’s going to give you trouble
I might add, how about Randy Pobst, do you consider him an enthusiast? Ask him about Tesla’s on the track, and if they are fun or not…. BTW, Randy set the hot lap in the ZL11LE at Laguna Seca, much slower than a Model S Plaid, and the Plaid is a luxury 4 door family hauler that has all season tires, swap the tires and brakes from the ZL1 1LE on to the Plaid and see what happens? You can list his you tube channel, and comment, he will reply and tell you how it is.
Car and Driver took both an Taycan and a TMS P90 on their Lighting Lap course and they both had overheating problems by lap 2, an ICE car would have been screwed for that type of performance. Come back to us when an EV can complete a Lemans 24 Hr race,
Interesting , The Tesla S 90 D did not even make it 1 lap, but the Taycan, there is no mention of overheating….???
I do not buy a car for capability to run in the Lemans 24 hours, and neither do you, so let’s stop making fooling comments.
You Ice fans will always dig for something to show dominance, but the bottom line 99.999% of cars sold in the USA per year will lose in daily life to the Taycan… Thats just the facts.
FYI your EVs have a much lower top speed than most ICE engines.
Where does top speed come into play? Not on the streets I drive on.
Someone’s bitter. Us ‘woke hippies’ feel sorry for you. Continuing to pay for gas, paying more to use credit cards, paying for oil changes, valve lifter problems, transmission problems, cooling fan failures… it could go on. Just give it up, and buy a Hipster Nissan Leaf. Actually, you deserve a Fiat 500e! 😂😂
Sonic: Thank you for your comment. Have you ever noticed the type / size of personal vehicles owned by first responders and emergency personnel?
Ambulance drivers, firemen, highway patrolman, city police, tow truck operators. ?
All are mostly full size heavy vehicles. For personal protective safety. They have experienced first hand the blood and guts impacts with occupants of small vehicles involved in accidents.
These responders want maximum safety for themselves and their families. Hence the popularity of big vehicles with them. Take a tour through an insurance salvage pool yard sometime. If you have kids, take them with you. Look at the wrecks. See which vehicles have light brown coloration inside the cabins and on the dash ( dried blood ). Look at the amount of physical damage sustained by small cars. Then look at the damage sustained by big cars.
After this viewing and inspection, you will never consider a small car again. Small EV’s and IC’s are death traps. The Nissan Leaf is a death trap. Tesla’s are death traps. Stick with Tahoes, Suburbans, Sierra, Silverado’s, big cars, for the safety of your family and yourself.
What does gm, Ford, and USA Stellantis sell mostly these days….big vehicles.
You will never go wrong and have a longer life purchasing a big vehicle. Also the added intangible feel of safety and wiggle room comfort. The price of a major injury or death is incalculable compared to the premium of purchasing and operating cost of a larger vehicle.
Subaru has done very well catering to woke hippies.
With all the BEVs Subaru makes? Dumb argument.
Subaru’s are known for disappearing motor oil. I’m sure there’s someway I could tie it in with EVs.
Ok that’s actually funny.
Stop trying to speak for other people.
You don’t want them. That doesn’t mean I don’t.
As long as you can afford two vehicles, EV’s are great!
Dude what? If I want a performance vehicle that I don’t have to shell out $90 to fill up each 3-4 days I’d get it in a heart beat and that’s what EVs provide as a capability. I get the Tesla stereotype, and it’s true, your geekiest people and tiktok slaves buy these to be “cool” but they’re not the ones crying when they beat your Camaro Z28 without breaking a sweat.
Granted rn isn’t a stellar time to buy these, but laying out a foundation for the greater good (something members of my party has trouble understanding) will benefit us all. Idk about you but the technology on gasoline engines have about been topped. Either you get a small engine displacement and slap a turbo on it, or you get a V8 and maybe you milk an extra .5mpg like the current GM trucks did versus last Gen.
They can beat an ICE in 1/4 mile but not after that due to electric motors much lower top speed
https:// insideevs . com /car-lists/ fastest-evs-in-the-world/
Fastest Electric Cars 0-60
Tesla Model 3 Long Range – 4.2
Porsche Taycan Cross 4S – 3.9
Audi e-tron GT – 3.9
Model X Dual Motor – 3.8
Porsche Taycan 4S – 3.8
Tesla Model Y Performance – 3.5
Tesla Model S Dual Motor – 3.1
Porsche Taycan Cross Turbo – 3.1
Audi e-tron GT RS – 3.1
Tesla Model 3 Performance – 3.1
Porsche Taycan Turbo – 3.0
Porsche Taycan Cross Turbo S – 2.7
Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 2.6
Tesla Model X Plaid – 2.5
Lucid Air Dream Edition – 2.5
Tesla Model S Plaid – 1.99
Rimac Nevera – 1.85
World’s Fastest Electric Cars Top MPH
Tesla Model 3 Long Range – 145 mph
Porsche Taycan Cross 4S – 149 mph
Audi e-tron GT – 152 mph
Tesla Model X – 155 mph
Porsche Taycan 4S – 155 mph
Tesla Model Y Performance – 155 mph
Tesla Model S – 155 mph
Porsche Taycan Cross Turbo – 155 mph
Audi e-tron GT RS – 155 mph
Porsche Taycan Cross Turbo S – 155 mph
Porsche Taycan Turbo – 161 mph
Porsche Taycan Turbo S – 161 mph
Tesla Model 3 Performance – 162 mph
Tesla Model X Plaid – 163 mph
Lucid Air Dream Edition – 168 mph
Tesla Model S Plaid – 200+ mph
Rimac Nevera – 258 mph
Lol… 75k for an EV stop light to stop light grocery getter speedster. Right now….I’ll take my ICE and extend that 1/4 mile to a 900 mile vacation trip…10 minutes to fill up my tank and hit the road again while you look for charging stations, book a room for the 12 – 24 hr “full” charge. I can be at my destination in 12 hrs, but your speedster will take a couple days and overnights. By that time, I’ll be at my destination enjoying my vacation while you book your rooms while its charging. Maybe even a third overnight if you try and short charge that speedster
I’ll keep my ICE for now…it’s practical and still has many uses…
Dud read the article, Hummer truck and Lyric will be here in less than a year. It could mean the chip shortage will be over by then or volume of the new cars is so low it wont matter. These are questions to ask.
The Hummer will be here in less than 4 months, factory production is starting, first factory trucks have already rolled out into GM’s captured fleet.
The volume I’m sure will be lower than GM’s other ICE trucks for a while. But I also have to imagine the chip needs for an EV are pretty different than what’s used for ICE vehicles. The control systems are pretty different.
Seems like a lot of the chip shortages are around emissions control which would have no meaning on an EV.
Just clueless and does not deserve a full response! Next!
Ev’s won’t have a chip shortage because all the chips being made were for EV’s not gas engine powered vehicles.
HummerEV will be shipping to customers in October. Maybe HummerEV will be the first EV pickup to ship if Rivian does not hurry…
It’s all the same woke BEV soyboys in here per usual. If you want to buy and use a BEV that’s great, but you can’t force everyone to think the same as you… This isn’t a communist nation.
Dont tell Biden that….
So gasoline vehicles are affected but not EVs? Yeah makes perfect sense! EVs are definitely not being forced down our throats by big government!
Given EVs need no emissions related processors it makes sense.
Why are conservatives always obsessed with things being shoved down their throat? Very Freudian.
I’m looking forward to September and the opportunity to reserve a Lyriq. Excited about all its technology including Super Cruise. Glad it won’t be delayed by chip issues. It will replace my XT5 which has been trouble free for 55,000 miles.
I’ll have to agree with Barra’s statement but with some caveats. GM has sold approximately 25,000 Bolts thus far this year — not exactly a difficult task compared to the 100s of 1000s of ICE vehicles. The next EVs being rolled out are rooted firmly in the luxury segment — Cadillac Lyric & GM Hummer. These EVs will result in sales in the tens of thousands, a manageable number. The Chevy Silverado EV will come out by 2023/24. Executives expect the chip shortage to be ironed out by late 2022, which means the big-name EV products will only be released after the shortage is resolved.
They’ll barely sell 10k Hummers per year… I bet it’s less.
Let’s assume you are correct and the market for Hummers is 10K a year, doing some simple math at an average price of $100K That’s a billion dollars a year in revenue, nothing to sneeze at. I think the 2 Hummer models will sell between 40 -50K a year combined, and generate $4-5B in revenue per year for GM, The key is the HummerEV will also sell well in markets GM sales are weak (east and west coast), and also sell well to non GM customers (conquest sales). HummerEV also draws attention to the GMC brand, and will bring people to the dealerships, and car shows in much the same way Corvette does for Chevrolet. People come to the dealership and find they cannot afford a HummerEV might leave in a Canyon AT4, or Sierra AT4… See how that works?
40k Hummers a year!? Lol! I don’t know what kind of pharmaceuticals you’re on, but I’ll have some.
Well, looking at the fact they took reservations for the first 10K 1st edition trucks in 10 minutes, and the dealers I talk to say they have 10X that number on the waiting list, I think GM has a winner. The SUV had about the same initial interest, and likely will be the bigger seller.
Lets wait and see… I think you will see 1K-2K HummerEV’s delivered this year, going to 10K in 2022 and to 30K in 2023, 2024 will likely be the peak with both models ramped in production and battery supply flowing from Lordstown. By 2024 the Silverado EV, and GMC EV pickup will be ramped up as well. I think Factory Zero is going to be a 24-7 operation at that point, and will be GM’s number 2 revenue generating plant behind only Arlington TX.
Silverado EV is coming in the fall of 2022, as a 2023 model FYI…
It’s not that people don’t want EVs; it’s that they don’t want GM’s EVs. Instead of taking the Cadillac CT4 and making it a Model 3 competitor, or the CT5 a Model S competitor, or … GM keeps making these odd vehicles that wouldn’t sell at all if they weren’t EVs. Does anyone really love the Lyric’s shape? Maybe the Silverado will finally break this pattern for them. For now, none of the GM announced EVs interest me at all, and I’m pretty certain Tesla is going to break my 20-year plus steak of owning nothing but GM vehicles.
I think the Lyrics shape is fine, its just the weird tail lights they put on it. I’m in detroit, I see a TON of mustang Mach E’s driving around. I have seen more Mach Es in the past 6 months than I have Bolt/Volts ever. What I don’t get about GM is why do they have to make electric vehicles that have to look like Electric vehicles?
The Bolt is outselling the Mach-E by quite a bit for the Mach-E to be a new entry. So you might see a lot around Detroit, but that doesn’t represent the EV market which is mainly on the coast.
Deep discounts are the only thing keeping the Bolt going. Mach E’s sell for full price for the most part.
Tesla makes the best EV’s until someone else makes a better one. Tesla’s however are not the best looking and not the most feature filled EV’s.
Well, I have been a loyal GM customer for over 40 years! I am all for EV’s but I want something hot-looking and sporty in the next very short few years or I will be looking at the Mustang E and I have never owned a Ford. We just love our Buick Regal Sport Back GS and of course our 2019 Vette GS!
mustang E sporty, lol
The E-Ray has your name on it then.
haha! Mach E.. Sporty? Drive the Ford , and a Tesla for a week each and tell me whet you think Mach E has a mountain of issues with software, and the charging is a train wreck.
Where is all this electricity going to come from to charge EV’s No one is commenting on this issue.
https:// www . youtube . com /watch?v=7dfyG6FXsUU
Power companies will build more capacity as it’s needed. Places that are having power problems now have power issues regardless of EV’s being on the road.
The power companies have issues delivering the power need for today’s society. We have been hearing for 2 decades that the utilities will be upgraded to produce the amount of power needed. Yet we have rolling blackouts in areas due to the grid ot being able to handle it. When they actually get the ball rolling to supply the adequate amount of power the masses will have started to shift to hydrogen for vehicles. In other words it will be far too late.
Pixie dust and butterfly farts…
David – regarding the electricity supply issue – I constantly comment on this.
1). LED/CFL mandates against incandescent lighting save enough electricity to power 1 average EV.
2). The HALVING of electricity consumption of air conditioning systems (SEER’s decades ago were 6 or 7 – in my state NY State – not particularly known for hot summers – SEER’s have to be at least 13 for residential and 12 for commercial units) – these save an incredible amount of energy.
Household window air conditioners decades ago were 1400 watts for a 8,000 btu/hour unit… Today, those units draw about 800 watts.
15,000 BTU/Hour large (almost whole house) units draw about 1300 watts – or almost twice the cooling power per watt of the old models.
So combining the effects of 1). and 2). – you could charge up 2 average ev’s per day with the combined savings…. And that is assuming only 1 window air conditioner per house.
Very, Very few homes will have MORE than 2 evs. But if there is a shortage in the distant future – they’ll go back to an ideal used 110 years ago – that of battery storage to take care of the hump in evening usage….
EVs intrinsically provide this storage anyway – people are usually driving during peak power consumption hours and are adding nothing to the ‘grid’ during this time… 80% of people charge overnight – which increases central station lifespan as opposed to decreasing it.
More efficient usage of existing infrastructure will no doubt lead to lower prices in all but the WOKE states..
Alas, my state, and California – to cite 2 silly examples – will have trouble keeping the lights on , with or without EVs. Texas’ Wokeness was the big surprise last winter……. If they had been allowed to run all their central stations they would have had no systemic outage. PRIOR brain-dead decisions cut off their gas supply to the new ‘woke’ central stations – exacerbating the trouble.
Tell this idiot to just shut up and go become an umpire. She can take lessons from her father, lol. She would even screw that up.
Trailblazer would be a perfect EV
Just hope GM does not become be a follower after Toyota, Mazda, Honda Ford , Kia and Hyundai all or a few come out with a “Trailblazer size EV”
LOL Toyota would be the last to come out with a good EV. they are kicking and screaming about being slow to the EV game.
GM is doing a Blazer size EV they will show off in October this year.
LMAOOOOO… “the chip shortage won’t hurt EV production.” Of course not…gm wants to sell EVs. Uncle Joe is giving gm hundreds of millions (our tax dollars) to move forward fast. Let’s see…dirty air from ICE or dirty air from electric power plants supplying power for EVs…
Yesterday Biden test drove an electric Jeep like it’s sliced bread and giving accolades to the Union and companies producing EVs, BUT FAILED to tell America these EV batteries come from China and the Belgian Congo. The only 2 countries that actually produce EV batteries.
So American production EVs are installing the ONLY critical element that makes it an EV – the battery is Chinese… Biden announced an EV race with China… What happens when China uses the batteries as leverage…
He’s making China so rich and America so dependent on China for these car batteries. Same for wind turbines and solar panels that are produced come from China. He didn’t tell America that truth…
Every aspect of the EV battery, mining, escavation, production come from these 2 countries. GM will be building EV batteries BUT the mining material will have to come from China….
Who’s doing who a favor for the new green steal deals…
So when you jump in your EV and drive like you’re saving the world and helping the cause, better open your blinders that your EV is made possible by China, not the US…
You must have missed GM’s 35GWh Ultium plant near completion in Lordstown, OH. Their second Ultium plant being built in Springhill, TN, and their current Bolt battery plant in Holland, MI. GM has invested in a Lithium supplier at the Salton Sea in California and their batteries use very little Cobalt. Finally, LG is South Korean not Chinese.
The rare earth minerals have been restricted by Greenpeace and environmentalists in the USA. Reason to import from China and the Congo. Producing a product in a US factory is very different than mining, excavating, and shipping these rare earth minerals to the US “gm” factory to make batteries. If these minerals for any reason don’t make it to these shores, factories shut down. In the meantime, China makes $$$$$$$$$$ from the US and world suppling EV batteries.
Chile is actually the world leader in Lithium.
China just so happened to spend money on developing their mines.
The US is already looking to reopen ours.
Who is the nation that leads in refining metals such as lithium… Bet it China… Oof
I’d like to believe that Nebula…but the reason the environmentalists shut it down years ago because of the damage it does to the earth.
I’m all for make it in America and hope this comes true.
Has anybody taken into consideration the vented methane sewer gas emissions being released from mandatory vent stacks on all buildings, homes and sewage treatment plants? Along with vent holes on sanitary sewers?
This is a massive release of toxic combustible bio gas. Whereas IC fuels are burned and productively used.
Also natural hydrocarbon oil and gas seeps from the oceans floors are tremendous.
Lastly landfill decomposition methane gas releases are tremendous.
If you ever traveled to India, Asia, Latin America, South America, Africa, the decomposition gases from human excrement and garbage waste are very dominant in the atmosphere.
And we are worried about IC engines and conversion to EV’s ???
Let’s put our thinking caps on.
When all these global warming people give up their electric washing machines and gas/electric clothes dryers and do laundry by hand and hang clothes on a wash line. Get rid of computers and rechargeable phones an give up A/C to save electricity we can charge up our EVs.
Hu, you don’t know how close you are to the truth. WH and Buttigieg are going to propose that air conditioning be eliminated and during the winter months, a planned 2 hour shut down of the grid to take place to conserve energy and abide by the new green steal. Look it up… Not to mention bringing back the mileage tax… I hope this gets thrown out for stupidity…
Look it up, can’t make this up.
Folks: Truthfully when you land at an airport in India, (and believe me I love the Indian people), when the flight attendants unlock the aircraft’s hatch door and fold it back to de plane, you instantly get a strong whiff of human excrement odor. This odor is with you the entire visit while in India.
India is also hell bent on generating their electricity with coal fired power plants.
So here we are in the good ol USA worried about IC engines and conversion to EV’s.
BTW: India is one of the largest builders of IC engines in the world. The entire Cross Transfermatic 3400 series diesel engine machining line in Mossville, Illinois, was shipped to India when Caterpillar decided to exit the diesel truck engine business. Cummins has a major engine plant in India.
Wake up Americans, you are being suckered, as the rest of the world gains ground on many fronts and overtakes us.
We cannot continue to think this way in this idealistic fairyland.
Let’s put our thinking caps on.
I agree other counties are not doing their part. That does not mean we continue on old tech forever. I also understand a larger source of Co2 are farm animals. We can also eat less meat to help there.
Hopefully GM took lessons lessons learned from Volt to improve quality on new products and prevent most recalls. Volt recall is costing big bucks.
Donavan: Real men don’t want Electric cars. Get in your Tesla start it up. Hear those horses rubble? Oh Wait! Listen to that nice tuned exhaust! Oh Wait! This is still America. We should have choices. Slow Joe hasn’t completely Sold us out yet. But, Soon we will need to learn Spanish.
More like learn Chinese! China Joe will always look out for the interests of his family and his buddy Xi!
haha… I get in my Tesla and turn on the tunes and peacefully roll away. When I need more power, I just push a little harder, but have to be careful, too much push on the accelerator in a Tesla causes whiplash. I would rather hear my music, or kids talking the car, and yet still have the power to dust anything you drive at any moment I need it, still with no interruption to my music or kids.
You dumb tard are you 12 , all cars sold in North America will be E , no gas allowed or produced
Bj: The badass look is in big time these days. Mary Barra should have sported a couple of tats. Even a tank top with a full arm tat with worn jeans and boots. Would be very cool and WOW the masses. Sell cars.
The black leather jacket was very cool.
The last auto exec or car guy that had any real style was John DeLorean. I loved him, as we all did. I’m at Hot August Nights in Reno this week. I see and love what DeLorean and his buddy, Lee Ioccoca did for this industry, walking the parking lots and watching the cars.
Even Elon Musk has a charismatic clothing style that appeals to geeks and progressive wanabes.
Mary should also don some Wayfarer shades when making public appearances. Sleepy Joe dons aviator shades many times in public appearances. Even if the election was fixed we gotta start loving Joe. His Dad was a manager of a car dealership and Joe is a car fan.
I suggest that Mary Barra should purchase her threads on the Dixxon Flannel website and look at their Vixxon clothing line. Very trendy, very and cool. Mary should dress like their Vixxon clothing line models. This would really show the world the new gm, and sell unit trains of cars.
Who let Mary go on tv looking like that,? The lighting was terrible. The makeup was all wrong for that lighting. All very unflattering. And could someone iplease steal the black leather jacket.,she is not Fonzie. That was a very poor appearance for Fortune 100 CEO.