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GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq will offer “one-click” charging on unified brand apps

General Motors announced Wednesday that it plans to streamline the charging experience for its owners through a collaboration with seven charging networks that will open up app-based charging at nearly 60,000 charging connectors in the U.S. and Canada.

The new functionality will be enabled by what GM is terming Ultium Charge 360. Described by GM as “a holistic charging approach,” the tech push will bring a coordinated experience allowing access to chargers, home charging, and dynamic route-and-efficiency functionality all under one app. 

To do this, GM plans to update its brand apps through a series of updates that will bring

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NEVS owner launches Hengchi brand, 9 EVs at Shanghai auto show

Evergrande Group, a conglomerate whose property development business is the biggest in China, has launched the car brand Hengchi to tap the growing demand for electric vehicles.

Hengchi used this week’s Auto Shanghai 2021 to showcase its first products and had no less than nine vehicles on display.

It helps that Hengchi has some big bucks backing it. Its parent company, Evergrande, is one of China’s biggest companies with operations in the health, real estate, tech and tourism sectors. Its foray into the auto industry got off to a rocky start with an initial investment in Faraday Future that was

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SAIC Motor Launches R Brand EV Line Powered by Luminar for Series Production

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Luminar Technologies, Inc. (“Luminar”) (Nasdaq: LAZR), the global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology, today announced a strategic partnership with SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, the largest automaker in China and a Fortune Global 100 company. Luminar is to power the autonomous capabilities and advanced safety features in SAIC’s new R brand vehicles for series production with its industry-leading lidar as well as components of its Sentinel software system. The R brand program is expected to begin series production with Luminar starting in 2022, with the parties’ longer-term goal being widespread standardization across all

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Geely targeting Tesla with new premium EV brand called Zeekr

BEIJING — China’s Geely plans to roll out electric vehicles under a new marque with different branding and sales strategies, people familiar with the matter said, as the Volvo owner looks to take on its main EV rival Tesla with higher-end vehicles.

The brand, positioned in the premium segment and named “Zeekr”, will be housed under Geely’s to-be-launched EV entity Lingling Technologies, according to three people, who declined to be named as the plan is not yet public. Reuters reported the plans for Lingling last month.

Geely, the owner of Volvo Cars and 9.7% of Daimler AG, will roll

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Exclusive: Targeting Tesla, China’s Geely to launch new premium EV brand – sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Geely plans to roll out electric vehicles under a new marque with different branding and sales strategies, people familiar with the matter said, as the Volvo owner looks to take on its main EV rival Tesla with higher-end vehicles.

FILE PHOTO: A building of the Geely Auto Research Institute is een in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

The brand, positioned in the premium segment and named “Zeekr”, will be housed under Geely’s to-be-launched EV entity Lingling Technologies, according to three people, who declined to be named

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New brand, PELLI, launches ceramic-based bike care product line

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Pelli Premium Bike Care is launching its debut lineup of bike cleaning and protection products, which feature ceramic technologies.

Pelli’s name was inspired by Western Colorado’s Kokopelli Trail; the company is based in Boulder and its products’ raw material production, packaging, and distribution are all completed nearby.

The company said its products use high-grade ceramic and Si02 protectants and environmentally-friendly “DRE” (direct-release to environment) surfactants, degreasers, and cleaning agents. “Pelli uses the highest quality ingredients available today – typically reserved for high-end luxury exotic and collector automobiles – in purpose-built formulas engineered specifically to clean, protect,

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