Despite the fact that phone mirroring is one of the most sought-after technological capabilities in modern automobiles, GM has announced that it would no longer include Apple CarPlay in its electric vehicles.
The first EV car to receive this degradation is the 2024 Chevy Blazer EV. Even though GM only intends to produce gasoline-powered vehicles until 2035, the company has no plans to remove CarPlay from any of its current models.
According to GM, the shift is necessary to keep future electric vehicles as linked and integrated as feasible. The company’s electric vehicles will use technology developed in partnership with Google.

The struggle for control of the control panel goes on. Starting with the upcoming 2024 Chevy Blazer EV in the autumn, General Motors will no longer offer Apple CarPlay on its electric vehicles. CarPlay, which works like Android Auto to mirror iPhone material on the dashboard, has been a fan favourite for years, and even sceptics like Toyota have recently incorporated the feature into their offerings.


It’s not like electric vehicles are dependent on CarPlay integration to be successful (just ask Tesla), but GM believes that the reason for the drop in capability is actually an increase. Because its vehicles require better integration between the navigation system and the fast expanding network of chargers to assist EV drivers, General Motors has announced plans to eliminate CarPlay from new EVs. Since 2019, GM has been working with Google to develop its own in-car infotainment system.

Mike Hichme, GM’s executive director of digital cockpit experience, told Reuters, “We have a lot of new driver assistance technologies coming that are more tightly tied with navigation.” We don’t want to make these features mobile-phone-reliant in their design.

Apple CarPlay could still work as a navigation system even if it didn’t know how much petrol was in the tank. It’s worth noting that Hichme said nothing about the possibility of General Motors continuing to offer CarPlay as an alternative for EV drivers while also providing its own advanced in-house integrated EV-focused navigation. That is to say, we would have the best of both worlds, and we wouldn’t be limited to using the features that come standard in cars. Do you still recall the year ago shutdown of the 3G network?

GM has stated that its CarPlay-free vehicles would still be equipped with Bluetooth for listening to music and making phone calls, and that CarPlay technology will continue to be offered in its internal combustion engine vehicles. Naturally, GM has stated that it would cease production of ICE vehicles after the year 2035. General Motors also assured customers that existing CarPlay installations would not be removed. Around half of all US mobile owners prefer iPhones.

Is GM Trying to Learn More About You?

The initial online reaction to GM’s actions was very negative. Data shows that it will be difficult for automakers to strike a balance between satisfying customers’ desires for amenities and keeping their personal information private. According to the results of AutoPacific’s current Future Attribute Demand Survey, published in March, would-be buyers of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are the most likely to be willing to pay monthly fees for access to a vehicle’s connected capabilities. According to a study by AutoPacific, wireless support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is the second most requested infotainment and linked technology feature among buyers of brand-new automobiles.

One of the most popular features was cancelled by GM, and this is just one more reason people are upset. CarPlay and Android Auto allow you to reflect your smartphone’s display in the vehicle, but this also means that some of your data is bypassing the vehicle and not being shared with GM, so they won’t know your coffee-shop habits or gym schedule. If GM had more information about you, it could more easily turn you into a paying customer through a number of subscription programmes.

General Motors has announced that, beginning with the purchase of a new vehicle, buyers will have eight years of access to Google Maps and Google Assistant. Future GM infotainment systems will include Spotify, Audible, and other subscription services. According to Reuters, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has forecasted yearly subscription income of $20 billion to $25 billion by 2030.

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Since 2006, Sebastian Blanco has been covering the automotive alternative fuels industry in print. Among of the publications that have featured his writing and evaluations of automobiles are the New York Times, Automotive News, Reuters, SAE, Autoblog, InsideEVs,, Car Talk, and others. He got his start covering green cars with the unveiling of the Tesla Roadster and has since followed the movement away from gas-powered cars, learning about the significance of the new technology for the auto industry and beyond. When you factor in the recent transition to driverless vehicles, there are more exciting developments occurring now than the average person can keep track of. On a good day, he’ll either be tweeting or driving a brand new electric vehicle.