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General Motors pledges to up to 500K electric vehicles by including Chevrolet Volt

The all-electric Chevrolet Spark is of General Motors push to fleet-wide fuel efficiency.


Motors Co aims by 2017 to up to 500,000 vehicles a year include some form of power in the engine, including like the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, a top executive said on

GM has made rolling out cars electrical technology — its eAssist system that fuel efficiency in gasoline-powered — a central part of its strategy, global product chief Mary Barra reporters.

Our plans call for up to 500,000 vehicles annually some form of electrification by 2017, she said via satellite.

would be slightly more 5 percent of GM’s global last year of about 9

The forecast includes plug-in pure electric vehicles the Chevy Spark EV that go on sale next summer; and system, which GM offers on vehicles, she said. GM introduced the in the fall of 2010.

So far this GM has sold more than vehicles that include technologies in the United States, eAssist accounting for slightly than half that Barra did not break down how of GM’s target would be that do not include a gasoline but she said plug-in technology remain central to GM’s

A major focus for GM’s strategy will center on the she said. We have every of maintaining our leadership position in vehicles.

Barra said GM is not its back on traditional hybrid or fuel-cell vehicles.

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GM plans for its eAssist system, which fuel efficiency as much as 25 in some gasoline-powered vehicles, to be on of thousands of vehicles annually by she said.

Barra said the Spark EV which will take on Motor Co’s Leaf, be a global vehicle, launching in select markets in the United and South Korea before to other countries. GM will the car, rather than access to lease deals, she

We’re not building the Spark EV to a regulatory box, Barra

The EV’s battery will be by A123 Systems Inc, filed for bankruptcy last

The rollout of the Spark continues push to seize the mantle of automaker in the world from Motor Corp, which the popular Prius hybrid Toyota also sells a version of the Prius as well.

Executive Dan Akerson has driven GM aggressively toward EVs. have centered on rolling out the technology in a broader range of to recoup its investment in the money-losing

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