GM Revs Up Electric Vehicle Development in China

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GM Revs Up Electric Vehicle in China

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week, General Motors announced it will accelerate of electric cars in China as it to

position itself in that future market.

GM’s Materials Lab opened in Shanghai year, where it’s research on battery technology and materials.

The Chinese government’s goal is to build at least electric or new energy vehicles a by 2015. So far, sales are but the government is steadily working on and incentives to change that .

An alliance of 16 state-owned car manufacturers Dongfeng Motors, Chang’an Group and FAW Group is likely to much of that market, but US are also stepping up their

China has made electrification a key Electrified vehicles will a critical role in efforts to and ultimately displace petroleum as the source of transportation energy, Jon Lauckner, GM Chief Technology vice president of Global Development, and president of GM Ventures.

GM’s ultimate aim is to double the density of battery packs in vehicles so that they are lighter and less costly.

GM 12 joint ventures, two wholly foreign enterprises and more 35,000 employees in China.

The electric vehicle strategy the gamut from mild technology built on the eAssist to full hybrid technology on full-size trucks and SUVs to range electric vehicles of all types.

Many of its existing vehicles are already available in the market including the plug-in Volt. Buick LaCrosse eAssist and the Cadillac Escalade

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Last week, Shanghai GM a pure electric vehicle will be built and sold in — the SAIL SPRINGO below).

The hatchback has a range of 81 miles per charge on highways and 120 in urban driving. Unfortunately, the car retail for about $41,460, is likely to put it out of reach for many residents when it hits the on a trial basis in 2013.

GM’s efforts in China also extend to urban solutions, such as the EN-V Networked-Vehicle) two-seat concept Its first concept car has a top speed of 25 per hour and has two electric motors, one on wheel.

The company is working on generation concepts — could be deployed in Tianjin .

Nissan plans to export the to China for fleet sales and will introduce the Kaili EV partner FAW Group in 2013 or Smith Electric Vehicles and biggest automotive components have a joint venture to commercial EVs in China.

Domestic Chinese automakers released or announced 40 pure vehicles and 31 plug-in hybrid that are scheduled to reach the by 2015.


In 2010, almost all the players joined an alliance, to invest nearly $15 billion to China’s EV market by the end of this The effort also includes top three oil companies and top two electric operators.

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