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The leading company of the world General Motors Co. (GM) is going to release 20 new electrified vehicles by 2023 to the Chinese market.
“That’s on top of the 10 electrified vehicles GM and its Chinese joint ventures have already planned for 2016 through 2020, as demand grows and requirements tighten for new energy cars across the country” says news.cgtn.com.
The plans about introducing 10 new energy models have been announced by the president of GM China Matt Tsien. GM will accelerate its efforts to help further electrify the world’s largest car market After 2020.
“China plays an essential role in the world’s drive towards a zero-emissions future,” said Tsien.
The company’s electric line-up in China already contain the Cadillac CT6 plug-in, the Buick Velite 5 hybrid extended-range electric vehicle, and the Baojun E100 small car.
According to the cgtn.com website “GM’s 2016-2020 electrification push is already underway. The automaker’s Buick brand debuted the Velite 6 plug-in hybrid and accompanying electric vehicle at the Beijing auto show in April. The plug-in hybrid launches in China later this year while the electric vehicle will come “at a later date,” the automaker said”.
Tsien said GM also plans to bring its “Super Cruise” advanced driving system to China “very soon”, as a vital part of its “evolution” towards hands-free driving.
The stock of new energy vehicles in China is the world’s largest, with cumulative sales of more than 1.7 million units through December 2017. These figures include passenger cars and heavy-duty commercial vehicles such buses and sanitation trucks, and only accounts for vehicles manufactured in the country. The Chinese government uses the term new energy vehicles (NEVs) to designate plug-in electric vehicles eligible for public subsidies, and includes only battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).