April 21 General Motors Co will start
production of a pure-electric model in China within two years,
the Associated Press reported on Friday.
The announcement was made by the president of GM's China
unit, Matt Tsien, at the Shanghai auto show, according to the
GM, one of the largest automakers in the Chinese market,
plans to launch at least 10 "new energy vehicles" by
To support the growth of its NEV line-up, GM has built a
battery assembly plant in Shanghai which should be ready to
deliver battery packs next year.
China's auto industry is charging ahead with aggressive
plans to electrify cars even as policymakers scale back
subsidies aimed at building sales from relatively low levels and
consider tapping the brakes on sales quotas for plug-in cars.
(Reporting by Radhika Rukmangadhan in Bengaluru; Editing by