General Motors says more than 40% of GM’s new launches in China in the next five years will be electrified models. All new models will integrate GM’s Ultium battery system and its third-generation global electric platform.
The announcements were made at at Tech Day, China’s version of GM’s EV Day.
GM also says it will also accelerate the development of China-specific solutions for intelligent connected vehicles, with its first global vehicle-to-everything (V2X) program set for launch in 2020 on a Buick GL8 MPV for China.
Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of GM, says: “As GM’s largest market and a global center of innovation, China will play a crucial role in making our vision a reality. With our joint venture partner SAIC, we are blending global insights and scale with local market expertise to redefine what is possible for our customers and for society.”
Julian Blissett, GM executive vice president and president of GM China, adds: “We will enhance local integration and global collaboration by capitalizing on China-leading market trends and playing to the local industry’s strengths. We are ready to activate a new era.”
GM has vowed to invest more than $20 billion in electric and automated vehicles by 2025.