BUSINESS GM to electrify 40% of new models in China by 2025

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GM to electrify 40% of new models in China by 2025

China Daily

14:50, August 20, 2020

Buick's new GL8 of GM is displayed during the media day for the Shanghai auto show. (Photo: Agencies)

General Motors released the latest plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity on Monday, demonstrating its determination to continually invest in the world's largest auto market.

According to the carmaker, more than 40 percent of GM's new models in China in the next five years will be electrified, and will be manufactured locally with almost all parts coming from local suppliers.

The carmaker will continue to rollout and upgrade its Super Cruise driver assistance system, which will feature on Cadillac's entire lineup in next five years and expanded to Buick and Chevrolet models.

GM 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 this year on a Buick GL8 MPV.

GM has been relentlessly pursuing a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, vowing to invest more than $20 billion in electric and automated vehicles by 2025.

"As GM's largest market and a global center of innovation, China will play a crucial role in making our vision a reality," said Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of GM.

"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."

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