Not to be confused with an earlier announcement of 20 battery-electric cars by 2023, General Motors plans for a total of 20 new electrified cars by 2023 in China.
The automaker announced on Tuesday that in addition to the previous 10 new-energy vehicles on the table, an additional 10 electrified cars will launch in the world’s largest auto market between 2021 and 2023. The other 10 began to roll out in 2016 and will continue to launch until 2020. Vehicles part of the electrification strategy include the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Buick Velite 5 and Baojun E100. The Buick Velite 6 plug-in and EV will join the electrification portfolio later this year.
“China is playing an essential role in driving toward a future of zero emissions, and General Motors is intent on helping to make it happen,” said Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president and president of GM China. “We will continue to grow our electric vehicle portfolio in China with diverse solutions that encompass various electric ranges and body styles.”
GM’s Shanghai Battery Assembly Plant will play an imperative role as the automaker expands into more electrified models. The facility follows the same technical standards as GM’s other facility, the Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant in Michigan, and contributes to battery development and testing.