General Motors China has signed on to establish a one year pilot using its Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles in Beijing, the fleet will be managed by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), a Chinese auto industry technical administration body which assists the government in: developing standards, and technical regulations; product testing; and common technology research. The pilot aims to further the development of new energy vehicle policy in China by offering key decision makers not only the hard data necessary to make these decisions but also firsthand experience of electric vehicles. The pilot also aims to gather feedback from users of the pilot fleet to enable decision makers to better target their actions to respond to drivers’ needs.

GM has been active in initiating the development of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure in China, installing charging poles at various locations across Beijing and Shanghai including: Tsinghua University’s campus; Chevrolet dealerships; as well as its headquarters in Shanghai.

Source: Automotive Business Review article

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