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At the recent celebration of the 20th anniversary of the launch of its initial two joint ventures in China with SAIC, GM said it is targeting sales of 150,000 new energy vehicles by 2020 and 500,000 units by 2025 under the Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet brands.

GM and its joint ventures in China are investing heavily in highly efficient powertrains and new energy technologies, and deploying a full range of electrification solutions to accommodate changing market needs.

In addition, GM has sharpened its focus on connected and intelligent vehicle development in China. By 2020, all Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet products sold in the domestic market will be connected.



OK. How many are they projecting to sell in the US?


What ever the market will take, if China buys more then they do.


By 2025, China will be equipped to produce as many as 5,000,000 electrified small vehicles/year; for the local market and for export to other Asian countries, EU, USA, SA and NA.

USA's (TESLA, FORD, GM, Chrysler and other local manufacturers) may have to move to China and/or other lower cost higher productivity countries to compete.

Production of FCEVs, specially for extended range heavier vehicles, will follow shortly thereafter. Made in China competitive FC buses will be available by the end of this year.


Made in China competitive FC buses will be available by the end of this year.

Competitive with what? Chinese made diesel buses? I doubt that. Do you have some verifiable evidence to back up you statement? I doubt that Fuel Cell transit buses will be competitive with battery electric buses anytime in the near future and maybe never as Proterra already has battery electric transit buses that are lower cost than diesel buses to operate considering capital and operating (maintenance and fuel/electricity) costs. A neighboring town, Park City, Utah just bought Proterra buses to replace their diesel transit buses.

Maybe Fuel Cells will find a use for intercity buses and long haul trucks but they still have a number of obstacles to overcome.


Most city routes could be adjusted-equipped for e-buses with relatively very quick charge (800+ Volts X 400+ KW) facilities.

Intercity long range buses would run better with very quick charge H2 FC units. H2 stations every 500 Km or so would be suffisant as an early network.

Volvo Canada as started manufacturing city e-buses for our main cities. Delivery has started. It will take 15 to 20 years to replace the current diesel fleet. A local manufacturer (LION) has delivered 100 much lighter electric school buses to as many school commissions and bus operators. A few 1000s will be produced.

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