Buick introduces Volt-based Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle in China

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The Velite 5, Buick’s first extended-range electric vehicle, made its global debut in Shanghai today. Top: Buick Velite 5. The Velite 5 offers up to 768 kilometers (477 miles) of range in extended-range mode. Its prioritized pure electric driving mode is rated in China as providing 116 kilometers (72 miles) of range. It is the latest iconic product from the brand in the new energy vehicle segment, and is based on the Chevrolet Volt.

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Buick to introduce extended-range electric vehicle in China this year; also new generation 1.0T/1.3T Ecotecs and 9-speed

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Buick will adopt GM’s proven extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology, a new-generation of 1.0T/1.3T In the coming two years, Buick will also introduce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in China—the brand’s largest market. The pure electric driving mode is prioritized to meet daily user demand for zero emissions and fuel consumption, with the electric driving range surpassing an estimated 100 km (62 miles).

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Buick introducing its first electric SUV in China this year

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Buick will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Developed on GM’s global electric vehicle platform, the VELITE 7 compact SUV will offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a full charge.

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Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. As Buick’s first global all-electric vehicle and SAIC-GM’s first electric vehicle for the mass market, the VELITE 6 MAV (which stands for Multi-Activity Vehicle) integrates GM and SAIC’s resources and advanced technology in new energy and connected vehicles. It represents the latest application of the Buick Blue strategy. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China.

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Cadillac introduces the 2014 ELR extended range electric vehicle

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Cadillac unveiled the anticipated 2014 ELR extended range electric (EREV) vehicle (based on the Converj concept, earlier post ) at the North American International Auto Show. gasoline-powered range-extender generator. GM is expressing traction motor power as a range because it hasn’t yet finalized the number, and is still working on optimizing performance vs. how rapidly the battery pack is drained. The full driving range exceeds 300 miles (480 km). (By

Buick announces VELITE 6 PHEV, BEV models for China

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Buick will add two new models to its China portfolio—the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and VELITE 6 battery-electric vehicle (BEV)—to tap into the fast-growing domestic demand for new energy vehicles. In April 2017, Buick introduced the Velite 5, its first extended-range electric vehicle, in a global debut in Shanghai. Buick Velite Concept as introduced in November 2016.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Buick announced that it will shortly launch the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), in China. The Velite 5’s pure electric driving mode is prioritized to meet daily user demand for zero emissions and fuel consumption, with the electric driving range surpassing an estimated 100 km (62 miles). In EREV mode, the model can deliver a total driving range of more than 750 km (466 miles).

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Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes global debut in Shanghai; uses Malibu Hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) made its global debut at the 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai, where the award-winning Buick Avista concept was also shown for the first time in China. Both models will be appearing on the Buick stand at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, which begins on 25 April. GM’s leadership in electrification technologies, now and in the future, are coming to Buick in China.

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Shanghai-GM Ending Production of Hybrid Buick

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Shanghai-GM will end production of its mild hybrid Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid, introduced in 2008. The Buick hybrid shares the same first-generation mild hybrid system used in the Malibu hybrid (now also suspended, earlier post ). According to GM spokesman Brian Corbett, the company still plans to offer multiple hybrid technologies in addition to the extended-range Voltec technology.

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GM to Debut Two-Mode Plug-in Hybrid Technology in New Buick Crossover in 2011; LG Chem to Supply the Li-ion Cells

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The 8 kWh battery pack for the new 2011 Buick PHEV crossover vehicle is prepared for testing at the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. General Motors will debut its two-mode plug-in hybrid technology—originally intended to appear first in a Saturn VUE, prior to that brand’s sale—in a new Buick crossover vehicle in 2011. The new five-passenger crossover will build on the success GM has had with the Buick Enclave.

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2011 Chevrolet Volt To Be Sold In China, But As A Buick

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General Motors may be trying to spread Chevrolet through Europe and Asia, but it won't put the Chevy bowtie on its Volt extended-range electric vehicle when that car goes on sale in China next year. dealerships this November as the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will be sold in China as a Buick.

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GM China opening battery assembly plant in China to support growth of new energy vehicle line-up

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An example is the recently announced Velite 5 from Buick, which is the brand’s first extended range electric vehicle (EREV). GM China will open a battery assembly plant in Shanghai later this year to support the growth of its new energy vehicle line-up. From 2017 through 2020, two-thirds of new energy vehicles launched by GM in China will be dedicated new energy vehicles.

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

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The announcement from General Motors that the technology once planned for the Saturn Vue will now instead end up in a Buick came as a huge shock to me. So, the only GM brand that isn’t green yet is Buick and adding a plugin powertrain gives them the quadfecta, or perfecta, or whatever comes after the trifecta. The “Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A Buick?&# Mild hybrids, 2-mode hybrids, extended range electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids.

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GM China holds electrification workshop in Shanghai; showcases range of 4 electrified vehicles

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In China, GM and its joint ventures currently offer light electrification technology with the Buick LaCrosse eAssist; full hybrid technology with the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid; extended-range electric vehicle technology with the Chevrolet Volt; and battery-electric vehicle technology with the locally produced Sail SPRINGO EV ( earlier post ). The new Buick LaCrosse eAssist model, which will be launched in China next month, is powered by a hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.4L

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GM’s vehicle electrification roadmap; little focus on conventional hybrids

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In a post on GM’s FastLane blog, Pam Fletcher, Global Chief Engineer for Volt and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Powertrains, runs through GM’s current vehicle electrification options for consumers: the eAssist light electrification system; the extended range electric vehicle system for the Volt and the Cadillac ELR; and the battery-electric system of the Chevy Spark EV. eAssist is available on the Buick Lacrosse and Regal, as well as the Chevrolet Malibu and 2014 Impala.

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GM to debut two-mode plug-in hybrid

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The two-mode plug-in hybrid technology that was originally supposed to appear in the Saturn VUE will now make its debut in a new Buick crossover vehicle in 2011. It is expected to build on the success of the Buick Enclave and will combine a modified version of GM’s two-mode hybrid system with advanced lithium-ion battery cells and charging technology. It will use the same technology that will debut in the Chevrolet Volt extended range vehicle in late 2010.

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GM deliveries in March in China up 16% to new March record; SUVs, MPVs, luxury drive sales

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The Buick, Cadillac and Baojun brands all reached new sales highs for March. Their hot-selling models—the Baojun 510, Buick GL8 and Cadillac XT5—stood out in the fast-growing SUV, MPV and luxury segments, which accounted for about half of GM’s March sales. Buick deliveries rose 21% on an annual basis to a March record of 88,519 units. Buick announced last month that the Velite 5, its first extended range electric vehicle (EREV), will come to China shortly.

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GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, Buick VELITE 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle are among the models that have already been launched in the domestic market. Buick recently announced plans to introduce the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, followed by the VELITE 6 electric vehicle. We will continue to grow our electric vehicle portfolio in China with diverse solutions that encompass various electric ranges and body styles.

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GM China sales top 4M vehicles for the first time in 2017; SUV sales up 37%

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The company benefited from record domestic sales by the Cadillac, Buick and Baojun brands. Buick, GM’s best-selling brand in China, had sales exceeding 1.18 Buick’s leading position in the mainstream passenger car market was strengthened by seven product launches in 2017. GM accelerated its drive to zero emissions with the launch of the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and Baojun E100 electric vehicle in 2017.

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GM to introduce at least 10 new New Energy Vehicles in China from 2016-2020; focus on autonomy, connectivity and sharing

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These include the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In, the Buick Velite 5 extended-range electric vehicle and the Baojun E100 electric vehicle—all of which have been introduced in China within the past 12 months. By 2025, nearly all models from GM’s global brands in China—Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet—will offer electrification technology. GM’s goal is to have all of its Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet models in China connected by 2020.

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GM China to introduce more than 60 new models and upgrades over next 5 years; focus on electrification and sustainable mobility

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Its two mainstream brands, Buick and Chevrolet, will account for nearly half. Buick will introduce about 12 new and upgraded products. From Chevrolet will come 15 new models and upgrades, which will range from affordable small cars to midsize sedans. Later this year, GM China will offer the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle. Over the next five years, GM will introduce more than 60 new models and major product upgrades.

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GM enters commercial agreement with and invests in Powermat, a personal device inductive charging company

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General Motors and Powermat, a provider of wireless charging technology for mobile personal devices, announced a commercial agreement that will eliminate the need for charging cords for personal electronic devices in many future Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac products beginning mid-2012. The Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle will be one of the first GM vehicles to offer this technology. Chevy Volt Powermat. Click to enlarge.

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Shanghai GM Aims to Reduce Fuel Consumption 15%, Improve Performance 14% by 2015; New Engines, Prototype New Sail Electric Vehicle

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Engine technologies such as SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) and turbocharging, as well as new transmissions such as the S6, will be applied in Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet products offered by Shanghai GM. In 2011, the new Buick LaCrosse Hybrid, which will have 20% better fuel economy than the standard model, and the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability will be introduced.

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GM CTO says company accelerating electric vehicle development in China; R&D focus on batteries and lightweight materials

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GM’s global strategy is to provide consumers a variety of choices through a range of vehicles with electrified powertrains. Extended-range electric vehicles, which offer electric propulsion and contain an on-board engine generator to extend the vehicles’ range. GM has brought to the China market the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle, Buick LaCrosse with eAssist and Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.

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GM Makes Final $5.8B Payment to US and Canada; Investing $257M in Fairfax and Hamtramck Plants for Next-Gen Malibu

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The Fairfax plant currently builds two of GM’s strongest selling cars, the Chevy Malibu and Buick LaCrosse. Detroit Hamtramck, which builds the Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS, will be equipped to build the Malibu as well, ensuring that Chevrolet can meet market demand. Detroit Hamtramck will also build the Chevy Volt electric vehicle with extended range, which launches this year.

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Cadillac PHEV targeting driving dynamics

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Cadillac’s upcoming extended-range electric luxury coupe, the 2014 ELR ( earlier post ), the Volt’s upscale cousin, is targeting responsive driving dynamics enabled by advanced suspension and steering systems as well as the smart use of energy. General Motors’ exclusive Z-link design is a refinement of that technology, and is applied on a number of vehicles, including the Buick Verano and the Chevrolet Cruze.).

GM and SAIC Promote Fuel Cell Propulsion Technology

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Their Shanghai GM joint venture began selling the Buick LaCrosse Eco-Hybrid last year as part of its Drive to Green strategy. China is also slated to become one of the first markets for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle in 2011. In Shanghai, General Motors Corp. and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC) launched SAIC’s Shanghai Brand Fuel Cell Vehicle, powered by GM’s fourth-generation fuel cell propulsion technology.

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GM and Nissan lead in US plug-in sales in December; GM and Toyota for the year

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GM sold 2,633 units of the Volt extended range electric vehicle in December, up 72.2% Combined mini, small and compact car sales were up 52% year-over-year driven by continued strong Buick Verano, Chevrolet Spark and Sonic sales; a 27% increase for the Chevrolet Cruze; and the 72% increase for the Chevrolet Volt. 2012 US sales of plug-in vehicles by major OEMs. Click to enlarge. GM was the US sales leader among the major OEMs for plug-in vehicles in December, and for 2012.

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GM to double models with 40 mpg highway or better by 2017; ongoing manufacturing efficiency improvements

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GM’s electrified vehicles today include the extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt, Spark EV and Buick LaCrosse, Regal, Chevrolet Malibu and Impala with eAssist. Describing its product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report , General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile.

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Cadillac Unveils Plug-in Two-Mode Hybrid XTS Platinum Concept

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The company has said it will produce the extended range electric vehicle Converj ( earlier post ), and also has said it will apply plug-in hybrid technology to one of the four core brands remaining after the restructuring: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. The XTS Platinum Concept. Click to enlarge. Cadillac unveiled the XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, suggesting a new paradigm for its future luxury sedans.

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

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The morning session started out with an hour long press conference, the highlight being the unveiling of the Volt’s 230 mpg preliminary EPA city fuel economy finding ( earlier post ), as well as a tour showing selected elements from the studios of the four GM North American brands: Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac. Buick will focus on North America and China. The Enclave was the first step in the “ renaissance of the Buick brand ” as mentioned by another designer.

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GM Releases New Viability Plan, Launches Bond Exchange; Phasing Out Pontiac

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Significant changes in the viability plan from the February 2009 version include: A focus on four core brands in the US—Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC—with fewer nameplates and a more competitive level of marketing support per brand. Media speculation to the contrary, GM CEO Fritz Henderson said on a conference call this morning, GM and Buick are highly profitable brands, and the company has no intention of losing either of them. range in subsequent years.

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New GM expected within 90 days

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The new company will focus on four core brands in the USA - Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC and will feature fewer nameplates. GM also wants to improve the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet and will launch the Chevrolet Volt extended range vehicle in 2010. After months of speculation about its future, General Motors Corporation has reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a new smaller and self-sustaining GM.

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GM Files Voluntary Chapter 11; Agreements with US Treasury and Canada; New GM Expected in 60-90 Days

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previously announced The New GM will: Focus on four core brands in the US—Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC—with fewer nameplates and a more competitive level of marketing support per brand. GM will launch the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle in 2010, expects to have 14 hybrid models in production by 2012, and will have 65% of vehicles alternative-fuel capable by 2014. An all-new Buick LaCrosse premium midsize sedan. General Motors Corp.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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However, because of the duty cycle used by the Postal Service, which generally amounts to only about 18-20 miles per day on a fixed route, these vehicles are being built without the range extender seen on the concept. The head of Chryslers ENVI division, Lou Rhodes, told AutoblogGreen this morning that Chrysler is marketing this battery-only version of the van to commercial fleet customers who typically have shorter range requirements.