China is Buick’s largest market, and the brand seems to be GM’s chosen channel to introduce its new energy vehicles. Buick offers a wide range of electrified models, from 48 V mild-hybrids to pure EVs, in China. Last October, Buick launched the Velite 6 Plus, an EV with a range of 255 miles. Now Buick… Read more »
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Buick has launched its latest EV, the Velite 6 Plus MAV (multi-activity vehicle) in China. The Velite 6 Plus MAV offers a range of 255 miles, improving on the Velite 6’s range of 187 miles. Buick has increased battery capacity to 52.5 kWh and its energy density to 140 wh/kg. The new EV offers 110… Read more »
Buick unveiled the brand’s first electric model, the Velite 6, at the recent Shanghai auto show. According to Buick, Velite 6 isn’t quite a hatchback or a crossover or a wagon, but something in between: a “multiactivity vehicle” (MAV). The all-electric Velite 6 is built on a new platform that GM designed together with its… Read more »
Buick plans to add two new models to its offerings in China: the Velite 6 PHEV and the Velite 6 EV. China is by far the world’s largest market for the Buick brand, supposedly because former Emperor Pu Yi owned one (one expert on the Chinese automotive market told Charged that this story is apocryphal)…. Read more »
SAIC-GM-Wuling, GM’s Chinese joint venture, has launched the brand’s first EV, the Baojun E100. Available in two variants, it is priced at RMB 35,800 ($5,290) after national and local subsidies. Sales will initially be limited to the Guangxi region, but demand is strong – the company received more than 5,000 pre-orders. The E100 is powered… Read more »
“The Bolt is our platform that we’re going to continue on and have a huge range of vehicles,” said GM CEO Mary Barra earlier this year. Now InsideEVs reports that GM is planning an electric Buick crossover based on the Bolt platform. According to InsideEVs’ “trusted/known source,” who recently attended a GM focus group, the… Read more »
Like musicians, car brands of middling stature in their home markets sometimes become big stars in other regions, and such is the case with Buick in China. The Middle Kingdom is by far the largest market for Buicks in the world, apparently due to the fact that it was the favored brand of Pu Yi,… Read more »
This strikingly sleek coupe is the fourth concept vehicle jointly developed by GM’s Shanghai joint ventures.
Tesla isn’t the only automaker that sold a surprising number of EVs in the first quarter. Chevrolet sold 5,873 Bolt EVs in Q1 2020, an increase of 36.1% compared to a year ago. The Bolt may just be the second most popular EV in the US at the moment, behind only the Tesla Model 3… Read more »
General Motors opened the doors of its Design Center Wednesday to show off a promised lineup of future electric vehicles to be sold in North America by Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick—a dozen vehicles all told, part of the 20 new EVs by 2023 it promised more than two years ago. Sadly, the journalist-only event… Read more »