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 »
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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.
The good news: global automakers are getting more serious about electrification, announcing numerous new models and planning massive investments. The bad news: the trend is increasingly bypassing the North American market, as many of the new EVs, including models from US automakers, are to be sold only in China or Europe. Honda recently underlined this… Read more »
Western EV fans were exhilarated to read about the upcoming launch of the Chevrolet Menlo – the US and European markets badly need more electric crossover and SUV options. Alas, the excitement quickly turned to disappointment when we learned that, once again, this new EV will be sold only in China. CarNewsChina describes the Menlo… Read more »
Global automakers are pushing their EV programs into high gear, announcing massive investments and lots of new electric models to be produced in the near future…in China. The Asian giant has the most aggressive electrification strategy of any major country -zero-emission vehicles must make up 10% of new car sales in 2019, and 12% in… Read more »