GM China Signs MOU for Chevrolet Volt Demo Fleet
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|CATARC deal expected to help facilitate new energy vehicle policy development
General Motors China has signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) to manage GM's Chevrolet Volt demonstration fleet in Beijing for one year and to help organize workshops and seminars that will build support among decision makers and key stakeholders for vehicle electrification policy in China.
The demonstration fleet vehicles will be delivered to CATARC during April.
GM and CATARC will form a joint working team that will be responsible for gathering feedback from Volt demonstration fleet usage to better target discussions and actions to support new energy vehicle policy in China. Specific objectives and goals of the partnership will be developed through the working team. According to the MOU, both GM and CATARC will also study how real-world performance, charging and infrastructure for the Volt and other electric vehicles can address the varying needs of Chinese consumers.