GM Expects 500,000 Green Vehicles On the Road by 2017
Barra said: “The plug-in offers a unique opportunity to change the way people commute [ . . . ] Plug-based solutions will play a significant role in our technology portfolio going forward [. . .] What started out as a technology proof point… has turned into a real-world starting point to push EV technology further and faster than we thought possible five years ago [. . .] The unique propulsion technology pioneered in the Volt – the same technology that will be featured in the Cadillac ELR – will be a core piece of our electrification strategy going forward.”
They will apply what they`ve learned while developing the range-extended Chevy Volt, and they will be applying the newly-acquired knowledge on upcoming models, such as the Chevy Spark EV and the Cadillac ELR. Also, effort will go into the further development of their eAssist mild-hybrid system, which is used to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption.