Chevrolet Volt Could Be Made in China

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Ford has recently announced that it could be assemble electric cars locally for the Chinese market, not wanting to reveal a full schedule or what it’s the Focus Electric they were talking about. Now it’s General Motors’ turn to reveal its cards.
We’ve know for a while now that the automaker wants to develop a new EV platform there, but now we can also tell you they might be planning a Chinese assembly line for the Volt extended range electric vehicle. A Detroit News report indicated that GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson reportedly confirmed that future Chevy Volts should be built in China in order to qualify for subsidies of around $19,000 per vehicle.

The GM top boss said the Michigan-built car will begin being exported from America to China by the end of the year, but he doesn’t expect to sell too many, as cars that aren’t built locally don’t qualify for government incentives.

The Volt’s success there is by no means a guarantee, but the government program should be a hit.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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