General Motors announced the arrival of the first drivable Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car in China.
The Chevrolet Volt, which will be sold in the US from the end of this year, will go on sale in Chinese market next year.
Despite earlier reports–including ours–to the contrary, General Motors plans to sell the car as a Chevrolet, rather than as a Buick–a brand that carries far more prestige in China than the mass-market Chevy label.
GM delivered two Chevrolet Volts to the Shanghai Expo Bureau for use as part of its VIP transportation fleet at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.
The Volt will shuttle special guests to and from Shanghai’s Expo Park and demonstrate GM’s pathway to its vision of sustainable urban transportation.
The Chevrolet Volt will be available in China with the OnStar in-vehicle safety, security and communication service. Chevrolet and OnStar developed the smartphone application system that will allow Volt owners to set the charge time, start their vehicle, track mileage, unlock doors and much more from a smartphone or home computer on a 24/7 basis.