General Motors on Monday announced that the Chevrolet Volt will go on sale at 13 Shanghai GM Chevrolet dealerships in eight Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Foshan.
Chinese buyers will have to pay nearly double the amount as an American for a Chevrolet Volt. The Volt will be priced at RMB 498,000 ($75,533). In the U.S., the Volt is sold for $39,995 without a $7,500 federal tax incentive.
Volt buyers in China will be eligible to join the V+ Club. By calling a bilingual 24-hour hotline, members will receive one-on-one service. In addition, they will be invited to participate in a series of member activities that match their eco-friendly lifestyles.
The announcement was made Monday as part of General Motors’ participation in Auto Guangzhou 2011.
Two of GM’s joint ventures, Shanghai GM and SAIC-GM-Wuling, are displaying more than 30 vehicles from the Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Baojun brands.
GM plans to introduce more electric models to the Chinese market where the company has a plan to double sales volume by 2015.