The Chevrolet Volt will try its luck in China as the Buick Velite 5

The Chevrolet Volt will try its luck in China as the Buick Velite 5


Tuesday 03/28/2017 – Will he qualify for the grant?

Buick Velite 5First, with the true plug-in hybrid on the market, the Chevrolet Volt has not found a good performance on the old continent. Nor its European version, Opel Ampera. The two were arrested after convincing only a few thousand drivers. The situation in China was not good. It was even worse, since the Chinese government, which was very protective, had withheld the subsidy that electric and hybrid cars normally deserve, because General Motors refused to share Volt technology with a Chinese company … But GM did not. do not despair, he will return to China with a clone of Volt, under the name Buick Velite 5. However, it will be more of a photo car than anything else, since a priori, Volt does not meet expectations. The Chinese, who really value better housing in the past … We still do not know if this future Buick Velite 5 will qualify for a grant, but we think that if Opel is sold, GM will reduce the trend even further. share its technology.

Besides, a funny note, when the Chevrolet Volt was mentioned in the United States to be 85 miles away, would be released for 116 miles in China! In fact, as in Europe, the independence of electric vehicles in China is measured at very low speeds, winds back … We will remain with the established value according to the US approach.

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