GM: We’ll deliver 500,000 electric or hybrid vehicles by 2017

by Nathan Bomey
Detroit Free Press
November 14, 2012

General Motors said today that it is committed to deliver at least 500,000 vehicles “with some form of electrification,” such as a hybrid drive system, by 2017…

In the 500,000 figure, GM is counting vehicles that integrate eAssist, a mild-hybrid system that boosts fuel economy with stop-start capability, regenerative braking and an electric motor. GM said it would sell more than 50,000 vehicles with electrification technology in 2012.

But GM said plug-in electric vehicles are its key electrification focus.

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