General Motors China Group Donates 5 EVs to China's Ministry of Science and Technology

September 21, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

General Motors China Group has donated five electric-powered vehicles (EVs) to the Ministry of Science and Technology of China as part of their support for a cleaner environment. The five vehicles, two EV1s and three electric S-10 pickup trucks, were delivered to the ministry in the China EV Field Test and Demonstration Zone."One of GM's overriding goals as a company is to take the automobile out of the pollution equation," said GM China Chairman and CEO Philip Murtaugh. Dr. Xiaozhi Liu, chief technology officer and chief engineer of GM China, further commented, "GM is committed to developing environment-friendly advanced technology vehicles. We believe the future will see co-existence of different propulsion systems. And there are great opportunities for China to avoid the pollution circle seen in the industrialized nations."The EV Field Test and Demonstration Zone is intended to evaluate the impact of technical, economic and social factors on the use of electric vehicles. It is the first of its kind in China.