GM Plans Chinese Fuel Cell Car Roll Out After 2010

The strategy also includes bringing four green products to market this year and the introduction of 11 engines capable of improved fuel economy between 2009 and 2012.

Published: 23-Jan-2008

General Motors (GM) is planning to roll out fuel cell vehicles in the Chinese market after 2010, it has been announced.

The automotive giant unveiled the proposed release date for its Fuel Cell E-Flex electric drive vehicle as part of its 'drive to green' strategy, which is set to bring a raft of more environmentally friendly motor vehicles and products to the Chinese market.

GM also confirmed that all vehicles it produces this year will meet the Phase IV emission standards and that all new models will be capable of meeting emissions standards up to the Phase V standard.


The system operates from the Calor Gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or propane that is already on board for cooking. The system will fit comfortably in an aft locker, normally used for a conventional generator.

The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept uses GM's E-Flex propulsion system, combining the new fifth-generation fuel cell system and a lithium-ion battery to produce an electrically driven vehicle that uses no petroleum and has no emission other than water.

Powered by a 100 kW electric engine and fuel cell stack, the i-Blue is capable of running more than 370 miles per refueling and achieves a maximum speed of more than 100 miles per hour.


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