GM Expands China Design Studio To Focus On EVs, Smart Cars: Report

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  • It added that GM has said it wants to exceed annual sales of 1 million electric vehicles (EV) in the United States and China by 2025
  • The report added that last month, the company said it would boost spending on electric and autonomous vehicles, investing out $35 billion through 2025

As per a report by Reuters, General Motors Co said it expanded its design studio in China, which will focus only on developing electric and connected cars and no longer design petrol vehicles. It added that GM has said it wants to exceed annual sales of 1 million electric vehicles (EV) in the United States and China by 2025.

The report added that last month, the company said it would boost spending on electric and autonomous vehicles, investing out $35 billion through 2025, up 75 from from March 2020. GM has said it wants to exceed annual sales of 1 million electric vehicles (EV) in the United States and China by 2025.

Hiring to expand the design team

The report added that new advanced design studio – one of three around the world that designs future generation GM vehicles was built by redesigning the existing studio on the same campus as GM’s China tech centre in Shanghai.GM said it nearly doubled the studio to 5,000 square metres and is hiring to expand the design team. The company did not say how many employees will be added.

The report added a person close to the automaker said the team currently has fewer than 40 designers, digital and physical modellers, virtual reality experts, and support personnel. GM, which sells cars in China through its two joint ventures with state-owned SAIC Motor Corp, sold 170,000 all-electric vehicles in China last year, up from 50,000 in 2019.

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