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Old 06-07-2010, 04:08 PM   #2
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It seems BAIC is at the moment comitted to the development of electric cars. Well at least according to Gasgoo.

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co (BAIC) will focus on the electric vehicles in the sector of new energy vehicles, and on top of the Midi model, it will mass-produce the all-electric C73 and C30 models next year.

By 2015, the company expects the output of its new energy vehicles to reach 150,000 units and that of the key components to reach more than 320,000 sets, Lin Yi, vice-president of Beijing Automobile Research Institute, said last week in an interview.

"Currently, BAIC is the only carmaker, among the top ten domestic auto-making groups, who is fully committed to the development of all-electric vehicles," Lin said. "However, we will also take the initiative in developing the hybrid and other new energy technology and then adjust our strategies based on the advantages and disadvantages of each route."
Also media already caught Saab-based vehicles on Chinese roads. That means first of them should hit the showroom soon.
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