GM develops demo EV Chevrolet Cruze fleet

General Motors today said it had put up a demonstration project to explore market needs and customer acceptance of battery electric cars in Korea.

The project involves a fleet of electric vehicles based on the Chevrolet Cruze.

The EV fleet - the result of  joint development between GM Daewoo, LG Chem and LG Electronics - will be part of a demo fleet that will operate in South Korea's capital, Seoul.

The project is aimed at boosting GM's vehicle electrification competencies, which include batteries, electric motors, power controls and charging.

The fleet will provide real-world data on customer acceptance of battery electric vehicles, studying driving patterns and charging behaviour while sharing costs and resources.

This is a key initiative in GM's global battery and electric vehicle development strategy. The demo project is expected to launch by the end of October.