GM Moves Advanced R&D To China
Today, GM broke ground for another R&D Center in China, called the GM
China Advanced Technical Center. The new facility is in addition to
existing R&D centers in China, including the Pan Asia Technical
Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai and the China Automotive Energy
Research Center (CAERC) in Beijing.
The new facility is adjacent to the GM International Operations and GM
China Headquarters in Shanghai. With 300 engineers in 62 test labs and
nine research labs, it will develop advanced vehicle designs and
technology solutions for GM on a domestic and global basis, said GM in a
press release. The center will be part of GMs global engineering and
design network, and provide input to GM affiliates the world over.
The CATC will focus mostly on new propulsion systems, gasoline
alternatives, electrification systems and new engines and battery cells.
Construction of the GM China Advanced Technical Center will be completed
by the end of 2011.
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