Speaking at the Plugging Into the Future Forum at the Shanghai World Expo today, General Motors' Global Vehicle Engineering VP Karl Stracke announced the creation of a test fleet of battery electric vehicles. The fleet will be deployed in several regions around the world beginning in 2011. Different vehicles will be used in different regions, but no other details were provided during the announcement about which vehicles and which countries would be involved.
Stracke also announced that a prototype electric version of the Chinese market Chevrolet New Sail was being built and it seems likely that this will form the basis of a test fleet in that country. Remember too that GM decided to go it alone on EV development after a deal to produce a low cost EV with Indian manufacturer Reva was dissolved earlier this year. Click past the break for all the details in the official press release.