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General Motors to sell Chevrolet Bolt EV in new markets

General Motors Co. plans to sell its plug-in vehicle Chevrolet Bolt in new markets, Pam Fletcher, vice president for global electric vehicle programs, said at a Sept. 5 conference.

Fletcher did not disclose which markets they plan to roll out the car, but said the company will announce these "in the not-so-distant future." The full-electric hatchback is already sold in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, South Korea and United Arab Emirates, according to the Detroit-based automaker.

Meanwhile, in a LinkedIn post, CEO Mary Barra said that a new LG Electronics facility in Hazel Park, Mich. will supply Bolt EV batteries beginning this fall. In addition, Barra said the company's battery lab has been extended to over 100,000 square feet.

The expansion will enable GM to conduct nearly all battery testing in one facility, thereby cutting costs and development time.

Barra also said that the company is working on EV charges capable of 180-mile range with less than 10 minutes of charging. A prototype vehicle will be delivered to Delta Electronics for official testing, as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy initiative.