Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government

The company's all-electric Chevy Bolt went on sale earlier this year in California and select markets and has recently begun nationwide sales.

In addition to the 10,000 electric cars, it will also roll out almost 100,000 electric auto rickshaws and buses in the next few weeks.

The automaker said arriving at a "zero emissions future" will require a two-pronged approach - battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric depending vehicles. "Although that future won't happen overnight, GM is committed to driving increased usage and acceptance of electric vehicles".

GM joins a growing list of manufacturers who have, in recent months, announced plans to greatly expand their range of battery and fuel-cell vehicles. The platform is a fuel-cell-powered, four-wheel-steer concept that is built on a heavy-duty truck frame and driven by two electric motors.

More information about GM's new electric cars will be revealed down the road.

GM is intentionally being vague about its plans for switching to an all-electric powertrain strategy, but it is clearly planning to amp up its offerings in the relative near-term.

India's Tata Motors has won a bid to manufacture thousands of electric cars for the government as part of a push to promote battery-powered vehicles as the nation grapples with soaring pollution levels.

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GM will follow up its well-regarded Chevrolet Bolt EV with a slew of advanced new all-electric models, the company said on Monday.

Shares of General Motors (NYSE: GM) jumped on Monday, after the Detroit auto giant announced that it had an expanded electric-vehicle development program well underway.

"There is a transition going on", said Reuss, adding that GM has no set timetable to eliminate gasoline engines from its vehicles.

The company wouldn't allow photographs of the vehicles, and it wouldn't say if any of the vehicles it showed were the ones coming in the next 18 months.

The automaker said not all of GM's electric vehicles will use batteries, some will use hydrogen gas instead.

Charles Freese, GM executive director of global fuel cell business, said SURUS is designed for a "wide range of applications", including freight and emergency rescue vehicles such as ambulances and military vehicles for disaster relief efforts. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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