General Motors Co. will begin testing a fleet of electric-powered Chevrolet Cruze vehicles next month in South Korea. The vehicles were co-developed with GM Daewoo, LG Chem and LG Electronics. GM plans to announce electric-vehicle demonstration fleets with additional partners this year.
GM hasn't marketed a pure electric vehicle since the EV1 was dropped in the late 1990s. Later this year, GM plans to begin selling the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid that relies on a gasoline engine for extended driving range when battery power is depleted.