As all automakers push for improved fuel economy, GM has announced that in 2012, the company sold over one million vehicles that are rated at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or more on the highway test cycle.
Thirteen different General Motors vehicles achieve over 30 mpg, and GM’s small car sales are expected to be up 39 percent in 2012. Along with the sale of small cars, the General estimates that 40 percent of its sales in 2012 consisted of cars outfitted with small four-cylinder engines.
“Our investments in advanced powertrains are clearly paying off, and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. “In 2013, we’ll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles in the United States and expand the availability of turbocharged four-cylinder engines.”
GM also sold more than 50,000 units in 2012 that use advanced lithium-ion battery technology, part of a plan to have 500,000 electrified GM vehicles on the road by 2017.
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