October 9, 2017 / 2:27 PM / 9 months ago

GM aims to lead electric vehicles market in Mercosur: executive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - General Motors Co aims to lead the market for electric vehicles in Mercosur, the South American trade bloc, the company’s top executive for the region said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Valencia, Venezuela April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

“If we are to be (sales) leaders in Mercosur, we have to lead in electrification,” Carlos Zarlenga told an audience at the Congresso Autodata Perspectivas 2018, adding that GM plans to launch 20 electric vehicles globally in the next five years.

Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr.; Editing by Paul Simao

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