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The President of General Motors will visit Uzbekistan. During meetings and negotiations in Tashkent, the head of GM intends to discuss the current state of cooperation between GM and Uzbekistan, in particular with UzAuto Motors, as well as further steps to develop the automotive industry in the republic.

Recently, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov, met with General Motors Vice President for Global Affairs Tom Cooney.

According to the vice president, 1.57 million cars have been produced in Uzbekistan over the past 10 years, which have been sold both in the domestic and export markets, and more than 27,000 jobs have been created.

He added that cars were currently being produced on the GM Global Emerging Markets platform, introduced at the Asaka Automobile Plant and the enterprises of its local partners in 2021 and the volume of capital investments invested in the modernization of enterprises had exceeded 620 million dollars. At the same time, Tom Cooney reported a high level of localization, and in the near future the program plans to bring it to over 50%.

Tom Cooney noted that the company was continuing to work on the development of Uzbekistan’s automotive industry, providing customers with the opportunity to access the best US automotive technologies. In particular, the prospects for the electrification of cars in Uzbekistan were discussed jointly with General Motors. It is known that by the end of 2025 GM plans to transfer 40% of its production to electricity, and by 2040 become completely carbon neutral.

A number of General Motors electric vehicles are now equipped with Ultium batteries, their range on a single charge reaches 600 km. The time for a full charge of electric vehicles is 5-6 hours, and the battery life reaches 15-20 years. The technology used allows GM to create electric units ranging from 235 to 1000 horsepower, which formed the basis of many models manufactured by the company.

According to the press service of the embassy, ​​President of General Motors International Shilpan Amin planned to visit Uzbekistan on October 21-24. During meetings and negotiations in Tashkent, he is scheduled to discuss the current state of cooperation between GM and Uzbekistan, in particular with UzAuto Motors, as well as further steps to develop the Uzbek automotive industry.

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