SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said
on Tuesday it would offer a 36,000 yuan ($5,233) discount to
Chinese buyers on its Buick Velite plug-in hybrid car when it
goes on sale in the country later this year.
The carmaker said it would offer the "new energy vehicle"
subsidy due to uncertainty over Chinese government subsidies for
such vehicles. The Velite gets power from an electric battery
system that is recharged using a small gasoline engine.
GM's Buick brand made the announcement at an event ahead of
the Shanghai auto show that opens later this week.
($1 = 6.8795 Chinese yuan renminbi)
(Reporting by Joe White; Editing by Mark Potter)