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Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors and China's SAIC Motor Corp , plans to spend 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) over the next five years developing new vehicles, Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing said on Sunday. Shanghai GM will spend 26.5 billion yuan on environmentally friendly products, including 10 "new-energy models" - traditional and plug-in hybrids - by 2020, he said. Shanghai GM has 13 new engines and nine new transmissions "in the pipeline" and plans to expand use of small-displacement, direct-injection and turbo engines, introducing diesel engines "when the time is ripe", he said.
Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Sabine Lisicki and Andrea Petkovic in the deciding rubber of the Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany on Sunday to put Russia into the final. Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova won 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 24 minutes to earn a pass into the title match against the Czech Republic, who beat France in the other semi-final. "I was a bit nervous at the start but I knew that together with Nastia (Pavlyuchenkova) we're a good team," Vesnina said. The second set was almost a carbon copy of the first as the Russians broke their opponents serve on three more occasions sealing their victory with an ace by Pavlyuchenkova.