Most of the specially equipped versions of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will be used by San Francisco-based Lyft, which will test them in its ride-sharing fleet in several states.
In a statement on Wednesday, GM did not say directly whether it was under investigation by Chinese authorities.
A fleet of the cars could be on public roads in one U.S. city by 2017.
GM shares rose 45 cents to $37.39 in after-hours trading following the decision.
GM said it was aware of minor accidents but no fatalities from the Camaro, a sporty two-door car
General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy
At least 13 deaths in Saturn Ions, Chevrolet Cobalts and other car models have been linked to the faulty ignition switches
General Motors Co came under withering attack for its decade-long failure to notify the public about defective parts linked to fatal crashes