Chevrolet Announces Spark EV for 2013
October 12, 2011 12:55 PM
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GM offers no details on Spark at this point
GM has been offering the
for the past year and the car has proven to be reasonably popular, even if the price keeps some away. The Volt isn't a fully-fledged EV, and has a gasoline engine/generator onboard to extend the range of the vehicle when the battery pack is exhausted.
GM announced today that it has plans to start selling a pure electric vehicle (EV) in 2013. The EV will be called the Spark and it will be a complete electric powered mini-car that is aimed at drivers in big cities. The first markets to receive the Spark EV are likely to be the same ones that welcomed the Volt.
“The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. “It complements Chevrolet’s growing range of electrified vehicles, including the Volt extended-range EV and the 2013 Malibu Eco with eAssist technology.”
At this point GM isn't offering hard details on the Spark. We don't know the driving range, price, or anything about its performance. All we know for sure right now is that the Spark will use battery packs from
. Those battery packs will be nanophosphate lithium-ion packs.
The Spark EV will use nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries [Source: GM]
“Our global demo fleets continue to provide insight into the needs of electric vehicle customers living in urban environments,” said Federico. “The Spark EV is another step in Chevrolet’s plan to provide customers with a variety of electrification solutions to address the lifestyle and transportation needs of people around the world.”
It would be easy to expect the Spark to target the
which has an EPA estimated driving range of 73 miles or less depending on the conditions.
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RE: Really an EV
10/12/2011 6:55:21 PM
They did so for patent reasons, and to keep competition in the dark about thier plans.
In the end, does it matter if you call it an EV, a hybrid, or if you call it a gruntmaster 9000? The result is what matters, and they delivered on a vehicle that drives ~40miles on a charge, with gasoline range extending.
RE: Really an EV
Dr of crap
Dr of crap
10/14/2011 8:50:04 AM
And we are so lucky that they gave us that car, because we had been waiting and NEEDING such a thing!
"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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