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Chevrolet Spark EV

Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:41 pm

Update :
Chevrolet to Produce Spark EV All-Electric Vehicle
Mini-car joins growing portfolio of electrified vehicles

2011-10-12

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced it will produce an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark mini-car – the Spark EV. It will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013, including California.

"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."

Feedback from participants in Chevrolet's electric vehicle demonstration fleets in Shanghai (Sail EV), Korea (Cruze EV) and India (Beat EV) are being incorporated into the Spark EV.

"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."

A123 Systems will supply the advanced nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs that will power the Spark EV. Details on specific markets, range, quantities and pricing will be announced later.
Earlier :

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a ... 19965/1429" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
General Motors Co. plans to introduce a pure electric vehicle in the U.S. market, The Detroit News reported.

The car will be a small, battery-powered vehicle designed for urban areas, a source familiar with the plans told the paper.

It's unclear when the EV will go on sale, or which GM brand will market the vehicle, The News said, adding an announcement is planned Wednesday.
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:47 pm

Some speculation at http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/1 ... to-the-us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:49 pm

Green Car Reports is saying that it's going to be the Chevy Spark:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/106 ... nch-in-u-s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:56 pm

Spark :lol:
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:59 pm

No word yet on when they plan to announce the recall and crush campaign. ;) :lol:
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:11 pm

mwalsh wrote:No word yet on when they plan to announce the recall and crush campaign. ;) :lol:
or the advertising campaign: "Its more electric than car" :) :) :)
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:27 pm

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/06 ... elhi-.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Powered by a 300-cell, 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack, the Beat EV has a range of up to 130 km the 270 kg battery can power the Beat for at least 130 km (81 miles) under normal driving conditions. The liquid-cooled battery can operate in temperatures ranging from approximately -20 °C to 45°C, with charge times of less than 8 hours.
The Beat EV uses a single speed drive unit and an electric motor producing approximately 45kW of power."

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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:32 pm

Herm wrote:"Powered by a 300-cell, 20 kWh Li-ion battery pack, the Beat EV has a range of up to 130 km the 270 kg battery can power the Beat for at least 130 km (81 miles) under normal driving conditions. The liquid-cooled battery can operate in temperatures ranging from approximately -20 °C to 45°C, with charge times of less than 8 hours.
The Beat EV uses a single speed drive unit and an electric motor producing approximately 45kW of power."
Doesn't exactly sound like a Leaf beater... although I guess we have to wait to see the price.
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:34 pm

I think this is GREAT news for pure EVs! Welcome to the party GM. Will it have L3 (SAE??) capability to promote QC infrastructure?
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Re: GM to announce a pure EV tomorrow

Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:40 pm

mwalsh wrote:No word yet on when they plan to announce the recall and crush campaign. ;) :lol:
Touche.
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