Chevrolet Sonic EV Being Developed with 200-Mile Range

Chevrolet is preparing to add another electric vehicle to its lineup.

According to The Truth About Cars, Chevy is working on an all-electric Sonic with 200 miles of range that will arrive sometime in 2016. The new model will be built in Michigan and will likely utilize a new battery that LG Chem is currently developing. LG Chem is the same company that supplies the batteries for the Chevrolet Volt.

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Being built in the U.S., the Sonic EV will allow GM to receive regulatory credits for selling a pure EV built in America. Currently, the Chevrolet Spark EV is built in Korea, so that model isn’t eligible for the credits. Currently, Chevrolet sells the Korea-built Spark EV with 82 miles of range for $26,685.

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[Source: TTAC]

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