GM Confirms Development of New Electric Vehicle
General Motors has confirmed that it is developing another electric vehicle that will sell beside the Volt and Spark EV.
Though the company won’t confirm which model it will be based on, earlier reports believe it will be based on the Sonic and the compact EV will sport a 200-mile range. Expect the model to arrive sometime in 2017 and will complement the existing electrified vehicles in GM’s lineup which includes the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV.
GM global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed the plans during a recent presentation to investors and elaborated on how the Spark EV is doing in today’s marketplace. Currently being sold only in Oregon and California, Reuss said “people wish we would sell it all around the country.”
The American automaker plans on launching the next-generation Volt late next year or early 2016 and through September of this year it has sold 14,540 units of the plug-in hybrid sedan.