General Motors' recently inked deal with A123 Systems has led to speculative reports popping up across the media. For example, The Detroit Bureau reports that "well-placed sources" confirm the automaker's intentions to "put at least one battery-electric vehicle into production by 2014." GM's tie up with A123 Systems opens the door, it seems, for a range of future electrified vehicles. GM spokesman Kevin Kelly told The Detroit Bureau:
It is not for the Volt or the next-generation Volt. This is for a different application, but we can't get into what this is for or the timing.
Precisely what's in the works is unclear, though The Detroit Bureau's "well-placed sources" say GM might sell an electric-only vehicle through "multiple brands."