None of that's new, though – we heard the same talk and specs in September when Akerson was on a tear about beating Tesla, and GM exec Doug Parks let loose the numbers for this coming electric offering. But reportage at that time didn't include Akerson's hope that this future vehicle "be a moon shot so we can surprise the competition."
That would be a great market segment for a moon shot, since we can't see how GM plans to shock and awe the premium competition with its Cadillac ELR, and this new model would seemingly avoid fisticuffs with Tesla when their entry-level car is due in 2016. If GM can achieve its lunar target for the electric compact, in three years, consumers might have less humbug about the $25,000 price ceiling and be more willing to give it a chance.
Assuming it happens, do you think such a vehicle would make sense as a Volt replacement? Or would it be better as an expansion to the franchise, the start of a Volt family? Have your say in Comments.