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109GM starting to talk seriously about 200-mile EV

Based On Chevy Sonic, Sources Say

We've been hearing word of a 200-mile EV from Chevrolet for a while now. First, there was General Motors then-CEO Dan Akerson hinting at a $30,000, 200-mile EV that would take the competition by surprise. Then Akerson confirmed that GM is working on a 200-mile EV in a speech in March. LG Chem, which supplies batteries to GM and other automakers, recently said it was working on batteries for EVs with a range of 200 miles. GM's head of global product development Mark Reuss just re-confirmed that t

150Hands-On: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

There's no question that Portland, Ore. is a place full of people who care about the environment. As we have previously reported, Portland is home to numerous examples of electric vehicle infrastructure, such as Electric Avenue near Portland State University and the West Coast Green Highway.

1In Detail: Chevy Spark EV and BMW i3 Coupe At The 2012 LA Auto Show [VIDEO]

The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show was filled with innovations in safety, infotainment, and battery-powered electric vehicles. With plenty of tech to pick from, we decided to dive a bit deeper on two of our favorites from the show: the Chevy Spark EV and BMW i3 Coupe. Chevy Spark EV

30The Electrification of Detroit: A look Ford C-Max Energi, GM's EV efforts

It was lucky for me that GM's recent media forum on its electrification efforts was in San Francisco, since I would already be there for the press launch for the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid. And GM promised a session with its new global product guru, Mary Barra, and a brief drive of a prototype 2014 Chevy Spark EV.

572014 Chevrolet Spark EV makes first appearance in LA

While we still haven't learned how far it goes on a charge, Chevrolet offered the media a very close look at its upcoming 2014 Spark EV at an event the evening before the LA Auto Show rang its opening bell. Not only did we have a chance to look at the $32,500 ($25,000 after tax incentives) five-door urban mini car in its production-ready state, but the automaker brought a second Spark EV opened up like a sardine can so we could view its technical innards.

197Chevy Spark EV unveiled, priced under $25K with tax incentives

The last veil has been lifted from the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, allowing us to finally view the Korean import in all its aero-optimized glory. While we aren't much surprised by its appearance – the prototype in our First Drive wore only the thinnest of camo disguises – we were a bit taken aback by the announced pricing.

94Chevy Spark Electric Vehicle Prototype

Why This Little Car Previews Big Things For GM

104GM ready for 500,000 electric* vehicles by 2017

It's a big number, and one that needs a bit of a disclaimer.

16Production Chevrolet Spark EV to debut in LA

It's been a little over a year since General Motors first told us that an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark would be heading to the United States. And now, The General has confirmed that the little EV will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

7GM battery lab explosion cost could reach $5M

Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, which it also did when gases leaked out and somehow caught fire.

9GM battery lab explosion cost could reach $5M

Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, which it also did when gases leaked out and somehow caught fire.

38Five people hurt in GM lab explosion, A123 battery reportedly responsible

More details are filtering in about yesterday's explosion at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan.

50GM lab explosion update: A123 battery reportedly responsible, five people hurt

More details are filtering in about yesterday's explosion at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, MI.

352013 Chevrolet Spark to start at $12,995*

General Motors is taking a big gamble in a little way with its 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The Detroit automaker is betting that high fuel prices and an increased awareness of one's ecological footprint will mean more consumers are willing to entertain a new car with an even smaller err... footprint. The Spark will join other minicars like the Fiat 500, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo, none of which have met with significant sales volume. On the other hand, its big brother, the Sonic has performed well in t

104GM starts testing electric Chevrolet Spark

General Motors is literally changing its stripes with its battery-electric powered Chevrolet Spark. The automaker is testing battery-electric versions of its Chevrolet Spark compact and is suggesting that production versions may have a single-charge range of more than 100 miles.

62Chevy Spark EV shows off its 114-hp electric motor [w/video]

According to General Motors, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV will be equipped with an electric motor that puts out a whopping (for the car's size class, that is) 114 peak horsepower (85 kilowatts). That motor will be built at a plant in Maryland, making this motor the first of its kind assembled domestically.

AddChevy Announces All-Electric Spark EV Mini-Car

Chevy has announced an all-electric version of their forthcoming Spark mini-car, for sale in select domestic and worldwide markets beginning in 2013. California is the only region specifically confirmed in the press release from General Motors.

18Chevy announces all-electric Spark EV city car for U.S.

Looks like there was a good reason that Chevrolet dropped the "More car than electric" tagline for its Chevy Volt. That anti-EV phrase was always short-sighted, and the reason why was announced this morning in Detroit. General Motors has revealed that in addition to selling its global Chevy Spark mini car in the U.S. next year, an all-electric version called the Spark EV will be joining it in 2013.

44GM announces all-electric Spark city car for "select" areas of U.S. *UPDATE

Looks like there was a good reason General Motors dropped the "More car than electric" tagline for the Chevy Volt. That anti-EV phrase was always short-sighted, and the reason why could be on display later this morning in Detroit. Reports out now say that GM will announce a new U.S.-bound electric car today as part of Chevrolet's upcoming centennial celebration. The car is likely to be the long-awaited Spark EV.

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