More great news for our Chevorlet Showroom!!
“Chevrolet will produce an all-electric version of the Spark minicar for selected U.S. and global markets, including California,” Jim Federico, Chevy’s global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles said today!
News of the electric Spark continues GM’s push to seize the mantle of “greenest automaker in the world” from Toyota Motor Corp, which makes the popular Prius hybrid car.
Motivating GM’s move to all-electric are looming changes to federal US guidelines, which will require carmakers to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. These changes, put forth by President Obama, will take effect in 2025.
GM began selling the Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid, in December 2010. The Volt can travel up to 50 miles using the only the battery, and get up the equivalent of 93 MPG when in all-electric mode. In gasoline-only mode, its mileage rating drops to 37 MPG, giving the Volt an overall fuel-efficiency rating of 60 MPG.