Chevrolet Electric Vehicles
GM has had a long history with EVs starting back in the early 1900s. From 1912 to 1917, GM build a line of electric trucks, and then in the mid 1960s they built several electric car prototypes. Based on the Corvair, they were dubbed the Electrovair I and II. Nothing happened until 1996 when GM introduced the EV-1; GM built 1000 of them between 1996 and 1999. General Motors also offered an electric vehicle Chevrolet S-10 pickup during that time. Most recently, Chevy launched the Volt in 2010, and GM is planning to launch the Chevy Spark in mid to late 2013 as a 2014 Chevy Spark EV.
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Touted as the first of the ‘next generation’ of electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt is the first vehicle with a long-range, $30,000 price tag. Chevy is no doubt trying to compete with the Nissan Leaf version 2, as well as beat the Tesla Model E to market (which is supposed to arrive in 2017). Full details of a production version of the Chevy Bolt will likely be announced at the LA Auto Show this summer, or the Detroit Auto Show in 2016.
In October 2011, General Motors announced the production of the Chevy Spark EV with sales planned in Korea, select US markets including California and Oregon, and Canada. The production version was unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show and will be on sale in early 2013 for $32,500 MSRP. The Chevy Spark EV is the first all-electric vehicle by GM since the EV-1 was discontinued in 1999.