GM working on dedicated electric vehicle

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According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, the company is already working on a next generation electric vehicle, and unlike the Chevy Spark EV, this one will be built on a dedicated EV platform.

Akerson said: “We’re actually developing a car today which is really anathema to the way the auto industry works: We’re running a dual play on the technology to see which one will succeed. One will result in…a 100-mile range…the other will be a 200-mile range.” That statement was made almost 2 weeks ago, and now, there’s more news.

Sergio Rocha, CEO of GM Korea, recently told Reuters that this next generation electric vehicle will be produced in South Korea – which is also the production site for the Chevy Spark EV. Rocha also said that the EV will be slightly bigger than the Spark EV. The vehicle has many similarities with the products that GM is already producing in Bupyeong, but GM wouldn’t provide any details as to what those similarities would be.

There was also no hints given as to whether this South Korea produced EV would be the 200 mile or the 100 mile electric vehicle that Akerson first referred to. Also, there is no timeline yet for the launch of this new electric vehicle.

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