To repeat this very simple truth, an EV needs at least 40 kwh to be a viable vehicle. This 20 plus kwh vehicle has too short an actual range.

But the 40 kwh Tesla costs $50,000. So we need the next generation battery to make EV’s viable. For now, its hybrids, and plug-in hybrids.

]]>Seems its battery weights 560 lbs, for a small car like Spark this should give a range of atleast 120 miles since Leaf’s 600 lb battery powers it for 100 miles.

Pricing is very important, if its anywhere closer to 30 K, then for sure, people will go for much bigger C-Max Plugin which has 20 mile range without range anxiety. Mitsubishi’s MIEV is not selling well at 30 K.

But we can appreciate that GM has chosen the smallest 4 seater vehicle for EV. This should be good for many families since they have only 1 or 2 children.

]]>Of course it doesn’t look like a car I’d want to be in for too long a time anyway.

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