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Since former GM CEO Dan Akerson hinted last year of another Chevy branded EV with 200-mile range on par with Tesla’s planned Model 3, conjecture has swirled about the possibilities. Last week at an investor meeting, GM’s global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed rumors are true that the Spark EV will have a sibling, and […]

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General Motor representatives have said on different occasions GM could have a 200-mile range battery electric car as soon as 2016, but have been short on details beyond that. Yesterday it was reported LG Chem says it will be able to supply a 200-mile-range EV battery by 2016, said at least one automaker will get […]

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At least four Ohio Chevrolet dealers have the Spark EV listed as for sale, and an online sales representative at one in Stow, Ohio said GM will be shipping it possibly by the summer’s end. Presently, the Spark EV is available only in California and Oregon, no Ohio dealers actually have the car, and no […]

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The Chevrolet Spark EV is General Motors’ first electric car since the EV1 was discontinued in 1999, and more’s the pity it’s only available in California and Oregon. In the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” GM was implicated, and if the Spark EV helps redeem it, one could still say GM has given birth […]

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General Motors announced it is bringing all its electric vehicle battery building in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich. This also means there is a new battery coming in the Chevy Spark EV. “Using our in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise enabled us to […]

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Although modern-design electric cars have been available at more or less “mainstream” prices since 2011, they are still just being discovered by many consumers, so for those wanting the basics, this is for you. First off, electric vehicle technology being discussed here will be only the pure battery electric variety, although an argument could be […]

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In order to meet 2017-2025 fuel efficiency and emissions mandates imposed by federal CAFE and California rules, electrification in various forms will be vital, and that right there is one reason not to count General Motors out. Not that an honest, objective look would suggest anyone should dismiss GM, but questions as to how committed […]

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Chevrolet announced starting this summer it will have some of the fastest vehicles on the roads, and that it has nothing to do with horsepower. Chevrolet said drivers will be enjoying high-speed data – made possible by a new OnStar 4G LTE connection in the vehicle, running on AT&T’s network. Chevrolet made the announcement at […]

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In case you had doubts, or did not actually know, electric vehicles such as the 2014 Chevy Spark EV are “fun,” “spunky” and a “hoot to drive” says its maker passing along descriptors used by car reviewers. “Spark EV is the new benchmark for electric cars aimed at urban driving and a kick in the […]

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In an ongoing effort to amp up interest in its 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, General Motors has posted a whimsical infographic spelling out how $9,000 not spent for fuel in five years could be better utilized. The figure of money saved is based on average driver patterns expected, and amounts to $150 per month in […]

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