The market's waiting for the first 200-mile range electric car with a reasonable price tag, and now it's a race to get there. We know Tesla's hard at work on its Model III electric car with a range of 200 miles and a target price of about $35,000, and Nissan's working on battery pack options for the Nissan Leaf, but what about General Motors?
GM's old CEO Dan Akerson referred to a $30,000 200-mile electric car several times, but when will it happen, and what will it be like? We broke it all down over on Green Car Reports at the link below.
Here's a quick overview:
- It'll likely be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2016 with production starting in late 2016.
- The goal is a price tag of $30,000 (before incentives).
- Range will likely be 200 miles, but if the largest Nissan Leaf battery pack option is only 150 miles, GM might settle for 150 miles.
- Volume might only be 1,800 cars over two years which would make it a compliance car.
- It may be a hatchback based on the next Chevrolet Sonic.
- It'll likely be exported from the U.S. and sold overseas in other markets as well as the U.S.
- The battery packs will likely be supplied by LG Chem.
Are you suddenly disappointed in GM's 200-mile electric car after reading the full breakdown on Green Car Reports?