Skip to comments.GM rolls out new electric mini-car at LA Auto Show [Doubling Down on Failure]
Posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:04 AM PST by Red Badger
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is giving its Chevrolet Spark a jolt of electricity.
An all-electric version of the mini-car will debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It goes on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada and South Korea, where it's made. Other markets will follow.
Unlike the Chevrolet Volt sedan, which can run in all-electric mode but also has a backup gas engine, the Spark EV is a pure electric. GM won't say how far the car will go on a charge, but says it will be a top performer among the small number of EVs available. The current leader, the electric Ford Focus sedan, can go 76 miles on a charge.
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Let us all remember GM’s motto, “There’s nothing out there that we cannot do worse.”
What’s good for GM is good for the country................
I suppose you could buy one and use it as a skate board.. I’ll take two and use um as roller skates.
Makes perfect sense to promote a coal-powered cars at a time when our idiot president is killing the coal industry.
Yuck! Ugly car, ugly color. Why do those two failures always seem to go together?
Am I stupid? I have two friends who drive a Prius, which they’ve had FOR YEARS. Both are still getting over 45 MPG with plenty of power, carrying 4 of us to the Alabama game last week. I understand the new models are even better, and in fact you see Chicago Cabbies driving them.
How does this compare with the mediocrity at GM?
Note the obama-zombie driving it, and all the folks on the sidewalk, IGNORING it.
Good color for the car...for the obama-zombies.
The Tesla Roadster can go over 200 miles on a charge.
I'm old enough to remember the rash of siphoning during the first fuel crisis. I see history repeating itself, but this time with extension cords.
If I saw something like this on my driveway, I’d spray it with Raid. Ugleee.
Range is about 18 holes. Are golf clubs included?
One of the benefits of rural life, that thing will destroy itself inside a year getting back to my home everyday so I have a perfect excuse to laugh at it.
Sometimes I threaten to not smooth the washouts in on our hills with the tractor just to listen to the whining of my wife’s friend who drives a Prius back to our place all the time.
Can’t stand that woman...
Anybody that gets on the beltway with that thing has a death wish.
The blue vehicle parked behind it is a much more practical form of transportation (bicycle).
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