Chevy Pursues New Long-Range Electric Vehicle
As the nation continues to turn its interest toward alternative fuel and electric vehicles, Chevy global product chief Mark Reuss has announced that GM plans to introduce a long-range electric vehicle. The all-new electric vehicle would feature a powertrain different from the Chevy Volt and Cadillac ELR, which are classified as “extended range electric hybrids,” because they depend heavily on a gasoline-fueled motor when the electric range runs out.
Ruess announced the electric battery-only car at a presentation to investors at GM’s Milford Proving Ground. The lucky investors got a sneak peek at the vehicle, under the strict condition they not take pictures and keep their phones tucked away. Media were able to listen to an audio feed (no video).
GM executives have confirmed that they are pushing an affordable electric car with a price tag of about $30,000, which would achieve an incredible range of about 200 miles between each charge.
In addition to viewing the electric-battery only vehicle, the investors got an early look at the next-generation Chevy Malibu and Cruze sedans, and saw photos of prototypes of the Cadillac CT6 and redesigned Volt. Reuss called the CT6 the “the most advanced vehicle technologically in the world,” and he also mentioned that he expects the Volt to “leap-frog a lot of the competition”.
While we know prototypes exist, we don’t know when the all-electric vehicles will make it to market, or what they’ll be called. Here at Carter Chevrolet, we can’t wait to see Chevrolet’s new lineup for ourselves!