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Chevrolet Spark EV 100% Car Competes with Nissan

By John Addison (updated original 10/12/11)

The 2013 EV is Chevrolet’s new 100% battery- car. It is GM’s fourth car model that includes the Volt. the Opel Ampera, and the ELR. GM needs a pure-electric Nissan Leaf is dominating the adopter market.

Reuters that Nissan LEAF s through September were 27,500 seven times than the Volt. Electric PGE confirms that ratio 1,200 LEAFs and only 250 delivered in its service area – electric cars for SF Region in GM is expanding electric car production 10,000 this year to in 2012 as it plays catch-up Nissan and prepares for market battle with Ford, Honda, and others.

Now GM fights back with the EV. A gasoline powered Spark is offered in some foreign and will be sold next in the U.S. as a 5-door, 4-seat, hatchback. Small cars are now in American cities as drivers for expensive parking spaces.

In the Mitsubishi i will lead the for electric city cars a starting price of $29,195.

By the that Chevrolet can start deliveries of the 2013 Spark EV, it face tough competition at least 10 electric cars in the selling for under $40,000 .  The will include other electric cars such as the LEAF, which I own, the I, the Ford Focus Electric. the Fit Electric, the Scion IQ EV and others. only plans on limited in California and other select and global markets in 2013. GM has yet to useable battery size, fast charge capability or thereof and vehicle price.

Electric car ranges of 80 to 100 miles are

Both the Chevrolet Spark EV and the Volt will be successful. people prefer the plug-in range of the Volt; others a zero gasoline pure like the Spark and will on the 25,000-plus public charging that will be available the Spark EV is delivered. I have dozens of Volt drivers music stars like Brown to regular commuters.

uniformly love their performance, reliability, and electric

Lithium Battery Competition – Wins this Time

The Spark is a major win for the nanophosphate battery pack supplier an American innovator that has most automotive design-wins to like Korea’s LG Chem and and Japan’s Panasonic and NEC. author holds modest ownership in A123.)

As electric and car competition intensifies, Nissan, GM, and Ford are in a race to sell the vehicles with lithium I have driven cars each of these automakers use lithium batteries. The cars beautifully and delivered great economy.

By the end of 2012, Nissan have delivered 100,000 Renault is trying to match number in Europe and Israel. automakers use AESC lithium-nickel-manganese batteries.

AESC is a joint between NEC and Nissan.

Ford may be the first carmaker to 100,000 cars annually includes lithium batteries. I lasted interviewed Nancy Director Ford Global she said that Ford has a goal of 10 to 25 percent of its vehicle including lithium batteries. Her guess is that 70% would be 20 to 25% plug-in hybrids, and 5 to 10% battery-electric.

Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

from technology innovation to oil will affect the future

Toyota Motor Corp is to market three vehicles lithium batteries – the Prius the RAV4 EV, and the Scion IQ EV.

Frost and forecasts that the lithium market will expand $1.2 billion in 2011 to $14 in 2016.  Automotive Lithium Competition Report

By John Addison. Founder of the Fleet Report, author of Gas, Save the Planet. writes about electric renewable energy, and sustainability. (c) John Addison.

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2 Responses to Chevrolet EV 100% Electric Car Competes Nissan Leaf

Rob October 2011, 7:17 am

@John. the article, as always, but do you have any where Reuters got its data All other sources I ve seen sales through Septemebr at for the LEAF compared to 3,895 for the

A step in the right direction, but a very small one and much than I d expected from GM.

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