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GM Planning to Export Spark EV

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General plans to start selling its new EV in South Korea by the end of the year and is plans to launch the vehicle in as well, Chevrolet officials TheDetroitBureau.com.

The Spark EV went on in California last month and GM officials declined to offer projections for the Spark, they they are quite optimistic the long range prospects for the vehicle, or BEV, particularly in key markets.

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“We expect growth in segment,” said Chevrolet director Mike Albano.  bullish on the electric vehicle

GM began selling the Spark EV, its pure electric vehicle the ill-fated EV1, last The base price for the battery of the Chevrolet Spark subcompact is – though that drops to after the application of a $7,500 tax credit and another $2,500 from the state of California.

As rival Fiat’s 500e car, Chevy also is a $199 per month lease on the EV – but another selling point is owners get access to urban coveted HOV lanes.

Consequently, 38% of EVs in the U.S are purchased in California, GM representatives a figure in line with from other makers as Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Co, which have also strong demand from vehicles in the Golden State.

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GM’s global product director Mary Barra last year revealed to put 500,000 vehicles on the road in the with some form of by 2017 – a goal the maker’s CEO last week.

GM’s vehicles today include the electric Chevrolet Volt. the Spark EV and four more – Buick’s LaCrosse and Regal. Malibu and Impala with the hybrid eAssist system. The has revealed plans for a second the Cadillac ELR which will U.S. showrooms in mid-2014.

GM has meanwhile started marketing the in a number of countries around the including China, and it has launched an version of the plug-in, the Ampera.

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“Sustainability is not a key part of how GM is shifting from a to great company, it is about the and innovation that can transform the industry,” said GM Chairman and CEO Dan “Our long-term approach to enables us to increase efficiency and personal mobility to best customer needs and lifestyles,” said.

Christy Landry, director of for Chevrolet Small Vehicles, said EVs are bringing new, customers into Chevrolet In addition, the Chevrolet Volt is now the plug-in hybrid in the U.S. and owners are all but universally satisfied the vehicle, according to recent by J.D. Power Associates.

In the vast majority of Volt say that when it comes to buy their next vehicle, will not buy a vehicle with a powertrain, Landry noted.  Volt owners report would also purchase the again and have become for the Chevrolet brand.


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That sales of the plug-in have behind the maker’s forecast its launch in late 2010. recently took steps to cut the price of the Volt hoping to demand. Nissan helped sales of its Leaf battery-car a major price cut earlier in the and other makers, including and Honda, have followed price cuts on some of own battery-based vehicles.

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