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General Motors is working on two electric drivetrains, distinct technologically, for an upcoming model .

The dual-development strategy is within GM as the best way to engineer a at the leading edge of EV and battery

News source Bloomberg that each drivetrain for the model will be capable of 161km or 322km total range, with resulting in the unit costs of each.

Speaking at the IHS CERAWeek energy this week, GM CEO Dan Akerson the new model’s dual development

“There will be breakthroughs in technology, they’re on the horizon. running a dual-play on the technology to see one will succeed,” Ackerson

Put simply, GM cannot accurately which of the two drivetrains will be for mass production at the end of the model’s period, so is readying two different to ensure the model’s feasibility.

It is becoming increasingly clear the rapid advancement of battery and its associated costs is difficult to with the several years to develop a new vehicle.

This reportedly caused the indefinite of Audi’s R8 e-tron pure-electric development at the end of last year, weeks of its planned production.

at the time suggested the R8 e-tron’s system cost had not fallen in with expectations to make the commercially feasible.

GM’s dual development will ensure their reaches production, and plans to produced 500,000 vehicles some form of electrification by

The worldwide automotive giant builds the range-extended electric model for its Chevrolet, Holden and (as Ampera ), and will add the similar ELR by the end of 2013.

The company will launch a pure-electric version of the Spark (known locally as the Spark ) by mid-year, which a range of 121-129km.

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Above: a cutaway of the new 2013 Spark EV.

Weight Reduction

also discussed the benefits of reduction in his IHS CERAWeek address, that a ten percent weight could result in 6.5 percent fuel consumption.

He outlined plan to reduce the average of its vehicles by up to 15 percent by 2016, greater use of carbon fibre, and magnesium in their construction.

These unspecified EV and Spark EVs not be the first GM pure-electric vehicles to production, after the controversial GM EV1 was produced between 1996-99.

over 1000 relatively EV1s were produced that period, and leased to before the program was cancelled in

The EV1 project reached public as the subject of the 2006 documentary Who the Electric Car?

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