Hot off the heels of General Motors’ announcement that the Opel Ampera will cease to exist, a buzz has been brewing surrounding the latest General Motors electric vehicle. It has been said that a pure electric Chevrolet Sonic will be sold right here in the United States.
The proposed Sonic EV will allegedly run off of the new LG Chem battery (the same company that supplies the Volt) due to arrive in 2016. The Sonic EV is expected to have a range of 200 miles. Compare that with the Spark EV, which has a range of just 82 miles.
General Motors will be able to gain regulatory credits if it builds the pure EV in America, leading many to believe that its birthplace will be Michigan. The Spark EV, in contrast, is ineligible because it is built in South Korea.