Posts Tagged: Chevrolet Spark EV

GM makes 401 EV charging stations available to employees

General Motors has installed 401 electric vehicle charging stations at its US production and business locations, in response to employee demand. Most are located at GM’s large engineering and corporate facilities in Michigan, where employee EV ownership is growing steadily. Charging is available free to GM employees and visitors. More than 20 percent of the… Read more »

GM redesigns Spark EV battery, consolidates all battery assembly at Brownstown plant

General Motors plans to bring all its EV battery building capabilities in-house, producing battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at its battery assembly plant in Brownstown, Michigan, which also manufactures battery packs for the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera and Cadillac ELR. The Spark’s redesigned battery system has a capacity of 19 kWh, and… Read more »

The new A123 looks a lot like the old A123: Q&A with Jeff Kessen

Start-ups are tough. The majority of them do not succeed, particularly those built around new technologies in burgeoning industries. Nowhere is this more evident than in the EV industry. Even with political support and government grants, many companies have miscalculated the market and the capital required to make it into the black.  In October 2012,… Read more »

GM offers a range of electrified vehicles – but don’t call them hybrids!

When is a hybrid not a hybrid? When it’s made by GM. In a recent blog post, Pam Fletcher, one of GM’s chief engineers, claims to be trying to clear up the confusion about the terms used to describe the various categories of electrified vehicles (and of course, to explain why you want to buy… Read more »

VIDEO: GM begins building Spark EV electric motors in Baltimore

GM claims to be the first US-based automaker to manufacture electric motors and drive units in America, as it began producing these components for the new Chevrolet Spark EV at its Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Maryland. The design of the motors was refined at a pilot facility in Michigan. “The era of using… Read more »

GM to produce next-generation EVs in South Korea

General Motors plans to produce its next generation of electric cars at its Bupyeong, South Korea, plant, as the US automaker increases its investment in the fast-growing vehicle technology. GM Korea head Sergio Rocha told journalists at this week’s Seoul Auto Show that the new model will be designed from the ground up as an… Read more »

Wanxiang wins A123 at auction

Chinese auto parts firm Wanxiang is the proud owner of battery maker A123 Systems, having won this week’s bankruptcy auction with a bid of between $250 million and $260 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Other bidders included Johnson Controls, NEC and Siemens. Wanxiang will not be buying the segment of A123 that provides… Read more »