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    Rumormill: Chevy Spark EV could be coming to Midwest later this year
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    Ohio is not known as a hotbed of EV sales – if anything, the state is a bit anti-EV, thanks to a legislative fight against Tesla's direct sales model – but it might be on Chevrolet's short list to expand the market for the Spark EV in the near future. The latest official GM press ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Spark will have lighter, smaller battery
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    As General Motors gets ready to release the 2015 Chevy Spark EV, it is retooling the Brownstown Battery Assembly to build a new battery system for the chirpy little electric car. The new Spark will lose a few pounds and kWh from its lithium-ion pack, but it will keep all of it's performance ...

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    Report: With fewer than 400 sold, Chevy Spark sales 'way over' GM's expectations
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    General Motors is happy with the number of Chevrolet Spark electric vehicles it has sold so far. The US automaker's sales of the Spark EV are "way over" what GM originally targeted, Plug In Cars has learned, citing Chevrolet executive Dale Sullivan. Since GM's final tally for October Spark EV ...

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    Official: BMW, GM successfully test SAE Combo fast chargers on i3, Spark EVs [w/video]
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    Think of it as a BMW-General Motors combo for the Combo. The two automakers have worked together to ensure that the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark Electric will be the first two US vehicles to be compatible with the recently developed Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) so-called fast-charging ...

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    Official: Chevy Spark EV rated at 82 miles, 119 MPGe combined
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    It's getting harder and harder to be the first/best/most electric vehicle in the US market. Most range goes to the Tesla Model S. First all-electric of the current generation goes to the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Roadster, depending on your viewpoint. Best? Well, that's in the eye of the beholder, ...

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    GM says young people like Chevy Spark because it's efficient, cheap
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    General Motors is touting some numbers it has, showing that its venture into the low-priced, high mileage mini-car segment seems to be paying off by bringing in young and female buyers who've never owned a Chevrolet before. Since launching in the summer of 2012, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has sold ...

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    Official: GM officially unveils Sail Springo EV at China auto show
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    First, we thought it was going to be called the Sail EV. Then we thought it'd be the Springo EV. Now we know that the first electric vehicle developed by Shanghai General Motors, the partnership between GM and SAIC, will officially be called the Sail Springo EV. So, that's settled. Shanghai GM ...

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    Official: Formula E buys 42 electric racers for 2014 circuit
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    To paraphrase "Field of Dreams: "If you build them, they will go. Fast." Formula E Holdings, which has visions of an all-electric-powered Formula One type circuit series, is buying 42 EV racers from Spark Racing Technology, and is planning as many as 10 "urban races" as soon as 2014. Formula E ...

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    First Drive: Chevy Spark Electric Vehicle Prototype
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    Why This Little Car Previews Big Things For GM General Motors representatives handed out a lot of press releases in Sausalito, CA this week as part of GM's Electrification Experience. There was one about the company's plans to sell 500,000 vehicles with "electrification" by 2017. There was one ...

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    Report: GM will sell all-electric Chevy Spark in South Korea in 2013; US gets it later
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    How about a little of that over here? That's what some electric-vehicle proponents may say after General Motors announced the upcoming public debut of an all-electric Chevrolet Spark. In South Korea. GM Korea, which is 77 percent owned by the US automaker (the rest is owned by Korea Development ...

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    Report: 2013 Chevrolet Spark gets EPA rating of 32/38 MPG
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    Chevrolet can't be too happy with the EPA numbers for its tiny Spark. Equipped with the 1.2-liter engine and five-speed manual, the smallest Chevy in history gets 32 miles per gallon in the city, 38 on the highway for a combined EPA number of 34 mpg. Not bad, but not what we and, presumably, ...

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    Report: A123 running perilously low on cash
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    According to a report from Reuters, lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems is dangerously low on cash. The company filed a report just before the weekend with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating that it "expects to have approximately four to five months of cash to support its ...

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    Report: These electric vehicles aren't really, real; just California compliance EVs
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    California may be the Golden State, but when it comes to the upcoming debuts of a number of battery-electric vehicles, prospective buyers may want to associate the most populous U.S. state with the color red. As in herring. That's the conclusion of Green Car Reports in its evaluation of a number ...

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    Followup: GM battery lab explosion cost could reach $5M
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    Last week, a fire broke out at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, Michigan. General Motors has since said the fire was caused by a battery that was being tested under "extreme stress." Engineers were trying to get the pack to fail, which it did, but not to ignite, ...

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    Followup: GM lab explosion update: A123 battery reportedly responsible, five people hurt
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    More details are filtering in about yesterday's explosion at the General Motors Technical Center battery research lab in Warren, MI. First, the number of people injured has climbed to five, with one taken to the hospital and four treated at the scene. The local deputy fire chief said none of the ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevrolet Spark to start at $12,995*
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    General Motors is taking a big gamble in a little way with its 2013 Chevrolet Spark. The Detroit automaker is betting that high fuel prices and an increased awareness of one's ecological footprint will mean more consumers are willing to entertain a new car with an even smaller err... footprint. ...

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    Official: GM starts testing electric Chevrolet Spark
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    General Motors is literally changing its stripes with its battery-electric powered Chevrolet Spark. The automaker is testing battery-electric versions of its Chevrolet Spark compact and is suggesting that production versions may have a single-charge range of more than 100 miles. GM posted on ...

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    Chevy demos Beat EV in India
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    U.S. drivers may have to wait another year before they can take home a five-door Chevy Spark, but Chevy's new world car has already started to appear elsewhere around the globe. In India, the Chevy Beat has been available for almost a year, with both gas and diesel versions on offer. For ...

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    Los Angeles: 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a pastel paradise
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    The Chevrolet Spark is only 144.7 inches long – nearly two feet shorter than the subcompact Sonic. But while the Spark is small in size, designers have made a real effort to make sure that it can still stand out in a crowd. The Spark took the stage at the Los Angeles Auto Show in four ...

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    Official: U.S. Chevy Spark revealed ahead of Los Angeles show
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    On Wednesday, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The small hatchback has been tweaked for the North American market, and the hope is that the Spark takes off like wildfire with buyers. Chevrolet thinks the Spark will find favor with buyers living in cities, as ...

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