Production of Electric Chevy Spark to Begin in 2013 in Korea
GM Korea announced yesterday that production of the electric Chevy Spark will begin in 2013. General Motors' Korean arm further confirmed that the electric Spark will be sold domestically in Korea as well as exported, including to the US.
That's all the intelligence we can glean from GM's Korean language release, but prior reports indicate that the upcoming electric Spark will feature a 114-horsepower electric motor and that the vehicle will first be offered in select US markets as early as 2013.
The electric Spark's range is still unknown, and it's price has not been announced. It appears as though the supplier of the battery pack that will power the Spark is still A123 Systems, even though the company's assets were sold to Johnson Controls, as part of the suppliers' bankruptcy.
GM Korea announced that "two additional specifications and the selling price will be disclosed at a later date," so we'll stay tuned for those details. Until then, this press release is the only official word on the electric Chevy Spark.
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