Chevrolet to Introduce New Electric Vehicle

October 8th, 2014 by

The Volt may soon have a little brother. Or sister.

Chevrolet is adding to its electric family with an electric-only vehicle. However, a date has not been set for production or sale, so those interested in electric vehicles will have to search used car dealerships in Cincinnati for past models of the Chevy Volt.

General Motors officials confirmed the plans to produce an all-electric vehicle for Chevy. Unlike the Chevy Volt or the Cadillac ELR, the new vehicle would not rely on a gas-powered motor for its backup. It would be an exclusively electric vehicle, rather than an electric hybrid.

While GM and Chevy investors were allowed to get a sneak peak of the new vehicle, GM is not

releasing any photos or details of the new model. The automaker has not even released a planned date for sale or the name of the vehicle. However, officials did say that they would like to create an affordable model in the range of $30,000 and that they want to achieve a range of 200 miles or more between chargings. If the automaker is successful, the new electric car would compete with the luxury Tesla in terms of range, but would cost less than half as much.

In the meantime, models of the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR continue to be sold at new and used car dealerships in Cincinnati. Those who live in California, Oregon and Washington can also consider the Chevrolet Spark.

GM says that it sold 1,400 units of the Volt in September, and that sales were down 13 percent from the previous year. The introduction of the new electric-only vehicle could spark sales for the automaker, helping to make it a player in the niche market, which is only expected to grow as more consumers look for eco-friendly vehicle models.

If you are interested in fuel-efficient or eco-friendly models, stop by McCluskey Chevrolet, one of the top used car dealerships in Cincinnati, to browse our extensive selection. Not only will you find many cars that have been designed to be environmentally friendly, but you’ll also be making an environmentally conscious choice by purchasing a used vehicle and not contributing to demand for new manufacturing.