Chevrolet Sonic is Rumored to be New Electric Vehicle

October 18th, 2014 by

When you shop Cincinnati used car dealers, you will have multiple options for electric and hybrid vehicles. Just over a week ago, General Motors announced that it would add to Chevrolet’s selection of eco-friendly vehicles, but it did not reveal many details.

Now, sources are leaking information such as the name and the release date for the new electric Chevy. Those close to the project say that the new vehicle will be called the

Chevrolet Sonic, and it is set to be released in 2017.

This will be the first wide release for an electric vehicle for Chevrolet. The brand already offers the electric Spark, but it is limited to sale in California and Oregon. It also offers the Chevy Volt, which is a hybrid vehicle.

What’s really exciting about the rumored Sonic is that it is expected to have a range of about 200 miles per charge, which is comparable to Tesla’s Model S. However, Chevy’s Sonic will be available for about $30,000, which is less than half the $70,000-plus price tag on the Model S. These details have been confirmed by GM officials in speeches and at trade shows.

The Sonic is expected to come in either a hatchback or sedan version, giving people expanded options for cargo space without having to invest in a gas-guzzling truck or SUV.

It is unclear if the Sonic will be introduced on its own to let Chevrolet test the waters for expanding its electric and hybrid lineup or if the company is already planning a fleet of vehicles to provide more options for eco-conscious consumers.

While it may be three more years until this exciting new car is produced, you can get a quality electric or hybrid Chevy at Cincinnati used car dealers. Even though the Spark is limited to the West Coast, you may be able to find one at Cincinnati used car dealers if a transplant from the West Coast traded in the vehicle.

Buying used helps you to save money while also making the transaction even more environmentally friendly. When you don’t buy new, you aren’t contributing to the consumption of new resources.