Go to GM section of the finance area here or google "GM 200 mile Electric" for today's news article. Price target will be $30K. It's mainly a matter of finding good battery cells with about double the density of the packs in place today. And, of course, if GM announces it - Ford, VW, Nissan and others will be working on it as well. The $30K market will be saturating right about the 2017 time period.
Dumb article! I read it and if it was so simple how come no one has been able to duplicate it? The writer seems to think that building a quality, high performance electric car with range is easy. Yet BMW and Ford have dumped billions into it and come up with hybrids and 100 range cars without the performance. The article sounds like politics, all lip service to get the stupid people to believe them!
A 200 mile EV that sells for $30 K would be a halo car that attracts buyers to the dealerships. Something like the high performance Corvettes but for greenies and techies. My guess is that GM will build them in a craft shop and write off the losses as advertisenment. I doubt the car will be avialable to anyone you wants it. They will probably sell them to preferred customers or just lease them.
So what you're saying is that by the time this car comes out from GM, Tesla will have had a 9 year head start on them. Technology does not stand still - TSLA will continue to innovate while all the others play "catch up"
The battery that GM will use has much short life. So far no one can overcome this problem.
GM also has no battery algorithm for this battery because the open circuit voltage is not a constant over the life of the battery. No reference to determine battery SOC
Great imagination. So, what battery are they going to use? Do you work at or have relatives working at GM's nation's largest battery lab? I guess you are talking about the LiFEPO4 A123 cells in the Spark EV. They have a voltage discharge profile. It is just flatter than Li-Po blends. The cells in the Honda Fit EV are also just as flat.
Tell us what cells Gm is going to use... What Ah size packaging?
HAHA who cares about GM. They make shotty vehicles that don't last. GM will roll out with a 200 mile vehicle that no one will buy while Telsa rolls out its almost 500 mile battery in a couple of years.
What magic batteries will TSLA have that other companies will not also have access to? Do you mean the skateboard chassis design that TSLA borrowed from GM's design team? They use the higher density cylinder cells versus the prismatics used in some other EVs on the road.