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    Meet an All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Soon
    Meet an All-Electric Chevy Spark EV, Soon

    Earlier this week, General Motors invited hundreds of journalists to announce that it'll release an all-electric version of the Chevy Spark by 2013. The Spark EV was described as an important part of the Chevy's plan to provide customers with multiple electrification solutions, and thus address transportation needs and lifestyle of people living in urban areas.

    The subcompact will be powered by a nanophosphate lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged from a wall outlet using standard household power. The Spark EV will be able to travel at least 25 miles on a single charge, which is why it'll be targeted at the customers who have predictable driving patterns and shot commutes. The company also announced that, compared to the original Spark, the 2013 EV version will add such new features as climate control and all-weather and road condition operation.

    It's yet unclear when the car will go on sale. So far, the Chevy Spark EV is scheduled to hit the showrooms in late 2012. In the US, it will be sold in limited quantities and mostly in California, as well as in the states that adopted similar emissions standards.

    More Jobs, More Investments to Boost Chevy Production in U.S.
    More Jobs, More Investments to Boost Chevy Production in U.S.

    Recently there was revealed a $2 billion GM's investment program. The GM Company is going to add two extra shifts to the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, providing 2500 jobs to support the production of four new models. There will be also a $69 million investment into the tooling improvements.

    “Filling this plant with new work is very satisfying because GM is dedicated to helping rebuild this city,” said GM North America President Mark Reuss when he visited the plant to make the announcement. “We are confident in the flexibility of the plant, the excellence of our workers and the great cars assembled here.”

    FYI, those cars will be: Chevrolet Volt - The Volt helps the drivers to go more than 1,000 miles with one tank fill, the GM will expand the amount of the cars produced up to 60,000 units per year. Chevrolet Malibu - The production of the redesigned Chevrolet Malibu will start for the 2013 model year. This model will provide new level of comfort, technology and fuel efficiency, which will reach 26 mpg city/38 mpg highway levels. Chevrolet Impala - The Production of the brand-new Impala will start after the release of Malibu. Opel Ampera – The mix of innovative technologies used in the production of the Volt, the Opel Ampera will be a breakthrough in the production of American vehicles.

    GM's investment campaign is expected to create additional 4000 jobs all around the manufacturing facilities in the US.

    Chevrolet Considers Revival of El Camino
    Chevrolet Considers Revival of El Camino

    According to Jalopnik, GM’s product planners are thinking over the idea of bringing the Holden Commodore Ute or even the Chevrolet Lumina SS Ute to the U.S. as a new El Camino.

    Since the loved-by-many Pontiac G8 ST was ceased, the lack of the car-based truck could be felt by the auto enthusiast community, so the idea of El Camino return is likely to meet a great support across the States.

    Relying on a competent source, Jalopik informs that the Chevy El Camino could arrive as a 2015 model year vehicle, launched in the 2014 calendar year.