Envia Graphic From What Seems Like Ages Ago Now
General Motors is once again touting its 200-plus mile range $30,000 electric vehicle.
This vehicle will likely be offered at some point in the far-off future, as Doug Parks, GM's vice-president of global product programs, told the Wall Street Journal that the cost of batteries are simply too high to make this a reality today.
This certainly isn't the first time we've heard General Motors make similar claims. GM has long since promised that a 200- to 300-mile pure electric vehicle with breakthrough Envia battery technology is right around the corner.
If GM does make this 200-plus mile electric and can actually price it in the $30,000 area, then obviously Tesla will have some competition. Tesla's Gen III electric, which we're guessing will debut in 2017, will have over 200 miles of range and will likely carry a mid-$30,000 price tag.
In all honesty though, we suspect Tesla will beat GM to market in this segment (200-plus mile, $30,000 pure electric), but we'd love for GM to prove us wrong.
Source: Wall Street Journal