DETROIT -- General Motors plans to broaden Chevrolet's green-vehicle offerings by adding an electric model to a lineup that includes the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Spark EV minicar.
GM global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed plans for the electric vehicle last week during a presentation to investors. He didn't identify the nameplate or disclose a timeline for its debut.
Two people familiar with GM's plans have said that the company is working on an EV based on the current version of the Sonic subcompact that would have a range of about 200 miles. It is scheduled for sometime in 2017, the sources said.
Last year, then-GM CEO Dan Akerson said the company was working on a car that would travel about 200 miles on a single charge.
The Spark EV is sold only in Oregon and California, even though "people wish we would sell it all around the country," Reuss said.
GM plans to launch the next-generation Volt in late 2015 or early 2016. The company sold 14,540 Volts this year through September in the United States, down 13 percent from a year earlier.
David Sedgwick contributed to the report.