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Out to 2023. Further out than some other claims. I'll believe it when I can buy one in Springfield Missouri.

All I want is a PHEV XT4 with super cruise for < $50k. Is that too much to ask?
 

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Can you imagine how insanely popular an EV version of the Mazda Miata (or the Alfa-Romeo Spider) would be?
 

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https://jalopnik.com/gm-joins-electric-revolution-and-plans-20-evs-by-2023-1819064357

At the event, according to Automotive News, GM showed off three clay models of vehicles designed for the new propulsion system, including a Buick crossover, Cadillac wagon and a “pod-looking vehicle” carrying a Bolt EV badge. Another six were kept under sheets, the news outlet said, including one that “appeared to have the silhouette of a Chevrolet Corvette.”

The Buick crossover must be the rumored Buick Bolt, and a Cadillac wagon??? Paging llninja! As for the pod vehicle....uh...OK?
 

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I imagine the "pod" will be some sort of ride-sharing deal.

Anything with a pickup-truck silhouette? That's what I need next.
 

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And Buick hold's the industries best name ever for an EV - ELECTRA

I have to wonder if this wasn't some rushed PR stunt to fend off the wolves while GM tries to wean themselves off gas and be relevant going forward. I mean that silhouette of a Corvette, really????
 

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I don't get it apparently. They say they need more DC fast chargers with thousands already in place, and then GM talks about hydrogen Fuel Cells with scant few hydrogen fueling stations mostly in California. Where does the "cost effective" hydrogen come from?

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GM to introduce 20 EVs in the next 5 years

http://insideevs.com/gm-says-two-new-evs-next-18-months-least-20-five-years/

We've all assumed that they would do this but it's great to see an announcement that they are fully committed to a wide range of EVs in the next few years. I've been thinking that 2019 or 2020 would be when I wanted to trade the Volt in for a BEV, I'm hoping that this means they will have a car that I want in that time frame.
 

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http://insideevs.com/gm-says-two-new-evs-next-18-months-least-20-five-years/

We've all assumed that they would do this but it's great to see an announcement that they are fully committed to a wide range of EVs in the next few years. I've been thinking that 2019 or 2020 would be when I wanted to trade the Volt in for a BEV, I'm hoping that this means they will have a car that I want in that time frame.
No doubt. They haven't been losing money on all these Volts and Bolts for nothing.
 

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I don't get it apparently. They say they need more DC fast chargers with thousands already in place, and then GM talks about hydrogen Fuel Cells with scant few hydrogen fueling stations mostly in California. Where does the "cost effective" hydrogen come from?
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Well GM's reference to Hydrogen was for "non-retail" customers. So this appears to be for heavier duty fleet use where a depot could be setup for a hydrogen fueling station for that specific use.
 

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That's a lot of BEVs. A whole lot of BEVs. No doubt many will be sold only in China, but with so many models we're sure to see some interesting vehicles.

They're selling handfuls now and there will be 20 more. Hmmm........
This is EXACTLY what people said when I told them mobile phones would replace landlines. LOL I still think we need a battery breakthrough, but maybe not, and we definitely don't need more than one.
 

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That's a lot of BEVs. A whole lot of BEVs. No doubt many will be sold only in China.......
AHA!!!

You don't suppose some of them will be renamed US models, eh? You know, Buick Velite.

This is EXACTLY what people said when I told them mobile phones would replace landlines. LOL I still think we need a battery breakthrough, but maybe not, and we definitely don't need more than one.
I have both. The land line is VOIP, but there is a twisted pair of wires running to my house. If I could just get AT&T phone reps to comprehend what an analog twisted pair is..... :rolleyes: I'm guessing they're too young.
 

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Yesterday, I was driving my 2017 Chevy Volt along I-80 from the Yolo Bypass to Davis. On the Frontage Road parallel to the freeway, I saw three camouflaged (swirls of black spirals all over) SUV's with a bow-tie and so I slowed down a little bit and switched to the rightmost lane for a look see, and their drivers looked at me too, because I was driving a Volt. I couldn't take picture as it was unsafe to do so. I think those are CrossVolts... I hope they are!
 

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AHA!!!

You don't suppose some of them will be renamed US models, eh? You know, Buick Velite.
I'm thinking more along the lines of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. Vehicles have to be cheap for China, but they don't have to go that far or be that fast. Most electrics sold in China are NEVs, and it's hard to see that changing in the short term.

Most internet does the last bit over twisted pair or cable. Running anything more to the home gets very expensive very fast.
 
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