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GM working on electric car with 200 miles range, says CEO

Michael Graham Richard
Transportation / Cars
March 7, 2013

Slowly but surely, it’s happening

Computers and smartphones have spoiled us: The rate of progress in electric car technology might not seem very fast in comparison, but it’s steadily pushing us toward EVs that are affordable and have enough range for the vast majority of drivers. And while it’s always going to be better to walk, bike, or take transit than drive, as long as there are cars out there, they might as well be electric and powered by clean electricity sources (cleaning up the grid is also a priority!).

The latest bit of promising news comes from Dan Akerson, GM’s CEO. During his speech at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference, he said that his company is developing a car that could have a range of 200 miles (322 kilometers).

“There will be breakthroughs in battery technology, they’re on the horizon,” Akerson said today during a presentation at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference broadcast on CNBC.com. “We’re actually developing a car today which is really anathema to the way the auto industry works: We’re running a dual play on the technology to see which one will succeed. One will result in” a 100-mile range, “the other will be a 200-mile range.”

Read more: GM working on electric car with 200 miles range, says CEO : TreeHugger.

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