27 Oct '11, 8pm

Chevy Spark EV shows off its 114-hp electric motor [w/video]

Chevy Spark EV shows off its 114-hp electric motor [w/video]

Chevrolet Showcases Spark EV Electric Motor GM to be first automaker to domestically produce electric motors 2011-10-26 WIXOM, Mich. – From home appliances to children's toys, electric motors are all around us and have nearly a century of automotive use dating to Charles Kettering's invention of the electric starter first used in 1912. With the emergence of electric vehicles, electric motors also will play a bigger part in future vehicles. "We've spent the past few years highlighting our in-house battery capability, which will play a significant role as one of our core competencies going forward," said Larry Nitz, GM executive director of Vehicle Electrification Engineering. "Electric motor development and manufacturing is another area of expertise we'll need as we expand vehicle electrification technologies to address the needs of our customers around the world." Chevrole...

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