GM Impact Concept

From GM press: The GM Impact made headlines around the world when it made its debut at the 1990 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The modern industry’s first fully electric car, it marked the beginning of an industry-wide effort to augment traditional automotive propulsion to further reduce emissions and reduce reliance on petroleum-based fuel. The Impact weighed just 2,200 pounds but its batteries alone weighed 843 pounds.

It could accelerate from zero-to-sixty miles per hour in 7.9 seconds and had a highway driving range of 124 miles at speed of 55 miles per hour. Its core technology and design became the basis of the 1996 EV1, the first modern-day electric production car.

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