General Motors is reportedly working on a new electric vehicle set for a 2017 market launch with the Chevrolet badge.

General Motors is reportedly working on a new electric vehicle set for a 2017 market launch with the Chevrolet badge.

Chevy is currently offering an electric Spark (limited availability) and the plug-in hybrid Volt (next-gen due 2015) but the two will allegedly be joined in about three years by another green model which will likely take the shape of an electric Sonic hatchback and/or sedan. A new electric vehicle was confirmed last week by GM global product chief Mark Reuss during a presentation with investors but he didn't reveal a launch date or moniker.

However, two sources close to General Motors are saying the model in question is an electric version of the Sonic which is slated to come out in 2017 with an estimated range of 200 miles (322 km). A new electric vehicle with greater availability makes sense taking into consideration the Spark EV is offered only in California and Oregon, despite the fact that "people wish we would sell it all around the country", according to Reuss.

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