18 months ago, Chevy announced that it would produce electric motors in the U.S.
Now that promise has been fulfilled.
Production of electric motors destined for the Chevy Spark has begun at the Baltimore Operations plant in White Marsh, Maryland.
Chevy Spark’s Motor Made in America
GM says vehicles with the American built engines will be arriving for American drivers around June.
“Today is further proof GM is leading in the development of electric vehicles that will improve America’s energy security.”
– Mike Robinson, GM Vice President of Sustainability
With the American built electric motors, the Chevy Spark will produce 130 hp and a potential 400 lb-ft of torque, according to The Detroit News.
Workers at the Maryland plant completed extensive training, and are now building the electric motors for the Chevy Spark.
Training for the electric motor production included proper operation of machines that are specifically built for electric motor manufacturing.
While electric vehicles have struggled to get serious traction with American consumers, cars like the Chevy Spark are constantly being improved, making them more and more viable for drivers across the nation.
As cars like the Chevy Spark continue to gain popularity among drives, it seems likely that more and more demand for electric motors will arise.
Chevy currently has a wide range of fuel-efficient vehicles, and with emerging technology and evolving designs, you can expect rising miles-per-gallon and miles-per-charge numbers.
Many new electric vehicles will come to the market soon as California and other states implement stricter emissions laws.
Chevy Spark from Pat McGrath Chevyland
If you are interested in a fuel-sipping vehicle, make the trip to Pat McGrath Chevyland and test drive a Chevy Spark today.
Give us a call at 888-406-6073 and we’ll help you find the right car at the right price.