Austrian car maker KTM is ready to hit the roads of the U.S. And its making its debut with just any sedan, hatchback or simple sports utility vehicle. KTM is planning to make a splash with a model that looks like a combination between an angry orange bug and a Batmobile.
When Renault launched its Zoe electric car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show with a starting price of little over $21,000 (after the U.K’s plug-in car grant), more than a few jaws hit the floor.
After all, that’s easily the cheapest proper electric car on sale in Europe, and even looks good in the U.S. where prices are typically lower.
Audi will join the list of manufacturers testing electric cars on U.S. roads with a battery-powered A3 hatchback.
Audi is set to become the latest manufacturer to bring an electric car to the United States, albeit on a trial basis. The A3 e-tron will launch in select markets soon, the company said.
Only about 3% of all cars sold in the United States are electric or gas-electric hybrids
Hybrids and electric vehicles are flooding the U.S. auto market these days, but some in the industry have serious doubts about the viability of green cars.
General Motors introduced the 2012 Chevrolet Spark subcompact four-door hatchback in Detroit on Wednesday. The news was swiftly upstaged, however, by the subsequent announcement that a purely electric version would be available to American customers in limited quantities in 2013.
The Spark is already sold in some Latin American countries and marketed as the Beat in much of Europe and Asia. G.M. claims to have sold 270,000 Sparks and Beats since the models went on sale in 2010.
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