GM Is Considering a Cruze Plug-In Hybrid

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Toyota won’t have the run of the eco market for long, as just about every major automaker is investing in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. Of the Big Three, General Motors seems to be the most focused on challenging them, having recently announced a test fleet of Spark EVs which will bolster the company image created by the Volt.
Now, an Australian publication called GoAuto says GM’s Jim Federico, executive director, group vehicle line director and VLE for global compact, mini, small and EV, the Chevrolet brand might also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Cruze to rival Toyota’s Prius PHEV.

“The Volt will always be a plug-in electric vehicle,” said Federico. “Plug-in Cruze doesn’t make Volt redundant at all. Plug-in Cruze would have a different powertrain. Plug-in hybrids use both the engine and motor all the time.”
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