Passers-by found an abandoned rare electric car General Motors EV1

Passers-by found an abandoned rare electric car General Motors EV1

December 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In one of the parking lots of Atlanta is a rare electric car General Motors EV1. For so many years it has become covered with a huge layer of dust. At the moment, perhaps there is only one instance of this model.

In a parking lot in Atlanta, passers-by discovered a General Motors EV1 electric car. The concern issued 1,117 copies between 1996 and 1999, but then it recalled absolutely all circulation for destruction. But, apparently, at least one car of this model remained untouched.

Serial production of General Motors EV1 began after California passed the law, according to which each automaker should account for at least 2% of sales of copies with zero emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere. Otherwise, a ban was introduced on the sale of all cars of the brand.

 General Motors EV1 was leased only with a large down payment and additional monthly payments. However, the automaker still said that the production of this model is very unprofitable.

 After the repeal of that law and the addition of a new standard for reducing harmful emissions from conventional cars, General Motors EV1 was discontinued. Since 2003, the automaker began to break contracts with the owners, recall and destroy copies of the model. It is worth noting that the brand presented 20 cars to schools for disassembly and study of the design.

 An electric car seen in a parking lot in Atlanta has been standing still for many years. He was covered in a thick layer of dust, and his tires were blown away.

 General Motors EV1 was equipped with an electric motor developing a capacity of 137 horsepower and 149 Nm of torque, as well as two types of batteries. Initially, the electric car was offered with a lead-acid battery, providing a range of 160 kilometers. In 1998, a nickel-metal hydride battery appeared, with which the EV1 was able to travel 225 kilometers.