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Adding a Spark to the 2012 LA Auto Show



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ANCHOR LEAD: More than fifty countries are represented at one of this year’s biggest auto shows, and Brian Osuch has more on how one automaker is trying to Spark some interest in this years big announcements. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. The future of automotive design is currently being unveiled at this year’s LA auto show. And GM’s James Bells says it’s quite the electrifying year with electric vehicles being introduced by some mainstream brands. Does one stand out to you? CUT: (Bell) This Chevrolet Spark is also sold as a gasoline powered car. But what we’ve done is taken out the gasoline engine, replaced it with an electric motor, and a computer system to run the show. We’ve taken out the gas tank and replaced it with a stack of batteries – very similar to what you’ve got in your cell phone today and we put it all in a car that is pretty big inside. Four full-sized adults can easily fit in this car. SCRIPT: Bell says you’ll never have to visit a gas station again… because like a cell phone, you can charge your vehicle at home and have full day of travel the following day. CUT: (Bell) The average American drives about twenty-eight miles per day. So, we’re expecting this car to give a range of better than three times that. So, while it may not be the perfect car for everybody, if you’re really honest with how you’re driving your car today we think this will fill the bill just right. SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero to Sixty from GM.
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