GM's New Menlo Electric Car: 250-Mile Range, Roughly $23,000

GM's new electric car — called Menlo — will only be sold in China.
Brad Bergan
Source: Menlo Press Release / GM Corporate Newsroom

GM has officially launched a new electric car — called Menlo — with 250 miles of range, and a confirmed starting price of roughly $23,000. But it's only for sale in China, according to a press release.


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GM Menlo's interior looks smooth. Source: GM Menlo Press Release

GM's Menlo moves toward "all-electric" strategy

The new electric vehicle (EV) from the American automaker will definitely leave those outside of China's market jealous.

GM previously outlined an "All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions" in October 2017, and declared a new electric strategy to launch 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023.

The automaker also promised to launch two new electric cars based on the model for the Bolt EV within the next 18 months:

"In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV," said GM in a statement.

Since this statement, however, 18 months have passed without a single one of those electric vehicles, reports Electrek.

GM disagreed with Electrek's 2019 report and countered that they already released both vehicles: the Baojun E200 and the Buick Velite 6 EV — produced via joint-venture partnerships in China.

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The forward-sweeping shift action. Source: GM Menlo Press Release

Menlo splits the difference of missed promises

However, neither of those vehicles is even remotely similar to the Chevy Bolt EV, and both are only sold in China.

Months later, GM revealed its Chevrolet Menlo EV electric car.

That EV seemed like a more likely to succeed the Bolt EV, but the automaker said it would only make it available in China, but confirmed a range of more than 200 miles in November 2019.

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Sample view of the Menlo's side and rear. Source: GM Press Release

The new Chevrolet Menlo in China will be "available in four variants priced from RMB 159,900 to RMB 179,900 after national subsidies for new energy vehicles," according to GM.

As stated above, the price conversion puts the starting price at roughly $23,000. Click here for the full press release on GM's website, and stay tuned for the latest in electric car innovation.

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