I know the SS was a marketplace failure, but I have been reading up on the Tesla Model S, upcoming Model 3, and the impressive new Chevrolet Bolt....and I'm starting to think that Chevrolet's halo sports sedan should be modeling the Tesla S more than a BMW 5 series or Corvette.
I seriously General Motors needs to work on a rear wheel drive chassis that is optimized to be a fully electric vehicle. Some people are reporting that the Bolt can achieve up to 250 miles on a charge, and that cars with a 30% gain in range over the Bolt is probably less than 5 years away. Everything I've read about the technology in that car is very impressive, but the criticism is that it does not offer sexy styling like the Model S.
Could Chevrolet sell a 250 mile range fully electric rear drive sports sedan for $55,000? A Cadillac with similar underpinnings and the latest autonomous driving capability could probably fetch $75,000 or more. Both would have the benefit of a wide network of dealerships, which could also be hosts for DC charging stations.