Engineer thinks electric cars will catch on, even in oil and gas regions.
Chevrolet is unveiling the plug-in electrical version of its "Spark" mini-car.
Chevrolet Chief Engineer Pam Fletcher said she thinks electric cars are marketable, even here in the oil patch.
"The cost of ownership not including gasoline is important, and there is a segment out there," Fletcher told KTOK. "It just fits into a multitude of soultions we have for varying transportation needs."
She said the battery can be charged to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes, and the car can accelerate from zero to 60 miles-per-hour in less than eight seconds.
Fletcher said the electric Spark will be available in the Spring, and will cost less than $25,000 dollars.