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2013 Chevrolet Spark and 2014 Spark EV Announced

The Chevy also will a small fleet of electric

The Chevrolet Spark has taken the way to the U.S. market, although one car for which we haven’t minded Now GM is sharing more details, which gas engine we’ll get big one!) and news of a small-scale EV deployment.

A Brief History of Everything Spark

It was way back in when Chevy introduced a of small-car conceptsBeat, Groove, and and asked consumers to vote for their favorite. The Beat, a hatchback, won out. Its name was changed to Spark for the U.S. and it a set of rear doors. (We wonder if may have based their in part on the door countGroove and were both five-doorsand the Or maybe they just the green paint.) Chevy has promised the car for the U.S. with the plan being to put it in dealerships by Then some bankruptcy the car looked like it might not it here, and U.S. sales ultimately reconfirmed.

The Spark has now been re-reconfirmed, its on-sale date moved to the quarter of next year. It have the distinction of being the Chevy ever sold in the

Forgive us if we’re not terribly about this sub-Sonic We drove one in Europe shortly its debut there, and while Korean-designed and -engineered hatch has a chassis, even the larger of the two gas wasn’t powerful enough to its limits. That larger is the one we’ll get: a 1.2-liter making 83 hp and paired to a standard manual or optional automatic

That’s more power a Smart Fortwo andwell, the Smart. The Spark made our of 10 cars the world can keep for a

The U.S. and Canada will get a face-lifted version of the Spark, the most noticeable changes a deeper grille and restyled surrounds. And while the Spark is it won’t be the smallest car available It’s a full three longer than a Smart, and than a Scion iQ or Fiat

Like the Scion and Fiat, it only four, but the two extra should make the back easier to access. Don’t tons of legroom or cargo though; the Spark is almost 16 shorter than Chevy’s Sonic. It’s also than the three-door Geo/Chevy

Spark EV. Get It?

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Since cars size make the most for urban dwellersthey’re the ones the shortest commutes and the tightest spotsChevrolet will use the Spark as the for its first modern all-electric offering. Such vehicles are surprisingly abundant in this segment; Smart already has the ED. had its experiment with the Mini E, and and Scion are planning EVs of their As with the Smart and Mini, will be limited to a handful of around the globe, with being mentioned for the U.S. The EV also will give GM an to the Nissan Leaf, a vehicle advertising centers around the Volt for its range-extending gas engine.

Nissan’s offering is larger, of and was designed from the start as an EV; told the Spark wasn’t intended to carry batteries, likely means a cargo


Details are scarce on the electrified but we do know it will use a nanophosphate battery from A123 mounted below the rear and cargo area. Nanophosphate A123’s specialty, helps charge time and increase the amount of the battery’s energy.

the Volt, the Spark EV has a plastic-filled grille opening to manage the airflow required for the electric Unlike the Volt, its batteries can be recharged through the grid. aims to make the EV available in 2013, likely as a 2014

We’ll see if it can stick to its schedule time around.

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