2014 Chevrolet Spark EV MotorWeek

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Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

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It was just year that Chevrolet their mini car, the to a U.S. market desperately ways to save on gas. And sales have taken it didn’t exactly fan the flames of for anyone hoping “performance” and were part of the equation. now there’s an all new, all electric that’s a little more and a lot more mean!

or as “mean” as a car can be. But with the Spark stepping the EV ring, it’ll take on weights like the Nissan newcomers like the Fiat and even plug-ins like own Volt. So it needs as much as it can muster; as efficiency alone won’t cut it anymore.

Luckily, the powertrain does attitude; and like Napoleon, the EV is a little car with a lot to prove. Its 21 hour Lithium Ion battery mounted low, between the wheels, sends juice up where an electric motor churns up 105 kilowatts, that’s 140 and a neck-snapping 400 lb-ft of torque.

we didn’t get to computer clock it, GM 0-60 time is under 8 and our intro drive certainly like it. We even managed to the front tires, as all that goodness is instantly available stand still right up to a top of 90 MPH. A dedicated Sport increases throttle response more.

Efficiency-wise, the Spark EV is on par other EV rivals, and its estimated 82 cruising range in mixed felt honest, and attainable. So as as you plan ahead, you can leave range anxiety behind.

Adding close to 600 pounds its gas powered counterpart, the all-electric actually achieves a closer front and rear weight Yet with near double the and five times the torque additional reinforcements were throughout the chassis. Specially coil springs for the MacPherson front and torsion beam suspension were added, as and disc brakes to all four

We admit “Fun to Drive” is a way to describe any driving experience, but it is the for the Spark EV. More so than any electric driver, the Spark has an power delivery, tight, ride, and a sporty responsiveness; all of will help you silently but navigate the urban sprawl.

For fans of the original Spark, little changes outside; and that has, was done so in the of efficiency. Front end design the same, with the upper now closed off, and active shutters below. Aero on the side mirrors, fenders, and on top direct and deflect airflow.

The continues to shine, with its simplicity now enhanced by a 7-inch LCD gauge cluster. Lifted the Volt, its range-indicating Confidence adjusts in real time to driving style and estimates a and minimum range. There are readouts for power consumption and and an integrated trip computer.

Chevy’s MyLink interface standard, on a second 7 inch LCD in the center stack. In addition to infotainment duties, it provides detailed readouts of battery and vehicle power use. on 1LT trim are cloth, with for the top 2LT.

Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

All the goodies, like radio, Bluetooth, and heated come standard. Cargo is down slightly, to 23.4 feet with the rear folded.


Government Fuel ratings for the Spark EV are, of not really needed, as there’s no fuel consumed or emissions But the equivalent combined rating is a 119 MPGe.

Charging is standard fare, a 120 volt trickle charger 240 volt capability, and the availability of the first SAE approved DC combo Charger, capable of an 80 percent in 20 minutes. We estimate a cost of $2.50 per home recharge.

only available in California and the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV in 1LT trim begins at $27,495. government incentives drop below the 20 grand mark. importantly, monthly leases are for as little as $199.

Going EV a natural fit for the Chevrolet Spark. And its powertrain is a monster within the car segment. So even if its sales start a landslide, it has already something far greater: making and the EV segment as a whole, impossible to

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Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

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