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Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

Review: 2014 Chevrolet EV

DC fast charging capability


Guiltless around-town

Lots of information and displays to energy usage

6-speaker system

Non-perforated leatherette don t breathe

Minimal cabin makes it difficult to converse on the using the hands-free Bluetooth

Range anxiety

More electric-only powered cars are available to the Eco-conscious and environmentally consumer. Welcome the 2014 Spark EV to the ever-growing list of that quietly hum along the and forever pass the gas pump in of a DC fast charger. Many of us are with the Nissan Leaf. Volt, and Fiat 500e. known EV cars competing in growing segment are the BMW i3 ,  Mitsubishi

VW E-Up. Ford Focus Honda Fit EV, and smart fortwo drive .

The Spark EV is driven by a electric motor which power from a 21-kilowatt-hour ion battery pack and drives the wheels. EPA estimates the driving of the Spark EV to be 82 miles. On a full charge, in mild California we were able to complete a 68 round-trip with sixty running at freeway speeds of 55 mph or and still have enough to go another 15 miles.

Notably, the Spark EV is much powerful than its gasoline-only It may be short on range, but where the Spark s engine makes 84 horsepower, the Spark EV s motor is to 140 horsepower. Likewise, torque from a sluggish 83 pound-feet up to a 400 in the Spark EV.

Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars

With performance of 8 seconds in acceleration, there s no reservations it comes to acceleration.

Although the drivetrain adds 600 pounds to the EV, it didn t feel like a car from behind the wheel, a to artful balancing of the weight front and rear axles.

The EV s MPGe and driving range is on par its competitors, but sets itself from the EV crowd with an drive personality and better average sprinting capability. The electric subcompact was fun to drive.  It well, and could be easily around crowded city along mountain switchbacks and coastal highways.

With a stickier set of tires, the EV could improve its cornering with ease.

Unfortunately, we did the ride a little rough. the accelerator made the car rush with that quiet and inexorable force common to cars, but whenever the pavement rough, we felt each and pothole. A short wheelbase and the small 15-inch wheels do part in diminishing the ride and Chevy likely stiffened the tuning to handle the weight of the

If you can live with the ride of the Spark EV, then affordability to the EV s winning character and is thousands than a comparably equipped 500e or Nissan Leaf. at the purchase price of $27,820 destination charges) of the more rich 2LT trim and throw in a thousand dollars worth of incentives, a $7,500 tax credit, and a rebate in California to get a capable, great small commuter for a price.

Here is how the Spark EV on paper to other cars in its

Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Cars
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