Page 2 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV review Electric motor and $50 …

31 Мар 2014 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Page 2 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV review Electric motor and $50 … отключены

BMW i3 Electric Cars

Share This article

was the first automaker to offer Eyes Free and its first was the Spark. Eyes Free you interact with an Apple iOS from your car. the talk button on the steering and tell Siri what you to do. The driver or passenger can make a call, get calendar information, text messages, or play from iTunes. It’s interaction, nothing is displayed on the screen, and other apps are locked out.

This may be more of a lockdown some drivers want. apps can’t be fully by Siri (no info shows on the LCD) unless you disconnect the from the car.

The Spark EV on the

The Spark EV is quick enough. GM its own oil-cooled electric motor and powerful, with 140 hp (105 kW) and a 400 pound-feet of torque. All the extra is down low, with the 21 kWh ion battery pack under the seat, so it actually has a lower of gravity than the gasoline The 0-60 time is also around 8 seconds vs.

12-13 seconds. The slowest about getting going is for passengers to find the rear handle it’s at shoulder along the door’s trailing

My test car was Chevy’s Spark-EV color, electric blue. The carries through to the cockpit parts of the dashboard (old VW did the same thing). You will it makes the car look cheap or, to very cool.

The instrument panel is mostly with the requisite economy and floating balls that up or down depending on nice being to the battery pack. The indicator was especially useful, expected mileage remaining as a of possibilities: high, low, and mileage based on your driving.

For my most economical I started with a full and indicated 97-mile range. In 80 of urban-suburban driving with the Eco engaged and being conscious of my style, I ended with the indicator showing 15 miles of life remaining. Using the charger that comes the car, restoring the battery to charge took the better of a day.

Tweaks to hike Spark EV s

Chevrolet tweaked a half-dozen to help mpg. The upper of the engine compartment is sealed and the shutters on the lower intake only when air is needed to cool the electric motor. Low resistance tires boost mpg by

Tire deflectors, full-length panels and diffusers, and rocker smooth airflow around the The Spark EV also has heavier parts and bigger rear to deal with the electric s 3000 pounds. Like the Spark, there are 10 airbags, or one for 15 inches of length.

When I drove a gas-engine Spark, it bordered on painful. At 147 long (less than a coupe), the car zips around then labors to reach speed and because of its wheelbase 1.5 shorter than a full-size the gas Spark bucks and pitches on joints. But it’s cheap: list price, or $16,000 freight and automatic transmission for the model (1LT) that MyLink and an automatic transmission.

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Chevrolet":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Catalog ALL Electric Cars and hybrid/ News and Information about Electric Car and Electric Vehicle Technologies, batteries for vehicle catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Electric and Hybrid cars - Green energy