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PORTLAND, — The Bow Tie Team has just the most efficient U.S. electric vehicle to their — the 2014 Chevrolet EV, with an estimated electric EPA of 82 miles. The MPGe fuel equivalent EPA-estimated combined is 119 (128 city/109 highway or 28 kW per 100 miles). The Spark EV joins an portfolio including the Chevrolet along with the eAssist and Impala, in Chevrolet’s quest for sustainability.

The Spark EV closely the regular Chevy Spark in its form and dimensions, but serves up design cues that at its pure electric propulsion, qualifies it for HOV access. The Spark EV is a 5-door hatch with for 4 passengers. The overall shape is of an exaggerated wedge.

The EV is readily by its lack of exhaust and blocked out grille sections — a lower air inlet, flanked by two sculpted inlets appear at the

Power for the 2014 Chevrolet EV comes courtesy of a permanent drive motor (105kWh) energy supplied by lithium-ion batteries in multiple linked modules (133) consisting of 336 weighing in at a total of 560 lbs. and 140 horsepower along with 400 of torque (more than a 458 Italia and a Porsche 911). is no conventional transmission, but rather a coaxial drive system drive shafts off each of the transversely mounted motor transfers motive force to the wheels with a 3.7 to 1 reduction. The EV is of scooting from 0-60 mph in a 7.6 seconds. The battery pack is low beneath the rear seat and its positioning results in a near weight distribution (49/51).

is an eight-year 1000,000-mile warranty comes first) for the direct motor and its components.

The Spark EV be available in two levels of trim: 1LT and Later in the production cycle, the 2LT offer a DC Fast charge capable of an 80 percent recharge a full discharge in roughly 20 for $750. The Spark EV may also be on regular household current a 120V which takes 13 hours to achieve a full

Another 240V recharging from Bosch Automotive may be utilized allowing a full in less than seven with a credit of up to $500 for the Charging may be managed and monitored using the Spark EV’s phone application provided by which is standard for three Interestingly, 38 percent of all EVs sold the country are in California, with rebates, infrastructure and designated providing a favorable climate for EV

When compared to an average vehicle, the Spark EV, which is on sale this summer in California and Oregon, can potentially its owners up to $9,000 in fuel over a five year not to mention reduced maintenance

The starting price for the 2014 Spark EV is $27,495 with a net as low as $19,995 after a full tax credit of $7,500 and an additional of $2,500 in California for residents. counties and specific regions even further supplemental or credits. The 2014 Chevrolet EV may be leased for 36 months for $199 per with $999 due at signing. The EV costs less than the 500e, Ford Focus EV, Fit EV (which is lease only), the i-MiEV and Nissan Leaf.

Only the Fiat 500e has range (by 2-miles).

The 1LT comes Chevrolet MyLink featuring a diagonal color touch-screen, wireless technology, a USB port, a trial of Sirius/XM satellite remote keyless entry, locks and mirrors, cruise foglamps and 15-inch machine aluminum alloy wheel with 15-inch Bridgestone low-rolling resistance rubber. The 2LT adds distinctive appearance such as: dark pewter heated front seats blue-ray stitching, a leather-wrapped wheel with silver and the available at a later date quarter 2013) DC Fast and Remote Stop Charge.

My 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV was in 2LT with an electric blue else?) and the dark leatherette The general price in California to $19,995 after full tax credits and the California rebate.

SUMMARY: Driving the Chevy EV is a total hoot. Punch the button and the power application is dramatically, which doesn’t do for the economy, but it’ definitely a much more fun and spirited behind the wheel. Regenerative is standard and aids in replenishing the charge level, extending range.

Even more braking benefit may be applied by the low range in the shift panel for runs.

The incredible 400 foot-pounds of delivers rapid and impressive and the lower center of gravity the gas-powered Spark) and ideal distribution provide a flat and ride quality that is quite comfortable. There’s no need for an external or integrated system as the Android and iPhone application Bring Go is available, directions on the MyLink screen. and Stitcher are also available with Chevy’s MyLink for entertainment and state-of-the-art connectivity.

The EV’s motor and drive are assembled at GM’s Baltimore plant in White Marsh, Md. The recently celebrated the Spark motor production, marking the time a major U.S. manufacturer has designed and built a complete electric motor and unit for a modern electric in the United States.

In the final analysis, the 2014 Spark EV is a great car for the city scenario that combines functionality and style in a visually package that’s also fun to drive — just and play!

SPECIFICATIONS:

2014 Spark EV

Base Price:

Price as Tested: $19,995. full federal tax credits. residents may qualify for an additional rebate.

Engine Type and Permanent magnetic drive 105kWh powered by lithium-ion in multiple linked modules square-shaped) 336 cells=560 lbs. 1000,000-mile warranty.

Horsepower 140 @ rpm

Torque (ft./lbs.): 400 @ rpm

Transmission: coaxial drive

Drivetrain: mounted motor; two-wheel drive, coaxial.

Suspension: — Independent MacPherson with side-loaded strut specially tuned coil and direct-acting. 22 mm solid stabilizer Rear — double-wall, rear profile; and specially coil springs 39 mm.

Brakes: Power-assisted four-wheel with ABS; electro-hydraulic; regenerative to maximize energy dynamic rear brake Stabilitrak and all-speed traction

Tires: Bridgestone low rolling P185/55R15 all-season blackwall Bridgestone low rolling resistance all-season blackwall (rear).

93.5 inches

Length 146.5 inches


Width: inches

Height: 62.6

Curb Weight: 2,967

Turning Radius: 33.8 ft.

Capacity: No fuel — all

EPA Estimated Range: 82 Combined — 119 MPGe

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