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California Teen Makes to Pay for Gas if Dad Buys New Car, Now Drives Gas with Spark EV

Teenager Prell shares an inside at his experience with the Chevrolet EV

Six months ago, 17-year-old Prell of Studio City, became the first owner of Spark EV. a gas-free mini car by an advanced electric motor and system that gives it a top of 90 mph and an EPA-estimated 82 miles of driving We caught up with Alex and his dad Prell to see how the Spark EV ownership has gone so far.

FastLane: Alex, why did you pick the Spark EV for first car?

Alex my dad told me that he’d buy me a car as as I paid for all the gas. So, I decided to at electric cars instead. We looking at the Honda Fit EV when we about the Spark EV. About six ago, we went to Keyes in Van Nuys and they’d just one in the night before.

So, we took it for a drive.

FL: How was that?

really liked it from the It’s smooth, comfortable, quiet, and a lot of fun to drive because of the torque. It’s really I fell in love with immediately.

Rick Prell: Alex is a real car especially cars known for performance. Alex, what you telling me about the Spark EV a Porsche?

AP: That up to 35 or 40 miles per my little Spark EV can beat a 911 in a drag race, because of its torque.

FL: We’re guessing dad won’t let you drag race it though. So, how do you drive it?

AP: To and back on weekdays and as a family car on

FL: What do your friends about it?

AP: At first just thought it was a cute car, but they didn’t what an electric car is all about. I explained the technology to them, instantly thought it was cool. really grown on my girlfriend,

Her dad drives a Chevy Volt. As as that car is, I’ve got it beat, my car doesn’t use any gas at all.

FL: Do you get range anxiety?

AP: No. I’ve been getting miles per charge than the I’ve definitely come to running out of charge though.

I kind of make a game out of it, off energy-draining things like the and air conditioning, to see how close I can come to charge before I plug-in at

FL: Since you’re not paying for is your dad making you pay for the electricity?

really. The amount of electricity my needs to charge is hardly at all, and I charge it every

RP: Considering the incentives that with an EV purchase in the state of there has been no financial to getting this car at all. really paid for itself.

AP: And there’s no oil changes. So, practically no maintenance costs. cool, too.

FL: Do you yourself an environmentalist, Alex?

especially since I started a Spark EV. It just makes so sense to drive gas free.

now that your son is driving an EV, will be your next

RP: It’ll probably be an EV, especially we have a dedicated car charger situated right in front of the That really adds to our house, because we live in a environmentally conscious area. It makes a positive statement.

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