Next year GM is set to introduce the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which will go head to head with other electric vehicles like the Honda Fit EV and Nissan Leaf. The Spark EV is going to officially debut this month at the LA Auto Show, but GM has released new photos and specs of its newest EV.
The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is powered by an electric motor that generates 130 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of torque, which will accelerate the small EV from 0-60 mph in less than eight seconds. GM has also announced that the Spark EV will get a new SAE combo charger that will allow DC Fast Charging of up to 80 percent of battery capacity in approximately 20 minutes. Charging can also be completed in less than seven hours using a dedicated 240V charge. It also comes standard with a A 120V charge cord set.
"When our team set out to develop the propulsion system for Spark EV, we knew we had to provide surprising fun-to-drive acceleration with maximum efficiency," said Spark EV Chief Engineer Chuck Russell.
"Spark EV's battery has undergone more than 200,000 hours of testing in our global battery systems labs," said Larry Nitz, executive director of GM's global electrification engineering team. "This testing paved the way to allow our customers to do multiple DC Fast Charges daily to help alleviate range anxiety and improve convenience."
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