GM has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which is debuting this week at the 2012 LA Auto Show.
GM has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which is debuting this week at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The 2014 Spark EV brings a small electric car to the Chevy brand and is expected to start under $25k after the federal and state tax credits.
When it goes on sale next summer, the Spark EV is expected to have among the best EV battery range in its segment and be the first electric vehicle to offer SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability, enabling the Spark EV to reach 80-percent battery charge in just 20 minutes. In addition to previously announced markets including California and South Korea, Spark EV will also go on sale in participating dealerships throughout Oregon, Canada and other global markets.
The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is powered by a 130 horsepower electric motor with 400 lb-ft. of torque. A more than 20-kWh lithium ion battery is expected to provide among the best EV range performance in its segment. The Spark EV is the first all-electric vehicle in North America to offer optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charge capability, which can charge the battery to 80 percent of capacity in about 20 minutes. A common on-board charging receptacle accommodates all three charging platforms – DC Fast Charge, AC 240V and AC 120V. It will take up to seven hours to charge using a 240-volt outlet.