General Motors has released the official EPA ratings for the 2014 Chevy Spark electric vehicle, which goes on sale this summer in California and Oregon. The 2014 Spark EV has a driving range of up to 82 miles when fully charged and an EPA-estimated combined city/highway 119 MPGe, making it the most efficient retail electric vehicle available in the US.
The 2014 Spark EV is powered by a 130-horsepower electric motor with 400 lb-ft of torque and a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. GM estimates that it will reach 0-60 mph in under eight seconds. Spark EV will be the first vehicle on the market to offer as an available option the recently approved SAE combo charger for DC Fast Charging. The capability, available shortly after launch, will enable the Spark EV to recharge up to 80 percent of its capacity in approximately 20 minutes. Charging can also be completed in less than seven hours using a dedicated 240V charge and a 120V charge cord set comes standard.
“The Chevrolet Spark EV is a great city car which blends technology, functionality and style in an unexpected package,” said Cristi Landy, director of Chevrolet’s small and electrified vehicle marketing. “We built on the success of the Volt and the gas-powered Spark to offer an affordable, fun and efficient mini car our customers will love to drive.”
The 2014 Spark EV will start under $25,000 after the available federal and state tax rebates.