4/25/2013

Chevy Spark EV Rated at 119 mpg-e

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Posted: April 25, 2013 at 1:20 amGeneral Motors Co. says its new Chevrolet Spark mini-electric sedan has been awarded an equivalent fuel economy rating of 119 mpg by the U.S.

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Posted: April 25, 2013 at 1:20 am

General Motors Co. says its new Chevrolet Spark mini-electric sedan has been awarded an equivalent fuel economy rating of 119 mpg by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

The little four-door, which goes on sale in California and Oregon this summer, has an EPA estimated range of about 82 miles.

The Spark EV is powered by 21-kWh lithium-ion battery and an oil-cooled electric motor that makes 130 hp and a stunning 400 lb-ft of torque. GM says the combination can push the car from zero to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds, making it the zippiest among city EVs.


The new model will be the first electric in the American market to offer the new SAE-approved combination charger. The system includes the ability to charge the battery to 80% capacity in about 20 minutes from a DC source. A full recharge from a 240-volt AC outlet takes less than seven hours.