The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV which is expected to make its debut at the LA Auto Show scheduled from November 30th to December 9th 2012 made its presence felt. This compact hatchback with an electric engine called Beat in India will be the first car in its category to have SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capabilities which will enable to vehicle to achieve 80% charge in less than 20 minutes. The vehicle also claims to have the longest range in its class with a 20 kWh Li ion battery. Priced under $25,000 is also a major attraction.
Chevrolet Spark EV is powered by an electric motor and electric system offering 130 PS of power and 542 Nm torque. The vehicle is capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in below 8 seconds. This five door urban mini electric vehicle goes on sale next summer and will be available in California and South Korea with limited availability in Oregon and Canada. Chevrolet Spark EV is powered by an electric motor and electric system offering 130 PS of power and 542 Nm torque. The vehicle is capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in below 8 seconds. This five door urban mini electric vehicle goes on sale next summer and will be available in California and South Korea with limited availability in Oregon and Canada.
Available in Electric Blue, Black Granite, Summit White, Silver Ice and Titanium, designer has created additional space and offered enhanced comforts in its interiors along with noise reduction features, 2 high resolution, 7" color LCD screens and a host of infotainment features to appeal to urban audience.
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, introduced in Los Angeles International Auto Show, packs smart performance and connectivity technologies into an affordable five-door urban mini car designed to make the trip as electrifying as the destination. It will be priced under $25,000 with tax incentives. With the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet accounts for more than 50 percent of all plug-in electric vehicle sales in the United States and Spark EV builds on Chevrolet's proven electric motor and battery development programs. 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.
"When you engineer a technology-filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mph in less than eight seconds, customers won't miss the gas, The Volt and now the Spark EV show that Chevrolet not only knows EVs better than anyone else, we also know how to help customers get the most out of their EV experience." said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America
Inside the Spark EV, critical vehicle functions are clearly and intuitively displayed on one of the vehicle's two reconfigurable, high-resolution, seven-inch color LCD screens, including a confidence gauge that shows the expected driving range based on driving habits and other conditions.
Spark EV also will keep urban drivers musically connected with Chevrolet's exclusive MyLink radio that comes standard and safely brings smartphone-based infotainment – including apps for BringGo full-function navigation, TuneIn global internet radio, Pandora and Stitcher – into the vehicle. Apple's Siri will ride shotgun, for customers with compatible (4S and newer) iPhones.
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.
Using a dedicated 240V outlet, Spark EV recharges in less than seven hours. Owners can coordinate charging according to departure time or during off-peak electricity rates. They also can manage and monitor the vehicle remotely via computer at OnStar.com, or with a special Chevrolet Mobile App powered by OnStar Remote Link. The Spark EV comes with three years of standard OnStar service.
In developing the Spark EV, Chevrolet set out to help customers conserve as much total energy as possible to maximize battery range. One important way to achieve that is by improving the vehicle's aerodynamics. By evaluating every detail of the gasoline-powered Spark, designers and aerodynamic engineers added the equivalent of about 2.5 miles of real-world range.
Spark EV colors include Electric Blue, Black Granite, Summit White, Silver Ice and Titanium. Inside, designers sought to create a comfortable and spacious cockpit with noise-reduction features and a combination of bright accents in Electric Blue and chrome. Its Typically different From The Indian Spark EV, The Indian Spark EV Has Same Electric Motor But With Less Feature.
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