The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV was introduced to the world last Tuesday, and we immediately felt a buzz in the air when it happened. To date, Chevrolet accounts for over 50 percent of all EV sales in the United States, and the technology behind the Spark really piggy-backs off of what we’ve already seen in the Volt by taking what already works and improving it.
First off, the 2014 Spark EV is expected to have the best range of any car currently in the EV segment. Plus, its motor and drive unit are expected to deliver best-in-class acceleration.
“When you engineer a technology-filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mpg in less than eight seconds, customers won’t miss the gas,” said Mark Reuss, the president of GM North America.
Also, the 2014 Spark EV will be equipped with two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens for displaying on-the-fly vehicle updates and infotainment. Our favorite feature, though, is the DC Fast Charging capability. With this, your Spark is able to be charged to 80 percent capacity within 20 minutes. That means no more waiting over night for a charge!
Although initial markets for the Spark are mainly in the Western United States, we hope it won’t be long for the Spark EV to reach Kentucky!