2014 Chevrolet Spark EV introduced, to be unveiled at 2012 LA Auto Show (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Nov 27, 2012 in Automobile, Technology, United States •
General Motors (GM) introduced its 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV this Tuesday, November 27, 2012, as shown in the photo below, and will be formally unveiled at 2012 LA Auto Show, which will start this coming Friday, November 30 and will run until Sunday, December 9, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
Image Credit: GM.com
According to a press release by GM on its official press site this Tuesday, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is an affordable five-door all-electric urban mini car, which will be priced below $25,000 with tax incentives. It will go on sale this summer in California, Oregon, Canada, and South Korea, where it was manufactured.
As noted by GM, it is the first all-electric vehicle in North America that will offer an optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charge capability, which can charge the battery up to 80 percent of capacity in about 20 minutes and is being expected to have among the best EV battery range in its segment.
“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.” Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, was quoted in the report, with the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV to be unveiled in public this Wednesday, November 28.
“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.” Reuss added, with the vehicle to be powered by an advanced electric motor and battery system.
As GM have noted, the power for this 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will come from a GM-designed, coaxial drive unit and electric motor that together can deliver 130 hp (110 kW) and 400 lb.-ft. (542 Nm) of torque for instant acceleration, and supported by a more than 20-kWh lithium ion battery.
Spark EV‘s battery life is warranted for eight years or 100,000 miles, with the battery consisting of a 560-pound (254 kg) square lithium-ion battery pack with a volume of 133 liters, and contains 336 prismatic cells, and was said to have been tested for more than 200,000 hours in GM‘s global battery systems labs.
For the vehicle’s interior, critical vehicle functions will be displayed clearly on one of the car’s two reconfigurable, high-resolution, seven-inch color LCD screens. Drivers will be musically connected with Chevrolet‘s exclusive MyLink radio, along with various apps including Apple‘s voice assistant Siri.
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