Last week we told you about the all new Spark EV that will be hitting dealerships next summer. Today, only a week later Chevrolet announced some of the specifications and all we can say is wow! All of the technology, comfort and efficiency is going to be available for less than $25,000!
When the Spark EV goes on sale, it 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. This will enable the Spark EV to charge to 80% battery life in a mere 20 minutes.
Inside the Spark EV, critical vehicle functions are clearly displayed on one of the vehicles two reconfigurable, high resolution 7 inch color LCD screens. This includes a confidence gauge that shows the expected driving range based on your habits and other conditions.
Among the technology, the Spark EV will also offer MyLink standard. For those of you who aren't aware, MyLink brings smartphone-based infotainment - including apps such as BringGo Navigation, TuneIn internet radio, Pandora and Stitcher. Apple's Siri will also ride shotgun with you if you have an iPhone 4S or newer.
The Spark EV will be powered by an advanced electric motor and battery system. It consists of a GM-designed, coaxial drive unit and electric motor that together delivers 130 hp for instant acceleration; and a more than 20-kWh lithium ion battery is expected to provide among the best EV range performance in its segment. All of this is backed by GM's eight year, 100,000 mile warranty.
There are three ways to charge the all new Spark EV - DC Fast Charge, AC 240V and AC 120V. Using the 240V outlet, Spark recharges in less than seven hours. Owners can coordinate charging according to departure time or during off-peak electricity rates. You can also manage and monitor the vehicle remotely from your computer or smartphone using OnStar.
Take a look at these photos! For more information about the Spark EV or to find out about the Spark Mini Car (starting priced at under $13,000) give us a call at 330-SWEENEY or email SweeneySales@SweeneyCars.com
One last note! For those who are concerned with the amount of the room that a minicar like the Spark has to offer, take a look at this! Here's Sales Manager Anthony Garono demonstrating how much room the Spark offers. Anthony is 6'3 and you can see how much room he has when seated in the car!