GM Sees Chevy Spark EV As 'Benchmark' Urban Electric Car

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV engineered to be fun to drive with 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds, comparable to Volt.

Published: 19-Nov-2012

DETROIT, MI- The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will set a benchmark for urban electric vehicles by offering industry-leading EV power, outstanding driving range, and exceptional fast-charge capability, according to General Motors Co.

The Detroit-based automaker said he mini car’s magnet motor can produce at least 100 kW (130 hp) and instantaneous torque of about 400 lb.-ft. with the coaxial drive unit, resulting in 0-60 miles per hour acceleration in less than eight seconds.

“When our team set out to develop the propulsion system for Spark EV, we knew we had to provide surprising fun-to-drive acceleration with maximum efficiency,” said Spark EV Chief Engineer Chuck Russell.


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