The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released official fuel consumption and range ratings for the Chevrolet Spark EV today.
According to the EPA Chevrolet’s little electric car is capable of a maximum 82-mile driving range and returns 119 MPGe in combined city and highway driving.
“We’re poised to deliver to the market an EV that’s not just efficient, but also thrilling to drive thanks to the 400 lb-ft torque output of its electric motor,” said Pam Fletcher, GM executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles.
Spark EVs get their power from a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that puts out 130 hp and is covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile limited warranty.
Using DC fast charging, the Spark EV can regain up to 80 percent of its capacity in approximately 20 minutes, while using a dedicated 240V outlet, charging will take “less than seven hours.”
The Spark EV doesn’t quite beat the competition however, as Fiat recently unveiled the 500e, which tops the Spark EV with 87 miles of range, and a free gas-powered rental car if the owners want to take a long trip.
The Spark EV will be offered for sale this summer in California and Oregon.