Chevrolet is producing the Spark EV, an all-electric model that will appear in select states and global markets in 2013.
Chevrolet has made the announcement that it is growing its portfolio of electrified vehicles with the Chevy Spark. The all-new for 2013, Chevy Spark, is a minicar that previously had been only available in other parts of the world. The addition of an electric trim will bring greater benefits and even more appeal to urban drivers. The Spark may be a subcompact car, but it is loaded with features for urban living. With the Chevrolet MyLink, a 7 inch diagonal touch-screen drivers can stay connected on the move. This small sedan has five doors to comfortably fit four and has surprising cargo room. The Spark is small enough to fit into tight parking spaces but has no sacrifice in safety with ten standard airbags. If all this isn’t enough, the Spark is offered in playful and exciting colors like Techno Pink and Jalapeno.
The Spark EV, the new electric trim, is going to use nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs from A123 Systems to power the vehicle. The Spark EV is estimated to have around an 80 mile range on an electric charge. It will be sold in limited quantities in select US states and global markets starting in 2013.
A big focus state in the US is California to meet upcoming ZEV mandate changes requiring automakers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission vehicles. Electric vehicles are designed for those living in urban areas that have predictable driving routines or short commutes. With rising gas prices and increasing demand for small cars, the Chevy Spark is hoping to hit both categories.
Electric Chevy Spark Production Announced