(VIDEO) Chevrolet Spark EV: an electric city car with temper!
Announced last year it is at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the production version of the Chevrolet Spark EV will be revealed to the public, but the first press informations have already leaked, including an interesting figure, 0 to 100kph in less than 8 seconds! Would have Chevrolet developed a sporty electric city-car?
For comparison, the Citroën C-Zero, which already offers powerful accelerations reaches 100kph in just over 15 seconds!
The two in-wheel motors of the electric Spark indeed develop a total of 130 hp and 400 lb-ft (542nm) of torque.
The 20kWh lithium-ion battery that offers an "outstanding range" accepts fast charging: 80% in 20 minutes, batteries and electric components take place in the center tunnel, under the rear seats and in the trunk.
After extensive testing (already 200,000 hours combined) the first series units will be available in 2014, no price has been disclosed yet.