The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV packs smart performance and connectivity technologies into an affordable five-door urban mini car designed to make the trip as electrifying as the destination. Competitively priced under $25,000 with tax incentives, Spark EV is offered in bright colors including Electric Blue, Black Granite, Summit White, Silver Ice and Titanium. The interior features a combination of bright accents in Electric Blue and chrome.
Spark EV will go on sale next summer in select markets and 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. The battery system is designed to be safe, durable and reliable, and is warranted for eight years or 100,000 miles. The battery will also enable the Spark EV to reach 80-percent battery charge in just 20 minutes. Owners can coordinate charging according to departure time or during off-peak electricity rates. They can also manage and monitor the vehicle remotely via computer at OnStar.com or with a special Chevrolet Mobile App powered by OnStar Remote Link. The Spark EV comes with three years of standard OnStar service.
“When you engineer a technology-filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mph in less than eight seconds, customers won’t miss the gas,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America. “The Volt and now the Spark EV show that Chevrolet not only knows EVs better than anyone else, we also know how to help customers get the most out of their EV experience.”
Inside the Spark EV, critical vehicle functions are clearly and intuitively displayed on one of the vehicle’s two reconfigurable, high-resolution, seven-inch color LCD screens, including a confidence gauge that shows the expected driving range based on driving habits and other conditions.
Spark EV also will keep urban drivers musically connected with Chevrolet’s exclusive MyLink radio which comes standard and safely brings smartphone-based infotainment – including apps for BringGo full-function navigation, TuneIn global internet radio, Pandora and Stitcher – into the vehicle.
In addition to previously announced markets including California and South Korea, Spark EV will also go on sale in participating dealerships throughout Oregon, Canada and other global markets. Spark EV will be eligible for coveted high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in California.