Chevrolet announced this week that its Spark EV will be available in European markets by 2014, and will make its initial appearance on the Continent at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March. The car features a 0-to-60 mph time of 8.5 seconds, 400 foot-pounds of torque, and a 130-horsepower electric motor. The company has not yet provided pricing data for the European version of the car, but U.S. models boast an effective price, after federal and state incentives, of approximately $25,000.
Have a look at the video clip above for a thorough, onboard summary of the Chevy Spark EV. The reviewers walk us through all the technological wizardry on the car’s interior. The dash-mounted screen offers selections for multimedia, mobile phone linkage, climate settings, and other options. The BringGo app allows drivers to carry their navigation data from phone to car, so any maps downloaded from anywhere can be easily synched to the car’s system. Many of the Spark EV’s display readouts and functions are quite similar to those in another Chevrolet, the Volt. This vehicle, however, is not a hybrid, but a pure-electric EV. The Spark EV has the ability to reach 80 percent of its battery capacity in just 20 minutes using a fast-charge hookup.
Chevrolet’s first all-electric car made its debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show in November. To charge the car up to 80 percent capacity from a standard outlet takes about 6 to 8 hours, but you can do the same in 20 minutes on a fast-charge hookup. After its LA launch, the Spark EV has earned positive reviews from test-drivers and the automotive media. The car’s interior features a pair of 7-inch LCD screens.
For more information about the Chevy Spark EV, see the automaker’s dedicated page for the car: