India’s Chwvrolet Beat is known as Spark in the American auto industry. General Motors have been working on to launch an electric variant of their Spark, which has been spied on various occasions. GM now reveals that the production of the new all electric Chevrolet Spark will commence from early 2013 in the US while sales are slated to begin in California from summer.
Chevrolet will be showcasing this all electric Spark at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled for end of November and auto enthusiasts can get set to see this all electric vehicle with an oil cooled, permanent magnet motor which is capable of 134 or 136 hp and 400 lb/ft torque. Chevrolet Spark EV will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (97 kmph) in below 8 seconds.
Enhanced performance and high level of efficiency coupled with its environmentally friendly engine, will ensure high demand for the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Spark. According to General Motors, this will be the industry’s first where SAE combo charger is concerned allowing DC Fast Charging of upto 80% of battery capacity in just 20 minutes. While using a 240V charger, the 2012 Chevrolet Spark EV will reach full capacity in less than 7 hours.
GM has also promised warranty protection for the battery for 8 years of 100,000 miles whichever comes first. Pricing and other details will be revealed when the vehicle goes on display at the end of November.