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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default [AutoGuide] 2014 Chevy Spark EV Review (And it's good!)

1. Electric engine creates 140 hp and roughly 400 lb-ft of torque.
2. Range is an estimated at 82 miles on a full charge. (21kWh Lithium pack)
3. The Spark EV is rated at 119 MPGe.
4. Priced at $27,495, the Spark EV will run $19,995 after federal tax incentives."

"To save on development costs, the Spark EV uses the same six-speed automatic gearbox housing, but with only one 3.17 final drive ration gear inside.... From a stop, up a steep hill or on the freeway, stab the throttle and the Spark EV thrusts away with authority; pushing you back in our seat with unexpected determination. Chevrolet claims a 0-60 mph time of roughly 7.6 seconds, which blows most electric vehicles away. This is also a lot faster than the gas-powered Spark and Chevrolet has had to upgrade the half shafts to handle all the extra power."

"So, a city car with more torque than a Ford Mustang GT is going to just obliterate the front tires into smoke, right? Well, not exactly, thanks to engine management and gearing."

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Review: Car Reviews
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