Chevrolet Spark

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Specs:

Range – up to 130 kms
Acceleration – 0 to 100kph approx 7.5 secs
Top Speed – 144 kph
Rear Cargo Space
Seats – 4 adults

Pure Electric
Charge Time – 7 hours
SAE Combo DC Fast Charger 80% in 20 mins
Powertrain – 105kW electric motor
Drivetrain – front wheel drive

Price: Around AUD $27,000

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In Brief

For the time being the 2014 Chevy Spark EV (Holden Barina equivalent) will only be available in Oregon and California.  This is a bit of a ‘muscle’ city run around with the drive unit producing 105 kW with 140 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. (542 Nm) of torque.  It’s quick and has better acceleration than some pricey high end sports cars. In contrast the petrol version of the spark produces a mere 85 horsepower.  It is well appointed with safety features and warranties – includes a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, eight-year/100,000-mile drive battery warranty, five-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain warranty that includes emergency roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, and a six-year/100,000-mile rust-through warranty.  Doubt we will see this in Australia any time soon.