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 |  Aug 02 2012, 2:30 PM

Chevrolet Spark EV

The Spark will be the first all-electric General Motors vehicle since the EV1 was discontinued and destroyed back in 2003.

The Spark EV will use a 114-hp electric motor, a whole 31 more than the standard Spark. Of course, that extra power should help offset the additional weight of the batteries used, and can help make the Spark as fun to drive as the Honda Fit EV.

The Spark uses nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries produced by A123 Systems. This should help to reduce charge times and can increase the usable amount of the battery’s energy, making it more efficient.  This is the same kind of high-tech batteries used by Fisker in the expensive Karma.

Chevrolet says that the Spark will arrive in 2013 in limited numbers, and to select markets.