2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Makes Official Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Makes Official Debut: 2012 LA Auto Show

Boasting 130 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, the newest addition to the Chevrolet electric vehicle family has been officially unveiled at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV wasn’t exactly under wraps leading up to its debut in Los Angeles, but certainly caught the attention of California residents at the show. The compact electric vehicle will be launching initially in California, Oregon, Canada, and South Korea – but Californian residents will benefit with the highly-sought after HOV decal.

As for details, the American automaker unfortunately didn’t share anything new and no estimated range was officially announced. Given its 400 lb-ft of torque, the Spark EV might not have an impressive range – we’re hoping the American automaker debunks that in the near future.

Chevy did reiterate that the Spark EV will be priced under $25,000 after federal tax incentives and rebates, and thanks to the SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability, owners can hit 50 percent charge in 12 minutes and 80 percent in just 20 minutes. Ultimately, Chevy wants its Spark EV to be a real-world option for gasoline free, emissions free, fun transportation.

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