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

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

GALLERY: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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