Chevrolet confirms new 2014 Spark EV

The Chevrolet Spark EV was announced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, and is expected to go on sale next summer in the US before filtering toward other global markets.

The Spark EV is likely to reach the UK toward the end of 2013 (though unconfirmed), with Chevrolet claiming that the car is expected to have the best EV range in its segment.

The five-door urban mini car is also expected to be able to reach an 80 per cent battery charge in just 20 minutes thanks to its SAE Combo DC Fast Charging technology.

Two seven-inch colour LCD screens prominently display vehicle information to drivers, alongside a new ‘confidence gauge’ to let owners know the car’s expected range based on their driving habits and other factors.

The 2014 Spark EV also features the manufacturer’s MyLink radio technology. MyLink is a standard feature on the car, and allows apps and other smartphone-based features to be accessible inside the vehicle. Apple’s Siri technology is also able to be integrated in the car.

“When you engineer a technology filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mph in less than eight seconds, customers won’t miss the gas,” says Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America.

“The Volt and now the Spark EV show that Chevrolet not only knows EVs better than anyone else, we also know how to help customers get the most out of their EV experience.”

Chevrolet has invested heavily in its eco-philosophy. The original Chevrolet Spark is a five-door city car with great looks and an affordable price.

A new Chevrolet Spark is available from £8,475.

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