Built on most advanced technology of General Motors in the field of electric motor and battery system, the Chevrolet Spark EV is all set to attract European market with its first introduction in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The all-new battery powered Chevrolet Spark EV is not only a zero-emission smart green car, but delivers sporty acceleration and comfort driving dynamics, will be on sale in the selected markets of Europe from 2014.
The Chevrolet’s mini-car quick acceleration is delivered via top torque of 400 pound feet [542 Newton Meter] with best driving dynamics. The permanent magnet electric motor is the main source of power inside Spark EV which is capable of generating an output of 130 horsepower[100 kilo-Watts] and can accelerate 0 to 100 km/hour in under 8.5 seconds which is quite good for a green urban city car. The advanced technology of electric motor and lithium-ion battery system of more than 20 kWh, the Spark EV is capable to deliver an electric range which is best-in-class where battery pack featuring fast charging which is enabled in both modes normal AC[Alternate Curren] and DC[Dirct Current]. In DC charging the Spake EV can be recharged with 80% of its capacity in 20 minutes, while AC recharging takes 6 to 8 hours with a 230V outlet for full-recharging through standard charge cord. Here the lithium-ion battery can handle multiple DC fast charges daily.
The Spark EV has a impressive sharp exterior look which featured with various interior equipment like a two 7-inch full-color LCD screens, one serves as a instrument cluster includes easy to read battery an car status related gauges and the other touch-screen at the center stack shows infotainment, cabin climate controls and energy-efficiency data. A rear-view camera help to drive on reverse. The Chevrolet MyLink connected radio technology is standard features which with the support of apps helps to navigate through the smartphone for listening music on radio stations around the world through the internet. The MyLink users who have the compatible iPhone* (in 4S) running iOS6 can use Siri, which is a latest assistance system for eye free and hand free communication.
Note : * Siri requires internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.
Auto News Release Source : General Motors[Chevrolet]