Chevy Spark EV rated at 119 MPGe image

The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced that the 2014 Chevrolet Spark is one of the most efficient electric vehicles on sale in the United States.

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is ending up in our news once again, this time with an official figure for the combined fuel economy. According to the car manufacturer, the “green” vehicle can return 119 MPGe, being over the Honda Fit EV (118 MPGe), the Fiat 500e (116 MPGe) or the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe). The model has a total range which is estimated at 82 miles (132 km), less than the Fiat 500e but identical to the Honda Fit EV.

“The Chevrolet Spark EV is a great city car which blends technology, functionality and style in an unexpected package. We built on the success of the Volt and the gas-powered Spark to offer an affordable, fun and efficient mini car our customers will love to drive”, said Cristi Landy, the Chevrolet small and electrified vehicle marketing director.

The Chevrolet Spark EV has an electric motor which is good for 130 HP (96k W) and 400 lb-ft of torque (542 Nm), mated to a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery. The model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 8 seconds. The battery can be charged in less than 7 hours from a 240V outlet, but with the SAE Combo DC Fast Charger system, it takes only 20 minutes to get it up to 80 percent.