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Chevy Spark EV is America’s most efficient electric vehicle

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
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The EPA and General Motors have announced the official fuel economy figures for the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV and the tiny little Spark is officially the most efficient full production electric vehicle sold in America with a combined MPGe rating of 119 miles – beating the Honda Fit EV that previous held the title with 118 MPGe.

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV reaches that overall MPGe figure of 119 miles with 109 MPGe on the highway and 128 MPGe around town. That figure of 119 MPGe makes the Spark EV the most efficient electric vehicle in the US market, besting the 118 MPGe posted by the Honda Fit EV but the electric Honda still holds on to the title for the most efficient EV around town with 132 MPGe beating the Spark comfortably. The two vehicles both offer an estimate full-charge driving range of 82 miles but as unlike the Honda Fit EV, the Spark EV offers strong acceleration with 130 horsepower and a whopping 400lb-ft of torque.

“Being able to provide our customers with the best overall efficiency of any retail EV has always been a key target for the Spark EV engineering team,” said Pam Fletcher, GM executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles. “We’re poised to deliver to the market an EV that’s not just efficient, but also thrilling to drive thanks to the 400 lb-ft torque output of its electric motor.”

The Chevy Spark EV is bested by the Scion iQ EV but with production of the electric Scion limited to just 100 units – the Scion is not a normal production car. On the other hand, GM will build as many examples of the Spark EV as people will buy…just like they have with the bestselling Chevy Volt. Adding extra piece of mind, the Spark EV comes with an 8 year, 100,000 mile warranty that includes the Spark’s lithium ion battery pack.

"The Chevrolet Spark EV is a great city car which blends technology, functionality and style in an unexpected package" said Cristi Landy, director of Chevrolet small and electrified vehicle marketing. "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."

Production of the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV began last week and the first deliveries are expected later this year.

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