EPA Rates 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV 119 MPG Equivalent

Chev_Spark_EV_2014

Chevrolet announced Wednesday that it expects an EPA rating of 119 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) for the 2014 Spark EV. The all-electric version of the mini-hatchback will travel 82 miles when fully charged, Chevrolet says.

With a dedicated 240-volt (Level 2) charge, the Spark EV’s battery reaches full capacity in about seven hours. Chevrolet says the Spark EV can charge to 80% capacity in as little as 20 minutes with a direct-current Level 3 quick charger. It's also among the first cars to get the industry's new combo charger, which integrates all types of charging into the same connector.

Chevrolet says that the Spark EV's electric drivetrain, which makes some 130 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque, accelerates the car to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds. The efficiency figures compare well with other EVs. See how they stack up below:

EV_charge_times

Like many other electric cars, the Spark EV will only be available in select markets. Chevrolet plans to roll it out this summer in California and Oregon, but there’s no word on national availability. Pricing is still pending, but the car's 21-kilowatt-hour battery means it should qualify for the maximum federal tax credit of $7,500, for which every plug-in with a battery of at least 17 kwh qualifies.

Related
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: Up Close
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV: Photo Gallery
More Green-Car News

Comments 

sheth

The scion isn't even available for retail sale or lease so using it in the table is pointless. I'm pretty sure a few of those other cars can only be leased.

Sheth

Forget my previous post, I am paid by GM to post these comments.

Whatever the drawbacks of the cars, it's amazing to see such high gas mileage on so many cars

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com