Chevrolet confirmed today that it will build and an all-electric version of the Chevrolet Spark subcompact. Known as the Chevrolet Spark EV, the model will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013. Of course, one of those markets will include California.
“The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. “It complements Chevrolet’s growing range of electrified vehicles, including the Volt extended-range EV and the 2013 Malibu Eco with eAssist technology.”
GM said that A123 systems will be supplying the nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs that will power the Spark EV.
“Our global demo fleets continue to provide insight into the needs of electric vehicle customers living in urban environments,” said Federico. “The Spark EV is another step in Chevrolet’s plan to provide customers with a variety of electrification solutions to address the lifestyle and transportation needs of people around the world.”
Details on specific markets, range, quantities and pricing will be announced later.
– By: Omar Rana