2012 LA Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will start under $25,000

Here it is ladies and gentlemen – the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV in all its glory. The model will be making its public debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show tomorrow and will go on sale in California and Oregon with a price tag starting under $25,000 with tax incentives.

Power for the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV comes from a GM-designed, coaxial drive unit and electric motor that produces 130-hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The ‘fuel’ comes from a lithium ion battery that GM says “is expected to provide among the best EV range performance in its segment.” No official range was given.

The Chevrolet Spark EV will also be the first electric vehicle to offer SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability, allowing it to reach 80-percent battery charge in just 20 minutes.

“When you engineer a technology-filled, all-electric mini car that goes from zero-to-60 mph in less than eight seconds, customers won’t miss the gas,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America. “The Volt and now the Spark EV show that Chevrolet not only knows EVs better than anyone else, we also know how to help customers get the most out of their EV experience.”

Inside the Spark EV will get two reconfigurable, high-resolution, 7-inch color LCD screens along with Chevy’s new MyLink infotainment system with Apple’s Siri capability.

– By: Omar Rana