2013. Chevrolet Spark EV – first official information.
Company Chevrolet has published first details about the electric hatchback Spark EV.
The power unit Spark EV is an electric motor with permanent magnets and oil cooling capacityof 100 kW (130 hp), which instantly develops a torque of 540 Nm.
In combination with coaxial drive it accelerates an electro mobile to 96 km / h in less than 8
seconds. In addition to speed characteristics Spark EV has other advantages: in the mode of fast
charge its advanced combined charger SAE allows refill battery by 80% in about 20 minutes.
The system will be available soon after the release of the model to the market and will provide
electric car a highly competitive power reserve in its segment.
Traditional unique eight-year (160,000 km) guarantee from Chevrolet will apply to the battery
installation Spark EV with the capacity of more than 20 kW / h. In addition, its design provides
daily multiple cycles of faster recharging from a DC source.
Charging can also be done from the
network 240 through a special charger; it will take less than seven hours. A standard set of wires
is used for charging from the mains 120V. Management and control of the charging process can
be carried out remotely using the supplied by the Company OnStar application Spark EV for a
Chevrolet Spark EV will be available in the U.S. in the summer of 2013.