By Anthony Capkun
November 27, 2012 – The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, introduced today ahead of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, “packs smart performance and connectivity technologies into an affordable five-door urban mini car designed to make the trip as electrifying as the destination”, says GM Canada.
At initial launch in Canada, Spark EV will be a fleet-only vehicle, and pricing will be announced closer to launch. It will be eligible for provincial electric vehicle incentives in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
GM says the Spark EV is expected to have among the best EV battery range in its segment, adding it is the first all-electric vehicle in North America to offer optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charge capability, which can charge the battery to 80% of capacity in about 20 minutes. A common onboard charging receptacle accommodates all three charging platforms: DC Fast Charge, 240vac and 120vac.