Chevrolet to showcase Spark EV at 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Anita Panait, on February 14, 2013

Chevrolet will be showcasing its Spark electric vehicle at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show, slated on March 5 to 17. This will be the first time that the Chevrolet will be presenting the Spark min-car to a European audience, as the carmakers plan to sell the electric vehicle to selected European markets in 2014.

The Chevrolet Spark EV, powered by GM’s most advanced electric motor and battery system, is expected to set a benchmark in the performance of urban city electric cars in Europe. Susan Docherty, President and Managing Director of Chevrolet and Cadillac Europe, described the Spark EV as a “fun-to-drive zero-emission city car with intelligent connectivity.”

She remarked that the Spark EV will “resonate” in some of Europe's most technologically advanced markets. She also noted that the Spark EV is proof of Chevrolet’s ingenuity in delivering smart mobility solutions.

Powering the Spark EV is a GM-designed permanent magnet electric motor, which provides over 130 hp (100 kW) of output and 542 Nm of torque, allowing the electric mini-car to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in under 8.5 seconds. This allows a driver to experience sports-car-like acceleration in a small car. The Spark EV will be sporting a lithium-ion battery system of more than 20kWh, operating with the help of an active liquid cooling and heating system.

The Spark EV’s sophisticated battery pack allows the small car to achieve an electric range that is among the best in its class. The battery pack has been engineered to enable both regular alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC) fast charging. Chevrolet unveiled the Spark EV in Los Angeles in 2012.

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