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General Motors (GM +1%) says the EPA estimated the new Chevrolet Spark will boast a combined city/highway fuel economy rating of 82 mpg when it goes on sale this summer. The mark is double the rating of the much-aligned Chevrolet Volt and could increase interest in the all-electric subcompact. A single charge should last 75 to 80 miles and buyers can also use a DC fast charger which gives 80% of capacity in 20 minutes, according to the company.
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  • Your article, which is a rewrite of the Reuters article, does not define the correct Spark model. It is the Chevrolet Spark EV, not the gas model, that will have a 82 mile range, not 82 mpg which is a term only for gas engine models. Present Chevrolet Volt owners have extended their electric range over 40 miles, and some have passed 50 miles. So a Chevrolet Spark can surpass the 100 mile electric range, which is what the Nissan Leaf promised but never fulfilled.

     

    Wait until the Spark EV is available at GM dealers this summer (late June to early July) to fully evaluate its electric range. This will be the perfect city car with no gas burning, no heat, and less noise.
    24 Apr 2013, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • there is an error in your post ... The RANGE on the Spark is twice the Volt, not the Miles Per Gallon (MPG). The Electric Spark only has batteries and NO FUEL (except coal at the generating plant :) Volt has unlimited range actually since it has a ICE (engine) and works like any car if the battery is drained. Fuel Economy on the Volt is ~ 99 mpg, if I remember correctly. the original article by the way had this information correct ... mpg does NOT equal range .
    24 Apr 2013, 12:26 PM Reply Like
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