2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

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What's New for 2014:
  • All-electric version of Chevy Spark
  • Driving range of 82 miles
  • 119 MPGe rating
  • 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds
  • Top speed of 90 mph
  • Optional DC fast charging
  • Electric Blue and Titanium paint colors
  • Electric Blue cloth or Pewter leatherette

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is an electric version of Chevy's unexpectedly popular 4-passenger, 5-door mini-compact car. Compared with a standard Spark, the Spark EV receives aerodynamic styling modifications, a unique set of aluminum wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, and active grille shutters. The Spark EV competes against the Fiat 500e and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

Models and Features
The new 2014 Spark EV is sold only in LT trim. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power windows, power side mirrors, power door locks with remote keyless entry, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, floor mats, fog lights, and 15-inch aluminum wheels. Additionally, the Spark EV is equipped with automatic headlights, ambient cabin lighting, LED control lighting, trip computer, outside temperature display, heated front seats, and a steering wheel with radio and Bluetooth controls.

Remote vehicle starting and cabin pre-conditioning are also included in the base price, allowing the Spark EV's owner to heat or cool the interior while the car is still connected to a power source. This model also has a configurable 7-inch LCD gauge cluster with a digital speedometer and a driver information center that provides an electric powertrain efficiency gauge and a \"confidence gauge\" that displays real-time remaining range based on driving style and conditions.

Chevrolet includes 3 years of free OnStar services with the Spark EV, compared to the 6 months of free service usually included for Chevrolet models. Additionally, the Spark EV is equipped with a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch color touch screen, voice-recognition technology, and unique electric powertrain information displays. One year of free access to TuneIn global radio and Siri Eyes Free service is included with the MyLink system, and Spark EV owners can download a BringGo navigation app with Google Local Search for $60. MyLink also includes Bluetooth streaming audio capability, satellite radio, and a USB connection.

Options and Packages
Spark EV buyers can choose a 2LT trim package that adds leatherette seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel to the car. A DC Fast Charger is also optional, providing an 80% battery charge in just 20 minutes when using a DC fast charge station, according to Chevrolet. Dealers can install additional accessories.

Under the Hood
The 2014 Spark EV is equipped with an electric motor that generates 130 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. A 21-kWh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is positioned beneath the car's 9.6 cu.-ft. cargo space, providing 82 miles of driving range, according to the EPA. A single-speed transmission powers the front wheels, and the driver can select between Normal and Sport driving modes. Four-wheel-disc regenerative brakes capture energy and feed it to the battery pack while the car is driven.

Three charging options are offered for the Spark EV. A 120-volt charger and charging cord are standard, and can re-charge a completely drained battery in 20 hours using a standard household electrical outlet. A 240-volt charger and charging cord are optional, cutting re-charge time to 7 hours, but the owner's home must be equipped with a dedicated 240-volt charging station. A DC Fast Charger is optional, and compatible with municipal DC fast-charge stations. Using this equipment, a Spark EV can capture 80% of its maximum battery capacity in just 20 minutes, Chevy says.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV is rated to get 128 MPGe in the city, 109 MPGe on the highway, and 119 MPGe in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
The Spark EV has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as this overview is written.

Every Spark EV is equipped with 10 standard air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and a stability and traction control system. OnStar service is free for the first 3 years of ownership, and includes an Automatic Crash Response feature that summons rescuers when the air bags deploy.

OnStar also offers an opt-in service called FamilyLink, which provides the ability to find out where the Spark EV is at any given time. The system's RemoteLink Mobile App delivers unique plug-in reminders and low-temperature alerts via the owner's smartphone, and OnStar also offers Way Point Navigation for the Spark EV, allowing owners to plan trip routes based on charging station locations.


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  • Name LT (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26685.00 Engine City/Hwy MPG 0/0
  • Name LT (5dr HB) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27010.00 Engine City/Hwy MPG 0/0
  • Seats, front high-back bucket with adjustable head restraints
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual with manual recline
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual with manual recline
  • Seat, rear, 60/40-split, folding with adjustable outboard headrests
  • Trim, seat, Electric Blue Cloth
  • Armrest, driver, folding
  • Center stack trim, Blue Ray
  • Storage, lower center IP bin
  • Storage, front passenger IP tray
  • Storage, driver IP coin tray
  • Floor covering, carpet
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear with driver heel pad, EV logo and Electric Blue surging
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke, Silver accents
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Driver Information Center, 7" diagonal cluster with reconfigurable color display
  • Instrumentation, digital with speedometer, EV range projection and trip computer
  • Mobile application, OnStar RemoteLink app, requires compatible smartphone
  • Windows, power, front and rear
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Door locks, power, emergency unlock, automatic
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, located in front center stack storage bin
  • Keyless start, switch
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote vehicle starter system, passenger compartment preconditioning
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel-mounted
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Vehicle immobilizer, theft-deterrent system
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Air filtration system, includes odor reducing system
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Glovebox
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, dimming instrument panel cluster
  • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp with OnStar controls
  • Lighting, rear cargo compartment lamp
  • Driver foot rest, left side
  • Bottle holder with door storage pocket on driver and front passenger doors
  • Cup holders, 2 front and 2 rear
  • Shift lever, floor-mounted without console
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Console, rear, center with storage tray
  • Cargo net, envelope type
  • Cargo security shelf, rear
  • Shopping bag hooks, located on base of driver and front passenger head restraints
  • Trim, seat, leatherette
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped, 3-spoke, Silver accents
  • Wheels, 15" (38.1 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, front 185/55R15 and rear 195/55R15 blackwall
  • Tire inflation kit
  • License plate bracket, front
  • Liftgate trim, chrome
  • Rocker molding, body-color, lower
  • Moldings, chrome belt-line
  • Spoiler, rear with integrated LED center high-mounted stop/brake lamp (CHMSL)
  • Grille, unique solid upper and lower with active aero shutters
  • Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control and Daytime Running Lamps
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Glass, solar absorbing
  • Wiper, rear, continuous, with washer
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Charge port door
  • Engine, none
  • Transmission, automatic electric drive unit
  • Axle, 3.17 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Alternator, none
  • Accessory rundown protection
  • Battery, 520 cold-cranking amps
  • Battery, Propulsion, Lithium-ion, Rechargeable Energy Storage System includes liquid thermal management system with active control
  • Charge cord, 120-volt, orange
  • Charge control, programmable time of day to optimize off-peak charging hours with charging indicator light on instrument panel
  • Charger, liquid-cooled on-board
  • Suspension, front, MacPherson struts
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank
  • Steering, power, electric
  • Brake, parking, electric
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist
    • Hill Start Assist
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Brake Assist
    • Traction control
    • Air bags, 10 total (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, dual-stage, frontal, driver and right-front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, head curtain, side-front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all positions, front height adjustable
    • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for compatible phone; Pandora, TuneIn radio, Stitcher and Siri Eyes Free voice recognition smartphone compatible; all functions controlled through 7" diagonal color touch-screen (Includes (UW6) 6-speaker system. Also includes eco routing capability through OnStar.)
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, USB port and auxiliary input jack, located in front center stack storage bin
    • Antenna, roof-mounted

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