EPA rates Chevrolet Spark EV at 119 MPGe

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has been officially rated by EPA to provide a combined fuel economy of 119 MPGe, thus becoming the most efficient electric car in the United States. Scheduled to hit the market this summer, the electric version of the Spark is capable of returning 128 MPGe in the city and 109 MPGe on the highway. Thanks to the 119 MPGe combined fuel economy, it bests other models in this segment such as the Honda Fit EV (118 MPGe), Fiat 500e (116 MPGe) and the Ford Focus Electric (105 MPGe). EPA says the car will provide a range of up to 82 miles (132 km) which is the same as the Honda Fit EV but less than what the Fiat 500e can provide.

To refresh your memory, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has an electric motor developing 130 bhp (96 kW) and 542 Nm (400 lb-ft) of torque, working together with a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery. Chevrolet mentions the car will perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 8 seconds. Recharging the battery pack takes 7 hours from a 240V outlet or you can use a SAE Combo DC Fast Charger which in 20 minutes will charge the battery to an 80 percent level.

Source: Chevrolet / EPA

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