Chevrolet all-electric Spark EV to enter U.S. market


Earlier, we have reported of an all-electric car from Chevrolet to the U.S. market, but GM didn’t tell us which vehicle it is. Now Chevrolet has finally revealed its all-electric car for the U.S. market, which is called the Spark EV.

Earlier GM has announced of the Chevy Spark mini car for the U.S. market by next year, and following with another announcement, the Chevrolet all-electric Spark EV will be available in the U.S. in 2013.

GM all-electric Spark EV was originally shown in India as the “Beat” earlier this year, and GM has intention of producing the Spark EV to the U.S. market as well. The Chevrolet all-electric Spark EV is designed for urban commuting, and it is aimed to meet stricter emissions regulations in states such as California and Oregon.

“The Spark EV offers customers living in urban areas who have predictable driving patterns or short commutes an all-electric option,” said Jim Federico, global vehicle chief engineer for electric vehicles at Chevrolet. “It complements Chevrolet’s growing range of electrified vehicles, including the Volt extended-range EV and the 2013 Malibu Eco with eAssist technology.”

So far, GM has not released much info on the Chevrolet all-electric Spark EV. But the company did however reveal that the new electric car will use nanophosphate lithium-ion battery packs from A123 Systems. And as for availability and pricing, GM will announce it when closer to launch date.