The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has been officially rated at 128/109 MPGe (e stands for “equivalent”) city/highway with an 82-mile range. Combined, the mileage numbers come in at 119 MPGe, leapfrogging the 116 MPGe rating of the Nissan Leaf while also undercutting the Leaf in price, with a starting MSRP of $25,000 (after incentives).
The Spark EV goes on sale this summer, beginning with California and Oregon. It takes seven hours to recharge it from a 240V source. In addition, the Spark EV is the first vehicle on the market to offer the recently-approved SAE combo charger for DC Fast Charging. The optional charger will be available shortly after launch and will allow users to recharge up to 80 percent of the Spark EV’s capacity in approximately 20 minutes, while being able to handle multiple DC Fast Charges daily.