Usually when somebody purchases the first vehicle on the market, nobody bothers to keep track of it. But if you’re 17 years of age, it’s a bit of a different story.
Alex Prell of Studio City, California, was in agreement with his father to buy him a car as long as he paid for the gas. But, Prell decides to show a little bit of cunning, and shopped for something that he wouldn’t have to fill up with gasoline at all. First, he tried out the Honda Fit EV, but when the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV emerged six months later, he found himself at Keyes Chevrolet in Van Nuys, and he took the car for a test drive. The rest is history.
Okay, so, daddy bought it. But the kid’s name is on the paperwork, we’re assuming. And, Prell, don’t go saying that it’s going to beat a 911 in a 0-40 drag race without having some sort of metrics, either. We’ve driven the Spark EV, and we loved it. But it’s not a 911, just as even though it has more torque than a Ferrari 458 Italia, it’s not about to win a drag race against it.
To read more about Prell’s story, check out GM’s Fastlane blog.