In a repeat performance, the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV hatchback was named The Most Fuel Efficient Vehicle for the second year in a row by the EPA and the U.S.Department of Energy. A key figure that helped the Chevrolet Spark EV cruise its way to another solid showing in the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide was its impressive fuel mileage equivalent of 119 per gallon combined which is higher than the smaller Fiat 500e, and the 114 mpge combined rating wielded by the bigger Nissan Leaf EV (the latter being one of the first entries in today’s electric car segment).
Along with its accolades, the Spark EV has been a pleasant surprise in Chevrolet’s sales, despite limited market availability and niche appeal. That said, at 400 lb-ft of torque, the Spark EV is highly entertaining to drive, with all of that instantaneous torque channeling through those tiny front wheels. Good enough for a 0-60 time of 7.2 seconds. It’s no Tesla P85D, but it’s worth checking out if you live in the Oregon or California market.