It’s somewhat shocking to think that a long 14 years lapsed between the termination of GM’s first all-electric vehicle – the EV1, in 1999 – and the launch of the Chevrolet Spark EV. Since the car’s introduction in select markets in 2013, General Motors has been slow to work toward a more broad release for the electric car, with plans to bring it to its first East Coast market later this year.
Nevertheless, Chevrolet is rolling out the advertising, having just published these two ads to the automaker’s official YouTube channel. Not surprisingly, the ads center on the utility (and novelty) of the electric powertrain.
The 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV can travel 82 miles on a full battery charge – not quite a tremendous range, but safely more than the average consumer needs to commute to work or the grocery store. And, it accomplishes that with a mere 21.3 kWh of capacity, which can be charged up to 80 percent in 20 minutes with the fastest available charger. Should you spring for the optional 240 V charger in your own home, charge time is still a very manageable 7 hours (compared to 17 hours with the standard 120 V unit).
Don’t take our word for it; watch the ads below for Chevy’s presentation of the important numbers.