Chevrolet decided not to wait until the first press days of this year LA Motor Show and unveiled its new Spark Electric Vehicle (EV). The car, already anticipated by a concept, it is in full production form, and it will be sold first in California and then all over the US.
Spark EV is drived by a permanent magnet motor that produces 130 hp and instantaneous torque of about 400 lb.-ft. with the coaxial drive unit. This results in 0-60 mph acceleration in less than eight seconds.
With more than 75 percent of the propulsion system components borrowed from the Volt and GM’s hybrid truck programs, the new Spark EV is capable of delivering zero emission driving for a long term. Its 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack will carry on Chevrolet’s warranty protection of eight years /100.000 miles, and is capable of handling multiple DC Fast Charges daily.
Charging can be completed in less than seven hours using a dedicated 240V charge. If you decide to use Chevrolet’s SAE combo charger, that allows DC Fast Charging of up to 80 percent of battery capacity, you will be ready to go in approximately 20 minutes. 
“When our team set out to develop the propulsion system for Spark EV, we knew we had to provide surprising fun-to-drive acceleration with maximum efficiency. What we think customers will enjoy most is how fun Spark EV is to drive; it’s seamless and power is available at every stage of the drive,” said Spark EV Chief Engineer, Chuck Russell. 

Source: Chevrolet