This article originally published on Gas2
by Christopher DeMorro
With 400 ft-lbs of torque and zero emissions, the Chevy Spark EV is an electric car with some oomph behind it. Consumer Reports was so enamored with the Spark EV that they recommended the electric variant over the gas-powered version. The first commercial for the Spark EV goes a step further, comparing the little electric car to…a Ferrari?
While it may have a range of only 82 miles, the Spark EV can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds. While not blisteringly fast, it’s a fair bit quicker than Nissan Leaf, which takes 9 or 10 seconds to make the same sprint. That 400 ft-lbs of torque rating also means the Spark technically has more torque than the Ferrari 458 Italia, though the Ferrari takes just 3 seconds to go from 0 to 60.
Still, as far as electric cars are concerned, the Chevy Spark EV is the fastest EV under $30,000 right now. In fact, save for the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, there isn’t a faster electric car you can buy for less than $100,000, though the BMW i3 may give it a run for its money.
So GM, when are you going to let this green gearhead get behind the wheel? You know…for science.
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