Chevy Spark EV Commercial Has Oomph!

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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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4 thoughts on “Chevy Spark EV Commercial Has Oomph!

  • This is great! It will force Nissan to try a little harder. And Ford is likely to respond as well. Three or four large manufacturers going after the lower cost EV market is a beautiful thing.

  • Ford’s Focus Electric is a pretty sad statement. I’m personally very interested in the next gen of the all electric cars and only waiting on buying one because we don’t NEED another car just yet. Exciting times we live in 🙂

  • Daaayuuuum! THAT is how you sell EV’s. The Spark ad is what we need to see more of. Not little kids releasing butterflies or verdant pastures and forests under puffy clouds, but Power. Speed. Energy.

    Talk about the lack of maintenance required on an EV. Talk about never stopping in a gas station unless you need coffee. Talk about the space-age dashboards and silent driving. Hopefully Tesla will start running ads now that their production is ramping up to really show people that an electric vehicle can be luxurious and sexy, too. The Leaf and Spark can’t really go there, so I hope Tesla gets on TV more.

    • I don’t expect to see many Tesla TV spots soon, at least until they get the back order time down. They every car that make is not only already “sold”, but someone has made a down payment on it months ago. So why “waste” money on TV? They are getting orders as fast as they can fill them, just from the WEB and word of mouth.

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