Chevrolet Spark EV - 2014

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Overview

Model:

Chevrolet Spark EV

Body style / driveline:

front-wheel-drive, four-passenger, five-door all-electric hatchback

Construction:

body frame integral structure with 60 percent high-strength steel

EPA vehicle class:

Mini-car

Key competitors:

Mitsubishi MiEV, Hyundai i10 / City Car, VW E-Up!, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus EV, Honda Fit EV

Manufacturing location:

Changwon , Korea

Battery manufacturing location:

A123, Livonia, Mich., USA

Motor and drive unit manufacturing location:

Baltimore, Md.

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Battery System

Type:

rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules

Volume/case:

133L / square-shaped

Mass (lb / kg):

560 / 254

Battery chemistry:

lithium-ion

Thermal system:

liquid active thermal control

Cells:

336

Electric driving range:

82 miles (EPA-estimated combined city/highway)

Energy:

21 kWh

Battery power:

120 kW

Warranty:

eight years / 100,000 miles

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Electric Motor and Drive Unit

Type:

electric, two-wheel, front-drive, coaxial

Motor:

permanent magnetic drive motor

Power:

105 kW / 140 horsepower

Torque: (lb-ft / Nm):

400 / 542

Final drive ratio (:1):

3.17

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Charging Times

120 V:

less than 17 hours (std., actual charge times may vary)

240 V:

less than 7 hours (std. charging capability but requires dedicated 240 V charging station; actual charge times may vary)

SAE Combo DC Fast Charge:

80% charge in about 20 minutes with Remote Stop Charge feature (opt on 1LT, 2LT)

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Performance

Top speed (mph):

90

0-30 mph:

3.2 seconds

0-60 mph:

less than 8 seconds

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent MacPherson struts with side-loaded strut modules, specially tuned coil springs (22 N/mm) and direct-acting solid stabilizer bar

Rear:

specially adapted compound crank (torsion beam) design with double-wall, U-shaped rear profile; and specially tuned coil springs (39 N/mm)

Chassis control:

StabiliTrak, four-channel ABS and all-speed traction control

Steering type:

rack-mounted electric power steering

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.8

Turning radius, curb-to-curb ( ft. / m):

33.8 / 10.3

Steering ratio:

16.0

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Brakes

Type:

power-assisted four-wheel disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; fully regenerative to maximize energy capture; dynamic rear brake proportioning

Brake rotor diameter front (mm / in):

256 / 10.1; vented, single-piston

Brake rotor diameter rear (mm / in):

258 / 10.1; solid, single-piston

Total swept area (cu cm):

front: 1187.4
rear: 949.4

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

15 x 6-inch machined-face aluminum (front)
15 x 6.5-inch machined-face aluminum (rear)

Tires:

P185/55R15 Bridgestone low rolling resistance all-season blackwall (front)

P195/55R15 Bridgestone low rolling resistance all-season blackwall (rear)

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

93.5 / 2375

Overall length (in / mm):

146.5 / 3720

Overall width (in / mm):

64 / 1627

Track width front (in / mm):

55.5 / 1410

Track width rear (in / mm):

54.8 / 1391

Height (in / mm):

62.6 / 1590

Front overhang (in / mm):

31.1 / 790

Rear overhang (in / mm):

21.8 / 555

 

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

Headroom (in. / mm):

39.4 / 1000 (front)
37.3 / 948 (rear)

Shoulder room (in / mm):

50.7 / 1288 (front)
49.7 / 1263 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):

48.0 / 1218 (front)
47.5 / 1206 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):

42.0 / 1067 (front)
35.2 / 893 (rear)

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

rear seat up: 9.6 / 273
rear seat folded: 23.4 / 663

Passenger volume (cu ft / L):

86.3 / 2444

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Capacities

Curb weight (lb / kg);

2967 / 1346

Generator cooling (qt / L):

2.2 / 2.11

Battery pack cooling
(qt / L):

6.0 / 5.7

Power electronics cooling
(qt / L):

2.7 / 2.6

Drive unit fluid (qt / L):

3.2L

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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