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Spark EV can go 82 miles on full charge

Back in November of last year, Chevrolet started talking up its new Spark electric vehicle. One of the more interesting things that Chevrolet offered up about the small electric vehicle was that it would have impressive performance, being able to reach 60 mph in under 8 seconds.
 
Chevrolet also announced the retail pricing for the vehicle at $32,495 before the $7500 federal tax credit. After that tax credit is applied, the new Spark EV would sell for under $25,000.
 
Chevrolet has offered up some additional information about the Spark this week. The EPA estimated electric driving range for the Spark is 82 miles on full charge. The EPA gives the vehicle a combined city/highway fuel economy equivalent of 119MPGe.

Chevrolet says that the Sparky EV could save owners as much as $9,000 in fuel costs over five years.

“Being able to provide our customers with the best overall efficiency of any retail EV has always been a key target for the Spark EV engineering team,” said Pam Fletcher, GM executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles. “We’re poised to deliver to the market an EV that’s not just efficient, but also thrilling to drive thanks to the 400 lb-ft torque output of its electric motor.”

The Spark uses a 21 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that carries an eight-year or 100,000 mile warranty. The Spark will also be the first vehicle to have an option for the SAE combo charger for DC Fast Charging. This charging capability will be available shortly after launch and will allow the Spark EV to recharge to up to 80% of its total capacity in only 20 min. Chevrolet says the vehicle could handle multiple DC Fast Charges each day. Standard charging takes under seven hours using a dedicated 240 V charger. The vehicle comes standard with a 120 V charge cord.
 
The vehicle is set to go on sale this summer in California and Oregon before a broader rollout at a later date.

Source: GM



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RE: Incorrect
By mcnabney on 4/25/2013 2:51:37 PM , Rating: 0
Yep. It is a non-refundable tax credit. So you have to pay at least $7500 in Federal Income taxes in order to get it all.

So it is really a giveaway to the upper middle class.


RE: Incorrect
By BRB29 on 4/25/2013 3:04:36 PM , Rating: 2
How are you going to say it's a giveaway to the upper middle class when that money is probably from them lol.

The lower class typically pays less than the benefits they receive if you think about it. The difference in taxes paid between someone who makes $30k and someone who makes $100k is more like 10x.


RE: Incorrect
By maevinj on 4/25/2013 3:57:27 PM , Rating: 2
The person making 30k isn't putting in enough to reap the benefits of the full 7500. If they paid 1000 in federal taxes from their paycheck, and they still owe the governemtn 500, then they would only get 500 from the 7500. It's a tax credit. Say for somebody like me that pays around 10k+ in federal taxes a year. i would befenit because I could take the full 7500 tax credit.
There for it is a giveaway to the upper middle class because they can actually use the full tax credit.


RE: Incorrect
By FITCamaro on 4/25/2013 5:27:40 PM , Rating: 2
No just many of them are paying $0 at the end of the tax year anyway and then if they have kids they're getting money back on top of it.


RE: Incorrect
By BRB29 on 4/25/2013 10:42:21 PM , Rating: 2
I think you missed the point. The wealthier will always end up paying much more taxes.

If you are complaining about being poor and paying for the rich then it's false because they pay multitudes more than you.

If you argue that you are middle class then you're pretty much getting your money back.

If you argue that you are wealthy and paying for other wealthy people buying this car then it's retarded. Some people will benefit more from certain things than others. Overall, it'll even out unless you're cheating the system. There's a few bad eggs but most people don't cheat the system.

Either way, this is not really that unfair. If you want unfair, go bust the fat people cheating for welfare.


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