2014 Chevy Spark EV Overview
2014 Chevy Spark EV Exterior
There’s really only one word to describe the exterior of a 2014 Chevy Spark EV—spunky. With a grounded stance that throws a confident attitude in your face, the Spark EV has an energetic appearance that reminds us a bit of a Jack Russell terrier. A prominent upper grill and lean, muscular design create an aerodynamic silhouette, allowing the compact electric car to get optimal driving range. Add the hidden rear door handles and five different colors to choose from, and there’s no denying that the 2014 Spark EV is one cool car.
2014 Chevy Spark EV Performance
The 2014 Chevy Spark EV is a car built for city driving with a 105-kW electric motor, which gets a decent 140 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Paired with the motor is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack with 21 kilowatt hours of capacity, allowing the EV to recharge in seven hours at 240 volts.
2014 Chevy Spark EV Efficiency
Completely gasoline-free, the 2014 Spark EV boasts an impressive 82 miles of driving range on the combined city/highway driving cycle. According to the EPA, the Spark EV’s energy consumption is estimated at 28 kWh used every 100 miles—keep in mind, the lower the number the better.
2014 Chevy Spark EV Interior
If you’re looking for a luxurious, over-the-top interior, the 2014 Spark EV isn’t really for you, but if simplicity is more your thing, look no further. A refreshingly uncomplicated dashboard uses clean lines, a motorcycle-like instrument cluster, and a large central touchscreen to create a no muss, no fuss atmosphere that is almost relaxing in its quality. Simple graphics allow you to know just how much charge and driving range is left on the battery, while the MyLink infotainment system has crisp graphics and easy-to-use menus. It even keeps you easily connected with smartphone app integration. For such a small car, there’s a huge amount of room, though the back isn’t exactly the roomiest in the car industry. It’s definitely a car built for short trips and commuting, so keep that in mind as you consider purchasing the 2014 Chevy Spark EV.
2014 Chevy Spark EV Safety
Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear-seat side airbags, and front-seat knee airbags. Six months of OnStar service also comes standard, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, and many other terrific assistance programs.