The Electric Spark

sparkWill there be another electric Chevrolet vehicle in the showrooms around the same time as the Chevy Volt?

The “e-Spark” is GM India’s bold move into the Battery Powered Electric Vehicles and will be India’s first 4 door Passenger Electric Vehicle! The e-Spark is a local initiative of GM India in collaboration with Reva Electric Car Company.

This is an initiative that has the ability to re-define how automotive companies in India plan for future mobility solutions keeping the carbon footprints and environmental issues in mind. The e-Spark will be one of the leading platforms of GM India in its Drive to Green initiative.

The e-Spark is a true Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). It is going to be based on the existing Chevrolet Spark architecture and will be powered by the RECC EV powertrain. The vehicle will be equipped with a host of smart consumer friendly features.

This car will seat four and the 4 doors will allow for ease of entry and exit. The e-Spark will be an “automatic drive” car owing to its unique propulsion system and that will make it ideal for dense city traffic conditions.

Interior of a conventional four-door Chevrolet Spark
Interior of a conventional four-door Chevrolet Spark

The easy drive system will be coupled with an equally informative and intelligent Driver Display System that will provide all necessary and vital signals on the dashboard, easily visible to the driver.

The Electric Drive AC Motor provides 100% torque on tap as soon as the accelerator pedal is pressed down. While this gives fast acceleration the e-Spark will feature two distinct drive modes that will provide power to the vehicle through a high torque AC electric motor.

Regular Drive Mode will give the best battery performance while Boost Mode will provide additional torque to the driver for a short time span when hard acceleration is needed.

No details of range have yet been released but the e-Spark will be launched by the end of this year.

The Electric Spark
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