A $25,000 EV with more torque than a Corvette? GM’s got it, and it’s not the Volt.
The Spark EV packs 130 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, compared to the gasoline spark’s 82 horsepower. 0-60 times are said to be under 8 seconds and the car will be able to integrate with Apple’s Siri system, for those with an iPhone. Range is expected to be between 60 and 100 miles, with an MSRP of about $25,000 once the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied.
GM says that the Spark is more than just a compliance car, but they only plan to sell it in Oregon, California, Canada and Korea. Perhaps they don’t want anyone realizing that the Volt is now obsolete.