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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV [w/video]

Side Effects May Include Grinning and Tire Chirping For anyone who has yet to experience the joys of indoor go-karting, you're missing out. Electric karts race around the inside of former big-box retail establishments, warehouses and the like delivering more excitement than you typically get from those rickety old concession karts powered by lawnmower engines. Since we can't afford anything wearing a Tesla badge, these usually come to mind when someone mentions an electric vehicle that's fun. After driving the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, though, our mental association might just be out of... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor
Power:
140 HP / 400 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single-Speed
Base Price:
$26,685
As-Tested Price:
$27,820
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