When Chevy let us take a little ride in the Spark, they really drove home one point: This is a car for young people that don't normally buy cars.
Now, there's an electric version on the way. Presumably for young, environmentally conscious people that don't buy cars.
At least it's affordable. The all electric Spark EV will sell for about $25,000, after tax breaks, when it goes on sale next summer. There are no range numbers yet, but it is supposed to be among the "best in the segment," which presumably means around 100 miles like the Nissan Leaf.
The Spark EV will also have a fast charging capability that will get it to 80 percent charge in just 20 minutes. That's pretty good.
Under the hood is an electric motor with 130 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque. 400 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. To put that in perspective, the gas powered Spark has 84 horsepower and 83 pound feet of torque. That equals 0-60 in less than eight seconds. Like holy crap.
And, of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention how the car has full iPhone integration for your apps, you kooky millennials you!
When the Spark EV goes on sale next summer, it will be available in California and South Korea, along with limited availability in dealerships around Oregon and Canada.
We'll get a closer look at the Spark EV at the LA Auto Show tomorrow.