Detroit, Manufacturers American giant, General Motors is ready to produce an electric version of small car Chevrolet Spark. Currently the car is being tested at GM headquarters in Detroit.
On the official site of GM, this car will be sold in limited units in the U.S. and global markets from 2013.
“The electric car Spark is an option for consumers in urban areas usually drive in the short term,” said GM Chairman Engineer Jim Federico for electric vehicles.
Electric spark will accompany the line up electric cars like the Chevrolet Volt output and production of the Eco Malibu 2013.
Chevrolet Spark is also sold in Indonesia is a city-owned Chevrolet car which is also one of the stars in the movie Transformers. In some countries, this car is also known as the Chevrolet Beat.
According to the plan, Chevrolet will try his luck at the latest on American soil in 2012 following the Indian who had already prepared an electric delivery Beat.
This car will accompany the expansion of GM’s small car that was already filled by the Chevrolet Sonic in Indonesia sold as the Chevrolet Aveo.
Electric version of the Chevrolet Spark is designed as an urban electric car. GM reportedly will be able to remove the target of 2,000 units of this electric Chevrolet Spark in America each year.
In addition, the electric Chevrolet Spark is also arguably a response to the desires of GM’s U.S. government who want to cut vehicle emissions in 2025.
In India, an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark called by the name Beat Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) are powered by lithium-ion battery with 300 cells with a total energy capacity of about 20 kWh.
Batteries are being held this car weighs 270 kg which is at least able to bring the Beat roam as far as 130 miles under normal driving conditions.
These batteries can also be said to continue to work in temperatures ranging from about minus 20 degrees to 45 degrees and a rechargeable energy in less than 8 hours using a 240V electric power.
Battery power is transferred through a transmission with a single acceleration and gives energy to the electric motor to produce power about 45 kW.
The emergence of the Chevrolet Beat Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is also to be another face of the Beat / Spark. Because GM has also been demonstrated earlier version of this car gas fuel.