This 542Nm Chevrolet Beat can do 0-100 kmph in under 8 seconds!

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012 - 3:17pm IST

The details about the pure electric version of the Chevrolet Beat (a.k.a. Spark in the United States) has been released ahead of its Los Angeles debut later this month.

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV cut section2014 Chevrolet Spark EV structure

The Beat EV was showcased in India in the summer of 2011. The car had a 45 KW electric motor, but the Spark EV that is going to America has at least 100 KW (134 bhp) of power, according to GM.

The power output combined with a colossal 542 Nm (wow!) of torque which is available from the word go would propel the small hatchback to 100 kmph from rest in less then 8 seconds. Now who said EVs are not fun to drive?

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV cabin2014 Chevrolet Spark EV battery pack

Mr. Chuck Russell, GM’s Chief engineer responsible for Spark EV said, “When our team set out to develop the propulsion system for Spark EV, we knew we had to provide surprising fun to drive acceleration with maximum efficiency.”

The pure electric hatchback derives its energy from a Li-ion battery pack which has a capacity of around 20 KWh. The battery pack carries a warranty of 8 years/ 1,60,000 km and comes with an industry first SAE combo charger which allows the customers to charge the battery up to 80% in 20 minutes.

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV2014 Chevrolet Spark EV controller and motor

The battery can be fully charged in less than 7 hours using a 240V outlet and the charging status can be monitored by a smart phone application. The battery used in Spark EV is exhaustively tested for around 2,00,000 hours.

GM has planned to start the production of Spark EV in early 2013 and to start selling the car in California in summer 2013.

GM has not released images showing the car in its full skin.


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4 thoughts on “This 542Nm Chevrolet Beat can do 0-100 kmph in under 8 seconds!

  1. sachin says:

    what will its cost in india.

  2. Tavleen says:

    134 bhp…awesome! Always knew EVs were going to be the next big thing. What did you say the range was in 7 hours full charge?

  3. Tristan says:

    The battery used in Spark EV is exhaustively tested for around 2,00,000 hours……..

    Say about how many hours is that in American hours?

  4. sri says:

    I really see the build quality of Chevy cars are really good but as usual Cars buit in India doesnt due to so called cost cutting 🙁


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!