Chevy electric cars: What’s the difference?
Chevrolet has two electric vehicles that offer great driving benefits and a lot of fuel savings. The 2013 Chevy Volt and the 2014 Chevy Spark EV are two electric models that have sparked a lot of controversy. The real story about these models is sure to surprise a few people.
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
According to the Chevrolet website, the 2014 Spark EV gets about 128 miles in the city and about 109 miles on the highway. It also averages about 82 miles per charge. Surprisingly, the Spark EV charges in as quick as seven hours with the 240 volt charger. It comes with the 120 volt house charger that takes longer to recharge. Another outstanding feature of the Chevy Spark EV is the amount of passenger room that it offers at over 86 cubic feet of space. It also comes with all digital dash readout and three years of OnStar service. Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and TuneIn are all standard on this model; they allow for Pandora, USB-linked phones, and efficiency stats to be located easily.
The Chevrolet Volt
The fuel mileage for the 2013 Chevy volt is 101 miles for the city and 93 miles for the highway. The big difference between the Volt and the Spark is that the Volt only gets 38 miles per charge compared to the 82 miles that the Spark gets. The Volt comes with the same three years of OnStar service and the MyLink radio system. With the 120 volt standard charger it takes about 10-12 hours to charge the Volt to full capacity. Optional is the 240 volt charger that quickly speeds up charging to a fast four hours compared to seven for the 2014 Spark EV. The 2013 Chevy Volt is also Bluetooth capable, USB-compatible, and it comes with eight standard airbags.
The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV and the 2013 Chevrolet Volt have similar charging capabilities including comparable mileage. The differences are the amount of charge that the Spark EV can handle with 82 miles per charge compared to the 38 miles per charge that the Volt gets. Also, users with the 240 volt charger get a faster charge with the 2013 Chevy Volt at four hours charge compared to seven hours charging with the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. Either way, Chevrolet electric vehicles offer many benefits to drivers and can be found at your local Chevy Dealer.