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By The Associated Press
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

General Motors says the battery-powered version of its Chevrolet Spark mini-car can travel up to 82 miles on a single charge, putting it among the leaders in mass-market electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

The Spark EV also gets the equivalent of 119 miles per gallon in testing monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. GM says that makes it the most efficient car available for sale to the public. The figure is for combined city and highway driving. The tiny Chevrolet goes on sale in July in Oregon and California. GM hasn't released the price but said it will be less than $32,500, excluding a $7,500 federal tax credit. The company also hasn't said when it will go on sale in other states.

 

 
 


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