82 miles per charge attributed to Spark
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Consol Energy cutting retiree health benefits, phasing out pension
- Stocks slammed as manufacturing slows in U.S., abroad
- EPA says greenhouse gas releases from wells, pipelines decline
- LNG exports get federal approval from Dominion’s Cove Point terminal
- Google Pittsburgh instrumental in fight against hackers, co-directors say
- Hospitals, doctors in Pa. received $32M in 5 months from drug, medical device companies
- Retirement planning is about more than just money
- Study: Wellness programs don't save money, but employee health improves
- With acquisition, PNC set to enter IPO market
- Western Pa. unemployment rate holds steady in August
- Trib 30 index of Pittsburgh-area stocks falls in September