Chevrolet unveiled the Spark EV on Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show, a powerful electric version of its urban mini car.
The Spark EV's electric motor, with 130 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, makes it more powerful than its gas alternative and capable of hitting 60 mph in less than eight seconds. Chevrolet says the Spark EV will be one of the fastest electric vehicles on the market.
Another impressive part of the Spark EV is an optional feature that lets it recharge quickly. Chevrolet claims the Spark EV is the first car in North America to offer SAE Combo DC Fast Charge, a feature that lets the Spark EV charge 80% of its battery's capacity in about 20 minutes.
The car is also able to fully charge in under seven hours when using a 240V outlet. The Spark EV uses a 20-kWh lithium ion battery that comes with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.