Chevrolet Now Testing 114 BHP Beat EV


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114Hp Chevy spark EV spotted testing[clap]

In the latter half of 2011 General Motors announced that an electric version of the Chevrolet Spark will be produced and launched during 2013. It has taken a while, but we can now show you the very first pictures of a prototype that was caught while stopping at a car wash.
The Spark EV will be easily distinguishable from its standard counterparts by its restyled front fascia. Changes will include a new grille and redesigned fog-lights as well as a re-modelled rear bumper that no longer requires space for an exhaust pipe.

Power will be generated from a permanent magnet electric motor that produces 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS). Further technical details remain scarce at this point, but we'll keep you posted when more arise.

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why chevy has put wired paint on its bumpers?? anyways its great move. can we expect in india also in next some years?
 
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I really hope so, but this budget is not really electric car friendly as it was expected,read this article from the industry veteran Mr.Chetan Maini.

"This has been a rather disappointing budget for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry. There have been no benefit offered to the Industry and the increase in various duties/ cess will increase the cost of the EVs by 1 to 1.5%.

The Basic Excise Duty on cars has been increased from 5% to 6% which will result in increase of 1% in the car price. The increase in excise on parts (input) has been increased from 10% to 12%.

Budget at ET: Budget 2012 | Union Budget | Live Union Budget Blog | Railway Budget | Budget News | Economic Survey of India

Lithium batteries were exempt from customs duty, however the increase in Countervailing Duty (CVD) from 5% to 6% will increase the cost of batteries.

Overall, the budget is not very encouraging for the Electric Vehicle industry."

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Budget 2012 is disappointing for the Electric Vehicle industry, says Chetan Maini, Mahindra Reva - The Economic Times
 

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I dont think the EV version would make it to the Indian markets. Though i must admit the alloys are really attractive.
 
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