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2014 Spark EV

The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV has been EPA-rated at 128/109 MPGe city/highway with an 82-mile range, numbers that should make potential 2013 Nissan Leaf customers pay attention. The Spark EV’s combined rating of 119 MPGe beats the projected 116 MPGe rating of the Leaf.Of course, that’s not the complete story. The revised 2013 Nissan Leaf’s projected ratings of130/102 MPGe mean the Leaf will still be slightly more efficient than the small Spark EV in the city. As for projected range, the Spark EV comes out on top by 7 miles compared to the refreshed Leaf. Both cars, the EPA says, will take seven hours to fully recharge from a 240V source. The ultra-low-volume Honda Fit EV is EPA-rated at 132/105 MPGe city/highway with 118 MPGe combined, with an 82-mile range. The Ford Focus Electric comes in at 110/99 MPGe (and 105 MPGe combined) with a 76-mile range, while the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has a 62-mile range with 126/99 MPGe and 112 MPGe combined. Though the Spark EV has better highway mileage ratings than any of the above-mentioned vehicles, we’d argue that city mileage is far more important for an electric car. And with the Spark EV’s 128 MPGe rating in the city, it’s in the same league as the projected ratings of the 2013 Nissan Leaf.

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