Reva and GM India have been working together to produced an all-electric call for the average Indian. The end result, the Chevy e-Spark, was revealed at the New Delhi Auto Expo this week. With four doors, it is the first car of its kind in India.
The e-Spark uses the standard Spark’s exterior, but EV powertain is sourced from Reva. It will come with an automatic transmission that makes it easier to drive within the city. It will also have both a regular drive and boost modes in addition to regenerative brakes that charges the car’s batteries every time it is used. Finally, it will meet proper safety standards. Details about its fuel economy have yet to be released.
It looks bland and uninspired, but the e-Spark will change the view of electric cars in India, somewhat like the impact the Tata Nano had on the auto industry. Production will start later this year after testing is complete.