The all-electric Formula E racing series is about as forward-looking as racing gets, bringing together automakers and EV part suppliers in a unique and fascinating zero-emissions contest of speed. But while Formula E has some new and interesting ideas such as the social media-driven Fan Boost feature, the cars themselves looked like pretty much every […]
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Google has selected the super-fun Chevy Spark electric city car as part of a sweeping, ride-sharing pilot program in and around Mountain View, California.
Driving without cruise control, in ideal conditions, one Portland man was able to take his little Chevy Spark EV on a 139 mile drive on a single charge!
As the first pure electric car from GM since the ill-fated EV1, the Chevy Spark EV has a lot of weight riding on its adorable roof. Yet it seems as though GM has a small hit on its hands, with sales outpacing both expectations and production, and it has proven especially popular with younger buyers […]
For electric racing fans, there is no event more anticipated than the inaugural Formula E season, which kicks off next year. Several world-class cities have already been selected to host these contests of speed, and most of the schedule is already determined. This week though Bangkok was added as a host city, and Formula E also revealed what the Renault-designed race cars will look like.
Chevy first rolled out the production-ready electric version of its Korean-born Spark city car ahead of last year’s LA Auto Show, and by fellow Gas 2 writer, Chris DeMorro, took an up-close look at the car a few weeks ago at Detroit – with this very cutaway display, in fact. Chicago, though, was my first […]
Diesel-powered vehicles are gaining popularity in America, opening up many more opportunities for high fuel-efficiency and the use of biodiesel. But this next ride, a C4 Corvette, boasts a diesel powertrain that would shame even the most stalwart Corvette fans. But for those of us who cheer on the use of alternative fuels, the biodiesel-powered “Corvegge” is a vehicular wonder…and it could be yours for just $3,500.
Chevy’s all-electric and rather aptly named Spark was one of its offerings at the Chicago Auto Show, and the little car is ridiculously cute in person. It was the first display Jo and I visited, and it looked great. Power it with renewable energy, and you’ve got one of the greenest (and cutest) driving experiences […]
GM has been accused of killing the electric car after its failed EV1 experiment…but things appear to have come full circle this morning as GM has announced it will be building a 100% electric car based on the Chevy Spark mini-car. And yes, they will sell it here in America.
Across the Pacific Ocean General Motors has been doing good business, especially in China and India. And it was in India that GM chose to unveil an electric version of its Beat subcompact, better known in America has the Chevy Spark.
Chevrolet is building a diesel spark that gets over 65 mpg – and that TCDi badge on the back of a black Chevy Sonic (caught testing by a sharp-eyed team-bhp forum member) is proof. Don’t get too excited, though: despite the fact that this TCDI tester is based on the top-end LT variant (the rear wiper […]
There it is, this generation’s Joe Camel. Remember Joe Camel? If you’re over 30, you definitely remember the smooth-talking cartoon Camel that was RJ Reynolds’ mascot for Camel-brand cigarettes back in the 80’s and 90’s. Joe Camel was everywhere … until a federal court decided that you shouldn’t market products that may cause “serious injury, […]
While we tend to focus on the needs of the American motor public here on Gas 2.0, the fact of the matter is there are two huge countries who are going to dominate the transportation equation in coming decades. I am referring of course to India and China. GM and Ford both already have their toes in the […]