http://eogld.cloud.gm.com/dmdindex.htmsparkyps wrote:Any solid information on when the 2015's will be available?
I personally think our cars are already low 7 second cars. Better tires and less retarding of torque low down/off the line would even make them quicker. What I'd be disappointed with is the mid-range acceleration being less in the newer cars. Meaning...this current car hauls a%% from 25 on. I mean serious hauling. I've embarrassed some seriously quick cars to 75MPH.Chocula wrote:Faster 0 - 60 time of 7.2 seconds with less torque at 327 lbs / foot according to Chevrolet's website. I did not see any horse power ratings, but these numbers are probably due to the gear ratio change. The smaller battery pack may not be able to drive the motor as hard, be lower voltage, or limited to prevent excessive power consumption. Its also possible they are using a different motor, but that seems less likely.
Nashco wrote:GM claims so far have said the range remains the same despite the vehicle changes (gearing, battery capacity, weight, tuning). Nobody has been able to test a 2015 yet to see how it fares in a real world test, so the jury is still out on that. If you think absolute maximum range is your highest priority, I would say you can't make any assumptions without seeing some actual test data...but once a 2015 is out and can be tested, that means any new 2014s are all gone!!!
It probably depends on how occasional is your LA trip. Couple of times a year, I'd take the Surfliner and figure out from there, couple of times a month - the 2014 or 2015 is not gonna save you I am afraid. If this is one and only car you have in your household, the long trips would become too much of the range anxiety especially if you are planing on keeping with the fast lane traffic... You could quick charge in Irvine, but it still takes time and availability of the charger is not guaranteedsv650john wrote:Hoping someone who knows the math can answer this for me.
I'm planning on getting a Spark EV but I occasionally have to drive from SD to LA (100 miles each way) all freeway, with a quick charge before I head back.
Should I get a 2014 now or wait for the 2015?
Which one would be better for an all-freeway run?
I understand the 2015 will have a smaller battery but the gearing is shorter(?) so I think the efficiency on the freeway might be improved(?) yielding more range or do I have that around the wrong way?