In recent years, we’ve seen a huge spike in the number of ultra-efficient vehicles, thanks to the advancement of alternative fuel technology. The sheer number of vehicles with high EPA-estimated fuel economy is astonishing, and choosing the most fuel-efficient car can seem like a daunting task. But there are certain guides and publications designed to make it easier on the consumer, such as the EPA’s 2015 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Vehicles List, which was topped this year by the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV.
The Spark started out life in the US just a couple of years ago as a 2013 model, although the minicar had previously seen success in overseas markets. The EV version was announced by GM back in 2011, and the production version first met the world at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The Spark EV, which first began sales in the United States in mid-2013 as a 2014 model, returns an incredible 119 MPGe combined.
The 2015 Chevy Spark EV beat numerous competitors to be named Most Fuel-Efficient Car by the EPA. These competitors included the Fiat 500E, the Volkswagen e-Golf, the Nissan LEAF, the Ford C-Max Hybrid, the Kia Soul Electric, the Toyota Prius v, and the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. Not bad going!
The Spark EV is currently sold in California and Oregon markets, but its success could push it to other states in the coming years. To see the vehicle that started it all—the original Spark—stop by Boose Chevrolet today!