Lots of little ‘lectrics at the LA Auto Show (roundup)

Take a look around the 2012 LA Auto Show and you’ll see quite a few compact, fully-electric vehicles. Having spent about as much time creeping along at 20 mph on Los Angeles’ grid-locked highways and stopping-and-going on its crowded streets this week, I can think of no better city to get excited about EVs. We’ve rounded up the biggest players in this year’s small EV class, many of which are currently available to consumers or will be sometime in 2013.


Chevrolet Spark EV

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Chevrolet follows up its Volt with the smaller, simpler Spark EV. Based on the smallest model in Chevy’s current lineup, the Spark EV is simpler than the Volt in that it uses purely electric power–no gasoline range extender here. That omission will likely limit the EV to a city driving range of about 100 miles.

Chevrolet Spark EV hits 60mph in 8 seconds, charges in 20 minutes (pictures)

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