COLOGNE, Germany (May 6, 2013) – TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has sent a revised TMG EV P002 to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to defend its electric title. Based on data gained from last year’s record-breaking run of 10 minutes 15.380 seconds, engineers at TMG’s electric vehicle technology centre have generated more performance from the TMG powertrain to further improve that mark.
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Battery system capable of multiple DC Fast Charges daily SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The second entry in Chevrolet’s electric vehicle strategy, the Spark EV, will arrive in California dealer showrooms in summer 2013 with among the best EV range in its class. The Spark EV’s more than 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack or 60 miles will continue Chevrolet’s tradition of industry-leading warranty protection of eight years or 100,000 miles. Spark EV will be the first vehicle on the market to use the recently approved SAE combo charger for DC Fast Charging. The capability, available shortly after market launch, will enable the Spark EV to recharge up to 80 percent of its capacity in approximately 20 minutes. The battery system is capable of handling multiple DC Fast Charges daily. Charging can also be completed in less than seven hours using a dedicated 240V charge. A 120V charge cord set is standard. Charging can be managed and monitored remotely using the Spark EV’s smart phone application, provided by OnStar.