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General Motors announces mileage numbers for electric Chevrolet Spark

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A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
A Chevrolet logo is displayed on a vehicle at Courtesy Chevrolet dealership in Phoenix, Arizona, January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will travel 82-miles on a single charge according to information released by General Motors.  The compact two door will go seven miles further on the battery charge than it's rival the Nissan Leaf.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Spark will get the equivalent of 119-miles-per-gallon based on their calculations comparing the vehicle to gasoline powered cars.

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