Tuesday, July 16, 2024

GM no longer offering new battery packs for Chevrolet Spark EV

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The Chevrolet Spark EV is an electric car that marks Chevrolet’s foray into the electric vehicle market. The Chevrolet Spark EV was sold from 2013 to 2017.

The car is based on the City Car Chevrolet Spark, which was launched in 2009.

With a long enough age, the city car type vehicle requires a replacement battery so that it can still be used by consumers.

However, the latest news is that the Chevrolet Spark EV will not get a new battery pack from GM. The manufacturer currently does not have the new battery packs in stock and is not planning on producing any more.

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The Chevrolet Spark EV uses a 21.4 kWh battery pack and a usable capacity of 18.4 kWh. With this battery pack, the Chevrolet Spark EV is estimated to have a maximum range of 82 miles (131 km) on a single charge.

But after four to five years of ownership, some users have complained about the loss of capacity and mileage of the Chevrolet Spark EV. Although the car has a coolant pack to control the temperature of the battery.

In 2014, GM no longer used Chinese battery manufacturer A123 as its supplier of Chevrolet Spark EV batteries. GM began manufacturing the Chevrolet Spark EV battery pack with the help of a new partner, LG Chem.

This new battery co-production with LG Chem has a capacity of 19 kWh, and is also 86 pounds (39 kg) lighter than the battery it replaces. This battery is produced and owned by GM to date.

GM in the EV Resource report said it has officially offered a replacement battery pack for the Chevrolet Spark EV. This condition puts the owner of the Chevrolet Spark EV in a dilemma.

With so little production, it’s unlikely that a third party will offer an aftermarket battery pack for this vehicle.

This is in contrast to other more popular EVs such as the Nissan Leaf which has a wide range of aftermarket upgrade options available.

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