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5 tiny cars with a green streak

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Chevy Spark LS
Chevy Spark LS © General Motors
  • Starting price: $12,185, manual; $13,920, automatic
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 28 mpg
    • Highway - 37 mpg (automatic)

The four-passenger Chevy Spark comes in a pallet of fun colors -- salsa red, jalapeno green and techno pink. It is a tiny car, with an affordable price and great safety features such as 10 air bags.

What is not all that impressive is its mileage at 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. But a new Chevy Spark EV model is on the horizon. Chevrolet has announced that it will produce an all-electric version of its mini car for sale in limited quantities this year in select global and U.S. markets, including California.

Chevrolet has so far been mum about further details of the all-electric version of Spark such as range, top speed and pricing, but don't expect the same rock-bottom price as the gas version. What makes this announcement particularly exciting to those watching the EV car market is that this is General Motors' first full EV since it launched the EV1 in the mid-1990s, according to Popular Mechanics magazine. The car was the subject of the 2006 documentary film, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"


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