Chevrolet Presents Spark EV Driving Tips For Efficiency And “Fun” (video)
The good folks at Chevrolet passed us a note about a new mini-film series – Spark EV Driving Tips: Adjusting to the All-Electric Lifestyle.
GM’s Chris Twarog, who is the all-electric Chevy’s Energy Integration Engineer takes us through some pointers on how to “maximize the fun and efficiency of the Spark EV;” although it might be a little bit of a stretch to include both of these mutually exclusive things into the same driving activity, Chris gives it his best effort.
Some worthwhile suggestions that are a little short on fun in the video include:
- “Use the temp button to turn off the climate control from using high voltage battery energy”
- “Drive at a slow and smooth pace”
- “Pick a route with flat level terrain”
Aside from the “fun” suggestions, the video is worth a watch, as it does give a primer on how to get the most efficiency out of the 82 mile (EPA rated) pure electric Chevy.
There is also a handy tutorial on some etiquette tips of owning a electric car that we wish more owners understood – like don’t unplug another electric car that is charging and don’t hypermile in the left lane; as well as how to be a good “EV advocate.”