General Motors’ (GM) 2013 Chevrolet Spark EV will not hit California (and some South Korea) showrooms until next summer, but this little vehicle could become a game-changer among electric vehicles. The best feature? The Spark’s 400 lb.-ft. of torque that allow for smooth and kick-rear acceleration, from zero-to-60, in what GM claims takes about eight seconds. We could not take the Spark on public roads, but we were allowed to test drive these new EVs at the property at which we stayed. To get an idea, watch the brief video below:

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.