Usually we see that the actual production cars are a much toned-down version of the original concept cars showcased earlier. However, sometimes the reversal of the game happens as with the Chevrolet Beat. The US bound Beat Electric (called Spark in US) was said to feature a 60 bhp electric motor during the unveiling of the concept. However, GM seems to have given more thought and felt it wouldn’t be sufficient in a country like the US. So, instead of the 60 bhp motor, the car is likely a more powerful 115 bhp motor.
This has been jointly developed by GM and PATAC (Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Centre) based out of Shanghai. The motor is supposed to be powered by a Lithium ion battery pack. GM has however not revealed the range of this Spark Electric. It is expected to cover at least a distance of 100 kms with a single charge. The electric version of Beat is not likely to come to India any time soon because of lack of proper infrastructure currently and lack of commercial viability.