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Chevrolet Spark pricing gets official

Chevrolet has offered up the official pricing on its Spark EV -- the little vehicle will carry an MSRP of $27,495. Even though the outright purchase price for the Spark is $27,495, people who qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit will be able to get that purchase price down to $19,995.
 
People interested in the Spark EV that live in certain areas of California could also qualify for up to an additional $2,500 off purchase price.
 
Chevrolet is also offering a very attractive lease option for the small electric vehicle that most people will probably choose. The lease option is for 36 months at $199 per month. That lease price puts the monthly out-of-pocket cost for the Spark on par with the Nissan Leaf and the Fiat 500e. The Spark lease does require a $999 down payment, which doesn't include tax, title, registration and other dealer fees.

The EPA estimates that the driving range for the vehicle on a full charge will be 82 miles. The vehicle also uses a SAE combo charger able to recharge the battery to 80% in only 20 min.

A regular, gasoline-engined Spark has an MSRP of $12,185 and get EPA estimated 32/38 mpg (city/highway).

"The Chevrolet Spark EV is the most efficient – and now one of the most affordable - EVs you can buy" said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. "Combined with outstanding infotainment and great design, the fun-to-drive Spark EV is engineered to impress."
 
The Spark EV will be offered through select Chevrolet dealers in California and Oregon beginning in June of 2013.

Source: Autoblog Green



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Hello
By bigi on 5/23/2013 2:06:43 PM , Rating: 2
This needs to cost 20-22K tops w/out tax credit.

When gas gets to $7-$10 per gallon EVs will get very popular quickly.




RE: Hello
By Spuke on 5/23/2013 5:36:53 PM , Rating: 2
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When gas gets to $7-$10 per gallon EVs will get very popular quickly.
I don't think they will then either. Range is still not solved. I DO think hybrids will gain in popularity though. In reality, even the fuel economy of hybrids would have to go up by quite a bit to absorb $10 gas. Wife and I have already taken steps to absorb $10 gas and didn't need EV's or even hybrids to do it either.


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