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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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Oh well...
By Windogg on 5/23/2013 6:25:11 PM , Rating: 1
Those that hate EVs will always find a way put the worst spin on their point of view. No matter how low the price drops the haters will always find a way to make EVs sound like a bottomless money pit.

"$30K? I can buy a nice car for that price!"
"$20K? I can buy a decent car for that price!"
"$10K? I can buy a used car for that price!"
"$5K? I can buy a beater car for that price!"
"$2K? I can buy a nice scooter for that price!"
"$1K? I can buy a awesome bicycle for that price!"
"$100? I can buy a crappy bike for that price!"
"$0? I can just borrow mom's car for that price!"

EVs work for some people and not for others. Period. EVs work for me and the payback is about 1 year. Love only having to put 3 gallons of gas every 3 - 4 months in the Volt.

RE: Oh well...
By rountad on 5/23/2013 6:34:24 PM , Rating: 2
LOL at "$0? I can just borrow mom's car for that price!"

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