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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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By maugrimtr on 5/24/2013 10:54:20 AM , Rating: 2
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You never see the $7500 and any savings are negligible.


You mean the €7,500 I got off the tax bill? It doesn't appear negligible. You must be rolling in cash to describe it as such. May I suggest a calculator to ensure you understand reality?


By GlobleWarmingisbunk on 5/24/2013 3:32:07 PM , Rating: 2
First of all I am talking US Dollars not euros. The US Tax Code is written to shaft the people at every turn; Don't know a bout the EU's. Second I used the $40,000 as an example since it is 40% of $100,000 I know people that make a lot less and still pay 40% in taxes. The way the tax code is written the government will make it so most will never see the $7500. Trust the government to shaft you.

Also, their are people that do get their paycheck then have to pay taxes. I the US it is called 1099 income and those people know how F**** up the tax code really is.(They have to write a check to the IRS every year.) Most of those people own small businesses.

In the end all I am trying to say is don't count on a tax rebate, and the government will shaft you.



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