The Chevrolet Spark EV has served as a loyal competitor in the affordable electric vehicle market but now the automaker is waving it goodbye. The new Chevrolet Bolt outdoes the smaller electric predecessor with a list of options and range that make it a much better choice. The price point between the two was relatively small as well, making the Bolt the vehicle of choice.
The new Chevrolet Bolt boasts an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a single charge. It starts at just under $37,500 before a $7,500 federal tax credit is applied. The Spark EV, for comparison, started at nearly $26,000.
The reasoning for cutting the Spark EV is two-fold.
First, the price difference between the Bolt and Spark EVs were competitively close when it comes to value. On top of that, the Spark EV was only available in three states and less than 7,500 had left dealership lots between 2013 and 2016. The new Bolt EV will be available in all 50 states.
Second, The Bolt EV appeals to a larger segment of the electric market as a larger vehicle. It also proves that while some automakers throw in electric vehicles just to have a few on the lineup, Chevrolet isn’t among them. Instead, the brand aims to create electric cars that are well worth the money while remaining affordable to most consumers.
While we here at Bill Crispin Chevrolet are sad to see the Spark EV go, the new Chevrolet Bolt certainly has us excited!