After a few months of waiting, Chevrolet has finally announced the starting price of the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.
Based on the information shared by Chevrolet, the 2014 version of the Spark EV would be sold at $27,495 including the shipping charge of $810. Given this price, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV could be considered as a cheaper option for those who are interested in purchasing two of its closest rivals which is the 2013 Nissan Leaf and the 2013 Fiat 500e.
The price of the 2013 Nissan Leaf currently starts at $29,650 including the destination charge of $850. The 2013 Fiat 500e on the other hand is sold at a starting price of $32,500 including the shipping charge of $700. Since the Spark EV is quite cheaper than the Leaf and the 500e, many car experts are expecting that most EV buyers would go for the electrified version of the Spark.
Although the expectations provided by the car experts were most likely be true, Chevrolet anticipates that the Spark EV will be able to develop a significant lead over its rivals not only because it is cheaper but also because this is equipped with more impressive features.
To back this claim, Chevrolet revealed that the 2014 version of the Spark EV will be the first model in its class to be offered with SAE’s newly-designed combo plug that makes the vehicle’s DC charging faster. According to General Motors, the combo plug which is installed on the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV will allow the vehicle to be recharged to up 80% of its actual capacity in about 20minutes given that this will be charged using the selected DC fast charging stations that would be established after the vehicle’s launch.
Finally, Chevrolet has revealed that the 2014 Chevrolet Spark will be available in selected Chevy dealerships in Oregon and California in the middle parts of June of the current year.