After three years on the market in California, Oregon, and Maryland, the Chevrolet Spark EV has been discontinued to make room for the Chevy Bolt EV.
“We’re excited to build on the great experience of our electrification program, including Spark EV, to introduce the first affordable, long-range electric vehicle, the Bolt EV,” Chevrolet spokesman Fred Ligouri told the . When the Bolt was first shown at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, officials believed the two vehicles could coexist, but after 7,400 sales, something obviously changed.
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GM did cut the price of the Spark EV in April of 2015 in an effort to induce sales; priced at just under $26,000 before incentives, the little EV was one of the cheapest ways to get your hands on 400 pound-feet of torque, an absurdly high figure for a subcompact hatchback.
It’s likely the Bolt will outsell the Spark EV in just its first year on the market. In January, Chevrolet expects 1,200 Bolts to find new homes in California and Oregon alone before GM rolls them out nationally later this year. With range rated at 238 miles, the Bolt gets much more range than the Spark EV’s 82 miles.