Chevrolet is placing its electrified bets on the Bolt EV, as the corporate introduced in the present day that it’s ending manufacturing of the Spark EV, the compact automotive with a comparatively meager eighty two miles of electrical vary. The choice to finish manufacturing of the automotive probably has quite a bit to do with the Bolt EV’s far more engaging choices, which embrace 238 miles of EPA rated vary.
The worth delta between the 2 automobiles doubtless would’ve made it onerous for anybody focused on an electrical car to go for the Spark EV, too – it began at slightly below $26,000, whereas the Bolt retails for $37,496 MSRP within the U.S., earlier than the federal tax credit score of $7,500 cuts that right down to a lot nearer. The Spark EV was solely bought in three states, and Chevrolet advised Detroit News that it bought solely round 7,four hundred of them in complete since its introduction in 2013.
Chevrolet’s Bolt EV is a a lot greater guess on electrical automobiles, however the corporate’s determination to half methods with the Spark EV exhibits it’s not concerned with maintaining EVs round only for the sake of getting some within the lineup. Watching Bolt’s efficiency shall be huge not just for the way forward for Chevrolet’s electrical automotive program, however for these of all automakers, since all eyes are on Chevrolet’s first try at an extended-vary, reasonably priced shopper electrical mass market car.
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