Chevrolet has announced its Spark EV, previously only sold in California and Oregon, will now be offered to customers in Maryland. The move was inspired by Maryland’s “strong commuter market and a good charging infrastructure,” according to Chevrolet director of car marketing, Steve Majoros, and represents Chevy’s committment to electrification and eco-friendly vehicles.
We quite like the Spark EV, so were happy to see it being offered on the East Coast. The electric city runabout is the most efficient American EV on the market, with a combined electric fuel economy rating of 119 MPGe and 82 miles of total range. Strengthening its case even more among Marylanders is its electric motor and drive unit are built locally at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md.
“The Spark EV has been one of the most well-received electric vehicles in the industry and customer demand helped make the decision to expand its availability to Maryland,” Majoros said in a statement. “Following the introduction of the next-generation Volt and Bolt EV concept, this further reinforces Chevrolet’s commitment to electrification and delivering more choices where our customers want them.”
Outside of Maryland, the Spark EV costs $26,685 before states tax credits. Maryland’s electric vehicle tax credit will lower the price of the car to $17,845 when it goes on sale at select dealers this Spring.