We consistently wonder why the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV hasn’t expanded into more than the two measly states the car is currently sold in. The 2015 Spark EV is currently sold in California, and Oregon, with Maryland sales starting later in 2015.
Yet, the 2015 Spark EV outsold the Chevrolet Volt by 15 units. Keep in mind, the Chevrolet Volt is sold in all fifty states. The 2015 Spark EV sold 920 units, and the Volt found 905 new homes. But the real story is the insane bump in Spark EV sales after the car’s price decrease.
In March of 2015, Chevrolet sold 151 Spark EVs. Then, a price decrease of $1,500 came, and a low, very low lease payment of $139 per month, down from $199 per month. April 2015 saw 920 Spark EVs as mentioned, a substantial increase in volume. According to Autoblog, 864 of the 2015 Spark EV sales in April were leases because, let’s face it, that $139 per month payment is mighty attractive. Factor in the savings from gasoline and it looks even better.
So the real question of it all is whether Chevrolet is now looking to expand the 2015 Spark EV into new markets. Annalisa Bluhm of Chevrolet communications says GM is always considering new states to introduce the car to, but has “nothing to announce yet” according to the report.
A shame, because the teeny-tiny Spark EV would make a great companion to the 2016 Volt.