2014 Chevy Spark EV price range a cause for concern

By Posted 23 May 2013, 12:15

The 2014 Chevy Spark EV has now joined the ranks of other small electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf and the Fiat 500e, as you can not only purchase them, but also lease them for a fee of $199 per month. However, it’s the 2014 Chevy Spark EV price range that is a concern for us, and could create a dilemma for those who were considering this green option.

If you were to purchase the 2014 Chevy Spark EV outright, then the full price starts at $27,495 for the base model, although after a federal tax credit of $7,500, your final cost would be $19,995. However, where the predicament comes in is the fact that the gas-powered version costs just $12,185.

It would certainly take you a long time to recover that difference, although some people will not care about that, as they will just like the idea of having a quiet car and the knowledge that they are doing their bit for the environment. Although a few of them will still have in the back of their mind that the electricity used to power the new Spark can also be harmful to the environment – although not as much.

The Chevy Spark EV range is said to be around 82 miles, which makes it an ideal commute car or perfect for the school run. However, for those who need just a little more range, then the use of a DC quick charge of 20 minutes will top your batteries up by 80 percent.

However, there is a downside to this, firstly there is not as many DC Charging Stations as you would hope, and also the fact that giving your Chevy Spark EV a quick charge too often could reduce the life of the cells in the batteries.

For 2014 Chevy Spark EV specs and other details you can visit the Chevrolet website as well as view the video below.

2014 Chevy Spark EV price range a cause for concern