Chevrolet has decided to discontinue the Spark EV with the last units rolling off the production line in the summer of 2016. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will become the successor to the Spark EV despite a previous report stating that this would not be the case.
“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,” said Fred Ligouri, spokesperson for Chevrolet.
First rolling out in 2013, the Spark EV had a 132 km range, and was originally available only in the states of California and Oregon. In 2015 General Motors added a third state, Maryland. Throughout its brief run in the market, the Spark EV only sold 7,400 units despite having a price reduction in 2015.
General Motors' Bolt EV will be rolling out on North American showroom floors in 2017. With an claimed 322 km range, double that of the Spark EV. General Motors expects Bolt sales to be at around 1200 units for the month alone.