The Chevy Spark EV is only available in Oregon, California, and sometime later this summer, Maryland. If you live in one of those 3 states, however, Chevrolet has welcome news – the price of the base model 2015 Spark EV LT is now $25,995.
Lease options are being advertised as low as $139 per month for 39 months with $0 down.
California and Maryland Spark EV owners may also qualify for a $2,500 California state rebate or $2,300 Maryland excise tax exemption. Additional Chevrolet bonus cash is also available: $1,000 in California, $1,200 in Maryland, and $3,500 in Oregon. After full federal and state tax credits and Chevrolet bonus cash, the Spark EV could be as low as $14,995.
For those who live outside the 3 states, here’s something to consider:
I bought a Spark EV in California and had it shipped to Utah, where I live. The dealer was very cooperative. I did not register the car in California nor pay California sales tax. I realize someone probably got screwed on the ZEV credit. Was it GM or California? Don’t know.
I did not claim any CA incentives, but I am sure GM would like to claim their CA Zero Emission Vehicle credit for the sale of a Spark EV. I don’t know if they get credit when the car sells or when it registers in California.
From my perspective, I am only getting the federal credit and the Utah credit.
– David Schurig