LA Auto Show 2013: New Chevy Spark-EV - No Need to Fill'er UP - New York News

From Meteorologist Pablo Pereira

LA Auto Show 2013: New Chevy Spark-EV - No Longer a Need to Fill'er Up

Posted: Updated:

This years LA Auto Show is unveiling a number of new all electric cars. One attracting quite a bit of attention is the New Chevy Spark-EV that went on sale last summer.

All electric cars are becoming more affordable, and more popular, in part due to a campaign to place 1 million electric vehicles on California roads in the next ten years. That is especially true here in California - which remains the king of hybrid & all electric cars.

I spent the day at the Los Angeles Auto Show Press Day last week in search of the greenest cars on the planet.

I selected four all-electric vehicles to blog about. Two new for 2014, the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. I also looked at two late-model 2013 all-electric cars, the Fiat 500e and the Chevy Spark-EV

For this Blog - we look at the new Chevy Spark-EV.  Released earlier this year, this all-electric is fast becoming the EV hard to find.

The car is only available in California and Oregon, and it has only been on sale in those two states since June. But sales are exceeding expectations, Dale Sullivan, regional director of Chevrolet for General Motors Western Region told PluginCars.com. "It is way over our expectation," he said. "Keeping a good quantity in stock is the biggest problem we have."

The Spark EV, which is currently produced only in Korea, is the only pure electric vehicle General Motors offers. By comparison, the Chevy Volt range-extended electric vehicle sold 1,027 units in October alone in the 14-state Western Region, said Sullivan. More than half of those Volt sales were in California, he added. (Total U.S. sales of the Volt in October were 2,022 units.

The Spark EV has a base price of $26,685 MSRP before any tax credits. Buyers are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, as well as a $2,500 credit in California and $1,500 in Oregon. It is the cheapest of the four vehicles we have looked at.

I met up with a Chevy spokesperson for an interview last week at the LA Auto Show to talk about the companies entry in the all-electric car market.

This is the last of my EV Car blogs.  I'll be blogging about which I liked best and what I might buy as I look to replace my Toyota Prius in the coming days.  Will it be enough to get me to forget about another gas-powered vehicle?. We shall see.....

To read my Green BLOG on the All-New BMW i3 Electric CLICK HERE.

To read my Green BLOG on the All-new Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric CLICK HERE.

To read my Green Blog on the Fiat 500e Electric CLICK HERE

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:59:51 GMT
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
  • Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Queens Beer Week kicks off

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:19:20 GMT
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
    Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens.
  • Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:57:17 GMT
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
    Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices