Chevy Spark EV Availability
Oct 2013 Update: The Chevrolet Spark Electric Vehicle is currently on sale in Oregon and California, and GM says it has no plans to make it available in other parts of the country. In October 2013, GM started selling the Spark EV in South Korea, and GM plans to sell the Spark EV to fleet customers in Canada in 2014.
US Spark EV Availability
In the USA, the Spark EV first started showing up in a few California dealerships on July 18th. GM has since told us the first Spark EV was sold on July 19th, and GM managed to sell 27 of them before the end of June. The Spark EV is currently available in California and Oregon.
Original Spark EV Availability Plan
The Chevy Spark EV is set to go on sale in South Korea in 2013.
In the US, the Chevy Spark was initially going to be available in August or September of 2013, but Chevy spokesperson Annalisa Bluhm recently told press that if everything goes to plan, the Chevy Spark EV will be in dealerships by July of 2013. Initially, the Spark EV will only be available in select dealership in Oregon and California, but Chevy has said it plans to offer it nationwide at a later date.
On June 1, 2013, Tom Pospisil, general manager at Eriksen Chevrolet Buick in Milan, Illinois told a local TV reporter that he expects Chevy will eventually offer the Spark EV in the Midwest. This would be inline with Chevy’s claims that the Spark EV is not just a compliance electric vehicle. If available in the Midwest, which so far has a fairly low level of EV interest, then we can assume the Chevy Spark EV would be available nationwide similar to the Chevy Volt.
In Europe, Chevy has said the Spark EV will first be offered in Q1 of 2014. However, in November 2013, GM said it has no plans to offer the Spark EV in Europe.
For Canada, the 2014 Chevy Spark EV will be offered as a fleet-only electric vehicle for 2014.