Just picked up a 2014 Spark EV that was first registered/licensed, not in California, but Michigan on February 8, 2013 with a VIN ending in 400065.
Given that Spark EVs weren't officially sold until the summer of 2013 in California and this was registered to a corporate fleet in Michigan, I figure I got one of the very earliest ones.
In general it is in great shape. I bought it with just over 10,000 miles on the odometer. After it was retired by GM with about 5000 miles in 2015, it was auctioned and apparently stayed on a Chevy dealers lot in Atlanta for a while until bought by a second person (all this from the carfax) and apparently I bought it from them as the Carfax only showed two owners.
It is an LT1 with out the DCFC and is very, very 'white' in color. Seems to be a solid, low mile car.
The main concern I had was battery degradation and I sense there is some. While the miles are great for the car, its early 2013 'registration' means it will probably reach its ten year battery warranty in early 2023, which is still a ways away. What I have noticed in the few battery capacity estimates is that capacity seems to be between 16.5-17kw for the power pack. I've found driving it, I can probably get 75 miles range if I baby it using low always for maximum regen (slightly hilly terrain) and cap my output to below 20-25kw for acceleration getting to speed and work to keep it under 10kw to roughly maintain existing momentum.
I suspect as a fleet car and test drive car there was little care taken to maximize battery life and it has probably seen its fair share of rapid acceleration.
The guy I bought it from - a chevy enthusiast with a 'vette - was right at 55 miles from my house and the GOM said it had 63 miles of range. I drove it extremely efficiently back and made it back with 20 miles on the GOM (over 5.5 miles per Kwh) Of course it is more fun when the mpkwh are under 4.0
Anyway, just wanted to check in. Oh, I got this after I picked up a 2012 Volt premium for my wife and decided to upgrade to an electric for me.
The real question is, as the Spark EV was GM's first after the ill-fated EV1 and this being a very early production run, could this be sometime in the future a collectable? Heck, I've even considered doing a presentation on it being one of the first 100 ... a claim substantiated by the VIN# and the early, early registration date.