Emphasis on MIGHT. Although I seem to remember owners getting new packs, the warranty states that bringing it back up to 65% capacity is all that's required. EPA rated range is 82 miles (which is definitely conservative in good conditions), 65% is 53 miles.SparkE wrote: ↑Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:15 pm
But it comes down to : does the car meet your needs? Does it barely meet you needs today?
You might get a new battery out of the deal. $4K for a Spark EV is really cheap (IMO). Especially if you can get a refurbished (or new) battery replacement under warranty.[/i]
Will the Spark be your only vehicle? If the answer is yes, I wouldn't recommend the purchase. With no DCFC and slow 3.3kw AC charging, if you want to drive more, you'll need to keep a supply of snickers bars, because it's going to be a while.NickSP wrote: I'm thinking if I can get even 70 mile range I'm good.
I was fortunate that the folks on the IMIEV forum were blunt with me. They more or less told me that I'd hate my life having to stop to charge at some point on my commute everyday or have daily range anxiety because I had no at work charge capability and my commute distance was the same as the EPA range. They were right.
I bought a Spark before not insignificant battery degradation was becoming apparent. Had I known what I know now, I'd have bought a Volt, or kept driving my gasser and saved my pennies for a Model Y, Cyber Truck, RAV4 prime, or something else. I like more people driving pure EVs, but you should buy what's going to be most sensible for you.
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