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The Spark EV is only sold in three states (California, Oregon and Maryland). I would imagine those who live in those areas have already considered it yes...
 

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Because they're built for compliance with state regulations and not Federal regulations. Similar with the RAV4 EV and the Fiat 500e


All cars sold in the U.S. have to meet both federal regulations (think safety) and state regulations (think California emissions changes for some cars).


The real answer is because GM loses money on each Spark EV, and is limiting sales for this reason.
 

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All cars sold in the U.S. have to meet both federal regulations (think safety) and state regulations (think California emissions changes for some cars).


The real answer is because GM loses money on each Spark EV, and is limiting sales for this reason.
yes but states can control their own emissions which is why cars like the Spark EV and 500e exist. in California where they needed to satisfy CARB regs they built the Spark EV and sold them at a loss because if they didn't California wouldn't let them sell ANY cars.

It was never a question of if GM was selling them at a loss, but why they were only selling them at a loss in those places. Logic asks if there wasn't a state regulation would GM sell anyone a car that they loose hand over fist on out of the goodness of their own heart ;) No, that's why they dont sell them in Idaho
 

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Maybe they figured selling in those places would help establish themselves in the market.
If that was the case they would of taken more time and engineered the car to a price point perhaps. The only reason they continue to be sold at a loss is they needed a solution fast for limited markets. This was evidently their less bad solution. When the Bolt hits the market en mass its a sure bet GM will kill the Spark EV.
 

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If that was the case they would of taken more time and engineered the car to a price point perhaps. The only reason they continue to be sold at a loss is they needed a solution fast for limited markets. This was evidently their less bad solution. When the Bolt hits the market en mass its a sure bet GM will kill the Spark EV.
Bolt powertrain seems to of evolved from the Sparklet...All but confirming Spark EV will go away when the Bolt hits the market...

compact electric motor and direct-drive gearbox likely evolved from the Spark EV’s, but with a much larger lithium-ion battery pack from GM supplier LG Chem. (GM has not revealed the cell type or the location and configuration of the pack.)
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2018-chevrolet-bolt-25-cars-worth-waiting-for-feature
 

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Regular sparks along don't seem to have sold well at all so I can see what that might mean for Spark EV's, Bolt should be a stronger and more relevant (to current times) vehicle in the market.
 

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The power output and gearing of the Bolt is much different than the Spark EV. There may be some similarities, but I think it would be a safe assumption it's essentially an all-new design.
 

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They are just targeted at different people. The Spark is small and for city driving. The Bolt is meant to be equivalent to a regular car.
 

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No, GM will not update the electric Spark. The last Chevy Spark EVs will be the same as the original 2014 model, since the new 2017 Bolt EV will replace it. So if you buy a Chevy Spark EV, it will become a classic in the EV world.

The new Chevy Spark as seen in the video will remain a gas only "world car", sold in over 90 nations worldwide, mostly in South Korea where it is made by GM Korea, and relabelled according to the different GM brands such as Holden (Australia) and Vaxhaul (U.K.).
 

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The power output and gearing of the Bolt is much different than the Spark EV. There may be some similarities, but I think it would be a safe assumption it's essentially an all-new design.
The Bolt EV has a original platform and not related to the Spark or even the Sonic, which I personally was assuming (incorrectly). So the Bolt EV will share very little in common with the others. At least the Chevy "bowtie" will be the same!
 
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