General Motors is moving forward with the all-electric Chevrolet Spark project and plans to sell the car in select Indian cities by the end of the year. GM India President Karl Slym said his company – which has expressed a desire to sell "thousands, not hundreds" of these little vehicles – is currently reviewing the various state and city electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives to determine exactly where and when the EV will go on sale. Once on the market, GM India will look through the customer response data and determine which future GM models, if any, will get the EV treatment.
For now, Slym said GM is interested in bringing "something that would break the mold which is as affordable as possible and has a utility value as well" to the market. Pricing for the e-Spark has not yet been announced, but we do know the car will likely be India's first four-door EV and will be powered by an all-electric drivetrain from Reva. Price it right, and there will be plenty of people getting utility out of this thing.