Chevrolet is playing the electric vehicle price competition game with a twist. The company not only says you will save $9,000 in fuel costs over five years if you buy a 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, but you'll be able to use all that money to buy some really cool stuff!
The Spark EV gets a combined city/highway equivalent of 119 MPGe on its 82 miles per charge range. Compared to average new vehicle, the fuel savings could mean $150 per month in saving over five years, according to the automaker.
The Chevrolet press release teases car shoppers with a few creative ideas on how to spend that $9,000. As for perks to consider, how about 6,425 Starbucks tall-size coffees of the day, airfare for a trip around the world or six pairs of Google Glasses? There's more in the press release below, along with an infographic of cartoony ways you can spend money. The MSRP for the Spark EV is $26,685 MSRP (before the federal tax incentive), and is being sold now in California and Oregon. Later on, it rolls out to Canada, South Korea and Europe. Of course, the gas-powered Spark starts at $12,185.
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, an all-electric mini car, can save its owners approximately $9,000 in fuel over five years compared to the average new vehicle – that's $150 per month that can be spent on something else.
Spark EV's EPA-estimated combined city/highway fuel economy equivalent of 119 MPGe and driving range of 82 miles per charge make it the most efficient EV in its class.
"Spark EV is one of the most affordable EVs on the market, with one of the lowest costs of ownership of any new vehicle out there," said Cristi Landy, director of Chevrolet small car and electrified vehicle marketing. "Spark EV is a great city car that rewards frequent use by being fun, efficient and affordable."
Spark EV makes it possible to afford a number of other big-ticket items, as well as some favorite everyday items, including:
Airfare for an around-the-world trip
A Viking outdoor grill
6 pairs of Google Glasses
60 Nike+ FuelBands
6,425 Starbucks Tall Coffee of the Days
Expanding the Spark lineup, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is designed to make the trip as electrifying as the destination. It is priced under $25,000 with tax incentives and will be available this summer in California, Oregon, and later in Canada, South Korea and Europe.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
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