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Chevrolet Nixes Spark EV for 2017

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CARS.COM — After three years on sale, it’s lights out for the Chevrolet Spark EV. The Detroit News is reporting that 2016 will be the tiny electric vehicle’s last model year. The Spark EV is a hatchback that offers 82 miles of electric range.

Related: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: First Drive

Production stopped in the summer of 2016 and this latest announcement comes on the heels of Chevrolet’s newest electric vehicle, the Bolt EV, which went on sale in December. The Bolt EV recently was named the North American Car of the Year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, and it offers 238 miles of electric range.

The Spark EV, which debuted as a 2014 model, was only offered in California and Oregon initially, though Maryland was added as a third state in early 2015. Chevrolet is adopting a similar strategy for the Bolt EV, which is currently only on sale in California and Oregon as well. However, the automaker has plans to expand Bolt EV sales to all 50 states by mid-2017. The 2017 Bolt EV starts at $37,495 (including destination), before a $7,500 federal tax credit. 

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