Could the Spark EV be Coming to Ohio?

June 11th, 2014 by

2014 Chevy Spark EV at beach from Cincinnati used car dealerships

You probably know by now that McCluskey Chevrolet does not just sell brand new Chevrolet vehicles, and that we aren’t like any of the old Cincinnati used car dealerships, either. We sell both new and certified pre-owned Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs – and also have a great inventory of other used vehicles from different automotive brands. The bottom line is, whatever your automotive needs are, we have you covered at McCluskey Chevrolet. More of your needs may be taken care of soon, as rumor has it that Cincinnati is the next on the list to get the Spark EV.

Chevy Spark EV

The Chevy Spark EV is a an all-electric version of the Spark, which is currently available only out west in California and Oregon. The compact hatchback gets a whopping 128 miles per gallon in the city, and 109 on the highway. The Spark EV has all the bells and whistles of any other Chevy vehicle, including navigation, heated seats, and all the safety features Chevy customers have come to expect. The Chevy Spark EV is an impressive vehicle, so why isn’t it available in all fifty states?

EV Infrastructure

The Spark EV is an all-electric vehicle, that requires electricity to run. Rather than filling up at gas stations, EV owners must “fuel” up at electric charging stations. While other states have locations for such uses, they are sparse and not always convenient to access. In order for a car like the Spark EV to be successful in other markets like Ohio, the state needs to be equipped to accommodate drivers and their electric vehicles. General Motors strives to support its EV customers with enough infrastructure to make driving the Spark convenient, and without enough stations, this would not be possible.

Rumor Has It

Right now, the rumor mill is buzzing with talk that the Spark EV is indeed coming to Ohio. GM has not confirmed this rumor, but industry authorities are guessing that if GM does intend to expand the EV market, they will do so quietly. Simply seeing the Spark EV in a neighborhood, will intrigue prospective buyers to check it out at dealerships – which is what GM and Chevrolet are hoping for.