It's the $32,500 vs. $13,000 part that gets me (along with taxpayers being on the hook for $7,500 of that). The gasoline driven Spark is rated at 38 MPG. Assuming $3.75 per gallon for gas, you can drive almost 200,000 miles in the spark plug driven Spark on the cost differential alone. That's twice the expected battery lifetime of 100,000 miles for the Spark EV. The battery packs are sure to cost at least 5 or 6 thousand dollars per change-out. For merely the price of changing the batteries out twice you could purchase another gas engine Spark. The economics of this unaffordable toy of the left are a joke. But (to chant the mantra of the left) "if it saves only one life it will be worth it". No one this side of the 1% will be able to afford it, and the 1% will buy Tesla's, so why go through the exercise of producing it?
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