Can the SPARK EV be taken outside of CA and OR? Seems so based on Facebook/FB response from Shad. Certainly Chevrolet Volt techs could handle procedures related to the SPARK EV ... one would think.
FB via S.F.FB via T.M.I don't think you can take them outside of CA and OR. Pretty sure I read that. Had to do with service/updates. Only production number limit I've seen is for the ELR.FB via Shad Balch (who he is link: http://www.thefutureiselectric.com/our-team/shadbalch/ )Maybe Shad can shed some light on these questions. Production limits, out of state servicing, etc.Good questions! I'll try to shed some light:
No production numbers! At least not specifics. We learned the hard way with Volt when we said "10K in 2011..." When that didn't happen the detractors had a blast calling it a failure - despite the fact that it's one of the most successful vehicle programs ever done. So, not about to do arrange that silver platter again ... it really doesn't help.
CA and OR are amazing markets to launch EVs ... there's a tremendous appetite by all stakeholders for them to succeed there. That said, if you purchase a Spark EV it's yours to take wherever you choose (unless you took a state incentive, which may require you to keep it in bounds for a certain amount of time or risk forfeiting the $$$!)
If we were in the biz of doing compliance cars you'd see a bunch of golf carts with bow ties scooting around town. Make no mistake, Spark EV will definitely check some boxes with CARB. But we absolutely believe that we'll win if GM is the one with the best and baddest cars that don't burn gas. I mean, you're getting 400 lb ft of torque, DC fast charge capability (80% in 20 mins with combo connector), an incredible battery thermal management system and infotainment that does more than you'll ever need ... California has indeed set a minimum but the competitive advantage is gained when we do more (Volt, ELR!)