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Demand for Chevy’s electric cars is higher in Colorado than nation as new Bolt EV debuts

New Bolt EV can drive 230 miles on a single charge


Chevrolet The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the automaker’s first long-range electric vehicle. The Bolt EV, which hit Colorado dealers in May 2017, can drive 230 miles on a single charge.
By TAMARA CHUANG | tchuang@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: June 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm | UPDATED: June 28, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Colorado’s thirst for electric vehicles was key for Chevrolet picking the state to sell its new Bolt EV before other states nationwide. The Bolt is the automaker’s latest plug-in car that goes 230 miles on a single charge.
More than 6,000 Bolt EV’s have sold since debuting in California and Oregon in December and last month in Colorado, according to Fred Ligouri, the company’s manager of electric vehicle communication. The new car will be available to dealers in the remaining 30 states in August.
Colorado is particularly fond of Chevy’s electric fleet, which includes the Chevrolet Volt, the hybrid electric car that debuted in 2011 and can drive 53 miles on one charge. Sales of the Volt nationwide increased 58 percent between 2015 to 2016. In the same period in Colorado, Volt sales grew 74 percent.
“Colorado has been (interested) for a long time. It certainly seems like the mindset is right,” Ligouri said. ” There’s a great amount of charging infrastructure, especially in the eastern half of the state, which makes it very viable, especially with the added range of the EV Bolt.”

Demand for Chevy’s electric cars is higher in Colorado than nation as new Bolt EV debuts

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