Chevy Bolt Hits the Midwest

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Chevy Bolt

New fully-electric car is the only one of its kind in the region.

There’s only one Chevy Bolt in the Upper Midwest, and this past week, reporters from Minneapolis CBS affiliate station WCCO got to take it for a test spin.

 Chevy Bolt

The new fully-electric Chevy is fast and efficient: It goes from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds, and it travels 240 miles on a single charge–a feat that no other electric vehicle at its price point can accomplish. It retails at $37,500, which drops to $30,000 after the federal electric vehicle tax credit. It has been named the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, North American Car of the Year, and Green Car of the Year.

The Bolt can charge on local wind and solar energy, which is a big deal for the Upper Midwest. The region has no fossil fuels, so charging on local energy sources means that the cost of charging the car goes right back into local utilities, helping to boost the economy.

The Bolt will be on display next weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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