A Real Live Chevy Bolt!
Saturday, March 2, I was driving thru a parking lot in Gainesville and found myself behind a red car. At the next stop sign I got close enough to read the make of the car. It was a Chevy Bolt. Eureka!!
I’d only seen one other Bolt out on the road and, at the time, did not have the forethought to interview the owner for my blog. She had an interesting story and it would have made good reading. I was determined not to let another one get away so I followed the car. He soon pulled into a parking spot in front of Publix and i stopped my car right behind him.
Three men got out and I started gushing about his car. There are no other words for it. I’m an unabashed fan of the Bolt. I told him I hope my next car is a Bolt but my husband and I disagree.He is sure that I will be out in the hinterlands, look down and realize I don’t have enough charge to get back. He has a low opinion of my planning skills.
The owner of the car was kind enough to give me permission to take his picture and put it in my blog. ( I apologize to him here for not remembering his name.) He said he’s owned the car for a year and a half, has had no problems with it and loves the fact that he never has to buy gas. It’s such a freeing notion.
Yes, a Bolt is kind of pricey but you quit buying gas. Your electricity bill may go up but not by much. When I charge on city power it costs me $2.50 to get fully charged and I can go sixty miles on that. Yes, for a Bolt to charge fully will probably cost you about $10.00 but you’ll drive 240 miles on that. Many car owners can’t drive fifty miles on $10.00. It’s probably worse for most pick-up trucks. Think about it.
More and more businesses, municipalities, etc. are putting in charging stations. It’s the future.