MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, North American Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year.
The brand new Chevy Bolt EV is fully electric, and there’s only one in the Upper Midwest.READ MORE: Maroon & Gold Gophers 'Fan Van' Stolen In Dinkytown, Owner Reports
WCCO got to check it out Tuesday.
“The technology that it takes to build a car and go the distance and range of this car has taken years and years to develop,” said Dave Zirbes of Rosedale Chevrolet.
The electric Chevy can drive 240 miles on a single charge — something no other electric vehicle at its price point can do.READ MORE: Kevin Doerr, 35, Sentenced To 13 Years For Assaulting People With Car On White Earth Reservation
By the way, that price point is $30,000, after tax credits.
For a car that gives off zero emissions, the Bolt EV is surprisingly fast. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, Zirbes said.
The vehicle is also a boon for the local renewable energy injury.
“They can charge on local wind and solar…that money stays right with your local utility, which is a big benefit, because Minnesota doesn’t have any oil, we don’t have any fossil fuels, but we can produce wind and solar,” said Matt Privratsky, with Fresh Energy.MORE NEWS: As Vikings Prepare To Welcome Back Fans, U.S. Bank Stadium Unveils New Foods
The Bolt EV will be on display at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend and next weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center.