02.03.2017 - by John U'Ren
Bill Nye…the EV Guy!

Photo Creds: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet

Bill Nye, a long-time electric car advocate, recently picked up his “Kinetic Blue” Chevy Bolt EV and agrees with us – the Chevy Bolt is a game changer.

In a recent interview with Green Car Reports’ John Voelcker, Nye lauded the Bolt as “head and shoulders above the rest” of the electric car field.

Nye, currently the CEO of the Planetary Society, strongly believes in the electrification of the automobile and sees the Bolt as a major milestone towards an all-electric future.  In his Green Car Reports interview, Nye emphasized the importance of test-driving an electric car to see the benefits of going electric.  These include smooth, quick acceleration, regenerative braking, quiet road noise, excellent handling, and now – with the introduction of the Bolt – long range (238 EPA-rated miles) at an affordable price ($37,495 before incentives).

Nye joins more than 1,700 Bolt EV drivers currently on the road in just the first two months of availability.  In January, the Bolt became the third highest selling plug-in vehicle for that month at 1,162 cars, behind the new Prius Prime (1,366 units) and its Chevy stablemate, the venerable Volt (1,611 units); however, both of these are plug-in hybrids, while the Bolt is all-electric.

For Bill Nye, there is no going back.  Electric cars are the future.

As of February, the Chevy Bolt EV is currently available only in California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia with a progressive fifty-state roll out to be completed by September of this year.

photo creds: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet

3 comments on “Bill Nye…the EV Guy!”
  1. Bruce Lane says:

    Please see my petition below asking Ford CEO Mark Fields to NOT work to trash fuel economy standards.

    https://www.change.org/p/mark-fields-hey-ford-want-to-sell-us-cars-don-t-work-to-reduce-fuel-economy-regualtions/w?source_location=petition_nav

  2. T.Ziegner says:

    Nice article. Please do emphasize that the new Chevy Bolt is only available in select states (as indicated in the article) when comparing the unit sales volumes to that of the Prius and the Volt. Undoubtedly, had the Bolt been available nationwide at the initial launch sales would have been thousands upon thousands more units. Here in Texas we already have waiting lists of many buyers for the new Bolt. The car just can’t get her quick enough!

  3. A Allen says:

    Mr Nye has been on top of this for quite a while. I saw him at the opening event in LA where BMW presented their Mini E to the group selected to get the initial batch of cars. BMW had two different events for the left and right coasts. LA was the second one.

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