1:30 p.m., Feb. 19)
Myers Orléans unveils first all-electric Chevy
Bolt in Ottawa
By Mike Beasley
The Orléans Star
next generation of electric cars was unveiled at the Myers
Orléans Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership on St. Joseph
Blvd. on Friday with the official unveiling of the Chevrolet
first all-electric car is sub-com pact in size, but with
a standard interior. (Ottawa Redblacks' offensive lineman
Jon Gott, at 6-foot-3 and 294 lbs., was able to climb
into the driver's seat with room to spare.)
MP Andrew Leslie and Ottawa-Orléans
MPP Marie-Farnce Lalonde were on hand for
the launch of the all new Chevy Bolt at the
Myers Orléans Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership
on Friday. They are seen here with Eric Chenier
from Time to Electify. Fred Sherwin/Photo
importantly is the fact that it can travel up to 383 km
on a single charge. More importantly than that for Ontario
car buyers is that the Ontario government will provide
a rebate of up to $14,000 on the purchase of a Bolt and
another $1,000 rebate on the installation of a home charging
generous provincial rebate reduces the after tax sticker
price on the base-model of the Bolt from $44,273 to $31,434.
But the real savings in owning an all-electric car is
in fuel savings. The Chevy Boly gets the equivalent of
2.2L/100km. By comparison the Honda Civic gets 8.5L/100km
and the Hyundai Elentra 8.7L/100km.
dollars and cents it means that it costs roughly $5.22
to fully charge the Bolt's 60 kWh battery during the off-peak
period. If your family car has a 50-litre fuel tank it
costs roughly $50 to $55 to fill it up depending on the
price of gas. That's a savings of roughly 90 per cent.
now for the downside. The 2017 Chey Bolt is already sold
out. That means you will have to wait at least a year
to get one, and even then, you should order it now to
make sure you're in the queue.
MPP Marie-France Lalonde and Orléans MP Andrew
Leslie were both on hand for Friday's unveiling, as was
Orléans Ward Coun. Bob Monette. All three local
politicians were impressed with the Bolt's styling and
the potential savings that can be realized by its owners.
love cars, so for me I'm proud of the fact that Ontario
is leading the way in providing incentives for people
to purchase electric cars and I'm proud of this dealership
that is challenge everyone to consider purchasing an electric
vehicle," said Lalonde who hinted that more news
is still to come on improving the number of charging stations
in Ottawa and across the province.
present, there are fewer than 30 charging stations in
Ottawa. When you consider that it takes an hour to fully
charge a car using a fast charge station, they remain
essentially impractical. The best solution is to intall
a home charging station.
more information about the Chevrolet Bolt visit www.chevrolet.ca/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.html.
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