In Colorado, electric vehicle ambitions meet extreme peaks and weather

Energy News Network: Colorado’s challenges in accelerating electrification of transportation can be understood partly in its extremes. It’s 229 miles from downtown Crested Butte to the gleaming gold dome of the Colorado Capitol in Denver. In theory, a Chevy’s Bolt’s battery life has a range of 238 miles. That’s just enough juice, right?

Climate and geography matter, though. A yearlong study conducted by the Gunnison County Electric Association revealed challenges for a Bolt.

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