Bill Nye, yes that Bill Nye, has made a significant purchase in scooping up a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Science Guy spoke with Green Car Reports following his purchase three weeks ago, and Nye couldn’t be more happy with the Bolt EV.
He said the Bolt EV “is head and shoulders above the rest” of the electric hatchbacks he’s driven and prefers the visibility to his Nissan Leaf. Nye has purchased seven other electric vehicles in his lifetime, including an original EV1, and still holds onto his 2004 Toyota Prius.
Nye also thought the infotainment was a breeze to use and appreciated the bird’s eye view from the camera.
He stated he’s already begun giving friends rides in the Bolt EV to have them experience an electric vehicle. He says it breaks out that “EV smile”, as it shows what it’s truly like to drive an electric vehicle.
His daily commute normally ranges from 70 to 90 miles, which was a stretch for the Leaf, but not an issue for the Bolt EV.
“Everyone’s got a number” of miles they need to travel without worrying, he said. “Mine is just under 100 miles.” “Now I can go to Palm Springs without worrying,” he said, a distance of about 120 miles.
Nye joins Steve Wozniak as another notable name parading about in a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.