Pee Dee Electric, based in Wadesboro, recently added an electric vehicle to its fleet: a Chevy Bolt – aptly named “EVie” by co-op employees.
“EVie is meant for great things!” Pee Dee Electric Communications Specialist Ashley Haynes said. “She will travel around and make appearances at schools, festivals and events throughout our service territory, serving as an educational tool for both members and community alike.”
Pee Dee Electric has installed a ChargePoint home charging station, typical of what members would have in a garage, at its Wadesboro office, in part to plug in and assess the impact of an electric vehicle on the grid and determine the potential need for a time-specific electric vehicle rate.
The Bolt is an all-electric, with a driving range of more than 200 miles, (EPA-estimated 238 miles), and is American made.