Bowdoin College Adds Chevy Volt to Fleet – Up To 900 Individuals Will Get Access to Volt

MAR 17 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 1

Bowdoin College, a private liberal arts college located in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick, added one 2013 Chevy Volt to its fleet.

Bowdoin College Map

Bowdoin College Map

The Volt becomes the colleges first-ever plug-in vehicle certified for road use (perhaps the college has an electric golf cart or something too, as it says the Volt is its second plug in, but the first that can be sued on public roads).

The Volt was partially paid for with a grant from Central Maine Power.

Unique at Bowdoin College is that some 900 “van certified members of the Bowdoin community, including faculty, staff and students,” will have access to the Volt, according to Bowdoin Orient.

If even half of those 900 try out the Volt at least once, then what a win for Chevrolet that could turn out to be.

Perhaps General Motors should have provided the Volt to Bowdoin College free of charge.

If you’ve never heard of Bowdoin College, then here are some additional details via Wikipedia:

“Founded in 1794, the college enrolls 1,839 students and has been coeducational since 1971. Bowdoin offers 33 majors and 4 additional minors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Famous alumni include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Franklin Pierce, and Joshua Chamberlain. Bowdoin has an acceptance rate of 15.8%[2] and was listed as the fourth-best liberal arts college in the U.S. in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings.”

Source: Bowdoin Orient

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I read this about my Alma Mater last week, didn’t think too much about it. Fun that you guys picked it up.

Incidentally, Bowdoin is also building the largest solar array in the state, see it here:

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2014/02/next-steps-for-bowdoins-solar-energy-project/

I ragging on them to divest from fossil fuels, but that’s getting even more off topic ;).