In late September, I leased a 2017 Chevy Bolt to replace my 2014 Nissan LEAF, which I had leased for three and a half years. That was seven weeks ago. It took me until early November to get my old LEAF plates — and a SolarChargedDriving.Com bumper sticker — onto my red Bolt.
The vanity plates read “SOLPWRD”, short for “solar powered.” Technically, my Bolt is not really solar-powered — because divorce forced me to sell my house with solar panels two years ago.
However, I do pay extra money — about .02 cents more per kilowatt hour — for Xcel Energy’s Windsource, so my Bolt is still indirectly fueled by renewable energy. And I am hoping that eventually I will be able to get solar to fuel my Bolt in the HOA cohousing community that I moved into three months ago.
It’s great to have my “SOLPWRD” plates back, even if, technically, for now, the plates should really read: “WINPWRD” 😉
I also figured out a good place to put my “SolarChargedDriving.Com” bumper sticker on my Bolt. Safety sensors on the Bolt’s rear bumper made it a bit challenging to find a good spot for the sticker. But I found a nice, visible, symetrical place for it, as you can see in the picture above.