Bowdoin students and employees now have the option of using a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) when they need to leave campus. This winter, with a grant from Central Maine Power, Bowdoin added a 2013 Chevrolet Volt to its fleet of cars and vans.
CMP supported Bowdoin’s purchase of the Volt because of the relatively high visibility the hybrid car will have in the midcoast area, according to Keisha Payson, Bowdoin’s sustainability coordinator. “It’s a unique opportunity to bring awareness of PHEV technology to a wide variety of constituents,” she said. Read more about Bowdoin’s PHEV.