Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power will launch its electric vehicle project this month with an opportunity for customers to test drive two new Chevrolet Volts.


Cheyenne Light representatives will be on hand to discuss how the vehicles work and how the utility is learning what they can do to support emerging customer needs. Test drives will be available May 23, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the southwest parking lot of Cheyenne’s Little America Hotel & Resort.

“Electric vehicle adoption in the United States has increased over recent years, and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power is working to develop a more thorough understanding of what the challenges and opportunities are of electric vehicle implementation for the company, customers and communities we serve,” said Donna Beaman, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power manager of energy services.

The initial phase of the pilot project includes integrating two Chevrolet Volts into Cheyenne Light’s fleet. By including the vehicles into the fleet, Cheyenne Light will be able to better understand first-hand what customers will experience and begin planning now for the electricity needs of customers. Cheyenne Light chose the Chevrolet Volt because it is the most highly rated electric vehicle by J.D. Power and Associates.

Those interested in a test drive must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid Wyoming drivers license.