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Electric vehicles gain slow momentum in North Dakota


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Step on the accelerator in Capital Electric Cooperative's new Chevrolet Bolt and it, literally, bolts forward.

"They're really snappy, quick and fun to drive," said Energy Services Supervisor Josh Schaffner as he demonstrated on the road next to his office.

The car is one of 141 electric vehicles registered in North Dakota.

While the state ranks near last in the nation for electric vehicle adoption, interest is starting to grow among residents as the cars become more affordable and travel farther on a single charge.

"Having something that could only get you 60 to 70...

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