Almost 1,000 Montanans already own EVs. And Montana auto dealers are not only selling more of them all the time, they are also investing millions of dollars upgrading their facilities to service the coming generation of reliable, powerful, affordable green vehicles.
And dozens of new EVs are finally coming to market — not just from niche or luxury companies but from virtually all manufacturers. Perhaps most important for the uptake of EVs, next year Ford is unveiling an electric version of its best-selling F-150 truck, at prices starting at around $40,000. And GM, Volvo, Jaguar, Mini and others are even going “EV only” in coming years — dropping internal combustion engines altogether.
Shannon Flanagan has over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, and is current owner of Flanagan Motors Mazda, located in Missoula.