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Borrow & Bolt EV Loan Program


Considering an electric vehicle (EV) but not sure it’s the right move for you? MEC recently launched Borrow and Bolt, a complimentary EV Loan Program for members. This program will allow you to get behind the wheel of an EV and and see how it might fit into your daily driving routine.


For up to seven days, you can get behind the wheel of MEC’s 2022 Chevy Bolt and take it for a spin! Reserve the Bolt by completing the Borrow & Bolt Inquiry Form at the bottom of this page. Once submitted, a representative from our team will contact you within the next 24-48 business hours to confirm EV rental dates.

In the meantime, we ask that you complete our Electric Vehicle Loan Agreement form and bring a copy of the completed form with you to your scheduled pick up. Please note that at this time we are only accepting reservations for the Chevy Bolt. 


On your scheduled pick-up day, stop by the Co-op at 1700 W. Broadway in Missoula weekdays from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Please bring a copy of your signed EV Loan Agreement, a valid driver’s license and a current insurance card. We ask that you plan for 10-15 minutes to do a routine vehicle inspection.

We recommend that you do not leave your personal vehicle at MEC while driving the Bolt. If you choose to leave it in our parking lot, please know that MEC is not liable for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.


To find the nearest charging station, visit plugshare.com, scan the provided QR Code with your smart phone camera, or download the PlugShare app in the App Store or Google Play.


MEC will provide an at-home slow charger, located in the trunk of the Bolt, that can be plugged into a standard 120 V wall outlet.

On average, the EV will get 195-280 miles of range. Please keep in mind this will vary based on weather, driving habits, and charge.

Standard Wall Outlet Charging

4 miles of range per hour of charge or up to 69 hours when charged from empty (20%) to full (80%).

240 Volt Outlet Charging

26 miles of range per hour of charge or up to 9.5 hours when charged from empty (20%) to full (80%).

Commercial DC Fast Charging Station

About 1 hour to charge from empty (20%) to full (80%).

Run out of charge?

If you run out of charge and you’re not near a charging station, you’ll need to call a tow truck or AAA (if you’re a AAA member). *

*The member is responsible for any related fees.


Respond as though you were in your personal vehicle:

  • Call 911 immediately
  • Exchange insurance information with all parties involved
  • Assess personal injuries and seek medical treatment if necessary
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim

Notify MEC of the accident as soon as it is safe to do so. Please call Dan Rogers, the program manager, at 406.541.6333. If he is unavailable, or you are calling after normal business hours, call the office at 406.541.4433.


  • Please remove personal items and trash from the vehicle, and wipe down interior surfaces with provided supplies.
  • While we appreciate the thought, please do not take the EV through a car wash.
  • Plan for 10-15 minutes to do a routine vehicle inspection.
  • Drop-off is on weekdays between 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • No need to “top it off!” We will charge the battery for the next member.

Borrow & Bolt Rental Inquiry

A member of our team will be in touch with you in the next 24-48 business hours to confirm rental dates once a Borrow & Bolt Inquiry is submitted.

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