Chevy Bolt EV named ‘Car of the Year’ by Detroit Free Press

Release Date: late 2016
MSRP: $37,495 in the USA
Battery Pack Size: 60 kWh
Electric Range: 238 miles
MPGe: 119
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The Detroit Free Press has chosen the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV for its Car of the Year award.

Claiming the Bolt is the first affordable electric vehicle that seems suitable for daily transportation for most drivers, Detroit Free Press says the EV “should cause people to reconsider how they think about transportation.”

If the Bolt isn’t the vehicle that makes electric power and autonomy part of mainstream American transportation, it’s hard to imagine what will.

After tax incentives, the Bolt EV is available for less than $30,000, and comes with an EPA rated electric range of 238 miles. It’s also fun to drive and has simple to use controls.

Beating out the Jaguar XE and Cadillac CT6, the Bolt can add this award to its list of accomplishments. The Bolt EV has also won Green Car Journal’s Car of the Year, AutoGuide’s Green Car of the Year, and Motor Trend’s Car of the Year awards.

1 Comment on "Chevy Bolt EV named ‘Car of the Year’ by Detroit Free Press"

  1. So gratifying to see the Bolt win such honors. GM has to some degree, redeemed itself after the EV1 scandal. Now, if they will only produce them in quantity as Tesla does, rather than just marketing them in dribs and drabs. Open the floodgates, fellas! Advertise your award winner in your ad spots right alongside your pollutionmobiles!

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