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.