Award season has been quite kind to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, especially after earning Motor Trend Car of the Year. And we’re betting the brand is shuffling around space on its shelf for yet another recognition, this time from Car and Driver.
The publication has named the 2017 Bolt EV to its annual 10Best list of cars, earning a spot due to its addressing of two major issues with electric vehicles: affordability and range. Yes, Tesla may offer benefits of its own, but unless you’re making close to six figures annually, a Tesla likely isn’t in your budget.
The 2017 Bolt EV aims to change that will a starting price of $37,495, or $29,995 after federal tax credits are applied. This, coupled with 238 miles of real-world range, makes the Bolt EV a truly compelling option regarding affordability and usability.
Not only is isn’t usable and practical, but it’s not a bore to drive either, scoring bonus points from publications. A 10Best seems rightfully earned.
Now, we wait and see what the judges from the North American Car of the Year panel have to say; the 2017 Bolt EV is also a finalist for the prestigious award.