In the automotive realm, 2016 should simply be called the year of the Bolt EV. Why? Because it seems the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has swept nearly any award it has been nominated for. Now, the Bolt EV can add yet another award to its roster.
The Detroit Free Press has chosen the 2017 Bolt EV for its Car of the Year award, stating it embodies the phrase “game changer” in the most literal sense.
“‘Game-changer’ is an overused term, but sometimes the game does change. The Bolt could — should — be one of the rare vehicles that cause people to reconsider how they think about transportation,” The Freep stated in its summation of the Bolt EV’s award.
Once again, the 2017 Bolt EV was lauded for its fun-to-drive characteristics, livability and affordability. The 2017 Bolt EV costs under $30,000 with federal tax credits and returns an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge.
In closing, The Freep reasserted why the Bolt EV is worthy of such praise.
“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.”