It’s been just over a year since the Chevrolet Bolt EV began deliveries, and the awards shelf is probably pretty full. Chevy will need to make room for another after Consumer Reports named the electric car its best “Green Car” for 2018.
CR said the Bolt EV shows that electric cars don’t need to compromise on performance in the name of frugality. The guide particularly lauded its driving dynamics and praised its driving range that occasionally exceeded 250 miles on a single charge. The Bolt EV holds an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles.
The long range should help drivers feel at ease behind the wheel as they putz around town, and the electric car’s high seating position ticks the right box for those following the crossover trend.
At the end of the day, aside from an occasional choppy ride quality, CR said General Motors has pulled off an “impressive feat” with the Bolt EV.