Motor Trend chose the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV for its coveted Car of the Year award, making it one of many awards to be bestowed upon the affordable electric vehicle. But, after the fact, the publication highlighted a handful of fun facts about the intricate vehicle that many may not notice upon first glance.
To start, the battery will be completely depleted if you plant your foot to the floor after 160 miles, which will also carry you along at a top speed of 93 mph. We doubt many owners will be taking their Bolt EVs for much high-speed driving, but still good to know.
Inside, the front seats are asymmetrical. Not only does it please the eye, but the lesser padding frees up space for drivers and passengers to access the center console.
If that’s not fun enough, how about the fact the body of the 2017 Bolt EV weighs less than the battery itself? Yep, the body tips the scales at 815 pounds, 134 pounds less than the 60 kWh battery under the floorboard. This was accomplished with a mix of high strength steel and aluminum panel trim.
And, if you’re in a pinch, know that when going downhill in L mode or when using the regen paddles, the Bolt EV will dump electricity into the battery faster than a DC fast charging system at a rate of 70 kW. Fast chargers can only manage 60 kW.
Any other fun facts you’re craving? Motor Trend has a list of them right here.