Let’s not kid ourselves, each political side as a corresponding news outlet, and one hasn’t been the biggest proponent of electric vehicles and hybrids. Remember the Volt drama? However, Fox came out to call the 2017 Bolt EV “pleasant to be in, practical to use and could absolutely be your only car.”
Overall, the news organization dished out a “B+” rating for Chevrolet’s affordable BEV, lauding its range and overall usability day-to-day. Though, exterior design was called “not sexy” in favor of “conventional.” We’d have to agree.
The driving dynamics were also praised, stating it mixed “next-gen” aspects and “normal” behavior well, including its regen braking.
If there’s one area the Bolt EV nearly flunked in, it would be with OnStar. The Fox News review states OnStar advisors took four minutes to track down a charging station for the Bolt EV, and by the time one was located, it was already behind the driver, 10 miles out of the way. Those miles could be crucial in a near-zero scenario.
Now, it remains to be seen how the Bolt EV will stack up in the coming years; the Tesla Model 3 will certainly be in the hunt, Volkswagen has its EVs coming, ditto for Ford, too. For now, the Bolt EV is a solid choice, just shy of an “A” from Fox.