2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Earns Top Safety Pick From IIHS: Video1
It’s been determined the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is fairly affordable, a tad fun to drive and seriously frugal with its 238-mile range. Now, we know it’s pretty darn safe, too.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently wrapped up testing of the 2017 Bolt EV and it awarded the electric vehicle a Top Safety Pick. However, it fell short of a Top Safety Pick+. In order to qualify for a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must score well in each IIHS crash test. The Bolt EV did just that—it earned a “good” rating in each test and a “superior” rating for its optional active safety features.
What kept the Bolt EV from the “plus” mark? Its headlights.
The IIHS now looks at the effectiveness of headlights and the Bolt EV scored a “poor” mark in the category. The headlights are said to create excessive glare and have fair visibility around corners.
Still, there’s no denying the Bolt EV is one safe vehicle and joins the 2017 Chevrolet Volt as another Top Safety Pick. However, the Volt actually did earn the plus.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV may be logically considered the safest car in the U.S. because it has no gasoline tank nor engine that can catch fire and kill the occupants as many other “safe cars” have done. And its battery has not caught fire as the Tesla Motors Model S has done several times!!