The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has taken more awards in the past six months than we can even begin to count. The accolades certainly have to be overflowing on the award shelf at the General Motors Renaissance Center.
However, what about living daily for the 2017 Bolt EV? Is it just as great? Kelley Blue Book hopes to answer a few of those questions in its road test and review of the affordable electric vehicle.
The 238-mile range is the star of the show, which makes the Bolt EV the most affordable EV with such an extended range. The only other way to unlock such range potential is by purchasing a Tesla. KBB lauded the engineering and technology that makes the Bolt EV possible.
However, when looking at it as a “car,” its faults are present. Though, we’d say they’re par for the course with EVs. The interior is pretty cheap with plenty of hard plastic and the seats lack lumbar support, per our reviewer. In a bit of a harsh manner, the Bolt EV is described as an OK hatchback when subtracting the Bolt EV’s propulsion achievements.
Again, it boils down to what the Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of. It’s a fine commuter car, in the eyes of KBB, but the kicker is certainly its efficiency.