MotorWeek Best Car of the Year: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

A clear standout above all of the vehicles we’ve driven over the past 12 months, it should be no shocker to anyone who has followed the evolution of electric cars, that this highly practical plug-in takes our most coveted prize. –

Chevrolet Bolt EV MotorWeek Best of the Year

We are excited to announce that the Chevrolet Bolt EV was awarded the coveted prize of 2017 Best Car of the Year by MotorWeek at the Chicago Auto Show in February. From its beautifully sculpted exterior to its impressive performance, the spacious interior and advanced technologies, the Bolt EV has completely reinvented what it means to drive an electric vehicle.


On a full charge, the Bolt EV reaches an EPA-estimated 238 miles! To put things in perspective, the average daily commute of our customers is 40 miles. The Bolt EV allows you to go from Point A to Point B and back again . . . and again. MotorWeek notes the 60-kWH battery pack of the Bolt EV for putting out 200-horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque.


A natural head-turner, the Bolt EV has a crossover design with sculpted proportions and eye-catching details. Thanks to 60/40 split-folding rear seats and up to 56.6 cubic-feet of cargo space, providing you with the flexibility to transport larger items whenever you need.


Stay on-top of how much energy you’re using. Receive valuable, real-time information on your battery levels, range estimation, charge settings, and climate controls on the 10.2-inch diagonal color touch-screen and 8-inch diagonal driver cluster.

Navigate your music, phone contacts, and more on the interactive, standard 10.2-inch tablet-like display on the dash. Each Bolt EV comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.


Ensuring your safety on the road is not something that Chevrolet takes lightly. The Bolt EV features the latest in vehicle safety technologies to keep you and your passengers safe.


Pushing boundaries, setting benchmarks, while keeping it affordable; that’s what made the Chevrolet Bolt EV our staff’s unanimous choice as our 2017 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best of the Year. –

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