Innovative, efficient and affordable -- the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is simply twice the car at half the price of BMW's i3, sporting a range that rivals high-end Teslas. In fact, the 2017 Chevy Bolt has been awarded Green Car, North American and Motor Trend Car of the Year. It has never been a better time to invest in super-economical hybrid and all-electric vehicles. This technology has been around for generations -- the first electric car was made by English inventor Robert Anderson in 1832 -- and now, the Chevy Bolt is making cutting-edge electric vehicle innovation accessible to most car buyers. Discover why this is the definitive must-have electric vehicle for 2017.
The Bolt EV LT gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, keyless ignition and entry, xenon headlights, split-folding rear seats, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a custom gauge cluster, OnStar, app compatibility, Bluetooth and more.
How is the Bolt's driving experience?
The Chevy Bolt has sporty handling and a quiet interior, thanks to extra noise-dampening materials. Like any electric car, the Bolt has excellent torque, meaning you get quick acceleration when pressing the pedal. Even the regenerative braking system feels natural after a bit of practice.
Which features are on the Bolt EV Premier trim?
The Chevy Bolt EV Premier gets all the standard and optional features of the LT trim, then adds roof rails, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, a virtual birds-eye parking camera and ambient interior lighting.
Does the Bolt have enough room for taller drivers and passengers?
The 2017 Chevy Bolt is surprisingly roomy despite being a smaller hatchback. Both the front and rear seats are spacious enough for tall drivers and passengers, with ample leg room and more than enough head room. Even when the front seats are reclined, taller passengers can fit comfortably in the back.
What is the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt's actual range?
The new Chevy Bolt's range is huge -- up to 238 miles off a single charge! To put that in perspective, the 2017 BMW i3 only gets about 180 miles per charge, and the upcoming Tesla Model 3 is only expected to get 215 miles per charge.
Why was the Chevrolet Bolt EV named the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year?
Motor Trend describes the Bolt as a game-changer. It's GM's first purely electric car. Unlike the Tesla, GM made the Bolt to be available to a massive segment of auto buyers. The Bolt's price and its single-charge range make it more efficient than any other EV on the market, and that includes higher-end EVs from more prestigious brands.
What are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's trim levels?
The Bolt EV is available in either the LT or Premier trim levels. Both are equipped with the same motor and battery, and both can be upgraded with numerous options.
What kind of motor does the Bolt EV have?
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is powered by a 200-horsepower electric motor with a 60-kWh underfloor battery. The Bolt's motor produces 266 pound-feet of torque, moving the car from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.