The Chevrolet Bolt EV is designed to revolutionize the electric vehicle segment, and it does so with high efficiency and an affordable price. Experts agree that the Bolt EV could very well be the game changer the industry needs. The Chevrolet Bolt EV reviews are in and we here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet couldn’t be happier!
Consumer Reports was impressed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s impressive performance. Powered by an electric motor, the hatchback delivers a thrilling 200 horsepower to the road. On top of that, it offers an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a single charge.* Handling has been an issue with electric vehicles in the past, but that isn’t the case in the Bolt EV; a low-mounted battery allows the hatchback to turn smoothly.
MotorTrend took the Chevrolet Bolt EV for a long-term test drive in order to see how well it holds up. Reviewers were impressed with the regenerative braking options available in the electric vehicle. Coming to a stop isn’t an issue in the Bolt EV thanks to the regen on-demand paddle. With an extensive single-charge range and on-the-road options to charge the battery, there’s no stopping the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
*Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.
Automakers are making leaps and bounds in autonomous car technology every month, but Chevrolet is the clear leader. The autonomous Chevrolet Bolt car fleet will be expanded from 50 to 180 vehicles. The additional 130 Bolts will boast updated cameras, sensors, and hardware from models currently testing in three major cities.
There are currently 50 self-driving Chevrolet Bolts testing on the roadways of San Francisco, Detroit, and Scottsdale. Data generated and collected by those models have resulted in updated technology as Chevrolet continues to lead the pack in the race to produce autonomous vehicles.
The addition of 130 electric vehicles to the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt fleet isn’t the only update the automaker has made. General Motors plans to triple the staff of Cruise Automation, a self-driving software startup purchased last year, to 150 people. That team will continue to expand by another 1,100 people over the next five years.
While the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt is still in the testing phase, the Orion Assembly Plant is geared for production. As a result, General Motors currently stands as the only automaker capable of mass-producing autonomous vehicles.
“…no other company today has the unique and necessary combination of technology, engineering and manufacturing ability to build autonomous vehicles at scale,” said Mary Barra, GM CEO and Chairman.
We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are happy to see the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt continuing to lead the industry!
Since its introduction earlier this year, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been electrifying the automotive industry. Not only is this electric vehicle extremely energy-efficient, but it also comes at a low price. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that it has been named a North American Car of the Year finalist.
In order to win the coveted North American Car of the Year title, the Bolt must show its superiority in design, innovative technologies, safety, performance, value, and driver satisfaction. Currently, this electric vehicle is one of the most inexpensive options in the automotive industry.
With an impressive EPA-estimated 238 miles of range and an MSRP of $37,495, there’s no doubt that this EV stands out from the rest of its competition. Add the fact that it is currently leading the Chevrolet 2017 model lineup with five awards, and it really wouldn’t be a surprise if the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV didn’t come out on top again.
The Bolt will be facing two competitors in the final round for the North American Car of the Year award—the Genesis G90 and Volvo S90. This isn’t the first time the Bolt has faced these foes, though; it also took on the G90 and S90 for Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award, which it won.
The winner of the North American Car of the Year award will be announced on January 9th during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.