2020 Chevrolet Bolt
Ratings & Reliability
The Bolt is the first relatively affordable EV to have a robust driving range. This small hatchback is built around a large 66-kWh battery pack that sits under the car's floor and contributes to the car's planted feel despite its tall stance. With 200 electrified horses on tap, the Bolt accelerates with gusto. A full charge takes 10 hours on a 240-volt connector, but with a rated 259-mile range, owners should rarely have to fully charge the Bolt. The Bolt is very quiet, but the ride is choppy. Controls take some getting used to, including the unintuitive gear selector. The driver's seat is short on lower back support, and interior quality is on the cheap side. Forward collision warning, city-speed automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning are all optional.