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Chevrolet Bolt

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Bolt is the first relatively affordable EV to have a robust driving range. This small hatchback is built around a large 60-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 250-mile range according to our measurement, you rarely have to fully charge the Bolt. The Bolt is very quiet, but the ride can get 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. Typically equipped, the Bolt ranges from $37,000 to $45,000 before federal tax incentives of $7,500.
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2017
2017 Redesign Year
Chevrolet Bolt 2017
The Bolt is a game changer since it’s the first relatively affordable EV to have a robust driving range. This small hatchback is built around a large 60-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 can take 9 hours on a 240-volt connector but with a 250 mile range according to our measurement, you rarely have to do it. The battery gains about 25 mile of range per hour of charging through a 240V connector. The Bolt is very quiet but the ride can get choppy. Controls take some getting used to including the unintuitive shifter. The driver’s seat is short on lower back support and interior quality is on the cheap side.
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