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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV


City 128 MPG Hwy 110 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.4
Interior 4.4
Comfort 4.3
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.8
maintenance free vehicle

by Tom Bolt EV from Cumming GA | February 13, 2020

this car has been reliable and no maintenance except for tire rotations, wiper blades and cabin filter . very quiet and great acceleration and the chevy bolt has 240- 260 mile range depending on outside temp

Fun to drive

by E-Vegan from Akron, OH | January 09, 2020

I really love this car. It is incredibly fun to drive, great off the line speed, great range for an affordable ev. Doing the right thing and having fun doing it!

Issues with blind spot detection

by BoltSharma from Cupertino, CA | December 05, 2019

I love the range of the car. It can go over 200 miles without any issues. There is enough leg room for passengers in the back. Eagle view from the camera is very useful when parking close to another car or object. I bought the premiere model specifically for the tech package. The blind spot detection is flaky. Sometimes it turns on when no car is present, and remains on for a very long time (Usually happens every time you start the car). Lane detection seems ok.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Overview

GM made good on last year's promise of a 200-mile electric car with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The automaker says the production version of the all-electric hatchback will go more than 200 miles on a single battery charge.

New for 2017
The Bolt's profile stays true to the Bolt EV Concept shown a year ago, but the face gets larger headlights and dedicated upper and lower grille cutouts. Fans of the concept will probably be most disappointed with the production Bolt's rear, which slaps large, albeit interesting, taillights below a rakish rear window and big C-pillars. The Bolt EV Concept had smaller taillights and a squared-out window.

The production car could be harder to see out of.Not to worry: GM says the rearview mirror has a camera overlay, like the one in Cadillac's new XT5 SUV, that shows what's behind you without roof pillars, head restraints or passengers blocking the view. Other tech includes a 10.2-inch dashboard touch-screen with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a navigation system with range-maximizing routes and a unique Bluetooth system that GM says uses less energy.

The five-seat interior looks efficiently packaged, with no front or rear center humps to crowd knee or foot space. Up front, the sprawling dashboard features a lot of overlapping materials, including textured panels.

The Bolt's battery pack sits underneath the floor, and GM claims 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. That's similar to a Honda Fit. GM didn't share any details on the battery pack itself, but 200 miles of range is a big breakthrough if the automaker can deliver on the Bolt's promised starting price of around $30,000 after a $7,500 federal tax credit, as stated in early 2015. Save for a couple pricey Tesla models, the EPA-estimated electric range for today's EVs generally falls below 100 miles, and even the Nissan Leaf's recently beefed-up range of 107 miles is paltry by Bolt standards.

The Bolt goes into production at the end of 2016 and should hit dealerships in the months thereafter.

Overview courtesy of Cars.com