Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

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    Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    CHEVROLET BOLT EV IS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR
    Chevrolet
    January 9, 2017



    Game-changing long-range electric earns brand’s fourth award in four years.

    The Bolt EV’s recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, following the Corvette Stingray and Silverado’s wins in 2014 and the Colorado’s award in 2015.

    “The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.”

    Founded in 1994, the NACTOY group is comprised of 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for magazines, television, radio, newspapers and websites. NACTOY jurors evaluated dozens of new vehicles that went on sale this year before selecting the Bolt EV as the 2017 Car of the Year.

    Offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge at a starting price of $37,495 before federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 depending upon your tax situation, the Bolt EV adds the title of North America Car of the Year to a growing list of independent accolades. Motor Trend® named the Bolt EV the 2017 Car of the Year and it earned a place on the 2017 Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. Green Car Journal also heralded the Bolt EV as the Green Car of the Year and Green Car reports named it the Best New Car to Buy.

    Standard Bolt EV features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and a 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround vision camera, rear camera mirror and more.

    The Bolt EV rolled into California and Oregon markets last month, with additional markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia, seeing their first deliveries this winter. The Bolt EV will be available at certified dealerships across the U.S. in mid-2017.

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Truck of the Year: Honda Ridgeline

    Utility of the Year: Chrysler Pacifica

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    The internet would break if it had a Tesla badge on it.

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    This one's a no-brainer. It's not everyday that you have a new car that takes an entire segment (mainstream EVs, in this case) from being an impractical compromise to a very appealing option for a big chunk of the population. Plus everything points to well-thought out execution and engineering on GM/Chevy and their partners' part.

    Congrats to GM! Now they just need to get the car pushed out to the entire country.
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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    This one's a no-brainer. ...
    Yup. Exactly. When is the Model 3 coming out again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Yup. Exactly. When is the Model 3 coming out again?
    Just you watch... they'll win in 2021.
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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Ridgeline is like a station wagon winning an award in America, Journalists love it, the public will just get the odyssey van instead

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Its a real shame that production / geographic availability is so limited. GM could sell tons of these with this kind of press.

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Yup. Exactly. When is the Model 3 coming out again?
    Are people really that insecure that Tesla needs to be brought up in a thread about a well-deserved recognition for the Bolt?
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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    I was hoping for this and kind of figured it would be the winner. Now Chevy needs to get it available all over and reap the benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    Are people really that insecure that Tesla needs to be brought up in a thread about a well-deserved recognition for the Bolt?
    Just a bit of a dig, that's all. Couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rand49er View Post
    Just a bit of a dig, that's all. Couldn't resist.
    Fair enough
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    I like the Bolt in black.
    Integrates the grille and hides the stupid floating roof.
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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    I live in Manhattan. Which means I am (a) a natural candidate for hybrid vehicles, and (b) someone who has no place to plug anything in. The Volt and the Bolt are great...but I can't use them. The Malibu Hybrid is an excellent option (as is the Accord Hybrid) but it has zero visibility compared to vehicles like the Volt, Bolt, and Prius which are dedicated hybrid vehicles.

    GM still needs a direct competitor to the Prius; a straight hybrid with it's own look and name, that allows hybrid owners to feel good/smug about themselves. There's a reason the Camaro isn't called the Malibu Sport. It's because performance people want a performance car. The same is true for hybrid drivers. They want to feel they're driving something special. A dedicated vehicle gives them that. A trim level does not.

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    Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny smallblock View Post
    I live in Manhattan. Which means I am (a) a natural candidate for hybrid vehicles, and (b) someone who has no place to plug anything in. The Volt and the Bolt are great...but I can't use them. The Malibu Hybrid is an excellent option (as is the Accord Hybrid) but it has zero visibility compared to vehicles like the Volt, Bolt, and Prius which are dedicated hybrid vehicles.

    GM still needs a direct competitor to the Prius; a straight hybrid with it's own look and name, that allows hybrid owners to feel good/smug about themselves. There's a reason the Camaro isn't called the Malibu Sport. It's because performance people want a performance car. The same is true for hybrid drivers. They want to feel they're driving something special. A dedicated vehicle gives them that. A trim level does not.

    Sorry...I'll stop now.
    What's your commute like? You could just get a Bolt EV with a DC fast charge option and charge it up once a week if your daily driving is under 30 miles.
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