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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV review: Is it the best electric car on sale?
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By: AutoweekUSA On: 11-10-2017 Model(s): This is a terrific EV. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Author Experience: Expert review

This is a terrific EV. Arguably the best on today’s market. Is it a terrific car, though? Of that, I’m not 100 percent convinced.

Yes, the Bolt blows other EVs away in range, and for $30K (after the tax breaks), it’s as reasonably priced as these things come.

We said on our site that “seat of the pants says Bolt is a very good small car, regardless of propulsion source, with more space than just about all of them.” I’d say in 2017 it’s almost a “very good” small car.
Indeed, it’s got the space. The cockpit is mucho roomy and has an airy feel. The build quality is good. The materials look and feel robust and tough but not necessarily upscale. It looks like this is one of those interiors you could hose out if needed. That’s not a criticism, just an observation.

There’s a whole lot going on underneath it when the Bolt is moving -- control module-ing, inverting, heating, cooling, regenerating, diagnosing and whatever else is going on under there. For all that, it’s amazingly smooth and seamless going about its day. Dang quick, too. Never wished for more oomph for sure. Impressive.

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