The new Chevrolet Bolt is the 2017 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Green Car of the Year.
The five-door hatchback features an all-electric powertrain with a total output of 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque while returning a range of 238 miles. The Chevrolet Bolt is heading to California and Oregon first, with a starting price of $37,495. The American automaker did confirm that the Bolt will eventually head to all 50 states as it looks to get a jump on the upcoming Tesla Model 3 as an affordable EV offering over 200 miles of all-electric driving on a single charge.
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“The Bolt left a strong first impression and felt very refined,” AutoGuide.com‘s Sami Haj-Assaad said in his review. “It will be interesting to see if owners will be able to push the range over 200 miles, but as it stands, the Bolt will represent a huge move forward for affordable and practical electric vehicles.”
With eight different vehicle categories voted for in this year’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards, Acura took home the coveted title of Reader’s Choice Car of the Year. Chevrolet earned itself two Reader’s Choice wins for the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport as the Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year, while the Chevrolet Bolt was named Reader’s Choice Green Car of the Year. The Reader’s Choice Luxury Car of the Year honors goes to the Lincoln Continental. In the Reader’s Choice Utility Vehicle of the Year, the Mazda CX-9 grabbed top honors, while the Reader’s Choice Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year was the Jaguar F-Pace. The Ford F-150 Raptor took home Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year and the McLaren 570S earned Reader’s Choice Exotic Car of the Year.
AutoGuide.com’s annual Reader’s Choice awards are chosen by visitors to the over 600 automotive websites under the AutoGuide.com Group umbrella. With 242 million monthly pageviews the AutoGuide.com group is the largest auto audience online according to ComScore Media Metrix.
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