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Award Worthiness Confirmed for Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year - Chevrolet BOLT


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Award Worthiness Confirmed for Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year - Chevrolet BOLT

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Motor Trend plugged in their long term Chevrolet Bolt tester 13 months ago and today they announced that they have confirmed it lived up to every expectation of being the 2017 Car of the Year. It was not just a good affordable EV that eliminated range anxiety but after 17,000 miles deserved to be praised!

They do state that the CUV was not perfect as they had two software updates that fixed issues and the shifter was replaced. With that said, maintenance for the year was $0. Cost of powering the EV CUV which had a total of 154 charges cost a total of $630.58 using 69 charges at the office, 47 charges at public for pay stations and 27 times at home. This compares to driving the same distance in a Toyota Prius that would cost $800 and a Kia Soul that would cost you $1,550 dollars.

Over all the write up is very good with plenty of interesting info on living with an EV auto. As they state, the only EV available today for under $40,000 that you can go buy and drive off the lot same day. The motor trend staff is ready to make the switch.

Breaking down monthly fuel costs:

Bolt = $52.55 per month

Prius = $66.67 per month

Soul = $129.17 per month

 

 

Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year Story

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Seems a 20% increase in Bolt production is happening due to increased demand.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117615_gm-increases-chevy-bolt-ev-production-to-ease-supply-constraints

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