The 2017 Chevy Bolt has been named the North American Car of the Year.
The Bolt is Chevrolet’s push to bring electric mobility to the masses, with a starting price of just under $30,000 after applicable tax credits. It beat out the Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90 with 364 points from the jurors, besting the 105 points for the Genesis and 101 points received by the Volvo.
“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.”
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The group of jurors is comprised of 60 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work in multiple media disciplines including magazines, television, radio, newspaper and websites.
The Bolt offers 238 miles of range on a full charge, regeneration on demand and a 10.2-inch diagonal color touchscreen.