The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a long-range all-electric compact crossover.  Powered by a 150kW (200 horsepower) electric motor that turns out 266 lb-ft of instant torque, the Chevy Bolt EV accelerates to 60 miles per hour in just 6.3 seconds.  The Bolt’s 60kWh lithium-ion battery gives the car an impressive 238-mile EPA-certified electric range, and can be recharged in approximately nine hours using Level Two 240-volt/32 amp charging. With the $750 DC Fast Charging plug option, the Bolt can utilize CSS Fast Chargers to recharge 90 miles of range in under 30 minutes, making long-distance road trips in the all-electric Bolt practical.  Chevrolet offers an 8-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty that includes the Bolt’s battery pack.  The Bolt seats up to five passengers and features 56.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down (17 cubic feet with seats up).  The Bolt features a 10.2-inch touch-screen display and an 8-inch diagonal drive cluster. Options include a heated steering wheel, heated seats, leather seats, and lane departure warning.

The Bolt EV is available in two trims: LT (starting at $37,495) and Premier (starting at $41,780)

Packages include:

Infotainment Package ($485): Wireless device charging, Dual USB port for rear passengers, and Bose premium 7-speaker sound system with subwoofer

Driver Confidence Package ($495): IntelliBeam headlamps, Forward Collision Alert, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Front Pedestrian Braking


4 comments on “Chevrolet Bolt EV”
  1. KEN BUKOWSKI says:

    I’m an uber driver, and it seems to me this car will pay for itself. I’m about the ;ease a vehicle from Xchange Leasing, but don’t really think it’s a good deal. Is there someone I can talk to get all the specific information. what is the availability of the vehicle?

  2. David Kunhardt says:

    Charge connector type??

  3. Mark Hughes says:

    The Bolt is easily the best car I’ve owned. I had a Leaf before this and it was nice, but the Bolt is a quantum step up in terms of technology, power, and – of course – range. It’s also comfortable, part of that ease being the one-pedal driving. Who knew that switching between the accelerator and brake was kind of a hassle? I also like the rear view mirror in camera mode, with its expansive view and well-tuned night dimming. All in all, not just a fine EV, a fine automobile.

  4. Monte Ikemire says:

    Leased new 2017 EV Bolt. Great car. Fun to Drive. “one pedal” driving uses robust regeneration feature upon letting off accelerator to allow driving and full breaking with accelerator pedal use only (brake pedal can be used anytime, of course). $2,500 state rebate and $600 local utility rebate for lease in Sacramento and additional $7,500 federal tax credit for purchase. Nice styling and roomy interior for 5. Utility offers time of use (TOU) lower electric rates at night to reduce night charging costs (about 8cents/kwh, so about $5.00 to “fill up” 60 kwh battery pack and 230 mi range)

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