Talk about a game-changer. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, awarded the Green Car, North American and Motor Trend Car of the Year, is simply twice the car at half the price of BMW's i3. With a base price made for the masses, the new Bolt isn't just a great electric car, but it's also a great hatchback with quick acceleration, sporty handling and a generous array of standard features. And the Bolt offers a single-charge range that will make you forget all about gas stations. Thinking of making the switch to a green-powered car? Discover why this is the definitive must-have electric vehicle for 2017.
Electric vehicles aren't new. In fact, the first electric car was made by English inventor Robert Anderson in 1832. The technology has come a long way, though, and there has never been a better time to invest in super-economical hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Numerous automakers have all-electric vehicles on their showroom floors, but none may have the impact of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. With a range of more than 200 miles, this car doesn't just compete with Nissan and BMW -- it's right up there with the upcoming Tesla Model 3. Until now, electric cars has been stigmatized by their shorter driving ranges. The Chevrolet Bolt EV could single-handedly render that criticism obsolete.
Are you thinking of test-driving a Bolt? If so, don't hesitate. Now is a great time to take advantage of a federal tax credit to get a Bolt in your garage. Some states, such as California, also offer credits to further sweeten the pot. With two trims, a wide range of standard features and several upgrade options, the Bolt is the fun, comfortable hatchback you've always wanted. And with charging stations popping up at grocery stores, malls and service stations nationwide, you can drive without spending money at the gas pump. Take our quiz to see if you might enjoy the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.