October 29, 2016

YOUR NEXT CAR WILL BE A VOLT:

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Two Experts Drive, And Like, The New EV (Forbes, 10/27/16)

Eerily silent, surprisingly roomy, downright quick, and without compromise -- that's how I'd sum up my driving impressions about the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt after a brief, but informative, 30-minute jaunt in Southern California. [...]

As soon as you get into the Bolt you see the commitment Chevrolet made to crafting a functional and effective vehicle. The large touchscreen offers an effective and intuitive control interface. The look and feel of the interior materials produce a sense of quality and smart design. The interior space efficiency packed into a compact exterior footprint almost belies physics. These traits are all obvious before you ever start the...well...there is no engine. But between the Bolt's exterior styling and interior space and functionality the car's appeal surfaces long before engaging the motor.

When you do engage the 200-horsepower electric motor, you discover the Bolt's name refers not to its source of power but to what the car does when you punch the accelerator. With 266 pound-feet of torque, this electric car feels as fleet as a classic V8 Camaro -- though with far superior handling dynamics and braking confidence.

Posted by at October 29, 2016 9:46 AM

  

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