2017 Chevy Bolt- Believes it or not, the automotive landscape is overrun with electric cars. So what makes the Chevy Bolt so special? Essentially it's a combination of price and range. On the first score a base Chevy Bolt costs about $37,500 including destination. Exploit a $7,500 federal tax credit and any state incentives you're looking at less than $30,000 to start. I know what you're thinking, can't you buy a Nissan Leaf for $50,500 less than a Chevy Bolt. Yes, but that brings us to point number two range.
2017 Chevy Bolt Mileage
Where the cheaper Nissan Leaf can barely cover 100 miles, the better equipped 2017 Chevy Bolt sports a massive 60 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery pack, imparting it with a maximum 238 mile range according to the EPA. That kind of buffer can really help either the range anxiety that afflicts so many electric car owners. So it's decently priced and it's got range to spare, but how is the Chevrolet Bolt as a car. Let’s say it's got its positives and its negatives to help offset that expensive battery pack.
2017 Chevy Bolt Interior
2017 Chevy Bolt the interior is drenched in plastic. Still in trooper white and digital inspired trim helped break things up but stylish though it may be the interior feels cheap. Even so the cabin does incorporate some thoughtful design. I like phone holder and storage area between the front seats. Kind of like a minivan and the standard 10.2 inch screen is pretty cool. Even though it's partially obscured by the steering wheel from where sitting, meaning slightly to the right helps you fully appreciate the infotainment systems clear simple layout. The vivid power flow display the minds you you're driving the future or the screen itself despite an odd angle and just to avoid excessive glare. From the driver's seat a few things stand out, one the driving position is high almost SUV like but Headroom remains great. Too I desperately wish there was better lumbar support.
Flat floor is another welcome touch for whoever stuck in the middle seat. Flip the backrest down and there's a 6.60 big feet to exploit, or with a size able covered storage area under prepositional cargo divider.
2017 Chevy Bolt Specs
In familiar electric car fashion the Chevy Bolt feels very quick from a stop, thanks to instant electric took. With 200 horsepower and 266 pounds of torque runs from naught to 60 miles per hour take less than 7 seconds which is jolly fast.
Unlike some electric cars, 2017 Chevy Bolt has a passing powered higher speed which is a helpful trait when merging with traffic to keep that accelerator pin and the 2017 Chevy Bolt tops out at a reasonable electronically limited 91 miles per hour. so not fast enough for you, why are you driving faster than 91 miles per hour? Official limits aside we hear that the bolt might actually exceed 91 miles per hour if pushed.
When slowing, inside you'll notice the brake pedal feels artificial. no sweat the 2017 Chevy Bolt has a regenerative button on the steering wheel just like the Cadillac ELR that nobody bought. When you pull it the 2017 Chevy Bolt slows down and it turns kinetic energy into electrons to the power of science. You can also put the drive selector in L mode (at L mode). Intensifying regenerative braking to a degree where it's possible to stop without ever touching the brake pedal. I wouldn't say ride quality is exceptional but it's certainly tolerable interestingly, if you're the kind of driver who likes to needlessly haul ass through corners the new Chevy Bolt is surprisingly willing little.
2017 Chevy Bolt Battery Capacity
Charging the 2017 Chevy Bolt can be done in three ways with a standard household outlet, assuming you've got nowhere to go, with a 240 volt outlet that trims charge time to around 9 hours from empty or with an optional $750 DC fast charger it adds 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. Though you'll need a DC charging station to use that last one.
2017 Chevy Bolt Warranty
2017 Chevy Bolt 90 miles at a time sounds like a pain. in case you were concerned Chevy backs the lithium-ion battery pack, they reassuring 8 year 100,000 mile warranty on top of the 3 year 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and 5 year 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. Along with all that warranty, the least expensive Bolt LT trim comes well equipped with passive entry and push-button start, two USB ports and air bags and we previously mentioned 10.2 inch infotainment system, featuring android auto and Apple carplay.
2017 Chevy Bolt Premier
Moving to the roughly $4,000 pricier Premium trim swaps at the LTS cloth seats for leather, adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and tax on tech like blind spot warning, rear parking sensors and a 360 degree camera system .
2017 Chevy Bolt Convenience Packages
A Premier trim can also be equipped with comfort convenience and driver confidence packages that add lane departure warning, forward collision, alert Bose premium audio, wireless phone charging, assuming your phone is cool enough to do so and dual rear seat USB ports. Notably cheaper than the BMW i3 and better equipped than the Nissan Leaf, 2017 Chevy Bolt sits at an enticing middle ground among electric cars. Again if maximum frugality is the goal consider the Toyota Prius primes. It returns an impressive EPA estimated 54 MPG, once its 25 mile electric range is depleted and its starting price before tax credits is almost $10,000 less than the Chevy Bolt. If you're mulling the current crop of electric cars the Chevy Volt demands consideration, flaws and all.