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“Simply put, it’s twice the car for half the price of a BMW i3,” guest judge Chris Theodore said. “A better car, better package, much better handling, with twice the range.”

"The Bolt EV is the sort of tall hatchback you usually see from European and Asian manufacturers. It’s a globally relevant vehicle format that has the potential to deliver excellent interior room for up to five passengers along with a high degree of load-carrying functionality in a relatively compact footprint. And in the Bolt EV, Chevy has delivered. This is one of the best-packaged small cars in the world."

“The exterior design has a few too many graphic elements with moldings and black areas,” Tom Gale said, “but it still ends up growing on you, like a friendly puppy. The line work, gesture, and surfaces all fit the package, and in the end, that is the ultimate test.”

"The engineering excellence isn’t confined to all the electric powertrain hardware and software, either. The front seats feature an industry-first ultra-slim design that uses a metal framework and a flexible plastic shell lined with a very thin layer of foam."

"using a Level 3 charger, our experience supports GM’s claim that the Bolt EV can be given 90 miles of range in 30 minutes, 160 miles in 60, and a full charge in two hours. That’s not far off Tesla’s Supercharger capability."

“The important point is that the Bolt is not just a great electric vehicle but also a great commuter vehicle in every respect,” Theodore said. “Well done, GM. You are now the leader.”

Take that Consumer Reports, lol
 

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I'm surprised at how enthusiastic they were. Love the bit about handling better than the BMW, though that won't change the minds of those who think a bad changed driving dynamics. LOL
 

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Hell has frozen over. Maybe more folks will start thinking of the as normal cars for everyday people.

BTW watching the news this am I saw where Jaguar-Land Rover plans on building an "electric SUV". Holy moly an electric LR would be a welcome addition to the market place.
 

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Congratulations, General Motors, my all time favorite brand!

This is the second time that a new ground-breaking vehicle from your superb electrical, mechanical, and design engineers has won over the obsolete gas burning vehicles from your own lines and the competition (the first was the Chevy Volt for 2011). Now put together all the best efforts to promote and sell this EV across ALL your qualified dealers, inclusing all the territories and in other nations. This wll be the front runner that established the permanent foothold of the electric car, more than what the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Motors Model S has done.

Remember me, in Puerto Rico! I am ready to buy and drive a Bolt EV!

Raymond
 

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My favorite spec:

Recommended Fuel: 110-volt, 220-volt electricity

Good job GM!
 

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Congrats to Chevy! Can't wait to see one of these at my local dealer and take a test drive. I think I have my wife talked into getting one as her next vehicle.
 

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Chevy.com features the Bolt as the MT Car of the Year winner. I guess they are proud of that. ;)
 

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Another great quote from the article

What’s more significant, however, is the Bolt EV makes a solid value case even against conventional small cars. In terms of its performance levels, the Bolt EV is not that far off a PDK-equipped Golf GTI; only 0.4 second slower to 60 mph and over the quarter mile. And after the rebate is taken into consideration, it’s basically the same price. “Range is no longer the limiting factor, and price has been taken out of the equation,” Ed Loh said. “The primary barriers have fallen away, and it’s getting tougher to find use cases for which the Bolt EV cannot work.”
 

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I wonder if Lyle (founder of gm-volt dot com) will finally return to the GM fold. His wife now ought to be thumbs up with the Bolt as a car that would fit in with the family. Apparently, she nixed the Volt for not having that fifth seat and steered the family away from getting a Volt. After all that he did here to lead the movement supporting the Volt during its development and subsequent debut, it was a shameful disappointment to learn that he chose to get a LEAF and a Ford PHEV.
 

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According to MT, several candidates were "no show". One was the Prius Prime!

"There also were no-shows with no explanation, as well as concurrent large-scale press events for the Porsche 718, Toyota Prius Prime PHEV, Infiniti Q60, and Smart Fortwo that ate up the national allocation of press cars. (A plea to makers of genuinely wonderful 2018-model cars: Please keep at least one unit available during the second half of September.) And scheduled production for five more models had yet to start. After those casualties, we had narrowed our field to 25 contenders with 34 variants."

http://www.motortrend.com/news/behind-the-scenes-2017-car-of-the-year-testing/
 

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According to MT, several candidates were "no show". One was the Prius Prime!

"There also were no-shows with no explanation, as well as concurrent large-scale press events for the Porsche 718, Toyota Prius Prime PHEV, Infiniti Q60, and Smart Fortwo that ate up the national allocation of press cars. (A plea to makers of genuinely wonderful 2018-model cars: Please keep at least one unit available during the second half of September.) And scheduled production for five more models had yet to start. After those casualties, we had narrowed our field to 25 contenders with 34 variants."

http://www.motortrend.com/news/behind-the-scenes-2017-car-of-the-year-testing/
Then the slings and arrows started flying at the Prius’ styling. “Looks like an animal in the wild that isn’t venomous but really wants to appear venomous.

The Prius had a staunch defender in Reynolds, who believes styling alone killed the world’s most efficient gas-powered car, but other editors called out its grinding understeer, nautical handling, lack of any on-demand regenerative braking like the Bolt/Volt steering wheel paddle, and the fact that it’s soulless to drive.”


LOL that about sums it up.
 

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This is very cool. Wasn't the Volt Car Of The Year in 2011? Didn't help it's sales a lot. In fact there was very little benefit. I have a feeling Chevy is going to actually market this car. It really all depends on if they can make a profit on it.
 
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