Delivery dates are approaching and reviews have been pouring in the past month or so, well now it’s Auto123’s turn and they think Chevy hit the bullseye with the Bolt EV.
Half of the praise stemmed from the Bolt’s interior and exterior design. For a vehicle created to be eco-friendly with a long battery range, it still manages to have ample interior space to provide occupants with sufficient leg room. What’s most impressive is the instrument cluster and infotainment system. The indicator gauges are simple, it can be modified, and the side display showing the remaining range is both practical and clever.
Sure, some were hoping for higher quality materials in the cabin, but Chevy can invest that money into the Bolt’s battery and powertrain.
A 60 kWh lithium-ion battery feeds a 200 hp electric motor that can produce 266 lb-ft of torque. For such a hefty car, it can accelerate pretty fast as you can hit 100 km/h from a stop in less than 7 seconds. You’d think an electric car with a battery floor would feel sluggish, but the Bolt is actually nimble and the platform gives it greater rigidity.
GM has had time to develop their electric vehicle technology and the culmination of research and experience is a home run.