2016 was a big year for the green car segment. While many people were anticipating Tesla’s electric car release, Chevrolet came out of left field to challenge the tech giant with an EV of its own. The Chevrolet Bolt rose to prominence as Tesla’s number one competitor, though at a much lower price point. As a result, the award-winning Chevrolet Bolt has made a name for itself in the industry, already winning a variety of titles and awards – including the Detroit Auto Show’s Car of the Year.
It’s easy to see why the Bolt is so loveable. Before it came around, the Tesla Model S was the only EV on the market that promise a range over 200 miles, which helped eliminate the range anxiety that spurns consumers away from the segment. The Chevy Bolt, however, has a similar range of 238 miles but costs less than half of Tesla’s most affordable models at around $30,000. Stats like that are the reason why the Bolt pocketed Los Angeles’s Green Car of the Year title along with Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award.
It seemed only natural that the award-winning Chevrolet Bolt would take home Detroit’s most reputable honor as well, considering the massive splash it has made in the electric vehicle segment over the past year.