Green Car of the Year Goes to…
Many peruse cars for flashy style, great gas mileage, best bang for their buck, or a certain color that will really make their ride stand out. However, there’s one color that many focus on when car shopping that actually has nothing to do with the car’s paint job. Eco-friendly, or “green” cars have been taking the market by storm due to their low fuel costs, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, and quiet engine. Our pick for the best green car of 2017 goes to the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
According to Car and Driver, the Bolt “gives Tesla a run for its money” and it’s easy to see why. The sleek appearance and quick acceleration make it an easy substitute for the more pricy Tesla. With 128/110 MPG and a price tag of $37, 495, the Bolt makes up for it’s slightly more expensive than an average Chevy cost with it’s fuel efficiency.
Another perk of the Chevy Bolt is the horsepower; according to Car and Driver, the Bolt zips around with a 200-horsepower electric motor, perfect for those who include speed and versatility on their wish list when buying a new car. When Car and Driver tested out the Bolt, they recorded “96 MPGe and a 75-mph highway range of 190 miles”. They also pointed out that it drives over bumpy surfaces with ease and includes all the amenities a driver could want in the interior, including a touchscreen control panel, Apple CarPlay, and wifi.
To put the cherry on top, the Chevy Bolt is currently the only vehicle on Car and Driver’s Best Hybrid and Electric cars list that has received a perfect five stars. The people have spoken; if you want a speedy, fashionable, and environmentally friendly car, the Chevrolet Bolt EV just might be the perfect choice.