Lightening strikes twice.
Apologies for the cliché. But there’s really no better way to put it. It happened. The Chevy Bolt EV just won Green Car of the Year and Motor Trend Car of the Year.
Green Car of the Year is awarded to a vehicle that is poised to make a significant and positive impact on the environment. The coveted Motor Trend Car of the Year award goes to the best new vehicle – the first being the 1958 Ford Thunderbird.
Today, both of these very different awards have been given to one very special car – the 2017 Chevy Bolt, An EV that is starting to make a lot of waves, even before it’s available to purchase.
For starters, the Bolt is just plain normal. It looks like a normal car. It drives like a normal car. It can travel normal driving distances (estimated 238 mile range). And has a pretty normal price of $30,000 (after incentives).
Now you might think “normal” is a bad thing. However, in the case of electric vehicles, normal is exactly what America needs. The Bolt is extraordinary in its normalness and will no doubt bring massive acceptance to EV technology. As in, to all people, not just the folks that can afford a Tesla.
The Bolt eliminates almost every single fear Americans have concerning EVs: range, price, looks, weirdness, and so on. And so far, only Tesla has gotten close to achieving that. But until Tesla launches the Model 3 in mid-2018, The Bolt will proudly lead the charge.
EVer Forward has always imagined a future where electric cars are simply known as cars. We’re excited to see that Chevy is on the exact same page.
“We didn’t set out to make a great electric car. We set out to make a great car.”
– Steve Majoros, Marketing Director Chevy