The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which has been earning praise since the minute it first debuted, has just added another accolade to its shelf: a Wards 10 Best Engines award. This means that the Bolt EV is one of ten vehicles to earn a spot on the coveted list in WardsAuto for 2018.
“The Chevrolet Bolt EV is an affordable, world-changing vehicle that delivers on the promise of an electric car for the masses,” explained Drew Winter, WardsAuto senior content director. “It is quick and smartly designed and its official range of 238 miles makes it attractive to a wider audience. Its 266 lb-ft of torque delivers thrilling acceleration, which makes it fun to drive every day, and it is available now in dealerships in all 50 states.”
So how did the editors at WardsAuto select the Bolt EV and other winning vehicles? To narrow down the search, editors looked at all new propulsion systems in 2018 models with an MSRP that starts below $63,000 because, let’s face it, Ferraris have nice engines, but who can afford them? When evaluating engines, editors considered fuel economy (a big win for the Bolt), horsepower, torque (another big win), competitiveness, and noise level.
The new Chevrolet Bolt EV’s engine offers up 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6.5 seconds. Its price is also attractive: It starts at just $37,495 but is eligible for state and federal tax incentives.
Want to learn more about the new Chevy Bolt? Visit Bill Crispin Chevrolet for details.