Bolt EV propulsion system among the best, according to industry experts
DETROIT—The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV has won a 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines Award. The Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated 238-mile range on a full charge, and when it’s equipped with the optional DC Fast Charger customers can get up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.
For the competition, WardsAuto editors evaluate every new propulsion system available in production vehicles on sale in the US. Vehicles must have a starting MSRP less than $63,000. The editors score eligible vehicles on horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics.
Starting at $37,495, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s 266 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp (150 kW) help propel the Bolt EV from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is also a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with the optional Driver Confidence II package.