2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car – Test Drive and Quick Review

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car just adds to the already brewing competition scenario in the EV segment.

The newly launched car has some great features, looks and most importantly it can cover an impressive range of 238 miles on a single charge.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

Not many models can boast of such mile range in this segment as Chevrolet aims to set a new benchmark for other competitors. The four door hatchback can conveniently seat five persons and its impressive record for winning the Car of the Year award from multiple sources is just reiterated by the test drive experience. There is a 60 kWh battery housed in the car that delivers 200 horsepower combined with 266 lb feet of torque. While it is a front wheel drive system, the results are very impressive as the car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6.5 seconds.

Passengers inside the car could experience a greenhouse effect made possible by the large raked front window and it even supports roof racks. If you like to mount a surfboard and hit the beach, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt would actually support is making things easier for the trip. The car features a fully customizable driving style which you can set according to your individual taste. While there is a mode that makes the EV function just like any petrol powered car, you should probably choose one pedal driving which is the best way to make efficient use of an electric battery powered car.

Choose between regular and one pedal driving mode, a convenient feature that we should say Chevrolet got right from the beginning. The car has heated seats and steering wheel, an essential feature that makes driving easier in cold climate. The toaster style heater is possibly the highest setting that makes the car really warm and comfortable to drive early in the morning or late night when the temperature goes down.

A surprising element of the Bolt is that it is fast enough to cope up with highway traffic and has enough acceleration. The infotainment system and dashboard has all the essential features with a large 8-inch configurable display. It shows charge remaining, distance and electrical consumption while another 10.2-inch display works with your phone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of connectivity, there’s everything you could ask for and more.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car

The seats offer great comfort and cargo capacity is much higher at 94.4 cubic feet. Features like rearview camera and Bose 7 Speaker System add a touch of luxury combined with productivity. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt uses LED daytime running lights, taillights and have all expected features for a comfortable ride. A practical EV from Chevy that should appeal to most buyers!