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Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

Game-changing long-range electric earns brand’s fourth award in four years
Monday, January 9, 2017

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The Bolt is a game changer and wins yet another Car of Year award
The Bolt is a game changer and wins yet another Car of Year award

DETROIT -- Chevrolet Bolt EV is the 2017 North American Car of the Year.

The Bolt EV’s recognition marks the fourth time in four years that Chevrolet has received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award, following the Corvette Stingray and Silverado’s wins in 2014 and the Colorado’s award in 2015.

"The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric," said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. "It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle -- period."

Founded in 1994, the NACTOY group is comprised of 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for magazines, television, radio, newspapers and websites. NACTOY jurors evaluated dozens of new vehicles that went on sale this year before selecting the Bolt EV as the 2017 Car of the Year.

Offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge at a starting price of $37,495 before federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 depending upon your tax situation, the Bolt EV adds the title of North America Car of the Year to a growing list of independent accolades. Motor Trend named the Bolt EV the 2017 Car of the Year and it earned a place on the 2017 Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. Green Car Journal also heralded the Bolt EV as the Green Car of the Year and Green Car reports named it the Best New Car to Buy.

Standard Bolt EV features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle and a 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround vision camera, rear camera mirror and more.

The Bolt EV rolled into California and Oregon markets last month, with additional markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia, seeing their first deliveries this winter. The Bolt EV will be available at certified dealerships across the U.S. in mid-2017.  

Find more information on the benefits of driving electric at www.ChevyEVlife.com. Learn more about the Bolt EV at www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev.

Specifications

VEHICLE
EPA ClassificationN/A
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight3563
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase102.4
Length, Overall164.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors69.5
Height, Overall62.8
Track Width, Front59.1
Track Width, Rear59.1
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room39.7
Front Leg Room41.6
Front Shoulder Room54.6
Front Hip Room51.6
Second Head Room37.9
Second Leg Room36.5
Second Shoulder Room52.8
Second Hip Room50.8
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume16.9
ENGINE
Engine TypeElectric
Displacement 
Fuel DeliveryElectric
Horsepower @ RPM200 @ -TBD-
Torque @ RPM266 @ -TBD-
TRANSMISSION
DrivetrainFront wheel drive
Trans Order Code 
Transmission Type1
First Gear Ratio (:1) 
Reverse Ratio (:1) 
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)7.05
STEERING
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb35.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - RearSemi-independent
BRAKES
Brake TypeRegenerative
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) 
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size17 x -TBD-
Rear Wheel Size17 x -TBD-
Spare Wheel Size 
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
TIRES
Front Tire SizeP215/50R17
Rear Tire SizeP215/50R17
Spare Tire Size 
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A
MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est - HwyInfinite
Cruising Range - CityInfinite
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City Infinite
Fuel Economy Est-CombinedInfinite
Cruising Range - Hwy238 @ 55 mph
EPA MPG Equivalent - City128
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy110
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined119
Battery Range238 miles
EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 0.00
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
SAFETY
Theft-deterrent system, electrical, unauthorized entry
StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
Daytime Running Lamps, LED with signature lighting
Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-front outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Fleet orders receive a 6-month trial. Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
Rear Parking Assist
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Surround Vision, Bird's Eye view includes rear vision camera
Side Blind Zone Alert with lane change alert
Safety belts, 3-point driver and front passenger includes pretensioners and load limiters
Safety belts, 3-point, rear outboard and center position
Safety belt indicator, driver
Safety belt indicator, front passenger
Door locks, rear child security
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
Tire Pressure Monitor System, manual learn
ENTERTAINMENT
Audio System, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 10.2" diagonal LCD color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice-activated technology for radio and phone; featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, USB ports (2) and auxiliary input jack, located in front center console
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan after trial. (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
Antenna, roof-mounted, shark-fin
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
EXTERIOR
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Ultra-Bright machined aluminum with painted pockets
Tires, P215/50R17 all-season blackwall, Michelin Selfseal puncture-sealing
Recovery hook, front
Luggage rack, side rails, roof-mounted
Recovery hook, rear
Headlamp control, automatic on and off
Headlamps, high intensity discharge, low and high beam projector
Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL), LED
Lamps, stop and tail, LED
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, black, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
Glass, solar absorbing windshield
Wipers, front intermittent, variable with washers
Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
Door handles, body-color with chrome strip
Liftgate handle
 
INTERIOR
Seats, front bucket
Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Seats, heated, rear
Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
Head restraints, front, 2-way adjustable (up/down)
Head restraints, rear, outboard seats, articulating
Console, floor with sliding armrest
Armrest, rear center
Console, front floor with covered storage
Power outlet, auxiliary, located forward of the front storage bin located in front storage bin and rear of center console
Floor mats, carpeted front
Floor mats, carpeted rear
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio, phone and cruise control
Steering wheel, heated
Lamp, interior, ambient instrument panel
Instrumentation, digital with mph speedometer
Driver Information Center 8" diagonal enhanced multi-color configurable graphic display with 3 themes and energy-use monitors
Outside temperature display located in the Driver Information Center
Display, vehicle efficiency with programmable charge times
Drive mode control switch (Normal and Sport)
Charge control, programmable time of day with charging status indicator light on instrument panel
Charge control, location based, selectable GPS enabled with programmable "home" charging setting
Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
Windows, power with front passenger Express-Down
Windows, power with rear Express-Down
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
Lock control, liftgate, power remote open/close
Keyless Open, passive unlock and lock on all doors and liftgate
Remote Keyless Entry, extended range with remote start, panic button and door lock/unlock functions
Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Theft-deterrent system, immobilizer
Remote panic alarm
Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
Air filter, cabin
Defogger, rear-window electric
Heat ducts, rear
Glovebox, passenger-side
Cup holders, 2 front and 2 rear
Map pocket, front passenger seatback
Rear Camera Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with full camera display.
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
Assist handles, 2, rear outboard with rear coat hooks
Lighting, interior, ambient LED-based front reading lights, dome and incandescent cargo area lamp
Shift knob, leather-trimmed with satin silver and chrome accents
Storage, in front of shifter and driver and front passenger door panels
Storage, rear cargo area, intended for charging cord, covered
Door handles, inside, chrome
Cargo cover
Storage, rear cargo, double floor
MECHANICAL
Engine, none
Electric drive unit, (200 hp [150 kW] 266 lb-ft of torque [360 N-m])
Final drive ratio, 7.05:1
Front wheel drive
Suspension, Performance ride and Handling
Suspension, front independent
Suspension, rear, semi-independent, compound crank
Battery, 60 kWh, Propulsion, Lithium-ion, Rechargeable Energy Storage System
Charge cord, 120-volt, portable
Fuel, none
Alternator, none
Electric Propulsion
Electronic Precision Shift, electronic transmission range selector with Low selection for throttle off regenerative braking
Charger, 7.2 kW high-voltage
Battery, 12-volt with Rundown Protection
Steering, power, non-variable ratio, electric
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Keyless Start, push button
Brake, electronic parking
Regen on Demand, steering wheel paddle, regenerative braking

Safety & Warranty

WARRANTY
Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/100,000 Miles

Hybrid/Electric Components:
8 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Maintenance:
2 Years/24,000 Miles
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