Eco-Friendly Car of the Year: 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

By Fred Meier

January 17, 2018

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV electric hatchback is a zero-emissions vehicle that’s a real car for real people at a realistic price. It gets 238 miles of EPA-rated range on a charge, and it costs $37,495, including a destination fee, to drive home a base model — before applying an available $7,500 federal tax credit and any state or local incentives. But beyond impressive numbers, the Bolt EV is a car you can enjoy. Distinctive styling almost gives it a small SUV look, while clever packaging provides a lot more space inside than you’d expect. The cabin design is fresh and different — without being weird — and it’s packed with multimedia tech. The Bolt EV’s also fun to drive, with instant electric punch when the light turns green.