Chevrolet Bolt Becomes First Non-Tesla Electric Car To Make Automobile’s “All Stars” List
Automobile magazine has releases its “The Contenders” list for 2017 Automobile All Stars.
Among the contenders is just one pure electric car: the Chevrolet Bolt.
The only other plug-in on the list is the Toyota Prius Prime (though perhaps Automobile includes all versions of other vehicles like the Pacifica and CT6, which are offered in optional plug-in hybrid form).
Moving on, Automobile says that the Bolt is the only pure electric without a Tesla badge to ever even make “The Contenders” list. Quite the achievement for the 238-mile Chevy EV.
Automobile contributor Michael Jordan (no, not the basketball legend), stated this of the Bolt:
“It’s clear that anyone who still doubts the era of practical EV motoring is upon us should be awarded honorary membership in the Climate-Change Denial & Flat Earth Society.”
Automobile will run “The Contenders” through a series of tests before evaluating the group of vehicles and deciding on winners. Those winner will be announced at the 2017 Automobile All-Stars awards event during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, March 11 at 11 AM Eastern/8 AM Pacific.