Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Most electric cars are indeed more reliable than their gas or diesel counterparts. That's true when it comes to the Chevy Bolt, says Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports adds that most ICE vehicles have become slightly less reliable over recent years (mostly due to the addition of high-tech infotainment and other safety-related systems that are prone to failure), while electric car reliability continues to improve.

Among the findings just released by Consumer Reports in its annual vehicle reliability study is that the Chevy Bolt is Chevrolet's most reliable offering. That's quite the achievement considering that Chevrolet had more listed models (15) than any other brand in the rankings.

Here's the chart showing each ranked brand (Chevrolet at #18), as well as the highest and lowest rated vehicle within each brand:

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In the chart above you'll see that the i3 is somehow BMW's least reliable ranked car. It's individual reliability ranking isn't bad, but BMW as a whole performs extremely well in this category. The Model X, on the other hand, has a very poor reliability rating. The lowest of any vehicle included in the rankings.

Consumer reports explains the rankings as follows:

Our Predicted Reliability Score is set on a 0-to-100 point scale, with the average rating falling between 41 and 60 points. Better-than-average ratings or worse-than-average ratings fall on either side of that range.

Source: Consumer Reports