Chevrolet Bolt Named Winner Of Green Car Journal's 2017 Green Car Of The Year®10:15 AM
The all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which offers a breakthrough EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full electric charge, was named Green Car Journal's 2017 Green Car of the Year® during AutoMobility LA.
Green Car Journal editors selected the 2017 Bolt for its impressive 238 mile zero-emission driving range, stylish design, pleasing driving dynamics, and welcome suite of advanced and connected technologies.
"The 2017 Bolt EV is a game-changing electric vehicle that delivers long range at an affordable price," Steve Majoros, Marketing Director, Chevrolet Cars & Crossovers, said. "We're excited to have the Bolt EV arrive to select dealer showrooms later this year and honored to have it named as Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year®."Each year, an expanding number of environmentally positive vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year® program, an illustration that the auto industry is continuing to expand its efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact.
"Chevrolet's all-new 2017 Bolt is a breakthrough vehicle in every sense," Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com, said. "From the time modern electric vehicles emerged in the 1990s, limited driving range has presented a core challenge to the commercialization of electric cars affordable to everyday drivers. Bolt overcomes this with its 238-mile battery electric driving range and approachable price, the first production electric car to achieve this milestone."The Green Car of the Year® is selected through a majority vote by an esteemed jury that includes celebrity auto enthusiast Jay Leno, as well as leaders of noted environmental and efficiency organizations including Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Ocean Futures Society; Matt Petersen, Board Member of Global Green USA; Dr. Alan Lloyd, President Emeritus of the International Council on Clean Transportation; Mindy Lubber, President of CERES; and Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy.
During the award's vetting process, Green Car Journal editors consider all vehicles, fuels and technologies as an expansive field of potential candidates is narrowed down to the final five.
About Green Car of the Year®
Since 1992, Green Car Journal has been widely recognized as the leading authority on the intersection of automobiles, energy, connectivity, and environment. The GCOY award is an important part of Green Car Journal's mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. GreenCarJournal.com presents 'green car' articles online along with a focus on connectivity. Green Car of the Year® is a registered trademark of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.
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