Chevy has been trying to compete in the EV realm, and on April 19, the company snatched an award from Tesla, the largest EV company in the world based on company value. The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV is now getting even more attention for being a really well balanced car when it came to its overall ranking, range, price, and charging time.
2021 Chevy Bolt EV Best EV Award
The new 2021 Chevy Bolt EV has just earned the top status at the current US News and World Report's annual EV awards. The news was just announced on Tuesday morning April 19.
Tesla, however, was still able to land another award but not as the general "best EV." Tesla still got an award for the best luxury EV title. The car that had won Tesla this title was the Model Y "budget" SUV which reportedly starts at a price of $50,490 and is capable of going 326 miles on just a single charge for its standard version.
Chevy Bolt EV Price and Range
The Chevy Bolt, however, won the overall best electric car award that is based on the US News' price, overall car rankings, charging time, and also its range. The base vehicle is capable of going 259 miles of range and costs just $36,500.
According to the story by Mashable, a dead Chevy Bolt EV would need 9.5 hours in order for the electric car to fully recharge. A Level 2 plug type is also needed which can oftentimes be found at almost every public charging station. Tesla, on the other hand, takes just 8 hours to charge on the same type of charger.
US News Awards 2021
There is another new upcoming Bolt excited to come out this 2021 summer expected to sell at a lower starting price and could have some slight design changes. Chevy is also planning to release another Bolt EUV to make its debut soon.
US News category winners:
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV won the best plug-in hybrid EV award
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid won the best hybrid award
Ford Escape Hybrid won the best hybrid SUV award
Lexus ES Hybrid won the best luxury hybrid award
Audi A7 PHEV won the best luxury plug-in hybrid award
Hyundai Bags Three Awards
Hyundai had also swept in with three different awards which was the most for any carmaker. The news outlet also looked into 73 different EVs and hybrids to find the winners for the seven different award categories. The EV award reportedly started back in 2018.
Just last week, the car buying site known as Autotrader listed its own 10 best electric cars for 2021 including all cars under $75,000. There were none of the cheaper Tesla options included in the list.
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Written by Urian Buenconsejo