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Time to get Eco-cited! 2017 Chevy Bolt Wins North American Car of the Year


It’s finally here! The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt just won the coveted North American Car of the Year award, and we’re excited to offer it to you here at McCarthy/Morse Chevrolet.



The Bolt beat out the Volvo S90 and the Genesis G90 to become the first electric car to be named North American Car of the Year. Both are great vehicles in their own right, but when compared to the affordability and eco-friendliness of the Bolt, they didn’t stand a chance and are now green with envy.

The Chevrolet Bolt boasts a 200 hp all-electric motor that can go from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a range of an EPA-estimated 238 miles on a full charge. Not only does the Bolt have exceptional range, but it also has 56.6 cu ft. of storage space and can comfortably seat 5 of your closest eco-kin in its future-friendly interior.

The eight-inch Driver Information Center is a standard feature that displays important vehicle information and is customizable to suit your needs. The Bolt also has an interactive 10.2-inch touchscreen display that makes it easy to pull up real-time energy usage statistics and other vehicle information. This system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you’ll always be connected with all of your music and apps.

Not only does the Bolt save you money by not using gasoline, but it also qualifies for the $7,500 Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicle Credit. You can also expect to spend significantly less on maintenance costs for an electric vehicle. This means NO oil changes, transmission flushes or tune-ups—ever! Just think of all the trees you can plant with the money you’ll save.

But Chevrolet is not one to rest on its laurels; the Bolt is also currently being used as a prototype for GM’s new self-driving technology. Guess we’ll have to make more room in our trophy case for the future!

With its impressive range and accessible price point, the 2017 Chevy Bolt is clearly an EV game-changer that you’ll have to see to believe. For more information about the Chevy electric car and to discuss financing options and Chevy incentives, or to schedule a test drive, please contact our sales team by clicking here or calling us at (913) 440-0099. Our Chevy dealership near Kansas City looks forward to hearing from you and continuing to serve the Overland Park and KC areas with premier used and new Chevy models.


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