January 10, 2017

The Chevy Bolt EV, which has received quite a few awards so far — the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year and 2017 Green Car of the Year — has recently become the first all-electric vehicle to be named the North American Car of the Year. The award was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

GM’s Chevy Bolt blew the competition out of the water as it received 364 points in total from the jury of 60 automotive journalists across the United States and Canada. Hyundai’s Genesis G90 sedan came in second in the voting with 105 points, followed by the S90 sedan from Volvo, which received 101 points from the jury.

According to the official press release, the jury was impressed by the Bolt’s range as well as its price. The EV has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles on a full charge and an affordable price that starts at under $30,000 after applying tax credits.

The Chevy Bolt has been on the market for about a month now but only in California and Oregon. GM says that the vehicle will be available at Bolt EV-certified dealerships across the country in the middle of this year.