2017 Chevrolet Bolt Now a WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Award Winner

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] GMs premier BEV wins another industry accolade with a 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines Award.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 14, 2017

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt


    Starting at $37,495 including D&H and any available federal or state tax incentives, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s 266 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp electric motor help propel the Bolt EV from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.

    For the competition, WardsAuto editors evaluate every new propulsion system available in production vehicles on sale in the U.S. Vehicles with a starting MSRP less than $63,000. The editors score eligible vehicles on hp, torque, technology, observed efficiency, relative competitiveness, and NVH.

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt Motor


    Drew Winter, WardsAuto Senior Content Director:
    In addition, the 2018 Bolt EV provides remote keyless entry standard, Teen Driver technology that helps encourages safer driving habits and lets parents know how their teenager drove the vehicle, 10 air bags and a rearview camera. Available features include OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator and Front Pedestrian Braking.

    2017 Chevrolet Bolt 60+ kWh Traction Battery


    Among other honors, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick – not a top rated Plus award winner – when equipped with the optional Driver Confidence II package.

    Wards 2018 10 Best Engines List

    This year’s winners:

    150-kW Electric Propulsion System (Chevrolet Bolt EV)
    3.6L Pentastar DOHC V-6/PHEV (Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid)
    2.7L Twin Turbo DOHC V-6 (Ford F-150)
    5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT)
    130-kW Fuel Cell/Electric Propulsion System (Honda Clarity)
    2.0L VTEC Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. (Honda Civic Type R)
    3.0L Turbocharged DOHC V-6 (Infiniti Q50)
    2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-Cyl. (Jaguar XF)
    3.3L Turbocharged DOHC V-6 (Kia Stinger)
    2.5L Atkinson DOHC 4-Cyl./HEV (Toyota Camry Hybrid)
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    An electric motor is now an engine ? Sure.
  3. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    My thoughts exactly, but I'm sure the name for the award is outdated. Best engine sounds better than best propulsion system, especially for the (traditional FSP) car nuts.

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  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    What do we call a train driver? Engineer. They're almost all electric drive now, so electric can be an engine.
    What's the propulsion system in a motorcycle? What we normally call an engine.

    It's an artificial distinction between motor and engine. This works for me.
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  5. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    Motor is the broader, more generic term, I think. All engines are motors, but not all motors are engines.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2017
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