The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has nabbed the title of the North American Car of the Year, beating the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf.

The Bolt is Chevrolet’s platform to bring electric commute to the public and it comes with a low price of just slightly below $30,000, after counting in tax cuts.

The 2017 Bolt managed to gain 364 points from the judges while the Genesis G90 scored 105 points and the Volvo S90 received 101 points.

Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development, said that, “The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric.”

He added that, “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.”

The judges consisted of 60 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who have contributed in various media platforms, such as magazines, television, radio, newspaper as well as websites.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt nabbing the title isn’t much of a surprise, especially since it offers 238 miles of range on a full charge, regenerate on demand and it comes with a 10.2-inch upright color touchscreen display.

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Steve-O · January 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

Considering Tesla wasn’t even at the show, nor in this award contest, somebody’s got to win gold at the Special Olympics.

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