2017 Chevy Bolt vs Chevy Volt & Toyota Prius Prime: Safety Tips The Balance

Although the Chevrolet Bolt has only been available for sale for a couple of months, the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) is pretty confident that this model will be a winner.

IIHS took to Twitter on March 10 to reveal that they are currently testing the Bolt. The Tweet read, “What we’re working on today: The 2017 @chevroletbolt is in the house for safety tests.”

It may take IIHS a month to a couple of months to disclose its findings once it commences its testing. This is partly due to it grouping the vehicles into segments. The timing of its launch had made the Bolt miss out on the previous EV testing segment.

The Bolt has got plenty on its plate right now – especially with the Chevrolet Volt and the Toyota Prius Prime leading the EV sales in America. Both the Volt and Prius Prime are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus-rated vehicles.

All models of the Prius Prime gain this rating as they all come with forward collision prevention as a standard. Meanwhile, only some Volts come with the optional safety equipment.

Tesla’s Model S recently failed to nab a Top Safety Pick Plus rating but we’re sure that Chevy would do way better as it has more safety testing experience compared to Tesla.