2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the first-ever modern electric car to be sold in high volumes. Six years later, we've picked the spiritual successor to that car, one...

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The 2017 Nominees

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    2016 Tesla Model X
    $74,000 - $135,500
  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
    $27,100 - $33,100

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We have a slim field of only three new green cars this year competing for the Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award. They are the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the 2016... read more October 7, 2016 by

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One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

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About This Award

Green Car Reports editors choose the most significant new green car made available to shoppers for each model year, taking into account their new technologies, practicality and impact on the environment.

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