The Bolt was also the first fully-electric vehicle I’d driven. First released in late 2016, the Bolt is General Motors’ mass-market electric car, beating Tesla’s mass-market vehicle, the Model 3, to market by a year. With 238 miles of range, the Bolt set out to ease range anxiety without breaking the bank.
While my first experience with the Bolt – and electric cars in general – in May came under unusual circumstances, it demonstrated how electric vehicle technology has progressed to a point where early stereotypes about electric vehicles being flimsy and impractical no longer apply.
Here’s how the Bolt held up over three hours of runs on an autocross track.