Why did the Chevy Bolt EV win?

For the money, the Bolt EV can't be beat. It has possibly the best pricing proposition on the market, EV or not. The Bolt EV also is fun to drive thanks to tight handling and zippy acceleration. Its small footprint is convenient and maneuverable, yet it's roomier inside than it looks. Plus, the Bolt EV offers a solid amount of range on a full charge — 278 miles in the Edmunds EV Range Test.

"The Bolt EV isn’t the prettiest or flashiest EV on sale, but it's a near-perfect entry point for anyone curious about what life without gas is like. It's the right price and offers a laundry list of must-have features." — Reese Counts, vehicle testing editor

What stood out?

Value. The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a highly competitive starting price, and on top of that it's also still eligible for the full federal tax credit under the new guidelines.