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Chevy Bolt Nabs North American Car of the Year Honors

Long-range EV shares stage with truck winner Honda Ridgeline and top ute Chrysler Pacifica.

by on Jan.09, 2017

Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel accepted the North American Truck of the Year award for the maker's new Ridgeline pickup.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV claimed another significant honor in its bid to prove that battery-electric vehicles no longer be segregated into a largely forgotten green ghetto.

The first long-range battery-car to carry a mainstream price tag, Bolt was named North American Car of the Year during a closely watched ceremony marking the opening of the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

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“The market is taking notice of this car, the first to offer a no-excuses reason to drive an electric vehicle,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ global product development director, as he took hold of the newly redesigned NACTOY trophy – which happened to be designed by recently retired GM styling chief Ed Welburn. (more…)