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Chevy Bolt Named North American Car of the Year in Detroit

Chevy Bolt Named North American Car of the Year in Detroit”

The Bolt is the first pure electric vehicle that is priced less than $30,000 after tax credits and has a range greater than 200 miles.

Finalists for the vehicle of the Year included the Hyundai Genesis and the Volvo S90.

Since the Chevy Bolt EV had its first deliveries in the last few weeks of the year (with a total of just over 500), it qualified for the award.

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception.

Blackfish star orca Tilikum: SeaWorld Orlando bids adieu to killer whale
Wayne Pacelle of the US Humane Society said he was "caught up for decades in the old business model of captive orcas on display". SeaWorld said in a statement that the killer whale had a "persistent and complicated bacterial lung infection" before his death.

The vehicle, which is GM's first mass-market electric car, already won the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in November and the Green Car of the Year Award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, according to reports.

In the spirit of full disclosure, three Internet Brands Automotive editors are among the 50 journalists selected by their peers to be jurors for the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Usain Bolt has never even run an entire mile at once, while Chevy Bolt can travel 238 miles on a single charge.

Along with the Bolt's win in the auto category, the Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Ridgeline were named the top vehicles in the Utility and Truck categories, respectively.

Honda's Ridgeline took the top honor as Truck of the Year, beating out Ford's F-Series Super Duty and the Nissan Titan.



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