2018 Chevy Bolt Reliability & Customer Satisfaction
For a car that hasn’t been in production very long, the Chevy Bolt is already making a strong impression and winning accolades. This plug-in electric vehicle (EV) has been lauded for its long range, considering it’s an electric vehicle, as well as its impressive safety rating and comfortable interior. But is it reliable? Because at the end of the day you want to know you can rely on your vehicle to get you where you need to be, safely and in comfort and style. The good news is that Chevrolet’s Bolt is not only reliable, but highly reliable, according to Consumer Reports and others.
2018 Bolt EV Part & System Ratings
The question of reliability is very much at the forefront when looking for an electric vehicle as this is still relatively new technology. The new Bolt uses the same battery technology that has already proven itself in the Volt – Chevy’s hybrid electric and gas engine car. The 2018 Bolt, both the LT and Premier trim, is powered by a nickel-rich lithium-ion battery which easily charges overnight to give you maximum range, as it only takes around an hour to deliver sufficient charge for 25 miles. You can also top up the charge on the Bolt’s batteries whenever you like, without waiting for the batteries to run down first, allowing you to take charging opportunities whenever and wherever you find them.
2018 Bolt EV Reliability Ratings
This reliability is also reflected in the generous warranty terms, which is the strongest indication of how reliable this EV is. There’s the industry-standard 3 year/ 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, with the powertrain being covered by a 5 year or 60,000 mile warranty. But the really revealing fact is the warranty coverage offered for the battery and electric components that make this EV go. They are covered by an amazing 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty, which Chevrolet is able to offer because they are just that reliable. And once you’ve got the battery technology right in an electric vehicle, there’s really not much to go wrong, so you can be confident in the reliability of your transportation.
2018 Bolt Overall Owner Satisfaction
If you thought it was better to wait before getting an electric vehicle until the technology had matured enough to produce a reliable all-electric car, the answer is it has, and that car is the Chevy Bolt. Car and Driver Bolt owners and reviewers have given the vehicle 4.5 out of five stars.
Test Drive the New Bolt EV in Phoenix Now
If you are looking to own an all-electric vehicle that you can rely on, contact your nearest Chevrolet dealer in Phoenix to take the brand new Bolt for a spin.