30 Jan '17, 12am

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Is Less of a Drag Than Originally Believed

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Is Less of a Drag Than Originally Believed

When the Chevrolet Bolt’s 217-mile highway range estimate was published last September it surprised many who thought its boxy aerodynamics would drag down its efficiency at speed. After all, the car’s lead designer had been quoted a month earlier by Automotive News as saying “It’s a disaster for aero.” The article went on to quote him as saying the car’s coefficient of drag was measured at .32 versus the Toyota Prius with a Cd of just .24. Stuart Norris, the managing director of design for GM South Korea, had actually been referring in that article to the general category of squat and wedge-shaped hatchbacks as being “a disaster” but some news accounts reporting the Automotive News interview implied that he was referring specifically to the Bolt EV itself. Car and Driver magazine then published a detailed review of the Bolt in its October 2016 issue in which a road test sh...

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