Most Fuel-Efficient New Cars

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Starting MSRP: $37,495
MPGe (city/hwy/combined): 128 / 110 / 119
Charge time: 9.3 hours at 240V
Annual fuel cost: $550
Driving range: 238 miles
Voted 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Bolt EV promises a range of more than 200 miles with a starting price calculated by GM bean counters to hit just below $30,000 when including the full $7,500 federal tax credit. The 200-mile range exceeds almost every other electric car currently on the market — the one exception being Tesla. However, the Bolt EV is about half the price of a Model S. In addition to its impressive stats, this new EV is loaded with innovations. A Bolt-specific Bluetooth low-energy system connects to a smartphone as the driver approaches the car. A large 10.2-inch touchscreen display and rear camera mirror are available, and a dedicated EV nav system plans a route while considering terrain that will affect the battery’s depletion rate. Social bonus: Bolt EV owners will be able to compete against each other and see who is driving most efficiently.

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