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Cute Car for Teen Drivers: Chevy Bolt EV

Are you looking for an affordable (and cute) car for your teen driver? We recently drove the 2020 Bolt EV and found it to be a top pick for your teenager’s first car. The best part – your teenager won’t be coming to you for gas money, because it is a fully electric vehicle!

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Let’s start by talking about the best part of the car – being electric. I have never driven a fully electric vehicle before. Plus, being known for frequently running out of gas, I was nervous I would run into similar problems with a low battery.

That was something I did not have to worry about at all. When I returned home every evening, I would plug the car in, and it was fully charged and “ready-to-go” the following morning. When I took the car to Los Angeles for the day, I did not have to worry knowing that there are more than 40,000 charging stations that are all Bolt EV-compatible across North America.

Chevy Bolt EV

Parents can link their EVgo account to activate and pay for charging sessions right from the myChevrolet app, and teens can easily find eligible charging stations within the myChevrolet mobile app.

Being an electric vehicle, you’ll be able to save $4,750 in fuel costs over five years! It provides 127mpg around the city, 108mpg on highways, and averages 29kW-hrs per 100 miles. There is a driving range of 259 miles and a charge time of 9.9 hours (240v).

Chevy Bolt EV Rear View Camera

While every parent loves to hear about saving money by having their teens drive an electric vehicle, safety is always the #1 thing when purchasing a car for their teenagers. The Bolt EV comes with a tire pressure monitor system, lane change alert (with side blind zone alert), rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking assist, pedestrian safety signal, HD surround vision, and rear camera mirror.

When it comes to government safety rating, the car performs great. It has 5 stars for overall vehicle safety, 5 stars for driver frontal crash, 4 stars for passenger frontal crash, 5 stars for side front seat, 4 stars for the side rear seat, and 5 stars for rollover. Learn more about governmental safety ratings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) online at

Chevy Bolt EV radio

For teenagers, it is all about technology. The Bolt EV features a driver information center, Bluetooth audio streaming, voice command pass-through to phone, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay capable. Plus, it comes with 2 USB ports and an auxiliary input jack. Teens can play their favorite tunes using Sirius XM (subscription sold separately) and stay connected online with the 4G LTE wi-fi available through OnStar.

Parents can have peace of mind in knowing that the car has a 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper limited warranty. 8 year/100,000-mile electric propulsion component limited warranty. There are roadside assistance and courtesy transportation.

Chevy Bolt EV interior

We test drove the Cajun Red Tintcoat with Dark Galvanized Gray leather-appointed interior. The car featured 17″ ultra-bright machined painted aluminum wheels and all-season Blackwall puncture-sealing tires. The car was complete with daytime LED running lights and roof racks for your kid’s surfboards.

The 2020 Bolt EV Premier that we drove was priced at $44,130, and the standard vehicle price is $41,020. When looking for the perfect first car for your teenagers, go to your local Chevrolet dealer and test drive the 2020 Bolt EV.

Vehicle loan provided for our review. All thoughts and opinions are of our own.

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