Green Car of the Year: Chevy Bolt

Henry Payne
The Detroit News

Los Angeles — There were no surprise upsets in this year’s race for Green Car of the Year award. The 2017 Chevy Bolt won in a landslide.

Chevrolet Marketing Director Steve Majoros (left) accepts the Green Car of the Year award for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Green Car Journal Editor and Publisher Ron Cogan Thursday, November 17, 2016 during Automobility LA as part of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California.

The five-door hatchback — the first production car under $40,000 to achieve more than 200-mile range on a single charge — cruised to victory over a five-car field that included the BMW 330e, Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima and Toyota Prius Prime.

The winner of the 12th annual award was announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show by Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com.

Henry Payne is auto critic for The Detroit News. Find him at hpayne@detroitnews.com or Twitter @HenryEPayne.