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I Drove the Chevy Bolt, GM's Electric Car for Everyone

This is a very unremarkable car on the road. And I mean that in the best possible way:

The Verge

So, here’s a crazy thing: This time last year, no one even knew that GM was working on an affordable, high-range electric car.

In automotive terms, going from concept to production to test drives in 12 months’ time is an exceptionally tight schedule. There are regulatory hurdles and crash testing. There’s the fact that engineering a good, roadworthy vehicle is fundamentally difficult and expensive. In reality, of course, development on the Bolt started long before the introduction of the concept car at NAIAS in Detroit last year, and it shows. I think this car might be ready for the real world.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.