It’s 8 a.m. and I’m standing in a parking lot looking at a sea of cones and listening to a lecture about the rules for the day. It sounds like the start of a typical autocross day. Only this time, I’m not in my usual autocross car. I’m looking at something a little newer, a lot more silent, and massively more efficient. Waiting to be tossed through the cones is a fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EVs.

That’s right, I’m putting an electric car against the clock in one of the tightest and most unforgiving forms of motorsport. The purpose? The get event is by Chevrolet which wants to show the Bolt is more than just an economical EV. It wants to demonstrate that electric cars can be fun to drive and break past any perceived stereotype of high-tech silent blandmobiles.

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